In the current competitive and volatile business environment, profession demands that we build and maintain trust between the organization, its stakeholders, and the society. The profession of accountancy has been the synonym of trust for centuries together and the recent crisis inflicted upon by the pandemic has raised global awareness towards Sustainable Value Creation (SVC). The professional relevance for sustainability has been advocated by the need for enhanced corporate reporting which can evolve and expand to deliver the right information to shareholders, regulators, and the public. The accountancy profession is recognized as an important driver for strong and sustainable economies and financial markets as accountants are the conscience keepers of society.

While the world economy has witnessed the advent of digital revolution and is trying to assimilate and embrace the changes, there has been a steady increase in the adoption of Fintech, specifically in India. With the average age of startup founders at a mere 28 years, the country is home to many of the youngest entrepreneurs in the world and has now emerged as a global innovation hub with the world's third-largest startup ecosystem. As per the forecast by World Bank, India is poised to be one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world.

The rich heritage of India which is one of the world’s oldest civilizations, is a confluence of religions, traditions and customs and is signified by its art, architecture, classical dances, music, flora and fauna and picturesque landscapes.

We, at ICAI are pleased to host you here in Mumbai, the financial capital of India for the 21st World Congress of Accountants with the theme “Building Trust, Enabling Sustainability” from November 18-21, 2022, and give you a professionally enriching and personally rejuvenating experience.

We are hopeful that the conference shall be stimulating and productive and your stay in India will be a memorable experience.

Once again, we invite you for this enthralling convergence in India- The land of multicultural, historical, and spiritual inheritance since centuries.

CA. Aniket Sunil Talati
Vice President, ICAI


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