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Riding the Digital Wave, Leading Transformation

Accountants today have the opportunity of a lifetime to transform business by leveraging on digital, whether it is artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud or data analytics. While our 2017 Conference offered a tantalizing introduction to the prospects and risks of digital disruption, this year it takes a deeper dive into how accountants can embark on transformational initiatives and apply the right tools to lead organization to the top of the value chain. By showing you how you can work smarter and faster with machine learning and smart software, we can help you free yourself to focus on the higher elements in which accountants excel – developing relationships and leadership, nurturing a values based culture of integrity and accountability, and crafting innovative solutions to business decisions, and most importantly to ensure all these practices are underpinned by ethics to enhance sustainability and trust. So join us at the MIA International Accountants Conference 2018 to unlearn and relearn how you can become more adaptable, relevant and sought after in the digital economy.





Dedicated registration counter for Premier Delegate at Premier lounge.1
1. to register and collect the conference lanyard and conference bag
Dedicated entrance to the Plenary Hall.
Reserved premier seating at the Opening Ceremony and Plenary Sessions.
Exclusive networking tea break with speakers at Premier Lounge, for both days.
C-Suite networking opportunities.
Reserved premier seating during luncheon, for both days
Conference bag & lanyard delivered to you prior to the Conference.2
2. upon full payment & limited to Klang Valley only
Auto check-in and express access to the conference hall.3
3. upon full payment and in possession of conference lanyard (terms and conditions apply)



07:00 - 09:00

Delegate Registration

Global accountancy and technology leaders come together in this prescient session to share their vision of where the accountancy profession is heading in the era of Industry 4.0. Discover how accountants at the forefront are creating a culture of innovation that unites skills and technology to deliver more relevant value. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out how you too can leverage disruption to become a more agile and dynamic finance leader who is future-proof and destined for greater success. 

09:00 - 09:05
09:05 - 10:15

P1 - Riding the Digital Wave , Leading Transformation

Global accountancy and technology leaders come together in this prescient session to share their vision of where the accountancy profession is heading in the era of Industry 4.0. Discover how accountants at the forefront are creating a culture of innovation that unites skills and technology to deliver more relevant value. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out how you too can leverage disruption to become a more agile and dynamic finance leader who is future-proof and destined for greater success. 

Sponsored by - CGMA

11:00 - 12:00

P2: Robotics- Fact and Fiction for the CFO

Automation is seen as the future for increasing efficiency and productivity in the finance function as robots are becoming smarter and faster. Discover the facts and practicality of robotics for the accountancy professionals, as well as give consideration to emerging cognitive automation trends. Catch a glimpse of how the future CFO organisations will thrive on having humans working alongside their robot counterparts.

Sponsored by - ACCA

12:00 - 13:00


  • Opening Remark by En Salihin Abang, President of MIA Keynote address by GOH
  • Key Address by YB Dato' IR Haji Amiruddin Hamzah Deputy Finance Minister, Ministry of finance.
  • Malaysian Book of Records Certificate Presentation Ceremony. 
14:45 - 16:00

CS1A: Industry Revolution (IR) 4.0 : How it Could Impact Your Business

'Integrating advanced manufacturing with technology, Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution is catalysed by developments like the internet of things, big data analytics, interactive systems and artificial intelligence. This session sets the overall Conference tone by defining Industry 4.0 and its impacts, advocating how business should strategise to ensure long-term sustainability and competitiveness, and assessing whether IR 4.0 can enable emerging economies to leapfrog ahead. 

Sponsored by: ICAEW PWC

14:45 - 16:00

CS1B: Regulatory Strategies in Industry Revolution (IR) 4.0

Industry 4.0 ushers in a complex new ecosystem merging business and technology that requires a robust and fit-for-purpose regulatory regime to ensure good governance and public acceptance. In this session, regulators explain how they are tracking the latest developments to innovate rigorous yet progressive mechanisms, guidelines, and policies that support IR 4.0 while protecting the public interest. In the spirit of strategic collaboration, fellow regulators from neighboring jurisdictions will share their comparative experience and lessons learned on IR 4.0.

14:45 - 16:00

CS1C: AI – Disrupt or be disrupted

Defined as simulated intelligence in machines, artificial intelligence is a source of disruption that businesses cannot afford to ignore. This session asks some thought-provoking questions to help you gauge your preparedness for AI and your risk of being disrupted. One, how is management preparing to lead and engage talent in an increasingly automated organisation? Two, apropos to an accountancy conference, how much should your organisation invest in your IT infrastructure, and when and where should you invest?

16:45 - 18:00

CS2A: The New Leasing Standard – How Would it Impact your Business Model

Effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019, MFRS 16 Leases is expected to have broad industry impact, especially on the airline, retailing, transportation and energy sectors where most leases are off balance sheet. Capitalising these lease payments as required under MFRS 16 will significantly impact their financial statements. This session discusses these impacts as well as organisations’ readiness to adopt MFRS 16. Plus, get sage advice on overcoming implementation challenges during the transition period and beyond.


16:45 - 18:00

CS2B: Audit Evidence in a Digital World

Innovations such as audit data analytics and artificial intelligence are indelibly transforming audit. This session focuses on the latest assurance technologies – especially audit data analytics - that helps auditors derive the deeper and broader insights demanded by organisations and stakeholders. Nevertheless, even as we seek to integrate technology with assurance methodology to improve audit quality, audit practitioners must always be mindful of data integrity, digital security, and audit risks in order to deliver the expected outcome – heightened transparency and trust.

16:45 - 18:00

CS2C: Taxing the Digital Economy

The digital economy has spawned diverse revenue models such as the sharing economy and virtual e-commerce platforms – think Uber, Airbnb, Amazon and Alibaba - and exacerbated taxation challenges such as Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS). This session discusses recent developments in the current international taxation regime in enforcing digital tax compliance, debates the challenges and opportunities to build a fairer and more equitable taxation system, and highlights the consequences of digital tax transformation for tax practitioners and business.

Sponsored By: MICPA/CAANZ

09:00 - 10:15

CS3A: Digital Disruption: Revolutionizing Islamic Finance

From Islamic robo advisory (Wahed) to shariah-compliant Initial Coin Offerings (ICO from Ovamba), to e-wakalah for crowdfunding real estate developments in Indonesia (Ethis Crowd), digital disruption is revolutionising Islamic finance. Discover how Islamic finance incumbents can leverage innovations such as blockchain for halal smart contracts to compete with emerging digital challenger Islamic banks while championing ethical and responsible finance. By embracing fintech, Malaysia can strengthen its status as an Islamic finance hub and as a digital leader for IR4.0. 

09:00 - 10:15

CS3B:  Analytics for Accounting

Whether descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, or prescriptive, big data analytics is becoming a critical skill for accountants to deliver actionable insights in real-time. This session discusses how analytics links financial statement data and non-financial metrics as drivers of financial performance and further, how accountants use data to help businesses forecast future financial scenarios, optimise operations and tweak strategy for sustainability. This is a can’t-miss session as accountants are increasingly expected to add value and problem-solve by using data science. 

09:00 - 10:15

CS3C:Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL): Implementation Challenges

In 2018, Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) introduced the Malaysian Business Reporting System (MBRS) – a submission platform based on the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format for the annual submission of Financial Statements and Reports (FS), Annual Return (AR), and Exemption Applications (EA) which are related to the FS and AR applications. This session discusses the implementation challenges and opportunities for companies as they seek to comply with the MBRS.


11:00 - 12:15

CS4A: Raising the Bar: How Block chain and AI Solutions Can Enhance the Public Sector

Expectations of government are rising as the public becomes increasingly empowered and vocal. To overcome financial and resource constraints and satisfy rising demands for efficiency, integrity and security, government can invest in blockchain and AI solutions that improve the effectiveness, transparency and speed of public service delivery. This session explains how the public services delivery system is aligning itself with digital in the age of IR4.0, and how the hybrid human-machine model can deliver greater customer satisfaction and public trust.

Sponsered by-CIPFA | BDO

11:00 - 12:15

CS4B:  Corporate Reporting in the Digital Economy

Corporate reporting has metamorphosed over recent years to better reflect business models and activities, particularly in the flourishing digital economy. This session spotlights the latest developments in corporate reporting, such as integrated reporting and sustainability reporting, and advises how these can be applied effectively across diverse digital platforms such as websites and social media to improve communications, engage broad audiences and enhance trust and reputation.

Sponsered by-BLACKSUN

11:00 - 12:15

CS4C: Leveraging Digital to Achieve the UN SDGs

Digital technology will play a critical role in helping to realise the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 2017 sustainability research released by the voluntary business-led UN Global Compact shows that applying digital solutions in key SDGs - such as health and energy - could generate US$2.1 trillion in additional annual revenue in 2030. This session examines current progress and future opportunities to deploy technology and digital to achieve the SDGs and diminish social and economic inequalities.

14:15 - 15:30

P3: ASEAN Ascending: Emerging Global Powerhouse

The 21st century is touted as the Asian Century. As a prime catalyst in Asia’s narrative, ASEAN is slated to be the world’s fourth largest economy by 2050. Already, ASEAN is acknowledged as an emerging global powerhouse, backed by a diverse and youthful market of over 600 million people and a track record of sizzling growth. This exciting session narrates ASEAN’s stunning progress to date and reveals the numerous collaborative opportunities to share in ASEAN’s ongoing development story. The best is yet to come.

16:30 - 18:00

P4: From Manglish to English – Meet the Oh My English! Stars

For six seasons since it first aired in 2012, Oh My English (OME) has been gleefully lampooning the idiosyncrasies of Malaysian English. By satirizing Manglish in a top-rated comedy series, it was hoped that Malaysians would stop mangling this global language and that the country could actually reverse the decline of English, to the relief of employers. So do join Mr. Henry and the cast of OME for a rollicking barrel of laughs, and find out if disguising English lessons in humour can work wonders.



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