Colombo to host Nexia International Asia Pacific Conference in July

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The 23rd annual Nexia International Asia Pacific Conference will take place in Colombo on 6 and 7 July under the theme ‘Strategies to prepare for the development in the Market’.

Chief Guest and Key Note Speaker at the opening ceremony on 6 July will be given by Central Bank Governor and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka Past President Ajith Nivard Cabraal. He will speak on ‘Economy and investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’.

Over a hundred delegates from nearly 15 countries such as Australia, China, Tahiti, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, the UK and USA will take part in this two-day conference. Nexia International is represented in Sri Lanka by B.R. de Silva and Co Chartered Accountants.

“We are delighted to play host to these two forthcoming conferences. They bring together nearly 100 of our members from different parts of the world and will facilitate healthy networking. At the same time, we will be able to showcase Sri Lanka not only as a destination for conferences of this nature but also the vibrant potential we have for BPO facilities,” said B.R. De Silva & Co’s Senior Partner Nihal De Silva FCA, FCMA (UK).

Parallel to the main conference will be the Nexia Asia Pacific Young Leaders Conference 2012. This two-day conference will focus on learning and practicing ways to grow one’s management and leadership skills. It includes processes for developing better relationship management techniques with colleagues within one’s practice as well as with one’s clients.

Nexia International is a leading worldwide network of independent, high quality accounting and consulting firms, which helps to meet the business and financial needs of organisations and individuals with an international outlook.

Says Nexia International Chairman Norbert Neu, “As Chairman, I am very proud of the fact that delivering consistent quality of service on a global basis is at the very heart of everything we do at Nexia International.”

Nexia International is present in different geographical sectors across the world – Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, North and Central America, South America, and, Australia.

The Nexia member firms provide the highest standards of audit, accounting, tax and advisory services to help guide clients through the increasingly complex global business and financial environment.

B.R. De Silva and Co., Chartered Accountants, was founded by late B.R. de Silva FCA. He was articled with E.C. Brown and Batts in London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant during the war. After a short stint at the Treasury, he and the late M/s. Satchithananda and Schokman formed the first all Sri Lankan Chartered Accountancy Firm, Satchithananda, Schockman and De Silva on 1 May 1945. Today the firm has eight Partners and with its Associate firm, over 200 staff in the group, operating from three offices.

B.R. De Silva & Co’s senior partner, Nihal De Silva is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK (CIMA). He is a past president of the Sri Lanka division of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants as well as a former representative for the South Asia region at the CIMA UK council.