About MIA Conference

We work today in a highly disruptive environment where change truly is the only constant. Lifelong learning and unceasing transformation are vital if accountants and finance professionals are to deliver value and relevant advice to their organisations and stakeholders. As the largest and most popular accountancy conference in Malaysia, the MIA International Accountants Conference updates you on the latest and most pertinent developments in a compact, comfortable and enriching 2-day package featuring top speakers from Malaysia, the region and the world.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of one of the largest gatherings of accountants in the region, and network with the best!











Relevant Key Takeaways

  • Review

    current business and regulatory developments and their impacts on the profession

  • Evaluate

    and strengthen your skillsets to future-proof yourself

  • Leverage

    insights from acclaimed thought and business leaders

  • Embrace

    relevant technologies and the digital economy

  • Visit

    an onsite exhibition featuring the latest innovations and solutions geared to the profession

  • Anticipate

    future risks and opportunities arising in the digital economy

  • Network

     with finance leaders, corporate captains, senior government officials and thought leaders

  • Transform

    mindsets to become successful leaders, influencers and decision-makers


                     Download the MIA International Accountants Conference 2019 brochure here.


Embracing technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics and blockchain can help organisations balance impacts on people, planet and profit with the creation of long-term sustainable business value. Discover how accountants can advocate and lead tech-enabled sustainability measures to gain and sustain hard-earned trust in a world where reputations are arduous to mend yet easy to destroy.

AI is augmenting human capabilities and competencies across multiple disciplines. Although people naturally fear tech-driven job obsolescence, the conjunction of tech and humanity is creating unprecedented roles, such as drone pilots, AR/VR content creators, crypto miners, and data science analysts, the latter of which is a natural fit for accountants. How do we chart new directions in an AI-augmented workplace?

​​​​​​​Guided by the Malaysia Tax Reform Committee, Malaysia has embarked on a mission to implement a more transparent and user-friendly taxation system that can address tax leakages, diversify revenue sources, and introduce targeted new taxes and incentives to ensure the country’s financial stability and enable sustainable growth. Follow the latest developments on the global and regional tax front and gain insights into current tax challenges and compliance issues.

Sustainability is a growing business minefield as unrestrained production and our throwaway culture worsen global health and environmental risks. Without urgent action, global waste will increase by 70 percent on current levels by 2050, according to the World Bank’s What a Waste 2.0:  A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 report. Fortunately, tech innovations enable more sustainable business and waste management strategies. Explore the skillsets accountants need to advocate for greener, kinder business practices. 

Trust and security concerns are among the biggest hurdles to data governance. Growing regulatory divergence is also impeding data flows and efficiency, which could stymie global development and innovation, dampen digital literacy and widen digital gaps. Get up-to-speed on the latest developments, standards and frameworks in data governance to enable informed compliance and derive maximum value from data. 

While all businesses are encouraged to become digitally enabled, different entities require customised data analytics solutions to fit their individual footprints and current stage of growth. In this session, we analyse a real case study to observe how data analytics strategies can be used to achieve desired business outcomes, and debate how businesses should ideally manage big data deluge to boost business performance.

Apart from articulating one’s vision and value creation outcomes, an effective Integrated Report <IR> can help companies process and communicate their sustainability agenda, thought processes and initiatives and how these materially impact their stakeholders. This session seeks to help preparers use the <IR> as a medium to build and sustain trust, by transparently demonstrating integrity, accountability and good governance.

The global crisis of plastic waste - especially marine debris - has led many governments to regulate plastic use and ban single-use plastics. However, recycling and waste management cannot keep up with accelerating plastics production; hence, businesses must take action to de-plasticise supply chains. Accountants can be effective anti-plastic crusaders by engaging stakeholders on plastic waste, and advocating circular economy strategies. 

IFAC defines Extended External Reporting (EER) as encapsulating many different forms of reporting, including, but not limited to, integrated reporting, sustainability reporting and other reporting by entities about environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. EER is increasingly ubiquitous, pushing demand for EER-related assurance. This session discusses the IAASB’s proposed guidance on EER assurance engagements, its purported benefits, and the skillsets needed by assurance practitioners.

Note: End of Day 1

Hyped as a life- and game-changing technology, blockchain’s frothy potential might be validated in 2019 as real use cases prove its utility, whether in traceability for food safety standards (Walmart), crypto-investing offering (Goldman Sachs), and as a defence against cyber-attacks. Track the latest developments in blockchain tech and applications in this session, and determine if your enterprise might benefit from deploying blockchain.

In parallel with the global sustainability movement, current Islamic social finance developments leverage on technology to drive shariah-compliant platforms such as waqf, sadaqah, and zakat that enables fundraise for social good. Come explore the latest innovations in Islamic social finance, including sukuk for sustainability, global crowdfunding waqf and blockchain-enabled projects, and chart the way forward. 

How can companies narrow the trust gap in a climate of prevailing scepticism and mistrust? The finance function is central to earning trust, by enhancing transparency and accountability around numbers and finances. Beyond getting the numbers right, the finance function led by perceptive CFOs can help strengthen internal and external trust by setting an example for process excellence, and bringing risk-aware strategic guidance to business planning. 

Women have made strides in gender parity, thanks in part to affirmative action quotas and diversity policies. Yet board and c-suite positions remain elusive due to biases such as the “mommy penalty” and the “male marriage premium”. This session targets the institutional policies and technologies that companies can embed to create a women-friendly culture, as well as the traits that aspiring women leaders need to penetrate “old boy networks” and influence change.

Intangibles today represent approximately 80% of assets on corporate balance sheets, especially as items like intellectual capital, research and development spending, and services dominate the digital economy. Yet, conventional accounting methods don’t measure intangible capitals as effectively as tangible capitals. How can we fix accounting and reporting systems to accurately tell the story of modern business and value creation?

Cybercriminals are using ever more advanced and scalable tools to breach user privacy, from advanced phishing kits to remote access attacks to attacks via smartphone and malicious AI. According to the WEF, two billion data records were compromised in 2017, and more than 4.5 billion records were breached in the first half of 2018 alone. This session predicts the most pressing trends in cybercrime and proposes strategies for prevention and mitigation.

According to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the physical and financial impacts of global warming are accelerating. The WMO’s latest State of the Climate report noted that most of the natural hazards that affected nearly 62 million people in 2018 were associated with extreme weather and climate events[1]. This session tracks the climate change crisis, and guides the profession on policies and tech-enabled sustainability strategies that can shrink  organisation’s environmental footprint. 



 Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh

Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh

Group Chairman, Axcelasia Inc

Amir Ghandar

Amir Ghandar

CAANZ Leader, Reporting & Assurance

Anna Bleazard

Anna Bleazard

Director, Southeast Asia Forensic, Investigations and Disputes, Deloitte

David Oh

David Oh

David Oh - CEO & Founder, CopyrightBank, Australia

Dr. Gary Pflugrath

Dr. Gary Pflugrath

Head of Policy and Advocacy, CPA Australia

Hari Iyer

Hari Iyer

Executive Director, Advisory , BDO Malaysia

Jeffrey C. Thomson

Jeffrey C. Thomson

President and CEO, IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)

Joanne Lee

Joanne Lee

Senior Research Manager, Black Sun Asia Pacific

Katharene Expedit

Katharene Expedit

Senior Manager, Assurance & Digital Transformation

Kirstin Gillon

Kirstin Gillon

Tech Research Lead, ICAEW

Mariam Riza

Mariam Riza

Vice President - Intergenerational Consulting, Wattleshire

Michael Newton

Michael Newton

Director, PwC Malaysia

Rasmimi Ramli

Rasmimi Ramli

Deputy Executive Director, Professional Practices & Technical

Simon Tay Pit Eu

Simon Tay Pit Eu

Executive Director, Professional Practices & Technical

Siti Rohana Hj Mohamed Amin

Siti Rohana Hj Mohamed Amin

Executive Director, Memberships, Technology & Operations, MIA

Ubaid Mustafa Qadiri

Ubaid Mustafa Qadiri

Executive Director, Emerging Tech Risks & Cyber Practice

Vincent Lee Hong Fay

Vincent Lee Hong Fay

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50088

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Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)

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+603-2722 9000
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