One of the eminent events for the global accounting industry, the Digital Accountancy Forum and Awards, is being organized once again in 2020. For the last nine years, every year, this esteemed event is held in the presence of who’s who of the accounting domain. This time, however, there is a change in the way it is conventionally organized.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the whole world, including the accounting industry, has adversely impacted. Still, it has not managed to deter the indomitable spirit of the accounting firms. The Digital Accountancy Forum and Awards Event is all set to create a commendable virtual impression at the end of September 2020.

Highlights about the Digital Accountancy Forum and Awards- DAFA 2020

The Digital Accountancy Forum and Awards is an esteemed event brought forth by Arena International Events Company. It is a fantastic platform that gives reputable accounting firms worldwide the opportunity to unify and discuss the accounting profession’s future. Through the medium of its celebrated awards, DAFA honours the efforts of impressive accounting practices and professionals in the past one year.

The event will see 20 industry speakers sharing their knowledge and views to elevate accountants’ skills globally. Its prominent sponsors for this year include Deloitte, ACCA, Xero, SmartVault, ReceiptBank, Inpact, and Initor Global. The Digital Accountancy Forum and Awards show, for the first time in its history, is getting a virtual makeover. Due to the many restrictions in effect resulting from the global Coronavirus spread, the entire discussion forum and award ceremony will be conducted online in 2020.

The online program is all set to go live on 30th September 2020. The event will kick-start at sharp 9 AM BST. Some of the accounting profession’s revered names will share their opinions on different areas relevant to the industry. The much-awaited award ceremony will follow the discussion session.

Introduction of the official organisers of DAFA
Arena International Events Group

Arena International Events Group is a notable company that organises numerous events and programs for firms involved in diverse industries. The organization is based in the UK and is recognised for hosting and arranging top-class forums, conferences, workshops, and award shows. The events staged by Arena International see the presence of many venerated personalities and corporate firms. Arena International owns to its name the credit of organising about 80 unique events over the past decade. It has marked its presence in countries located in 4 continents and is a member of 25 online communities. Annually, thousands of business executives from the Fortune 1000 companies attend their events. Companies and professionals see events hosted by Arena International as an opportunity to empower their business network and enhance their knowledge.

Award Categories at Digital Accountancy Forum and Awards 2020

DAFA shall award accounting firms and accountants through the medium of a total of 13 categories. In 2020, there are 10 prominent corporate awards categories and 3 individual awards categories. Distinguished accounting industry members overlook the selection of the nominees and winners in all categories.

The Corporate Award Categories include:

  1. Audit Innovation of the Year

The award shall be presented to business practice or association that has made a significant constructive change in ameliorating audit quality and reliability. The entity has led to value addition to its clients’ business efficiently.

  1. Network of the Year

The business that has showcased exceptional and highly profitable strategies for their business growth shall win this award. The awardee possesses an excellent reputation in continually delivering superior services. Compliance with the IFAC definition of a network is required.

  1. Communications Campaign of the Year

Creative, substantial, and relevant campaign creators in the accounting sphere who have managed to grab target audience attention shall get rewarded.

  1. Association of the Year

For this category, the winner will be the entity that has implemented many profitable strategies and is known as a great brand in the industry in the past 12 months. The performance in various criteria will get evaluated.

  1. Rising Star Association

The award shall go to an emerging entity that has shown tremendous growth, innovation, and flair in the past year. It has upgraded its position in the industry with improved ranking and increased customer base.

  1. Accounting Capacity Building

The achiever in this category shall be the organization that has worked immensely in developing the accounting profession in emerging countries. Initiatives for accountancy education and training to refine the professional skills shall be considered.

  1. Professional Body of the Year

The professional body that strongly influences the public domain with its sustainable strategies and good governance structure shall get the award. It must have duly safeguarded the interests of its members as well as the public at large.

  1. Accountancy Software of the Year

The winner of the award shall be the accounting software product with massive user satisfaction levels and innovative features that have assisted the professionals in the market.

  1. Sustainable Organisation of the Year

In the past year, the organisation has demonstrated sustainability with its internal and external work strategies to create a benchmark for the market shall be eligible for the award.

  1. Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year

The award shall be bestowed upon an entity that has made a remarkable contribution to raising a specific issue and has made a lasting impact on the accounting industry.

The Individual Award Categories include:

  1. Personality of the Year

The award winner shall be an accounting professional who has exceptionally contributed to the profession’s growth and has bravely put forth issues to improve business practices.

  1. Young Accountant of the Year

Any accountant who has qualified as a professional in the past decade and has so far shown extraordinary leadership, talent, and accountancy skills shall be awarded in this category.

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award

The honour will be given to a veteran professional who has been working for the industry’s welfare for the last many years.

One of the Directors of Initor Global, Mr. Uday Ranpara, will be among the respected speakers at DAFA 2020

Initor Global is glad to announce that our director Mr. Uday Ranpara will be addressing the forum in two of the sessions. He shall interact with the attendees about two matters. He shall lend out some expert tips about how accountancy firms can outsource services in an individual session. While in the second panel discussion, he will talk about the importance of keeping up with the digital transformation to attract clients in the market. Speakers from other reputed organizations such as Xero, Deloitte, and ACCA will also grace the event and discuss on a plethora of topics.

Initor Global Services extends its support as a Platinum Sponsor for DAFA 2020

This year Initor Global with the aim to support the talent of the accounting profession has joined DAFA as a platinum sponsor. Our team is proud to provide support to such an incredible initiative. Initor is glad to contribute towards the recognition of significant contributors in the accounting profession.

We look forward to the outstanding sharing of experience and knowledge in the accounting sphere throughout the event. Join the event virtually on 30th September 2020 while sitting in your homes comfort and gain amazing insights about the accounting industry. Please register for the event!

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