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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

ACCA is the world’s most forward-thinking professional accountancy body.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a globally recognized professional accountancy body providing qualifications and advancing standards in accountancy worldwide.

Founded in 1904 to widen access to the accountancy profession, we’ve long championed inclusion and today proudly support a diverse community of over 247,000 members and 526,000 future members in 181 countries. 

Our forward-looking qualifications, continuous learning and insights are respected and valued by employers in every sector. They equip individuals with the business and finance expertise and ethical judgment to create, protect, and report the sustainable value delivered by organisations and economies.

Guided by our purpose and values, our vision is to develop the accountancy profession the world needs. Partnering with policymakers, standard setters, educators and other accountancy bodies, we’re strengthening and building a profession that drives a sustainable future for all.

Our Purpose and Values

Delivering member value

ACCA strategy to 2025

Accounting for a better world


Gold Sponsor

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

IMA® is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) and CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) programs, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices.

With more than 100 years of history of management accounting innovation and insight, IMA is a leading advocate for aligning accounting curricula and continuing education with the complex business needs of today’s organizations and consistently publishes relevant research and thought leadership on the evolution of the management accountant as a valued business partner.

Twice named Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin, IMA has a global network of about 140,000 members in 150 countries and 350 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Middle East/India.

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AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

AICPA® & CIMA®, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, advance the global accounting and finance profession through our work on behalf of 698,000 AICPA and CIMA members, candidates and engaged professionals in 188 countries and territories. Together, we are the worldwide leader on public and management accounting issues through advocacy, support for the CPA license, the CGMA designation and specialised credentials, professional development and thought leadership. We build trust by empowering our members and engaged professionals with the knowledge and opportunities to be leaders in broadening prosperity for a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.

When you partner with AICPA & CIMA, we can connect your globally competitive university to top employers and prepare your students for a career in business through the CGMA designation. We work with you to create new opportunities for your faculty to tap into potential research grants, conference sponsorships, resources and networking opportunities with academics and CIMA members around the world.

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CGMA Professional Qualification


Silver Sponsor

Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania (CAFR)

The Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania is the professional body in charge of coordinating, authorizing and representing the financial audit activity in Romania, other than statutory audit.

CAFR is a advocate of the adoption of international professional standards, while providing the business environment and society, in general, with clear sets of regulations and trust in audit engagements.

We are actively contributing to the activity of IFAC, Accountancy Europe, EFAA, PAEE and the Strategic Forum for the Accounting Profession. At internal level we participate in all audit-related consultations carried out by national authorities and we actively cooperate with State institutions, similar professional bodies, the academia and the business environment.

CAFR activities comprise: professional training, member services, publications and professional journals, quality control and networking (by the organization of workshops, seminars, congresses, conferences), as well as activities delegated by the Romanian public oversight board: organization of the test of access to practical training, of the professional competence exam, of the annual CPD program for financial auditors and the translation of ISAs and the Code of Ethics issued by IFAC.

The central offices of the CAFR are in Bucharest, with 5 regional branches and our membership consists of more than 1000 audit firms and more than 4300 physical persons.

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TPA Romania, member of TPA Group, is one of the leading tax, accounting, audit services and legal consultancy companies in Romania and Central and South Eastern Europe. From our offices in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca we cover all regions of the country. TPA Romania currently has 9 partners and more than 150 full-time employees providing support to our clients in the fields of Tax AdvisoryAccountingAuditingAdvisory and Legal.

TPA’s CEE/EEA regional network, which currently has 14 offices in 6 provinces in Austria and a further 16 offices in important CEE/EEA regions, allows us to serve clients according to their business expansion and regional and global interests. More than 1,850 TPA employees work at 30 tax & audit offices in Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

TPA Group is an independent member of the Baker Tilly Europe Alliance and can thus offer its clients a worldwide network of tax advisors, auditors and advisors. The Baker Tilly International network currently comprises independent members in 148 countries and more than 41,000 employees, making it one of the top 10 global consulting networks.

TPA Bucuresti 46 Grigore Cobalcescu Street, Sector 1, 010196 Bucharest, Romania •Phone: +40 21 310 06 69 •

TPA Cluj-Napoca 17-19 A Ploiesti Street, 3rd floor, ap. 33-35, Cluj-Napoca,400157 Cluj County, Romania • Phone: +40-(0)264 446611 •

KPMG in Romania is a member of the global KPMG network, which has offices in 143 countries and over 270,000 staff worldwide. The KPMG network was formed in 1987 when Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler merged along with their respective member firms.

The firm was established in Romania in 1995, bringing to the local market the services required by its clients and offering new career opportunities. KPMG in Romania serves many of the country’s largest public companies and, many private companies in audit, tax and advisory services. Sector-specific experience includes financial services, real estate, oil and gas, retail, technology and public sector. The practice continues to innovate in areas such as digital tax and is expanding its tax legal services through KPMG Legal – Toncescu si Asociatii.

We have over 1200 professionals who operate from our head office in Bucharest as well as from five other cities – Iasi, Constanta, Timisoara, Cluj Napoca and Chisinau (Republic of Moldova).

We place a strong emphasis on professional development of our people, and offer a wide range of training opportunities. We develop leaders for today and tomorrow through development programs and we embrace inclusion and diversity across our practice. Promoting and investing in innovation tools allows our people, our clients, and the market to see us as true innovators in technology. 



Symposium sponsors

EFRAG is a private association established in 2001 with the encouragement of the European Commission. EFRAG’s mission is to serve the European public interest in both financial reporting and sustainability reporting by developing and promoting European views in the field of corporate reporting and by developing draft EU Sustainability Reporting Standards.  In its financial reporting activities, EFRAG ensures that the European views are properly considered in the IASB’s standard-setting process and in related international debates. EFRAG ultimately provides advice to the European Commission on whether newly issued or revised IFRS Standards meet the criteria of the IAS Regulation for endorsement for use in the EU, including whether endorsement would be conducive to the European public good.  In its sustainability reporting activities EFRAG provides technical advice to the European Commission in the form of draft EU Sustainability Reporting Standards accompanied by bases of conclusions and cost benefit analysis including impact analysis.  EFRAG is operating in a fast-evolving environment. It is attentive to the need to adapt its activities to meet new opportunities and challenges in corporate reporting. 


About PKF Finconta 

For more than 29 years, PKF Finconta has been one of the top 10 professional services companies in Romania. As members of PKF Global we are part of an international network of legally independent firms that provide consulting and audit services anywhere in the world. 

The company grew consistently over the years, forming a Group of five companies: PKF Finconta, PKF Finconta Consultanta, PKF Finconta HR, PKF Finconta ESG and Finconta Consulting SPRL, members of the national professional bodies CECCAR, CAFR, CCFR and UNPIR. 

We provide a wide range of business advisory and related specialist services. We have 8 core areas of expertise and within these areas, we tailor our services to your business and your needs: 

  • audit
  • ESG reporting
  • corporate finance
  • tax consulting
  • bookkeeping and accounting advisory services
  • transfer pricing
  • payroll and personnel administration
  • insolvency. 
Cengage is a global education and technology company built for learners, offering products and services to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. 

Our range of accounting resources and learning materials covers the key areas for undergraduate and postgraduate accounting and finance courses, and includes content from renowned authors and educators such as Colin Drury and Krishna G. Palepu. Our digital courseware enables teaching and learning anytime, anywhere, supporting your accounting programme whether it’s delivered full-time or part-time, through classroom, online or blended learning.


Ideagen Audit Analytics is an independent research and data provider of audit, regulatory, and disclosure intelligence. They offer over 70+ unique comprehensive databases of normalized qualitative data, such as financial restatements, internal control assessments, and the textual aspects of disclosures including audit opinions, late filings, and SEC comment letters.

Through an online interface, Ideagen Audit Analytics enables the accounting, investment, regulatory, and academic communities to analyze auditor market intelligence, public company disclosure trends, and risk indicators.

Ideagen Audit Analytics is used by over 300 universities around the world for archival research, classroom use, and applied learning.


NRG Metrics is created in 2016 from a team of market professionals and academic researchers on the field of corporate governance. By concentrating the experience and the knowledge from various types of academic backgrounds such as corporate finance, accounting, and management and of course corporate governance, we decided to create an independent corporate governance research firm. In those years we managed to create 8 different Datasets (Corporate Governance, Ownership Structure, Directors and Officers, Family Firms, Compensation, ESG, Audit and Voting Results). As a result, we are slowly becoming the most comprehensive database of Academic and University requirements. So far we have sold the Database to more than 100 universities (University of Oxford, New York University, University of South Carolina, HEC Montreal, University of Saint Gallen, University of North Carolina, ESCP, University of Liverpool, etc). 
The IFRS Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation created to serve the public interest by developing globally accepted accounting and sustainability disclosure standards for general purpose financial reporting that meet the needs of investors and other capital market participants for reliable, transparent and comparable information to make economic decisions.

Our standards are developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). The boards are overseen by the IFRS Foundation Trustees, who in turn are accountable to the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board of public authorities with responsibility for corporate reporting. Our governance arrangements are set out in our Constitution.

IFRS Accounting Standards, set by the IASB, are required in more than 140 jurisdictions.

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, is the pre-eminent publisher of social sciences and humanities research, publishing highly regarded books and journals across accounting, public management and finance. Routledge is proud to publish European Accounting Review and Accounting in Europe on behalf of the European Accounting Association.

The American Accounting Association, founded in 1916, is the premier organization for academic accountants. Our mission is to further the discipline and profession of accounting through education, research, and service. As thought leaders in accounting, we publish the broadest collection of accounting scholarship and annually host over 50 meetings to support our diverse, focused communities.



Local partner


The Association for Education and Research in Accounting and Management Information Systems (ro. Asociaţia pentru Educaţie şi Cercetare în Contabilitate şi Informatică de Gestiune-AECCIG) is a non-governmental, non-profit, apolitical, and independent organization, established in the public benefit. AECCIG’s mission is to support the Faculty of Accounting and Management Information Systems of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies in achieving its educational mission and objectives.