Top accountants speak at World Economic Forum

Many of the world’s top accountants are rubbing shoulders with global
business leaders and high-profile personalities this week at the World Economic
Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The heads of the Big Four firms, including KPMG international chairman Mike
Rake, are attending. ICAEW chief executive Eric Anstee is expected to speak
about the competitiveness of qualifications during a session at the event.

Business leaders, including Bill Gates and Sir Richard Branson, will appear
alongside luminaries from the entertainment world, such as U2 lead singer Bono.

Rake will be joined by PricewaterhouseCoopers global CEO Sam DiPiazza Jr,
Deloitte global CEO William Parrett, and Ernst & Young chairman and CEO
James Turley.

WPP chief executive and former Saatchi & Saatchi group FD Sir Martin
Sorrell co-chairs the WEF.

The event, which dates back to 1971, sees hundreds of personalities discuss
issues affecting the global marketplace.

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