IFAC World Accountancy Forum Opening Remarks
Fermí n del Valle | President, International Federation of Accountants
Dec 04, 2007 | New York | English
Good afternoon and welcome. Thank you all for joining us today during World Accountancy Week on what is truly an occasion to celebrate: the 30th anniversary of the International Federation of Accountants. The theme for this Forum is Government, the Accountancy Profession and the Public Trust. Trust is defined as the firm hope that someone has in something or someone. Trust begins in the individual. The person needs to have confidence and be true to one’s self. Then the individual can trust his or her friends and colleagues. After that, we can create trust between the individuals and the organization and among institutions; between citizens and governments, between regulators and companies and also between governments and the accountancy profession.