ICAP to hold CFO Conferences on April 10 & 12 in Karachi and Lahore respectively

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The Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) is organizing CFO Conference 2018 ‘Evolving Mental Models – Sustaining Competitive Edge; Reflect, Transform, Lead’ on April 10 & 12 in Karachi and Lahore respectively.

The Conference theme focuses on emerging mental models encompassing the ability to shift the center of gravity of global socio-economic system and embracing the changing thought processes to gain competitive edge. Businesses are transforming their cognitive thinking and remodeling on a continuous basis to maintain an edge. Around the world, business innovation is leading to rapid and transformational changes in technology, consumption patterns and lifestyle aspirations, which are all a reflection of a major shift in cognitive framework. The Conference will revolve around this thought-provoking concept and give insights to the participants from industrialists, and finance professionals in Pakistan.

Governor Sindh, Muhammad Zubair will be Chief Guest of the Conference in Karachi and Federal Minister on Revenue, Haroon Akhtar will be the Chief Guest in Lahore.

There are pre-conference technical sessions on Offshore Assets by Ashfaq Tola, FCA, Council Member ICAP and President Tola Associates and Currency Management by Riaz Nazarali Chunara, FCA, Executive Director, Internal Audit & Compliance, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Dr. Ishrat Hussain will deliver keynote speech on Mental Model Evolution, followed by presentation on resetting the Standard Setting Model – Enhancing Public Trust or Recipe for Chaos by Dr. Wienand Schruff, Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee, International Federation of Accountants, IFAC.

Khalilullah Shaikh, Chairman, Professional Accountants in Business Committee and Council Member, ICAP will share the conference objectives, vision and the Institute’s contribution towards the finance and economic sector of Pakistan. Other eminent speakers of the Conference include Richard Morin, Chief Executive Officer, Pakistan Stock Exchange and Mohammed Al Qahtani, World Public-Speaking Champion 2015, Toastmasters International.

Nine years ago, the Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee of ICAP took the initiative of reaching out to Institute’s members in industry and providing them with a platform to discuss, debate and seek pragmatic solutions of emerging business and finance issues. To date, 16 CFO Conferences have been held across the country in attendance with over 8,000 participants, business leaders and finance professionals. The Conferences continue to be the most sought after platform for professionals to share expertise, build knowledge and network. This year the Conference turnout is expected to be around 1500 participants from 500 organizations in Karachi and Lahore.

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