ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) hosted a large-scale corporate conference here in Faisalabad today on the theme ‘Rethinking a better world – Sustainable Growth for Pakistan’ featuring country’s top business and thought leaders and policy makers.
The conference provided a platform to region’s key stakeholders and brightest minds to engage in interdisciplinary, forward-thinking conversations to propose an agenda to revitalise the private sector and kick start an era of sustainable, inclusive economic growth.
The conference was attended by many prominent names in the corporate sector, as well as leading policy makers and the members of the provincial cabinet. The guest of honour for the event was Amjad Farooq, Commissioner – Corporate Zone, Regional Tax Office Faisalabad. .
Lt. Gen Tariq Khan – Vice Chancellor, National University of Security Sciences, Mohammad Iqbal Ghori – Director Finance & Strategic Planning, Sadaqat Ltd., and Hammad Khalique Joint Director Incubation Program, Punjab Information Technology Board were among the keynote speakers who shared their insights and proposed tips for organisations to become future-ready.
At the conference, ACCA shared insights, practical guidance, strategies, and solutions to enable businesses and policy makers to embrace these new technologies and create a conducive environment for innovation and entrepreneurship. Featuring contributions from forward thinking thought leaders, the conference programme included a future-focused panel conversation on the topic ‘Accounting for a Sustainable World; Talent, Technology, Trade’. The conversation leaders for the segment included Haroon Ahmad Jan – Member Engagement Lead – ML SEA, SA, PK, ACCA, Zia Ul Mustafa – Chairman Strategic Board, ICMA Pakistan, Adnan Aslam – Founder & CEO, DigiKhata, Lt. Gen Tariq Khan – Vice Chancellor, National University of Security Sciences, Ahsan Rasheed – Partner, Baker Tilly Pakistan, and Aleena Kareem – Vice Principal, SKANS School of Accountancy / Co-Founder, SHAOOR Training and Consultancy.
National University for Security Sciences, SKANS, SOS Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. and TMUC Pakistan joined ACCA as Strategic Partners. The Bank of Khyber and Mobilink Microfinance Bank were the Platinum Partners, and DHA Multan, Evyol Group, LMKR, Mukhtar A Sheikh Hospital, Professionals’ Academy of Commerce (PAC), and Simplifiers joined as Gold Partners.
DigiKhata, EO Lahore, Faisalabad Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry, ICMAP, P@SHA, Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT), Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) and Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) joined as Supporting Partners. Nutshell Group powered the conference as a Knowledge Partner.
With more than 242,000 fully qualified members and 542,000 future members worldwide, ACCA is the world’s leading body for professional accountants which uses its unrivalled connections across the world to connect people with fulfilling careers, organisations with the best finance talent, and economies with the ingredients for growth. With strong partnerships with top employers and social sector across the globe and an award-winning Professional Insights programme offering ground-breaking futures insight, ACCA is at the forefront of finance talent development and creating future-proof careers.
Speaking at the conference, Assad Hameed Khan, Head of ACCA Pakistan shared his thoughts on Pakistan’s path to a sustainable economy, ‘‘ACCA is committed to positively influencing governments, policy makers and regulators on sustainability matters including climate action and develop the profession in alignment with the SDGs. ACCA and ACCA members continue to contribute, collaborate and converge thought leaders to bring conversations that explore high impact actionable agendas to drive an inclusive, green and sustainable economic growth for Pakistan.”