Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) hosted a large-scale corporate conference here in Multan on the theme ‘Rethinking a better world – Sustainable Growth for Pakistan’ featuring the country’s top business and thought leaders and policymakers.
The conference provided a platform to the region’s key stakeholders and brightest minds to engage in interdisciplinary, forward-thinking conversations to propose an agenda to revitalize 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 honor for the event was Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani- Senator/ Former Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Lt Gen Tariq Khan – Vice Chancellor, National University of Security Sciences, Mohammad Ali Ibrahim – Head of Marketing and Communication, Mobilink Microfinance Bank. Barrister Taimur Malik – Partner, Clyde & Co LLP and Anab Arshad – Head of Institute, The Millennium Universal College (TMUC) were among the keynote speakers who shared their insights and proposed tips for organizations to become future-ready.
At the conference, ACCA shared insights, practical guidance, strategies, and solutions to enable businesses and policy makers to embrace these best practices for a sustainable future from forward thinking thought leaders, the conference program included a future-focused panel conversation on the topic ‘Climate Action: Building A Sustainable Future’. The conversation leaders for the segment included Haroon Ahmad Jan – Head of Member Engagement, Asia Pacific, ACCA, Lt Gen Tariq Khan – Vice Chancellor, National University of Security Sciences, Zia Ul Mustafa – Chairman Strategic Board, ICMA Pakistan, Khawaja Muhammad Mohsin – Director, Mahmood Group, Talat Javed – Partner, ShineWing Hameed Chaudry & Co, Prof Dr Muhammad Nauman Abbasi – Director, IMS BZU and Sana Burana – Co Founder, HS Farms & Zaver Kahani
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 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, Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry Multan, 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, organizations with the best finance talent, and economies with the ingredients for growth. With strong partnerships with top employers and social sectors across the globe and an award-winning Professional Insights program offering ground-breaking futures insight, ACCA is at the forefront of finance talent development and creating future-proof careers.
Speaking at the Multan 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 developing 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.”