Future is now...
I am delighted in welcoming you to the ICAI Dubai Chapter flagship event, the 37th Annual conference on 19th and 20th April, 2019 at the Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai with the theme “Accelerating Millennium Strides – Transforming by Power of Knowledge”.
We are grateful to His Excellency, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister for Tolerance, UAE, for consenting to inaugurate the conference, which demonstrates the strong and progressive bonding between India, UAE and the Chapter. Honorable Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Shri Navdeep Suri, and His Excellency Consul General of India Shri Vipul have been highly appreciative of chapter activities, and are in regular rapport our mission offices. We have distinguished presence of the dynamic leaders of ICAI, President, CA Prafulla Chhajed and Vice President, CA Atul Kumar Gupta who have been quite supportive for the chapter.
Understanding the change and to remould ourselves is an inevitable mandate of the current world. Numerous changes are happening at work places such as Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Banking, by Virtual and Augmented Realities, Blockchain, Fintech, AI & Robotics - the conference will throw some light as to what is going around.
In a global business hub such as UAE, where use of technology is in full momentum, there is no choice, except to adopt the changes. It is appreciable to note that CA professionals are reaching to top levels of leadership and strategic positions. Our priority is to hold the events to update on all legal and regulatory changes, leadership, changing accounting standards and policies with a key emphasis on our core values.
Tribute to Dubai, we see enormous progress in using technology resulting in high degree of automation, transparency and accelerations. UAE government known for its people friendly policies have declared the year 2019 as “The Year of Tolerance”.
The initiative of Expo 2020 will open new doors for business and profession from around the globe, which will benefit our members too.
There are enough takeaways from the speakers of the conference. The chairperson of the largest Indian Bank, an Ex Government secretary in the power sector, a motivational speaker, a Managing Partner of a reputed accounting firm, CEO of a Global Telecom company to mention a few. We will have a unique session of the ICAI President and Past Presidents on the future of the accounting profession and the vision for the long way forward. It would be thrilling to listen to international icons of India, a man from a modest background who won the prestigious Oscar award and the person shooting the bull’s eye and became the only Olympic gold medalist from India.
Sachin Jigar concert promises to be an entertaining evening.
Delegates will make use of conference as an excellent networking opportunity, a partial offset for the side effects technology.
I complement the Managing committee for their hard work. The support of our generous sponsors, have been of paramount importance. Our enlightening speakers will deliver us an excellent conference experience.
The final success will depend upon by the measure of your satisfaction as delegates.
A famous editor Erin Mckin says, “For me, conferences are like little mental vacations: a chance to go visit an interesting place for a couple of days, and come back rested and refreshed with new ideas and perspectives”
Let us strive to be the best, perform as the best and sustain as the best, all over.
Please join us to witness the very memorable 37th Annual Conference.
Cheers and God Bless!
CA Mahmood Bangara
ICAI (Dubai) Chapter NPIO