A gathering of accountants
The 29th Caribbean Conference of Accountants of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC) is scheduled to be held from June 23 to 25, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Jamaica (ICAJ), this is the second time that the conference will be hosted by Jamaica.
The event, which was officially launched Wednesday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston, has attracted high-level speakers, including Professor Henri Ghesquiere, author of Singapore's Success: Engineering Economic Growth and Michael Fairbanks, co-founder of SEVEN, a philanthropic foundation run by entrepreneurs whose strategy is to provide enterprise solutions to global poverty.
Local and international presenters
Speaking at the launch, president of the ICAJ Archibald Campbell said, "We have engaged an exciting mix of local and international presenters for the event. They will highlight topical issues which will be informative, stimulating and relevant to accountants and other professionals."
The 2011 conference is being held under the banner, 'Third to First - Going the Distance'. The event will examine developmental strategies engaged by countries such as Singapore, as a model for the transformation of the region's economies from developing to First-World status, seeking to emulate the region's success in track and field in overcoming its challenges to achieve top ranking in the world.
The conference programme is being designed to attract the interest of professional accountants, student members and related professionals, such as information technology managers, human capital managers, venture capital managers, business valuators, internal auditors, forensic accountants and users of financial statements.