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ICAJ 'anticipating change, adding value'

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
From Left: Michael Fairbanks, OTF Group, with Dr Warren Smith, president, Caribbean Development Bank, Nigel Chambers, conference committee chairman and president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica, Bruce Scott.
Nigel Chambers (centre), conference committee chairman, is flanked by Yasmine El Ramly (left) and Pamela Monroe-Ellis, auditor general.
From left: Dennis Brown, 50th anniversary planning committee chair, in conversation with president, Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean and senior manager, Firm Services, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Jasmine Davis; and Yasmine El Ramly and Robert Harris, board members, International Federation of Accountants.
Prunella Vassell, of UHY Dawgen and Dennis Chung, CEO of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica in conversation at the conference.

Bringing together distinguished experts in the areas of business strategy, finance, accounting, economics and technology, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) staged its 50th-anniversary business conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel last weekend.

Held under the theme, 'Anticipating Change ... Adding Value', this was the perfect opportunity for the ICAJ to showcase 50 golden years of achievement, even while accepting that the way forward was to stimulate thoughts on the emerging social, business and technical matters relevant to the profession.




The two-day event was attended by more than 450 participants who were sensitised about issues of significant interest to the local, regional and global business and accountancy environment.

President of ICAJ, Bruce Scott, described the conference as one that demonstrates the strategic role that the accountancy profession can play in supporting business development and robust regional and global economies.

Networking opportunities were the order of the two-day event, which closed last Saturday night on a mellow note of music, food and great fellowship at the Jamaica Night Party at The Ruins at the University of the West Indies, Mona.