HYDERABAD: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) at a meeting of the organizing committee on Sunday finalized all arrangements for one-day CFO conference themed as “From Conformance to Leadership – Evolving Role of CFOs” to be held on Tuesday, 11 and Thursday, 13 March 2014 in Karachi and Lahore. The conference is expected to be participated by around 600 plus thought and business leaders, professionals from Finance, Audit, Tax and Information Technology.
The primary objective of the “CFO Conference 2014” is to provide a platform for the Corporate Finance leaders, Controllers, and thought leaders from variety of industries and diverse expertise to share experiences and derive benefit from it. The Professional Excellence Awards 2014- an initiative to recognize and laud the outstanding professionals who with their talent and innovation have added value to their organization will also be announced in Karachi.
The CFO conference has a unique set of renowned speakers such as Kamran Y. Mirza Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Business Council, Muhammad Zubair Minister of State for Privatization Government of Pakistan, M. Abdul Aleem Secretary General Overseas Investor Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OICCI), Susanna Chiu President Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), Mr. Tabish Gauhar Chairman K-Electric Limited, Mr. Adnan Afaq CEO & MD Pakistan Credit Rating Agency (PACRA Zeshan Afzal Group Head, Strategic Investments Arif Habib Corporation Limited and Aliuddin Ansari President & CEO Engro Corporation.
The conference will focus on several areas including “ Changes and Challenges –Evolving Role of CFOs’’, “Preparing Accountants for Leadership”,” Business Turnarounds”, “Credit Rating Agencies and the CFOs”, “Appropriate Audit Fee- Perspective of the Auditors and Industry”, “Creating Enabling Environment for Growth ”, “Value through Capital Restructuring”, and “Creation and Beyond ROI –Value vs. Profit”.
Today the CFO is expected to demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills, match dynamics of changing business environment challenges and contribute towards organizational and operational strategy. The forum will explore these dimensions and provide insight of some of the industry’s best practices.
The CFO Conference 2014 provides information about the expectations and skills that CFO is expected to demonstrate today. The thought leaders of the industry will share their insight on how the role of a CFO has evolved into a multifaceted one and the way forward.