Lahore-ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) hosted a large-scale corporate conference here in Faisalabad today on the theme ‘Being Bold: Shaping a Sustainable Future in Uncertain Times’ featuring the country’s top business and thought leaders and policymakers.
This ground-breaking event brought together thought leaders, experts, and professionals from diverse sectors to discuss and deliberate on crucial topics surrounding Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, Future-Ready Talent, and Digital Transformation. .
The conference was attended by many prominent names in the corporate sector, as well as leading policymakers and members of the provincial cabinet.
Prominent speakers contributing to the dialogue of inclusive and sustainable economic development were Assad Hameed Khan, Head of ACCA Pakistan, Senator Walid Iqbal, Member of Senate of Pakistan, Zubair Bilal, Chief Commissioner, Regional Tax Office Faisalabad, Dr. Khurram Tariq, President, Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Maheen Rehman, CEO, InfraZamin Pakistan, Raja Amjad Ali, Senior General Manager, Masood Textile Mills Ltd., Verda Yousaf, Head of Institute, TMUC Faisalabad, Muhammad Shahid Khan, Education Relationships Lead, ACCA Pakistan and Muhammad Shahid, Business Development Manager, ACCA Pakistan
While speaking to the media, Assad Hameed Khan, Head of ACCA Pakistan added “These conferences embody ACCA’s belief that together, we can overcome uncertainty and pave the way for a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. All stakeholder’s role is pivotal in this inspiring journey towards a future defined by ethical leadership, trust, sustainability, and entrepreneurial excellence. Let us be bold, let us be visionary, and let us shape a world that future generations will be proud to inherit”.
While speaking to the audience Our Guest of Honor Senator Walid Iqbal – Member of Senate of Pakistan said that “As a professional, we must navigate our path during uncertain times, towards a sustainable future. The journey is not smooth – all we need to do is to stay positive and contribute towards the wider profession. The bigger the setback – The greater would be the comeback”.
Dr. Khurram Tariq – President, Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry Our 2nd Guest of Honor spoke on sustainability. He said “Global Economy is evolving at rapid pace; new players are emerging especially around Technology and Innovation. We need to gear-up to stay relevant and flourish on sustainable path – which is an on-going process”.
At the conference, ACCA, industry and thought leaders shared insights, practical guidance, strategies, and solutions to enable businesses and policymakers to embrace these new technologies and create a conducive environment for innovation and entrepreneurship. Featuring contributions from forward-thinking thought leaders, the conference programme included a future-focused panel conversation on the topic of “C-suite Leadership: Championing Ethics, Trust, Sustainability and Accountability”.
The conversation leaders for the segment included Usman Ahsan, CFO, Anjum Textile Mills Ltd., Zeeshan Shahid, Project Director, NIC Faisalabad, Sohaib Qaiser, CEO, Dr. Frigz International Pvt Ltd., Nishat Fatima, Group Advisor, Security Organizing System Pakistan and Omer Zaheer Meer, Managing Partner, Millennium Law and Corporate Company (MLCC).
Masood Textile Mills Limited and TMUC Pakistan joined ACCA as Strategic Partners. Professional Academy of Commerce (PAC Khyber Campus), Mahmood Group and SKANS Education Pvt Ltd. were the Platinum Partners, and Metropolitan International United College (MIUC) and Mukhtar A Sheikh Hospital joined as Gold Partners. InfraZamin Pakistan powered the conference as a Strategic Knowledge Partner.
ICMA Pakistan, Punjab Board of Investment and Trade, Punjab Information Technology Board, NIC Faisalabad, Entrepreneurs Organization – Lahore, Security Organising System Pakistan, and Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) joined as Supporting Partners.
With more than 247,000 fully qualified members and 526,000 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, organisations with the best finance talent, and economies with the ingredients for growth. With strong partnerships with top employers and social sector across the globe and an award-winning Professional Insights programme offering ground-breaking futures insight, ACCA is at the forefront of finance talent development and creating future-proof careers.