Fiji Sun

Top speakers lined up for CPA

- SELITA BOLANAVANU­A SUVA

Building business agility and resilience among corporate leaders is the aim of this year’s Certified Practising Accountant­s (CPA) Australia-Fiji Branch Congress.

Organisers say the congress provides a critical first step to forge a path forward and address today’s issues and provide tangible skills, insights and practical ideas.

Head of Internatio­nal Business CPA Australia David Jenkins had said in an earlier interview that they were ready to help support and develop Fiji’s curriculum, especially in accounting.

“This is because CPA is internatio­nally-recognised and is one of the best brands in the world. And for Fiji, identifyin­g areas in the curriculum where we are lacking and working towards bridging that gap. The CPA Fiji congress will be held on September 14 -15 at Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort on Yanuca Island.

The two-day event will be officiated by Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

It is expected to host close to 600 representa­tives, with both internatio­nal and local speakers.

Registrati­ons close on August 11, 2017.

Some of the speakers (right), the programme (below):

TOPIC: THINKING BIGGER: DRIVE & MOTIVATION NEEDED IN TODAY’S MODERN RETAIL SECTOR

Michael Hill Jewellery has over 250 outlets across New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States of America. The company is a world leader in efficient and innovative business. Sir Michael is a well known face and a legend in the world of retailing. He is an inspiratio­nal, dynamic thinker and a keynote speaker with a powerful fighting philosophy for success in your personal life or in business.

TOPIC: BROADER PACIFIC ECONOMY – HOW IT AFFECTS FIJI

Mr Munckton is Chief Economist and Head of Market Strategy of the Bank of Queensland. He has worked at the Federal Treasury in Canberra, Bankers Trust in Sydney for 5 years in a variety of senior roles in financial market research. He then moved to Commonweal­th Bank of Australia, first as the Head of Financial Market Research before moving to a senior role in corporate strategy.

TOPIC: THE FUTURE OF FIJI SUGAR

Mr Mohan is the Chairman of the Fiji Sugar Corporatio­n. He is a senior internatio­nal banker with 40 years of experience in Corporate and Institutio­nal Banking and Consumer Banking, covering the Middle East, North America, Southern Africa,West Africa, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Singapore and the Pacific.

In his most recent role, Mr Mohan led ANZ’s businesses across 12 countries in the Pacific region.

TOPIC: 10 SECONDS OF COURAGE: LIFE LESSONS FROM A FIGHTER

Ms Champion is an inspiring speaker, martial arts Sensei(teacher) and entreprene­ur.

As a martial artist with almost 30 years experience and an undefeated full contact fighter, she has learnt a lot about inner strength.

Ms Champion is an inspiring speaker with an inspiring story. She uses her unique 10 seconds of courage approach to help people find strength in all that they do.

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 ??  ?? Vishnu Mohan
Vishnu Mohan
 ??  ?? Sir Michael Hill
Sir Michael Hill
 ??  ?? Nadine Champion
Nadine Champion
 ??  ?? Peter Munckton
Peter Munckton

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