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CA Sri Lanka’s 40th National Conference to revitalize confidence, restore spark among Chartered Accountants

In a world engulfed in corporate world stress and everyday monotony, professionals including Chartered Accountants feel depleted, which stops them from being goal-oriented strategists with the power to drive businesses forward. To counter this drift, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), will take the lead at the 40th National Conference to revitalize the confidence and help restore the lost spark amongst Chartered Accountants and help them regain their passion and purpose.

The conference, dubbed Sri Lanka’s biggest business summit will be held from 14th to 16th October 2019 at Waters Edge, Battaramulla on the theme “Finding your Mojo: A Journey of Self Discovery”. The theme of the conference was unveiled at a press conference held on Saturday, in the presence of CA Sri Lanka President Mr. Jagath Perera, Chairman of the National Conference Committee Mr. Dulitha Perera, Chairman of the National Conference Technical Committee Mr. Moiz Rehmanjee and CEO Ms. Dulani Fernando.

From L to R: Chairman of the National Conference Committee Mr. Dulitha Perera, CA Sri Lanka President Mr. Jagath Perera, CEO Ms. Dulani Fernando and Chairman of the National Conference Technical Committee Mr. Moiz Rehmanjee at the theme unveiling of the 40th National Conference.

MOJO is defined as the internal magic that translates to external success. It is the passion and focus professionals have that will help them reach the highest percentiles in their lives and professions. However, anyone can fall victim to circumstances and therefore need to recover from forces that are out of their control. The conference which will also attract some of the country’s well-known business leaders and c-suite executives will provide an important platform for participants to explore how to rediscover that spark of magic as well as passion and purpose  within themselves which will ultimately help them drive value to themselves, their companies and to the country as a whole.

The conference will be inaugurated on 14th October followed by two days of technical sessions on 15th and 16th October featuring a high-profile panel of speakers and panelists who have created an important niche due to their unorthodox methodologies, which have helped them propel themselves to the highest pinnacle of success, in an otherwise predictable world.

Delivering the welcome speech, Mr. Jagath Perera said that the conference reaches an important milestone as it celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. “Not only members of our institute, but the business leadership of this country have also been enjoying this flagship event for the last 40 years. I am confident that this year’s conference will be an inspiring platform for accounting professionals,” he said.

Meanwhile, to accommodate the growing number of participants and due to limited seating at the primary venue, organisers have also scheduled to hold a live telecast of the technical sessions at Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The 3-day event will also be offered via webcast for the benefit of Chartered Accountants and other professionals who live overseas and are unable to attend the event in Colombo. Last year, the conference attracted over 2000 participants.

Mr. Dulitha Perera emphasised that in the current context where Chartered Accountants are facing multiple challenges in performing their roles in and outside boardrooms, the Institute has taken the lead in keeping Chartered Accountants updated on all developments taking place globally as well as locally. “The National Conference is an event Chartered Accountants look forward to every year, as it is an important platform which updates their knowledge on what’s happening around the globe, as well as what’s impacting the profession and their day to day work,” he added.

Mr. Moiz Rehmanjee said that this year the technical committee decided to focus on a very unorthodox theme as the conference celebrates its 40th anniversary. “At this year’s conference, we want to talk of Mojo we as individuals, as employees and as businessmen possess. We want to explore what it means, whether we have it, or have we lost it and if so, how do we regain it,” he said. Mr. Rehmanjee also gave an overview of what’s in store during the two days of technical sessions.