ACCA organized Corporate Conference in Faisalabad on “Rethinking a better world – Sustainable Growth for Pakistan”￼￼￼
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) hosted a large-scale corporate
conference here in Faisalabad today on the theme ‘Rethinking a better world – Sustainable
Growth for Pakistan’ featuring country’s top business and thought leaders and policy makers.
The conference provided a platform to region’s key stakeholders and brightest minds to engage
in interdisciplinary, forward-thinking conversations to propose an agenda to revitalise the private
sector and kick start an era of sustainable, inclusive economic growth.
The conference was attended by many prominent names in the corporate sector, as well as
leading policy makers and the members of the provincial cabinet. The guest of honour for the
event was Amjad Farooq, Commissioner – Corporate Zone, Regional Tax Office Faisalabad.
Lt. Gen Tariq Khan – Vice Chancellor, National University of Security Sciences, Mohammad
Iqbal Ghori – Director Finance & Strategic Planning, Sadaqat Ltd., and Hammad Khalique Joint
Director Incubation Program, Punjab Information Technology Board were among the keynote
speakers who shared their insights and proposed tips for organisations to become future-ready.
At the conference, ACCA shared insights, practical guidance, strategies, and solutions to
enable businesses and policy makers 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 ‘Accounting for a Sustainable World; Talent, Technology, Trade’. The
conversation leaders for the segment included Haroon Ahmad Jan – Member Engagement
Lead – ML SEA, SA, PK, ACCA, Zia Ul Mustafa – Chairman Strategic Board, ICMA Pakistan,
Adnan Aslam – Founder & CEO, DigiKhata, Lt. Gen Tariq Khan – Vice Chancellor, National
University of Security Sciences, Ahsan Rasheed – Partner, Baker Tilly Pakistan, and Aleena
Kareem – Vice Principal, SKANS School of Accountancy / Co-Founder, SHAOOR Training and
National University for Security Sciences, SKANS, SOS Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. and TMUC Pakistan
joined ACCA as Strategic Partners. The Bank of Khyber and Mobilink Microfinance Bank were
the Platinum Partners, and DHA Multan, Evyol Group, LMKR, Mukhtar A Sheikh Hospital,
Professionals’ Academy of Commerce (PAC), and Simplifiers joined as Gold Partners.
DigiKhata, EO Lahore, Faisalabad Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry, ICMAP,
P@SHA, Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT), Punjab Information Technology Board
(PITB), Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) and Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) joined as
Supporting Partners. Nutshell Group powered the conference as a Knowledge Partner.
With more than 242,000 fully qualified members and 542,000 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.
Speaking at the conference, Assad Hameed Khan, Head of ACCA Pakistan shared his thoughts
on Pakistan’s path to a sustainable economy, ‘‘ACCA is committed to positively influencing
governments, policy makers and regulators on sustainability matters including climate action
and develop the profession in alignment with the SDGs. ACCA and ACCA members continue to
contribute, collaborate and converge thought leaders to bring conversations that explore high
impact actionable agendas to drive an inclusive, green and sustainable economic growth for