The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) held an important business conference in Multan with the theme “Being Bold: Shaping a Sustainable Future in Uncertain Times” as its focal point. Influential Pakistani businessmen, politicians, and thought leaders came together for this event to discuss important issues like sustainability, ethics, leadership, future-ready talent, and digital transformation.
Prominent business leaders, important officials, and members of the provincial cabinet all attended the conference. In addition to Khusro Mumtaz, Chief Risk Officer at Infra Zamin Pakistan, Walid Iqbal, Member of the Pakistani Senate, Capt. Rtd. Saqib Zafar, Additional Chief Secretary South Punjab, Chaudry Faisal Mushtaq, Chairman & Founder of The Millennium Education, and Rashid Iqbal, President of the Multan Chamber of Commerce, were notable speakers who contributed to discussions on inclusive and sustainable economic development.
In order to build an atmosphere that is supportive of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the context of emerging technologies, ACCA presented insights, practical advice, strategies, and solutions throughout the conference in conjunction with industry and thought leaders. A panel discussion on the future titled “Integrating ESG Principles into Corporate Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities” was one of the highlights. The panel featured Omer Zaheer Meer, Chair MNP, ACCA Pakistan; Zia Ul Mustafa, Chairman Strategic Board, ICMA Pakistan; Talat Javed, Partner at Shine Wing Hameed Chaudry & Co; Omer Beig, COO at Mukhtar A Sheikh Hospital; Prof Dr Muhammad Hassan Bucha, Director at Bahauddin Zakaria University; and Alina Fayyaz Durrani, Regional Business Coordinator at SMEDA.
Masood Textile Mills Limited and TMUC Pakistan served as the event’s Strategic Partners for ACCA, and Mehmood Group served as the Platinum Partner. Professionals’ Academy of Commerce (PAC) and Mukhtar A. Sheikh Hospital joined as Gold Partners, and InfraZamin Pakistan acted as the Strategic Knowledge Partner. As supporting partners, a number of organizations took part, including the Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Multan, ICMA Pakistan, the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade, the Punjab Information Technology Board, the Entrepreneurs Organization in Lahore, the Security Organizing System, and the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA).
With a global network of more than 247,000 fully qualified members and 526,000 prospective members, ACCA is widely recognized as the top organization for professional accountants in the world. By utilizing its vast network of contacts, ACCA plays a crucial role in helping people find fulfilling professions, connecting businesses with top finance talent, and promoting economic growth. The ACCA is at the forefront of cultivating finance talent and building future-proof jobs through to its strong ties with international corporations and the social sector as well as its award-winning Professional Insights program.