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Westpac, Vodafone Join Hands To Sponsor CPA Congress

Once again Westpac and Vodafone Fiji have joined hands to become major sponsors of the 2016 Annual Chartered Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia-Fiji Branch Congress. The congress will be held on
17 Jun 2016 10:33
Westpac, Vodafone Join Hands To Sponsor CPA Congress
The panel at the announcement of 2016 Congress at the Vodafone Head Quarters in Tamavua. From Left:Brett Hooker-General Manager of Westpac Fiji,Shaneel Nand- Assurance Director at Ernst & Young, Divik Deo-Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Fiji Limited. Photo: RONEEL KARTHIK

Once again Westpac and Vodafone Fiji have joined hands to become major sponsors of the 2016 Annual Chartered Practicing Accountants (CPA) Australia-Fiji Branch Congress.

The congress will be held on September 1 and 2 at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort on Yanuca Island with the theme: ‘Connecting the Biggest Minds’.

This year, more than 450 delegates are expected to participate in the event with 11 speakers from different works of life and background.

For finance, business and accounting professionals, the 2016 CPA Congress is a critical first step to forge a path forward and address today’s unprecedented issues and provide tangible skills, insights and practical ideas.

The congress will also provide opportunities to benefit from strategies aimed at business agility and resilience to changing market trends.

They will also learn innovative techniques and problem solving tactics to enhance one’s organisation’s competitive advantage.

The keynote address will be delivered by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while the Attorney-General and Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will also be one of the speakers.

 

Westpac Sponsorship

Westpac Fiji general manager, Brett Hooker, said the event is always well attended by influential policy makers, professionals and executives who are amongst the CPA members.

“By supporting such event as the CPA congress Westpac provides an opportunity for participates to get a deeper understanding of the current business environment,” he said.

“They can also explore ways to officially running their business and to making improvements to deliver their best possible solutions.”

Mr Hooker said the congress promises two days of dynamic and influential speakers from a diverse range of industries.

“The delegates will greatly benefit from their presentations and their structured discussions,” he said.

 

Vodafone sponsorship

Vodafone Fiji chief financial officer, Divik Deo, said they stage is being set for yet another spectacular forum for learning.

“It will be the coming together of the professionals from the finance fraternity and the business leaders to discuss issues, find opportunity and their growth for future trends,” he said.

 

Gaining momentum

President of CPA Australia-Fiji Branch, Shaneel Nandan, said the congress over the years have gained momentum.

“It is considered as one of the biggest conference in Fiji now and it was well-attended by 450 delegates last year,” he said.

In terms of the theme for the event, Mr Nandan said: “The reality is the current business global environment posses new challenges to all of us.

“Those who look forward and recognise the opportunity will continue to grow, the 2016 congress is a critical first step to forge a path forward.

“We want to address today’s unprecedented issues and provide tangible skills, insights and practical ideas.”

 

Edited by: Rachna lal

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