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PM To Open FIA Congress

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama had confirmed to open the 45th Fiji Institute of Accounts (FIA) congress next month. FIA received the confirmation yesterday. With the theme ‘Embracing Fundamentals for Success’,
23 Mar 2017 11:00
PM To Open FIA Congress
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama had confirmed to open the 45th Fiji Institute of Accounts (FIA) congress next month.

FIA received the confirmation yesterday.

With the theme ‘Embracing Fundamentals for Success’, the two-day congress is on the 21st and 22nd of next month at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa.

FIA President, Jerome Kado said, “The Institute would like to constructively work with Government by producing a comprehensive submission for the National Budget that incorporates the issues discussed at the Congress.”

This submission is expected to address both the opportunities and challenges the global issues create along with how we could adopt appropriate policies in Fiji to capitalise on opportunities while seeking to properly address challenges.

The FIA has already made comprehensive submissions to Government on the ease and cost of doing business in Fiji.

“We look forward to working with the Government to achieve the goal of ensuring we have a conducive and cost effective country while being aware and being able to deal with the social and environmental implications which need to be properly addressed,” said Mr Kado.

Meanwhile, there are three featured local speakers who will be sharing their thoughts and knowledge in the congress.

Speakers includes:

Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources, Faiyaz Koya.

Mr Koya will be sharing his thoughts in the National Budget segment of the Conference,  in particular, to outline the achievements of Government to date and plans for the future.

This is particularly in light of current global issues and how these will be addressed in the Fiji context, in order to capitalize on opportunities and properly address challenges, as stated by FIA.

National Federation Party leader, Biman Prasad.

Mr Prasad will be sharing his thoughts on the business environment and his proposals for the future.

Managing Director of the FMF Group,Ram Bajekal.

Mr Bajekal is to speak at the Congress on his perspective on the global mega trends and the issues for local businesses, and how they have been coping or can adapt or take advantage of opportunities from these global issues.

Mr Kado says, “The event seeks to reinforce the realisation of the major issues affecting us all from a local and global perspective.These issues include the global mega trends of Rapid Urbanisation, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity; Shift in Global Economic Power; Demographic and Social Change and Technological Breakthroughs and Disruption.”

Mr Kado added: “While we commend Government on the COP23 leadership initiative, FIA seek to draw to the attention of business leaders the impact of Climate change at the congress with the New Zealand leader on Climate Change.”

“We are looking forward to wider engagement with the delegates on key topics of national interest during the Congress coupled with key issues and outcomes, which can be included in the Institute’s submission on the National Budget for 2017/2018,” he said.

selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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