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Growth Through Synergy – Collaboration, Innovation And Resilience

  Growth through Synergy – Collaboration, Innovation and Resilience is a very fitting theme especially at a time when the Fijian economy is expanding progressively and consistently. This was shared
20 May 2018 10:00
Growth Through Synergy – Collaboration, Innovation And Resilience
Fiji Institute of Accountants 46th Congress delegates Aliz Pacific Partner and Chartered accountant Nur Bano Ali and Fiji Revenue and Customs Service Director Corporate Services Fazrul Rahman at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa on Yanuca Island on May 19, 2018. The Fiji Institute of Accountants 2018 Congress was jointly sponsored by Vodafone Fiji and Westpac Banking Corporation. Photo: Lorraine Seeto

 

Growth through Synergy – Collaboration, Innovation and Resilience is a very fitting theme especially at a time when the Fijian economy is expanding progressively and consistently.

This was shared by the President Major General (Ret) Jioji Konrote during his opening address to the delegates of the 46th Fiji Institute of Accountants Congress on Friday.

The two-day Congress was jointly sponsored by Vodafone Fiji and Westpac Banking Corporation at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa on Yanuca Island.

President Konrote said: “Our infrastructure and institutions are improving, there is increasing digital connectivity and availability of advanced technology, and we have an unprecedented standing in the international arena.

“These positive developments, as outlined in the Fijian Government’s five-year and 20-year National Development Plan, provide a sound platform for a progressive modernisation of Fiji’s economy.

“To continue to develop these achievements we need to align ourselves to the National Development Plan to position Fiji as the hub of economic activity and regional engagement in the Pacific.”

FIA outgoing president Finau Nagera, while delivering her closing remarks at the Congress thanked participants and organisers of the event.

“From the keynote address, his Excellency the President (Major General (Ret) Jioji Konorote) left us with three questions,” Ms Nagera said.

These were:

  • How are we collaborating as businesses and Government to enable actions for economic growth?
  • How are we promoting resilient and sustainable business practices?
  • How are we leveraging innovation and advances in technologies to support economic growth?

“I hope you have gained from the presentations from the past two days that will continue to assist to reflect on those questions after you leave.”

Ms Nagera reflected on presentations which included:

  • Rob Cromb’s presentation centered on perseverance in business and takings
  • Glyn Lewis presentation was on cybercrime and how to prevent oneself from being a victim
  • Rachael Grimes presented an update on the accounting profession
  • Debbie Mayo Smith’s tips on how to mind hidden viruses that could save time on one’s computer
  • George Fonua on business innovation

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