Caribbean Conference of Accountants to Focus on Climate Change and Natural Disasters

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Jamaica News: The impact of climate change and natural disasters on the region is among the key topics for discussion during the upcoming 37th Annual Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference in Jamaica.

The event is slated for June 20 to 22 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, under the theme ‘Navigating Global Disruption: Creating Opportunities’.

It was officially launched by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, on February 8.

Other slated sessions will focus on Caribbean immigration and entrepreneurship, the wellness imperative and a review of the regional implications of the global village of nationalism and populism, among other areas.

More than 600 participants, comprising accountants, finance managers, entrepreneurs and accounting professionals across the Caribbean, as well as policymakers in Jamaica are expected to attend the two-day event.
Guest speaker will be Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CoveyLink Worldwide, Stephen M.R. Covey.

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The world-renowned speaker is also the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal’s best-selling book, ‘The Speed of Trust’.

Also slated to speak is Global Strategy Director for Financial and Professional Services Industries, Oracle America, Kimberly Ellison Taylor.

Chairperson of the Conference Planning Committee Chair, Gail Moore, said the event will focus on issues relevant to Jamaica’s business environment.

“We believe that our diverse range of topics and high-quality speakers will provide remarkable conference experience while also providing excellent opportunities for regional visibility with decision-makers across several business sectors around the region,” she said.

Additionally, Miss Moore said the event will offer a “premier networking opportunity with great professional development opportunity and a wonderful time in Kingston, Jamaica”.

She indicated that the Conference will also comprise social activities to expose the delegates to Jamaica’s rich cultural offerings.

The event will open with a welcome cocktail followed by the President’s Dinner.


Source: JIS News

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