Program

Day 1 Topic Speaker
8:30-9:00 Registration and refreshment
9:00-9:10 Opening Address Ali Mohamed Khoori
IMA Abu Dhabi Chapter President
9:10 – 10:00 Data Analytics - Tool for business improvement Dennis Whitney, CMA, CFM, CAE
Senior Vice President, Certifications, Exams, & Content Integration
10:00 - 11:15

Panel: Managing Risk in Uncertain times - Family business and SME perspective

Moderator: Mr. Loutfi Echhade, CPA , CMA , CFM , CIA , CCSA , CFE, CFSA , CISA ,CFF
Financial Advisor
HNW Family Business, MENA at EY

11:15 - 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 - 12:15

VAT implementation in the GCC – are you ready for this historic change in the tax landscape?

Finbarr Sexton
Partner - MENA Indirect TAX Leader
Ernst & Young
12:15 - 13:00

Current Economic trends: Impact on budgeting and forecasting

to be updated
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00

Internal controls and its importance in enhancing the organisation’s performance and maximising its profits

Dr. Yass Alkafaji DBA, CPA, CFE
CVA Associate Professor of Accounting, American University of Sharjah
15:00 - 16:30

Harness The Power of Your Future Self

To be updated

16:30 - 16:45 Awards and closing remarks Day 1
Day 2 Topic Speaker
8:30-9:00

Registration and refreshment

9:00 - 12:00

The CMA Exam: Strategies for Success

Dennis Whitney CMA, CFM, CAE
Senior Vice President, Certifications, Exams, & Content Integration
9:00 - 12:00 Measuring innovation - Workshop Patrick J. Stroh, CMA
President
Mercury Business Advisors
9:00 - 11:00

Business Ethics

Gaby Lahoud, CMA, CFA, PMP, MBA
Founder & CEO
Serenity Advisors
12:30 - 13:30

IFRS Update: Cash Flow

Yusuf Hassan
Partner Consulting Accounting Services
KPMG
13:30 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 -16:00

Panel: The CFO of the Future - What it takes to succeed

Moderator: Patrick J. Stroh, CMA
President
Mercury Business Advisors
16:00 - 16:30

CMA Graduation Ceremony

Dennis Whitney CMA, CFM, CAE,
Senior Vice President, Certifications, Exams, & Content Integration
16:30 - 16:45 Closing remarks
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