Program

Day 1 Suggested Topic Speaker
8:30-9:00 Registration and refreshment
9:00-9:10 Opening Address Moamen Omar, CMA, CIA
IMA Qatar 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?

Jennifer O Sullivan
Director , EY Qatar leading the roll-out of GCC VAT
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

Frances Schnepfleitner
Learning & Development Specialist, The Qatar Stars League

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 Workshop - to be updated Patrick J. Stroh, CMA
President
Mercury Business Advisors
9:00 - 11:00

Business Ethics

David Emmanuel Gray, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
12:30 - 13:30

IFRS Update: Cash Flow

Ahmad Mahmoud CPA, CMA, CIA
Director of Finance QSL
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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