Program

Day 1 Topic Speaker
8:30 - 9:00 Registration and refreshment
9:00 - 9:10 Opening Address Ali Khoori, IMA Abu Dhabi Chapter president
9:10 - 10:00 "Data Analytics - Tool for business improvement" Dennis Whitney,
Senior Vice President, Certifications, Exams, & Content Integration
10:00 - 10:45

"VAT implementation in the GCC - are you ready?"

Finbarr Sexton
Partner - MENA Indirect TAX Leader, EY
10:45 - 11:15 Networking Break
11:15 - 12:15

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

Moderator : Mr. Deepak Narayanan, Founder Director of MyCFO

Panelist:
Bassam M. Asiri, Head of Transaction Development, Saudi Aramco
Dr. Ammr K. Kurdi CFO Amiantit
Mr Sridhar Iyengar Senior Executive Management, Executive Director, Group Finance Mubadala_
Mrs. Reem Al Anbari CFO Borouge

12:15 - 13:00

"Current Economic trends: Impact on budgeting and forecasting"

Arun Babbar, CMA, CFA, CPA, FRM, Finance and Investment Valuation Trainer, PwC's Academy Middle East
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:45

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

Dr Yas Alkafaji, DBA, CPA, CFE, CVA Associate Professor of Accounting, American University of Sharjah
14:45 - 15:15 Networking Break
15:15 -16:15

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

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

Panelists :
Nabil Nazer Chief Investment Officer, Al Sulaiman Group
Bashar Saidi, Head of Finance, Group Operations & NAWAT, Group Finance | FAB
Ziad Makhzoumi, CEO - Prime - Strategy Consulting Group

16:15 - 16:30 CMA Graduation Ceremony, Chapter Awards and closing of Day 1
Day 2 Topic Speaker
8:30 - 9:00

Registration and refreshment

9:00 - 10:15

"Leading from the Inside Out, Say it Right"

Carol Talbot, Professional Speaker - Thought Provoker - Fire Starter - NLP Expert & Master Trainer - Author
10:15 - 11:00 IFRS Update: Cashflow Youssif Hassan, Partner KPMG
11:00 - 11:30 Networking Break
11:30am - 3:00pm

Measuring innovation - Workshop

Kip Krumwiede, CMA, CPA, Ph.D., Director of Research , IMA - Institute of Management Accountants
11:30am - 3:00pm

Business Ethics

Gaby Lahoud, CFA, CMA, PMP, MBA Founder and CEO Serenity Advisors
11:30am - 3:00pm

The CMA Exam: Strategies for Success

Dennis Whitney
Senior Vice President, Certifications, Exams, & Content Integration
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