H. H. Sheikh Nahayan Al Mabarak Nahayan, the Minister for culture, youth and community development, was the Chief Guest for the event and the Guest of Honour was CA Subhodh Kumar Agrawal, President of ICAI and CA K. Raghu, Vice President of ICAI. The key note address on ‘The first man to wear a sanitary napkin’ was given by Mr. A Muruganathan, Social Entrepreneur.
Chairman of ICAI, Dubai Chapter, James Mathew performed the opening address, he said “today the ICAI Dubai chapter epitomizes our theme of this conference – connecting people…building bridges ..together.. He quoted, Freidrich Neitzche – invisible threads are the strongest ties.
He elaborated on the quote, “We endeavour to bring our members together to create invisible threads which will then become strong ties and benefit the entire community.”
James added “The Chapter provides our professional colleagues with a platform for networking, association and further professional developments. My heart fills with pride when recognizing the profound efforts, the passion, the enthusiasm and the perseverance of those who are committed to the progress of the chapter. We will continue with this determination to create a global presence for ICAI , make this chapter a success and a mark of professional triumph”
H.H Sheikh Nahyan said that accountants should be high calibre professionals, upholding highest standards of integrity, independence and competence. These factors will help them achieve the objective of building confidence in an economy, he also told the conference that the UAE was working to make the country the best knowledge based economy in the world. UAE values accountants because they have the competence to maintain stability in a changing business world.
The cheerful key note speaker, Mr. A Muruganathan – ‘The first man to wear a sanitary napkin’ took over the stage and addressed the audience with his inspiring story of pleasing his new wife and endeavouring the new business idea. He said, “Don’t chase money, chase your ideas, money will automatically chase you.”
He realized that less than 5% of women in India use sanitary napkins and came with a solution.
His unique approach, which he aptly calls, ‘Trial and Error Methods’, called in today’s term research and development.
Guest of honour, President of ICAI, CA Subhodh Kumar Agrawal says ‘I am happy to note that the Dubai Chapter of ICAI is organizing its Annual International Conference, Connecting People.. Building Bridges Together.. I congratulate the entire managing team ably lead by CA. James Mathew, Chairman of ICAI, Dubai Chapter for keeping the chapter vibrant. I am sure that in times to come one will see the Dubai Chapter taking itself to still higher levels of professional excellence.’
CA K. Raghu, Vice President of ICAI says, ‘I am delighted to extend my warm greetings to all the members attending the Annual International Conference of Dubai Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. The Chapter helps to foster excellent relationships with the local authorities and accounting fraternities of two nations. In the present information age, organizations function in a highly dynamic business environment and accordingly have to continually evolve their strategies to survive and grow.’
ICAI, Dubai Chapter has provided a platform to share and disseminate knowledge amongst their members, starting with a handful of 1700 members; the strength of Chartered Accountant Fraternity has grown to over 200,000 members today.
On the education front, the ICAI began with mere 259 students and now total more than a million.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established under an Act of Parliament viz., the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for the regulation of the profession of Chartered Accountants in India.
During its more than six decades of existence, ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in the country but also globally, for maintaining highest standards in technical, ethical areas and for sustaining stringent examination and education standards. ICAI is now the second largest accounting body in the world.
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