KAMPALA. More than 900 accountants, auditors, economists, academicians, investors and business leaders will attend the annual Institute of Certified Public Accountants summit, Daily Monitor has learnt.
Now in its 20th year, the summit will start today in Entebbe and run up to September 11.
Under the theme: “Driving Economic Growth through Effective Leadership and Business Management”, participants will discuss ethics, professionalism, political accountability, women in leadership, holistic education, innovation, entrepreneurship and business leadership, and other business management issues necessary to drive Uganda’s economic growth.
“The seminar will also discuss how to improve the quality of education in order to develop leaders of tomorrow. The power and role of cooperatives in national economic growth will be considered drawing from success stories in Uganda and Kenya,” reads the statement sent to Daily Monitor.
Also to be deliberated upon, are gender perspectives and the status of women in leadership.
Mr Ignatius Sehoole, a leading South African businessman and professional accountant, will deliver a keynote address on how to set a moral compass for a successful professional career.
The annual seminar provides an avenue where key policy issues affecting the financial sector and the economy in general are discussed.
It also provides an opportunity for certified public accountants to continue learning as well as sharing knowledge aimed at providing solutions to emerging issues in Uganda’s economy and other economies.
The Institute expects to raise at least Shs20 million at the three-day summit.