One of the trending topics to be discussed at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica’s (ICAJ) annual Business Conference on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel is “Today's jobs, obsolete tomorrow”. This topic should pique the interest of many and trigger vigorous discussion.
Under the theme:"#Megatrends 2.0", the Conference will feature dynamic international, regional and local speakers including Keynote Speaker, Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, CD, President, University of Technology, Jamaica; Mr. Adam Stewart, CD, Chief Executive Officer, ATL Automotive Group; Mr. Pip Decker, Senior Vice President, BMR Energy; Mr. Anthony Pierre, President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean; Mr. George S. Willie, Managing Partner, Bert Smith & Co; Ms. Kim Lee, Head of Retail Marketing, FLOW; Ms. Diane Edwards, President, Jampro; Mrs. Maureen Hayden-Cater, Managing Director, JN Bank; Mr. Jaideep “Jody” Bhagat, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute, Silicon Valley; Mr. Damian Duncan, Assistant General Manager, Mergers, Acquisitions & Integration, NCB Limited; and Dr Michael Abrahams, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
Topics for discussion are:
- Globalization vs Nationalism
- Today’s jobs, obsolete tomorrow
- Technology - how will it shape our future
- Cyber threats make you "WannaCry"?
- Investment opportunities in the Caribbean
- The Caribbean tourism model - is it sustainable?
- The competitive position of renewable power
- Smartphones and entertainment options
- Longevity and nutrition - can we live longer and better?
According to ICAJ President, Raymond Campbell, “No generation has had the opportunity that we have to build a global economy - an economy that leaves no one behind. It is a wonderful opportunity but also a profound responsibility. I am looking forward to a life changing, economy boosting Conference,” he enthused.