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ACCA holding PLC 2019 to discuss shaping Pak economy


Our Special Correspondent

Lahore: Current and future issues facing the business in Pakistan and
the role of business leaders in shaping the economy will be the main
focus at the annual conference ‘Pakistan Leadership Conversation 2019
(PLC 2019)’ announced by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants), with high-profile events in Karachi, Lahore and
Islamabad starting 18 February.

Pakistan Leadership Conversation (PLC) is a series of conferences that
brings together prominent thought leaders from the public and private
sectors and engage them in thought-provoking and future-focused
conversations that aim to shape the future of society and economy in
Pakistan. The conference features influential business leaders at the
top of their profession and brings together hundreds of business
professionals from across the globe.

The British High Commission Islamabad has also joined ACCA as a
co-organiser for this conference. The agenda at the PLC 2019 will
examine a wide range of key topics from institutional reforms to
global competitiveness to digital revolution.There will be six panel
discussions in which experts will discuss in detail the need for
strategic business leadership possessing the right blend of ethical
and professional skills to meet the demands of an uncertain future.
Importantly, there’s a dedicated session planned for the leading
policy makers and business operators to debate the implications of
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Speaking of the conference, Sajjeed Aslam, head of ACCA Pakistan says:
“With an evolving business environment bringing a range of new
challenges, the primary theme of this year’s PLC is ‘Strategic
business leaders – capacity and character’ to rethink and redefine the
role of business leaders of the future.”

Attendees will have the best opportunity to discover updates in
FinTech, taxation, global trade and China’s Belt and Road Initiative
and will get exposure to global thought leaders including the
President of ACCA, Mr. Robert Stenhouse who will be delivering a
keynote at the conference.

Started in 2017, Pakistan Leadership Conversation has now become an
important annual event for those who want to keep abreast with the way
the business world and accountancy profession is evolving.

The conference will also be complemented by three corporate networking
dinners celebrating the achievement of young ACCA affiliates who have
attained membership in the year 2018-19.

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