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Innovative Accountants – The Key To Success


Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday, 27 November – The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) hosted today the MIA International Accountants Conference 2012 which drew over 2,350 local and international delegates from 26 countries around the world.Themed ‘Innovative Society: Sustaining Business Success’, the MIA re-branded annual flagship event was set to tackle issues and challenges reflecting the current and future development of the dynamic, uncertain and evolving business world.

The opening ceremony was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Finance, YB Senator Dato’ IR Donald Lim Siang Chai, on behalf of the Minister of Finance II, YB Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah.

In his speech, the deputy minister stressed that innovation is the key ingredient which can provide Malaysia with a competitive edge, especially when dealing in a volatile and dynamic business environment of the world.

“In order to become more productive, competitive and not to be left behind from the progress and innovations at par with world standards, we too need to invest in how to understand and apply innovation whether we are exploring changes to products, services, processes or business models,” said the Minister.

The two-day event will see many fellow accountants, corporate leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, standard setters and public practitioners as well as key government officials and academicians meet to discuss strategy on moving the accountancy profession forward to an innovative spectrum.

Datuk Mohd Nasir, President of the MIA in his opening remark said:

“It is important that accountants continue to be part of an innovative society. Accountants have already moved into strategic roles in corporate management and business leadership. But we need to enhance our strategic thinking abilities and become effective business advisors in recommending new business models and management styles that will add value to the innovative society of today.”

The primary aim of the Conference is to explore issues related to key areas that directly and indirectly affect the continued relevance of the professional accountants and financial business leaders to sustain success in an innovative environment and to prepare them for the future on how to sustain competitive advantages in an uncertain future.

The Conference provides for an excellent platform for participants to gain insights on developing organisational creativity and innovativeness, to discover new strategy, to enhance your knowledge on dealing with stakeholders, to address latest issues related to the accountancy profession and to network.

The event boosts 30 internationally acclaimed speakers from the public, regulatory and private sectors covering key topics relevant to the professional accountants and highlighting the accountants’ role of value creator and contributor to sustainable growth.