African Conference showcases strengthened commitment to growing the region

Seizing business and commercial opportunities and embracing digital technology to remain competitive were the key themes of the Morison KSi African Conference held in Dakar, Senegal, on 9-10 July 2019.

Quality speakers
The conference welcomed some prominent and high-profile external speakers, including Moustaph Gaye, Deputy Director at l’Institut Supérieur de Management à Dakar (ISM Dakar), prestigious local business school; Narayanan Vaidyanathan, Head of Business Insights at Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Trevor Hambayi, financial analyst, PhD Research Fellow and author; Vickson Ncube, CEO of Pan-African Federation of Accountants (PAFA).

Morison KSi member firms joined in sharing their expertise. Our internal speakers and panellists included Ajibade Fashina from Pedabo (Nigeria), Danilo Ogassawara from KSI Brasil (Brazil), Jean-Pierre Larroze from Aplitec (France), and Marco Patrizi from Tuffias Sandberg (South Africa).

Key topics
The agenda covered some of the key issues that members and their clients are currently facing. These included SME’s access to finance and seizing growth opportunities; utilising regional integration to offer stakeholders global opportunities; challenges and opportunities presented by technology and what they mean for business model; and the role the accountancy profession should play in facilitating the development of trade and services across the industry.

Regional growth
The conference welcomed a number of potential member firms from five African countries: Benin, Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania, and Senegal. The event provided these firms with the opportunity to meet a number of current members and Morison KSi directors, and to get a feel of what the association could offer them. The firms fully engaged in the conference and embraced the Morison KSi culture.

The event provided plenty of opportunities to network, including fun team-building activities which had delegates and companions meander on quads through salt mountains on the shores of Pink Lake as well as learn to play traditional Djembe drums.

Morison KSi would like to thank all speakers and panellists for sharing their insights and inspiring thought-provoking discussions. Thanks to all participants for taking time out of the office to attend and contribute to this successful event.

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