Together Towards the Future: Rethink, Retool, Respond

The 41st ICAC Caribbean Conference of Accountants,

Thursday June 27 to Saturday 29, 2024

Day 1
Time Slot Topic/Subject Speaker/Presenter
06:00-06:40 (40 mins) Sunrise Yoga  
08:30-08:35 (5 mins) Safety Briefing: HouseKeeping/Security Announcements Wyndham Hotel
08:35-08:50 (15 mins) Flag Procession  
08:50-08:52 (2 mins) National Anthem of Barbados  
08:52-08:55 (3 mins) Welcome Remarks from Conference Chair David Simpson - Conference Chair, ICAC 2024
08:55-09:00 (5 mins) Remarks from Titanium Sponsor - BTMI Andrea Franklin, CEO, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc or designee
09:00-09:05 (5 mins) Greetings from Host President Tracy Marshall, President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados
09:05-09:10 (5 mins) Sponsor Acknowledgement  
09:10-09:15 (5 mins) ICAC President's Welcome Remarks Andrea St. Rose, President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC)
09:15-09:35 (20 mins) Remarks from IFAC Asmaa Resmouki, President, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
09:35-10:20 (45 mins) Feature Address: Leveraging on a common identity for economic prosperity Okechukwu Ihejirika, Ag. Chief Operating Officer, Caribbean (Afreximbank)
10:20-10:25 (5 mins) End of Opening Ceremony  
10:30-11:00 (30 mins) Sponsored Coffee Break  
11:00-11:30 (30 mins) Plenary - Turning words into action: Caribbean Corporate Governance Pulse Survey 2024 Ronaele Dathorne-Bayrd, Corporate Services Leader (PwC)
11:30-12:30 (60 mins) Panel Discussion - Net Zero strategies and what have successful regional companies done to achieve their targets Moderator - Daryl Walcott-Grappie, Ronaele Dathorne-Bayrd (PwC), Kirk Douglas (Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business), , Candace Browne (Mount Gay Distilleries), John Marshall (Harris Paints)
12:30 -13:45 (75 mins) Sponsored Lunch Break  
13:45 -14:25 (40 mins) Rethink, Retool, Respond: The Cybersecurity Perspective James Bynoe, Senior Manager (EY)
14:25-15:05 (40 mins) Leveraging our Talent "Harnessing the multigenerational workforce" Rachele Forcardi, Leading Future of Work Strategist
15:05-15:35 (30 mins) Sponsored Coffee Break  
15:35-16:15 (40 mins) Retooling to Remain Relevant - Fireside Chat Michael Holding, cricket legend and retired cricket commentator chats with Lisa Padmore, CEO ICAB
16:15 - 16:30 Wrap-up and Close of Day David Simpson, Conference Chair
Day 2
Time Slot Topic/Subject/ Speaker/Presenter
06:00-06:40 (40 mins) Sunrise Yoga  
08:30-08:35 (5 mins) Safety Briefing: HouseKeeping/Security Announcements Wyndham Hotel
08:35-08:50 (15 mins) Day 1 Recap; messaging about events, transportation David Simpson, Conference Chair
08:50-08:55 (5 mins) Acknowledgement of Sponsors and Award of prizes for sponsor competitions  
08:55-09:00 (5 mins) Remarks from ACCA President Ronnie Patton, ACCA President
09:00-09:30 (30 mins) Remarks from the Government of Barbados Kevin Hunte, Permanent Secretary - Ministry of Energy & Business
09:30-10:00 (30 mins) The Evolution of the Accountant's Role Lisa Brathwaite, Partner Grant Thornton
10:00-10:40 (40 mins) Securing your Future Nikita Gibson, Senior VP - Clarity Life Insurance Ltd
10:40-11:10 (30 mins) Sponsored Coffee Break  
11:10-12:00 (50 mins) Healing through Creativity and the Arts Varia Williams, Creative Arts Therapist
12:00-12:10 (10 mins) Reveal of location of 42nd Annual Conference David Simpson, Conference Chair
12:10-12:50 (40 mins) Mindfulness – Managing your Future Through Personal Change Raphael Saul, Motivational Speaker
12:50 - 13:00 (10mins) Vote of thanks David Simpson, Conference Chair
13:00-15:30 (150 mins) Sponsored Lunch Break - Beach Barbeque  

Note: Speaker’s Agenda subject to change. Please stay tuned for regular updates and further details.  All times are in AST currently  also the same time as NYC and MIA time or US EST time.

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Who can benefit from attending

Business leaders, senior accounting executives and government officials.

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Wyndham Grand Barbados

Sam Lord’s Castle Resort & Spa
End of Belair Road, St. Philip, Barbados

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