In pictures: The 2017 ICAS Admission Ceremony

Admissions Ceremony crowd
By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

27 March 2017

Have a look at some of our favourite moments from the 2017 ICAS Admission Ceremony, held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Saturday 25 March.

Admissions Ceremony Flag (EICC)

Newly-qualified CAs and honoured guests were welcomed to the venue by the CA badge.

Admissions Registration

Admissions Registration

ICAS staff were on hand all day to offer guidance and congratulations to our new members.

Admissions Ceremony crowd

Admissions Ceremony band

Attendees were kept entertained by a wonderful group of musicians and a host of ICAS exhibitors.

Admissions Ceremony exhibit 1

Experts from our Policy Leadership and Regulation teams were promoting the work of ICAS as a voice in the professional financial community and beyond.

Admissions Ceremony exhibit 2

Admissions Ceremony exhibit 3

Representatives from our Editorial and Marketing teams were showing off some of our digital initiatives, including the One Young CA competition and website and CA Today.

Admissions Ceremony exhibit 4

Admissions Ceremony exhibit 5

Leaders from our Professional Development department and ICAS Tax Professional course were demonstrating the opportunities and further qualifications available to new CAs.

ICAS CEO Anton Colellla

ICAS Chief Executive Anton Colella opened the ceremony. He said: "This is the start of your professional journey, not the end of your education. You are joining one of the world’s most respected professional bodies."

ICAS President Ken McHattie CA

ICAS President Ken McHattie CA welcomed the new group of CAs to membership. "You have just gained one of the very best business qualifications in the world.

"What you do with it is very much up to you in terms of what is your ambition. One of the most exciting things about this time in your lives is deciding what you want out of your career."

Rimla Akhtar MBE CA

The closing speaker of the event was Rimla Akhtar MBE CA, the 2016 ICAS One Young CA winner. Anton took the opportunity to remind the young CAs in attendance that this year's competition launches on Monday 3 April.

One Young CA 2017

Were you at the 2017 Admission Ceremony? Tell us what you enjoyed about the day in the comments below.


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