CA magazine: October 2021
The arrival of October means the return of CA Summit, our flagship annual conference at ICAS. The fully digital event, conducted across the afternoons of 5-7 October, is tailored to offer insights on the most pressing business topics of today and tomorrow.
It’s part of our commitment to ensure our members are the best they can be – ready to tackle the challenges of the future with expertise and confidence.
This year builds on the success of last year’s event by welcoming some of the most influential and innovative names in business. For example, you can watch Afdhel Aziz, who featured in last month’s CA magazine, discuss the alignment of purpose and profit on 5 October, Gin Lalli explain how to safeguard your mental health on 6 October, and Jason Brink outline what to expect from the growth of cryptocurrency on 7 October.
And in this issue, we meet two more speakers ahead of the event. Professor Michael G Jacobides of London Business School addresses how accountants can best prepare firms for the post-pandemic economy, and Andy Woodfield explains how business operations can avoid a common pitfall: the pursuit of average
If CA Summit has one overarching goal, beyond sharing leadership and best practice with members, it is to bring together the 23,000-strong CA community for a single shared experience. CAs in all sectors of the economy, in all countries of the globe, are bonded together by their membership of ICAS. Together, they have incredible influence in shaping the future direction of the economy. And, as we continue to navigate this period of disruption and transformation, their business expertise will prove crucial to finding clarity.
That’s why we take pride in sharing the breadth of achievements of ICAS members. This month in CA magazine, there are compelling stories of business success at challenger banks, venture capital, sport and mentoring. Plus, at CA Summit, you will hear from members who are using their CA qualification to drive change, including our office bearers Bruce Pritchard CA, Indy Hothi CA and Clive Bellingham CA.
I hope you enjoy this year’s CA Summit and, as always, CA magazine. As the session titles on 5-7 October suggest, we hope the sharing of these stories enables you to Learn, Grow and Inspire.