Tuesday 27 November 2012

Innovative Society: Sustaining Business Success

The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) will be organising its second MIA International Accountants Conference 2012 from today and tomorrow. The theme adopted this year is Innovative Society: Sustaining Business Success. The fact that accountants in Malaysia will be debating about innovation is refreshing as they are known more for their conservativeness.

More than 2,300 accountants from 26 countries will meet at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre for this annual event. A part from picking up technical points discussed at the conference, this is an excellent platform for networking, not just among accountants but from other sectors of our business community.

Interestingly the theme goes beyond the profession, it is from the perspective of the society. This is something that could be timely as the subject is about accepting the fact that we need to face change, doing the same thing over and over again will not work and there is no full stop when it comes to the demand for change. Those who believe change will stop at some point definitely had their time in our society and should consider fading away gracefully. If the accountants speak loud enough about innovation and change, they may be heard by others who are also congregating in Kuala Lumpur this week.

I hope the accountants, as much as being perceived as conservative, would participate in nation building through inspiring innovation. Given their numbers in running corporates, accountants are it the pole position to continue to drive value creation and governance.


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