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CMA to hold NMAC 2020 from Oct. 21-22

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka holds its 17th annual flagship event the CMA National Management Accounting Conference 2020 on the theme ‘Business 2030 – Global Impact and Value Creation in the Next Normal’ on October 21-22, from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm comprising four technical sessions.

The National Professional Management Accounting Institution incorporated by Act of Parliament No. 23 of 2009.

This year due to the COVID 19 Pandemic CMA will hold ‘Virtual Conference’ to the Members of CMA, Business Community and Government Sector and they will be invited to attend the webinar free of charge and benefit from the conference.

The conference brings together local and foreign expertise to help participants navigate through the unavoidable challenges that faced today responding effectively and quickly to new technologies has become the difference between success and failure in every scope of our lives.

COVID-19 pandemic has infected millions of people and brought economic activity to a near-standstill as countries imposed tight restrictions on movement to halt the spread of the virus. It’s not only health crisis it’s also restricted the global economic order and remote learning became a lifeline for education but the opportunities that digital technologies offer to go well beyond a stop gap solution during a crisis.

The inaugural session will be on 21st October 2020 on the topic ‘Overcoming COVID 19 impact and Navigating to the Next Economy’ and the keynote address will be delivered by State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal. The session will be chaired by Founder President, CMA Sri Lanka Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala who will detail about the outline of the conference and the session will be moderated by Dinesh Weerakkody, Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka.

The second session will be on ‘Re-Positioning Higher and Professional Education in the Next Economy’ and the keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Ho Yew Kee, Professor of Accounting, Singapore Institute of Technology and the session will be moderated by Assoc. Prof. Luckmika Perera, Director (Education) – Center for Integrated Reporting, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University.

The third and fourth session will be on the 22nd October 2020 on the topics ‘Sustainability and Creating Long Term Value in the Next Normal’ and ‘The Impact of Covid 19 on Global Supply Chain in the Next Normal’ and the keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Mervyn E. King, Chair Emeritus of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) London and Gayani De Alwis, Chairperson, Global WiLAT. Sessions will be moderated by A.N. Raman, Advisory Council Member, CMA Sri Lanka and Past President SAFA and Adrian Perera, Council Member, CMA Sri Lanka. Each session will have a keynote address and followed by a panel discussion where eminent panellists will contribute their views on the topics and will conclude with a question and answer session where participants will also have an opportunity to discuss practical applications and obtain clarifications via chat option.