PICTURE 1 - IMA WESTERN PROVINCE’S BOARD AND EVENT MEMBERS (LEFT TO RIGHT). AHMED SAMMAK, ESSAM SALEM, VIJAY SONI, MOHAMMED ZALEE, NADEL NABIL, DEVENDRA SINGH, SHOAIB MALIK, WALEED BAMARAOUF, SHERIF ARYAN.
“Meet the Innovative Mind of Finance” kicked of as a
17th October 2016 – Over 70 members/guests attended the event arranged by IMA Western Province Chapter – Jeddah to meet the Innovative Minds of Finance. The first in the year 2016-2017 chapter, IMA Western Province Chapter held at Fine Grill Restaurant in Jeddah.
The chapter gave an upbeat message to the audience of the seminar, saying due to fluctuation in the Market and changes in the Saudi Arabia Market, new innovation is highly encouraged to secure a right job with the right mind set in order to progress its career and help the organisation to shift to better level. “Due to new regulations, market fluctuation and new challenges, Saudi Arabia is now looking for more qualified, more innovative and smarter minds in the market to help the country economy to grow” said Shoaib Malik – Marketing Director, IMA Western Province Chapter who started the talk after welcoming the audiences. The event consisted of many speakers who left the great messages to the audiences. Vijay Soni – Vice President IMA Western Province Chapter explained the nature of creating this chapter and the importance of CMA (Certified Management Accountant), how such qualification helps the employees and the organisation. The chapter announced that IMA has announced to give scholarship to few students from each university, arrangements with Jeddah based universities will be agreed upon soon.
Vijay Soni has introduced the chapter members and the speakers, along with highlighing the relevance topics of the current economic situation to the audiences. Mr Krish Jangal (Innovation practioner - Group IT Manager for a leading FMCG) the main speaker was warmly welcome to present the talk about innovatiion. Krish has left a great message to the audience as there are difference between Innovation and inventor, given an example of Motorola and Iphone. Motorola was the first mobile phone invented but Iphone was the first innovator of smart phones, that’s why you see more half of the consumers with Iphone. No matter what, one must not stop innovation new things whether in personal life or work life even if you are demotivated.
PICTURE 2: KRISH JANGAL DELIVERING THE MESSAGE
PICTURE 3: QUESTION FOR INNOVATIVE PRACTIONER
The talk followed by the Past President of IMA Western Province Chapter Mr Waleed Bamaraouf. Mr Waleed
Bamaraouf talked about the benefits of having a CMA qualification and the need of Saudi Market for a CMA. Mr
Waleed also left a thanks and appreciated the work
Picture 4: Waleed Bamaraouf – Past
President IMA Western Province Chapter saying few words about current affairs, the benefit of CMA and chapter.
arranged by the current members as he sees the potential and energy the team members have. Audiences had many more questions which Mr Waleed cleared for them such as the potential growth of CMA and procedures.
Panel discussion was called out where the speakers along with one of the audiences Mr Blaire Seaford – consultant for Ministry pariticipated and Mr Naveen Kumar who highlighted importance of destrictive innovation and its role in financial professional life.
Many interesting topics were discussed such as a “How to convince management about new innovations, convincing management about the course an employee wishes to take” etc. Such questions raised an interest in the conversations as it has cleared the concept of the seminar and confusion.
Before the dinner was called out, a raffle draw was announced where all audiences drops their name or business cards and Mr Ahmed Sammak – Membership Development Director & Board Member – called out the winner.
The lucky draw winner Mr Yahya Arif – working for Haji Husein Alireza as a Senior Internal Auditor was called to collect the raffle gift.
“The seminar was indeed very informative and useful, thanks IMA Chapter for bringing new information for us” said one of the audiences.
“We left the other chapter event and joined this one, we found the structure and subject very nice and it doesn’t bore you, the one we left was far boring” said another guests.
PICTURE 5 AHMED SAMMAK GAVE RAFFLE WINNER GIFT FROM IMA