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ICAEW holds a breakfast meeting in the House of Commons to discuss professional education

On Tuesday 16 October, ICAEW discussed the role of professional education in enabling investment, business growth and prosperity in the UK and South East Asia at a breakfast meeting in the House of Commons, London.

The attendees included Jeremy Lefroy MP, and ICAEW member, and Wayne David MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vietnam. Thao Bui, Manager of Global Student Recruitment, and Katherine Jefferiss, Director of Global Engagement, represented ICAEW at the meeting.

The discussion covered a number of areas, including the importance of professional education as a prerequisite of business growth and prosperity. Thao Bui spoke about the way in which ICAEW works with local professional bodies in South East Asia, as well as the support ICAEW provides members and students in the region. The conversation touched on the ICAEW Business and Finance Professional (BFP) and ICAEW CFAB qualifications that enable a more accessible route into the profession.

Attendees raised the ongoing challenges around the mobility of talent, focusing mainly on the difficulty of students attaining visas to allow them to gain professional work experience in the UK after the completion of their studies.