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ICAEW Global Virtual Skills Conference

Programme

8-10 September 2020

View the full programme of ICAEW's Global Virtual Skills Conference, which includes practical advice and insights from industry experts.
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8 September 2020

Panel discussion Skills for a bright career future
  • Event
  • 08 Sep 2020
  • 09:00 - 10:00 BST

The Panel will be discussing around the importance of soft skills and how students can enhance the different skillsets.
Panellists:Peter Tavener, CFO and COO, Beehive P2P Limited; Vandana Saxena Poria OBE, TEDx speaker; Trang Tran, HR Director, Deloitte Vietnam; Fraser Deas, Head of International Education Services, British Council China; Stephen Isherwood CEO, Institute Student Employer (ISE); Takis Charalambous, ACA student; Audrey Yeow, ACA student.

Breakout session one Communication in the digital age
  • Event
  • 08 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 - 11:00 BST

Communication skills are vital to success as a professional, whether in person or using digital tools. This session will look at tips and best practices for text-based digital communication, video conferencing and professional networking using LinkedIn.
Speaker: Daniel Clark, Head of Programme Development, BPP.

Breakout session two How to be a chameleon in the ever changing workplace?
  • Event
  • 08 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 - 11:00 BST

The world of work is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Employers actively seek out employees who can adapt to changing circumstances and environments, who can embrace new changes and who are enterprising, resourceful and adaptable.
Speaker: Hoa Nguyen ACA, Senior Manager Financial Advisory, Deloitte SEA.

Breakout session three The New Normal in Today’s Job Hunt
  • Event
  • 08 Sep 2020
  • 11:00 - 00:00 BST

Know the minds of what employers are seeking in candidates today. Join this session to learn of the know-hows and align your current skills to your next job search.
Speaker: Iris Goh, Senior Manager HR, Mazars LLP Singapore

Breakout session four From Graduate to Business Leader: The attributes to succeed.
  • Event
  • 08 Sep 2020
  • 11:00 - 12:00 BST


Speaker: Michael Ho Wan Kau, Partner, PwC Mauritius

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9 September 2020

Panel discussion The winning attitude
  • Event
  • 09 Sep 2020
  • 09:00 - 10:00 BST

The Panel will be discussing around how students can ace their careers with the right attitude.
Panellists: Sumi Shah FCA, Finance IT and HR Partner, Flemmings Bonnie Tham FCA, Executive Director, Head of People and Support, BDO Malaysia Christopher Jeffery, Chairman, British Business Group Vietnam Sylvia Stephanie Chan Zhao, ACA student Georgi Stoyanov, ACA student

Breakout session one Being comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • Event
  • 09 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 - 11:00 BST

Do you sometimes feel uneasy with change? Wonder about the future and what is going to happen? Wish you could go back to childhood or a more secure time? Well, come to this power-packed session which will help you understand why we are the way we are and why we find it difficult to handle uncertainty. The session will help you realise it’s ok to have resistance to certain activities and give you tips on what you can do to become more adaptable. Change is inevitable, but our future careers can me a lot less stressful if we start cultivating some good techniques now!
Speaker: Vandana Saxena Poria OBE FCA, TEDx speaker

Breakout session two Honesty and Integrity – Values for Life
  • Event
  • 09 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 - 11:00 BST


Speaker: Mervyn Ramsamy, Director of Human Resources, BDO Solutions Mauritius

Breakout session three Where do you see yourself in the future workforce?
  • Event
  • 09 Sep 2020
  • 11:00 - 12:00 BST

In this session, we will share with you the workforce outlook and what organizations are looking for on their journey to embrace the future. We hope that you will be able to have the right answer for yourself after this and unfold your future career!
Speaker:Trang Tran, HR Director, Deloitte Vietnam

Breakout session four Attitudes to learning - they really matter
  • Event
  • 09 Sep 2020
  • 11:00 - 12:00 BST

To qualify as an accountant, you need to do more than simply pass an exam, the process requires you to develop new skills and attitudes that will not only help you transition into the world of work but ensure you have a long and successful career. Having the right attitude to learning is more important than you might think, it fuels motivation and influences how you cope with failure. Interestingly the attitudes that will make you a good student are also those most highly prized by employers. In this session you will learn how to develop a positive attitude, why it’s important to be proactive and what you have to do to become more resilient.
Speaker: Stuart Pedley-Smith, Head of Learning, Kaplan Financial

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10 September 2020

Panel discussion Essential professional development
  • Event
  • 10 Sep 2020
  • 09:00 - 10:00 BST

The Panel will be discussing around the essential professional development that gives you an edge over peers.
Panellists: Matthew Pearce ACA, CFO, SAAB Saudi Arabia; Edward Rowe ACA, Head of Internal and Head of IA Operations, Mubadala Investment Company; Tanya Worsley FCA, Head of International Markets, Kaplan Financial; Daniel Clark, Head of Programme Development, BPP; Andreas Malais, ACA Student; Stoyan Krasanov, ACA Student.

Breakout session one ICAEW Careers
  • Event
  • 10 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 - 11:00 BST

This session will include: an intro to ICAEW Training Vacancies, finding the perfect employer and career.How to prepare for lockdown application processes. How to stand out as a candidate. Application tips and advice. From cover letters to video CVs. Opportunities after ACA. What's next? ICAEW Careers+ - a new, free portal to help you develop your skills – what is it and how can you sign up.
Speaker Anna-Maria Itsiou, Marketing Manager, ICAEW and Nassim Gribi Marketing Executive, ICAEW

Breakout session one Readiness to work session
  • Event
  • 10 Sep 2020
  • 11:00 - 12:00 BST

Developed in collaboration with our partners in learning these sessions will help you transition to the workplace effectively by providing a good understanding of what will be expected of you as you begin your training. These sessions bring to life what it is like to enter into a training programme that involves completing a professional qualification. Practical advice is offered on how to approach workplace scenarios, many of which students might not have faced before such as maintaining a work-life balance while also integrating as part of an organisation. Students will also be made aware of the support networks that are available to them throughout their training.
Speaker:Jack Henman, Senior Marketing Executive, ICAEW

Spotlight session one In conversation with Edward Rowe ACA
  • Event
  • 10 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 - 10:30 BST

Edward will be sharing with you his own ACA journey and how he has got to where he is in his career today. Edward is currently Head of Internal Audit (Technology, Manufacturing & Mining) & Head of IA Operations at Mubadala .

Spotlight session two In conversation with Hien Vo ACA
  • Event
  • 10 Sep 2020
  • 10:30 - 11:00 BST

Hien will be sharing with you his own ACA journey and how he has got to where he is in his career today. Hien is currently a Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Transaction Advisory Group in London.

Spotlight session three In conversation with Tan Wei Jian ACA
  • Event
  • 10 Sep 2020
  • 11:00 - 11:30 BST

Tan Wei Jian will be sharing his own ACA journey and how he has got to where he is in his career today. Tan Wei Jian is currently a venture capitalist with Kairous Capital. 

Spotlight session four In conversation with Hai Doan ACA
  • Event
  • 10 Sep 2020
  • 11:30 - 12:00 BST

Hai will be sharing his own ACA journey and how he has got to where he is in his career today. Hai is currently an Audit Senior at Deloitte Singapore.