October 15, 2021

Cayman Islands: Second annual AICPA Summit promises insight and inspiration

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TEDx alum, four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete, and Girls on the Run Founder Molly Barker is coming to Cayman for the 2nd annual AICPA CIIPA Summit. AICPA partnered with CIIPA for the inaugural summit in 2017 to provide professional development for both the private and public sectors.

This year brings together more than 200 delegates and presenters from Cayman, Barbados, Bahamas, the UK, Canada, and the United States, for two days of networking, global insights, trends, and a heavy dose of inspiration. Presenters include AICPA Chair, Eric Hansen, Bloomberg TV regular Joe Brusuelas, IFAC Past President Olivia Kirtley, and IBM Executive Jim Collins.

Sessions range from cyber security with Deloitte Cyber Risk expert Andres Gil, to developing emotional intelligence (EQ) with author Jennifer Shirkani. Past President of Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals, Chris Bailey talks staff retention and engagement, while CPA Joseph Rugger shares how to get to ‘yes’ in negotiations.

Six concurrent sessions were developed for those working in the public sector and includes technical updates, leadership, and results-driven management. Finance and Economic Development Minister, Hon. Roy McTaggart will give an update on the local economy, with Deputy Governor Franz Manderson providing opening remarks.

CIIPA President Joel Dodson says, “We are excited to be able to bring high calibre presenters together for this one-of-a-kind event, made possible through our partnership with AICPA. As Chair of the organizing committee, I would like to thank the staff of AICPA and CIIPA and the volunteer committee members for their time and dedication to the summit as well as our sponsors who have made this possible.”

The summit has received major support from both private and public sectors including Deloitte, KPMG, Department of Commerce & Investment, EY, PwC, Ministry of Finance, Grant Thornton, CML, BDO, CUC, Baker Tilly, Squar Milner, Civil Aviation Authority and Pinnacle Media.


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