At the heart of this year’s ICAS Conference is the sharing of wisdom and professional insights, says Anton Colella.
“In today's environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power,” said Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco. “If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it.”
These are turbulent, strange economic times. The UK is back in recession, yet unemployment is falling. The eurozone crisis rumbles on, wreaking havoc on the global economy. Trust in the professions has taken a hit, yet the need for confidence in professional guidance has never been greater.
Understanding the challenges facing business, and the route to economic recovery, requires sharing wisdom and knowledge. ICAS prides itself on providing opportunities for CAs to expand their knowledge and networks. We have exceptional CAs in a wide range of business and practice roles, ready to share their expertise and help their peers and society through rough economic conditions.
This year’s ICAS Conference, ‘The Formula for Success’, is about being inspirational and innovative. We want delegates to bring their views to Conference sessions, and we want to ensure they have transformative, practical lessons to take away from it.
The Conference speakers are a towering group of outstanding members and non-members, with unique insights to share.
Economist Paul Volcker; ICAS President Sir David Tweedie; Rogers Communications Chairman Alan Horne; Petrofac Chairman Norman Murray; Cairn Energy MD and FD Jann Brown and many more: it’s a line-up of experts and business leaders, all of whom have stories to tell about the strategies which have worked for them.
We want those who attend to feel the ‘Conference effect’ in their professional lives in the weeks and months to come, when they have new contacts, new business solutions and new opportunities for growth.
We want you to share your wisdom, too. There will be plenty of opportunity for debate and discussion at the Conference sessions, and all around the spectacular grounds of Gleneagles Hotel.
We have also developed a place for you to share your formula for success on the ICAS website. TV star ‘The Fixer’, Alex Polizzi, another of our ICAS Conference speakers, will pick the best formula at the Conference.
They say a problem shared is a problem halved. Wisdom is different, I think; wisdom shared is wisdom multiplied. The ICAS Conference is all about using shared wisdom to help you and your business succeed. I hope to see you there.