His Excellency, the President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote officiated at the 47th Fiji Institute of Accountants Congress 2019 held at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa in Sigatoka today.
With the theme “Prioritising Humanity-Inspire, Empower, Innovate”, President Konrote urged participants to be aware of the many challenges we face as individuals, as organisations, as a community and as a nation.
“To ensure that we achieve a brighter future, we need to embrace change and take on many of the pressing challenges including Climate Change, Urbanisation, Resource Depletion and Health Care to name a few. The perception that dealing with these challenges is the sole responsibility of the Government is in my humble opinion, no longer proper nor viable.”
“It is simply everyone’s responsibility to think and plan for a better future: for themselves and our future generations. This is a call to action and we need to find our place and our purpose in this journey into a more peaceful and prosperous Fiji.”
The two day congress will feature key speakers talking on topics from Climate Change, Leadership, Resources (Availability and Management), Artificial Intelligence, Lifestyle and Culture. These stem primarily from the focus of this year’s Congress: “Inspire, Empower and Innovate”.