GCC Finance Summit 2023
ENABLING FOR FUTURE: Technology, Sustainability, Diversity

28, November 2023


Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
(The Great Ballroom), Airport Road, Dubai, UAE


The GCC Finance Summit 2023 serves as a platform for exchanging insights on the constantly evolving economic, social, and technological landscape that shapes the business and finance profession in light of global trends. It is an exclusive gathering of distinguished finance professionals convened under the theme of ‘Enabling for the Future: Technology and Sustainability’, organized by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). 

As businesses emerge from the challenges posed by the recent global pandemic, finance leaders once again find themselves in a critical role steering the path to recovery and addressing a dynamic array of issues. Restoring capital amidst impairments and adjusting risk capacities in regulated sectors, alongside managing asset price fluctuations and narrowed profit margins, necessitates a strategic emphasis on cost-efficiency. 

Investors and board members now seek sustained double-digit return on equity, stable credit evaluations, and heightened clarity on risk exposures to optimize shareholder value. Concurrently, regulators are intensifying their focus on real-time oversight of organizational operations and disclosures, with a slate of new initiatives planned for 2023, including an increased emphasis on ESG factors. 

Adding to the complexity, business divisions are demanding enhanced actionable insights and immediate analytics, while customers are advocating for personalized self-service experiences powered by digital platforms and resources. 

To deliberate upon these issues and explore potential solutions, we cordially invite you to join us at the GCC Finance Summit 2023. This event promises an enriching experience that aims to equip finance professionals with the knowledge and strategies necessary to thrive in the rapidly evolving financial landscape. By doing so, we collectively contribute to fostering a more prosperous and sustainable future. 

The Summit will bring together some of the most accomplished and astute minds in the global finance sector, spanning various industries. Together, we will address these challenges and share strategies on how the latest tools can empower us to navigate the new realities of today’s businesses, ultimately driving growth. 

Advisory & Technical Committee

Asad Feroze

Vice President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

Arslan Khalid

Vice President ICAP

Yasir Gadit

Managing Director, athGADLANG

Naffar Hussain

CEO, ANK Global

Asad Siddiqui

CFO, Moment Holding


H.E. Mr. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi

Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al Nahayan

Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar

Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs and Privatization, Pakistan

M. Ali Latif

President, ICAP


Chairman OCC, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan

Eminent Speakers and Panelists

Rizwan Saleem

Group CFO, GMG Group

Adeel Akbar

CFO, Khaleej Sugar Mills

Faisal Anwar

CFO, AL Ansari Exchange

Mustajab Ahmad

CFO, Al Khaja Holding


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Keynote speeches and presentations
Panel discussions  
Innovation technology sessions

Benefits of Attending 

Knowledge Exchange

• Challenges faced by finance teams in the face of uncertainty
• Exploring the role of technology in optimizing FP&A processes and strategic decision-making  

Gain Insights On

• How finance leaders can facilitate cross-functional collaboration to help unlock valuable information and create a more cohesive organization.
• How can finance best help the organizations in their digital transformation journey

Network with Global Peers

• Leverage the platform to interact with peers, network and share experiences, and discuss what’s working, mistakes made, and lessons learned.   



  • 28 Nov 2023

08:00 am

Delegate Registration & Networking


08:55 am

Recitation of Holy Quran & National Anthem

09:00 am

Welcome Note

09:05 am

Address by the President

09:10 am

Address by the Chief Guest on Empowering Communities: The Path to Inclusive Growth

09:15 am

Pakistani Community's Contribution to the GCC Economies

09:50 am

Keynote Address on Future of the Profession

Reserved for Senior representative from International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) 

10:15 am

Transforming Business & Trade

10:45 am

Session Wrap-Up

10:50 am

Networking / Coffee Break

11:05 am

Panel Discussion on Embedded Finance Powering the Global Digital Economy to Enable Diversified Economic Growth

11:35 am

Technology Innovation Session 1

This session will highlight latest finance transformation innovation, to be delivered by a top expert from the industry who will provide insights on the successful application of a variety of innovative technologies and case-studies

11:50 am

Technology Innovation Session 2

This session will highlight latest finance transformation innovation, to be delivered by a top expert from the industry who will provide insights on the successful application of a variety of innovative technologies and case-studies

12:05 pm

Presentation on Preparing for AML Compliances

Success Story Pakistan by Khalid Rehman, Council Member ICAP 

12:20 pm

Panel Discussion on AML Compliances

12:55 pm

Session Wrap-Up

1:00 pm

Networking / Lunch break

02:00 pm

Technology Innovation Session 3

This session will highlight latest finance transformation innovation, to be delivered by a top expert from the industry who will provide insights on the successful application of a variety of innovative technologies and case-studies

02:15 pm

Technology Innovation Session 4

Presentation on:

  • Equipping Organizations Towards Sustainability or  
  • Sustainable Solutions for Organizational Resilience and Growth or  
  • Strategies for Building Sustainable Organizations 

02:30 pm

Presentation on The Global Challenges in Sustainability Reporting

02:45 pm

Fireside Chat: Building Trust through Enhanced Sustainability

03:20 pm

Energizing Session

03:40 pm

Address by UAE Government Dignitary

03:50 pm

Panel Discussion on Emerging Trends: AI's Impact on Finance

4.30 pm

Session Wrap-Up

4.35 pm

Conference Conclusion


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Why Get Involved

Raise Your Brand Awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector to help stakeholders and project owners achieve their targets. 

Get in Front of Your Target Market

Get access to key digital transformation stakeholders involved with ongoing and upcoming projects in the region and get insight into their plans to invest in new technologies and spot opportunities.

Increases Your Competitiveness

Learn about the challenges faced by CFOs and identify how you can provide them with customized solutions to help them overcome these challenges.   

Gain Project Insights

Get first-hand details on timelines and requirements of current projects from across the country and spot opportunities. 

Generate Strong Leads

Learn about the digitalization requirements of key leading enterprise, influence decision-makers, and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects. 


Established under The Chartered Accountants Ordinance in 1961, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) is a self-regulatory body of professional accountants in Pakistan, providing invaluable contributions to both national and international businesses. It serves as a cornerstone for numerous accountants engaged in diverse sectors, including business and industry, public and private enterprises, as well as those running public practices worldwide. 

The stature and respect that ICAP enjoys today are a testament to the determination, courage, and loyalty exhibited by its members and leadership. Our members are dedicated to fulfilling crucial roles in various international and domestic sectors, with a global presence spanning numerous states. As pioneers in the field of accountancy, our members possess the knowledge, skills, and unwavering commitment to upholding the highest professional standards and integrity. Together, we play a pivotal role in fostering the success of individuals, organizations, communities, and economies.