18th Annual Conference of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) was held on 16th and 17th February at the AAT Centre. Deliberations on the theme “Steer the Change” a topic which is more relevant in the country. This topic was selected based on what the country needs at this moment during the pandemic situation, which is a contribution of committed professionals to rebuild our economy with a view to attracting more investments for the economic growth of the country.
The conference was inaugurated with the participation of the speaker of the parliament, Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena as the Chief Guest and the State Minister of Money & Capital Markets Hon. Ajith Nivard Cabraal as the Guest of Honour and the keynote speaker.
Stimulating Technical Sessions have been planned to coincide with the substance and the significance of the theme presented by eminent resource personnel on the 16th and 17th respectively. The topics were “Lead from the front- Steering above and beyond”, “No turning back- Steer the skill and the will” and “Take the wheel- Steer through tax reforms”. Due to the current situation of the country, AAT conducted the inauguration ceremony physically with the limited invitees and most of the members were joined online via zoom platform.
The conference facilitates exchange of profound expertise of 16 resource personnel in chosen fields and expects to attract over 400 participants for the conference. There several activities at the inauguration day and this event were a great opportunity to meet and network leading professionals from various segments at a single venue. Participating in the Conference was believed to add value to knowledge and shape up skills on many aspects demanded by both the profession and the personality of the expected participants.