The panel discussion was moderated by renowned consultant, Aamir Ghauri, Editor, ‘The News’ Islamabad. All the speakers stressed upon the fact that the academia and industry share a symbiotic relationship. Academia produces graduates who are absorbed by industry. Such workshops or specialist meetings organised by academics can be an excellent source of new ideas as they bring together experts to discuss the state of-the-art and potential research agendas. The audience was mainly represented by working professionals, industry and academia leadership, students of professional accountancy qualifications and business and accountancy fraternity.
Founder/Chief Executive Roots Millennium Schools and The Millennium Universal College Faisal Mushtaq said, “With innovation at an all-time high, and drivers such as digitization and globalization influencing the future, the opportunities for generation next are significant. Professional accountants throughout the world are uniquely placed to help organisations create sustainable growth and prosperity in the global economy. Yet adding to this equation are the ambitions of today’s young workforce, the stakes for the attraction, engagement, development, and retention of the youngest generation in the profession today are high.”
He therefore urged the students and academia present to make the most out of such learning and networking opportunities as it is important that skill development starts early on for a successful career for Millennials.