A spectacular “Lion Dance” and welcome performance by Paul Wan & Co opened the conference. High-profile external speakers included: Prof. Walter Woon, former Singapore Attorney General, who spoke on corporate governance; Ma Mignon Ramos, Roadmaps + Beyond, who facilitated an interactive session on work/life balance and Jason Sims, PointStar Group, who along with Greg Hayes (Hayes Knight, Australia) and Benjamin Martins (SiwzeNtsalubaGobodo, South Africa) led a lively Cloud Computing discussion.
Other popular sessions included a case study from Sudhir Kumar (Morison Menon, UAE) on “Successful Firm Marketing”; a highly entertaining and informative client presentation on “Working with MI Member Firms”; new member firm presentations; common interest groups and an update on MI’s “Technical Roadmap” initiative.
Over 500 guests, including clients and business leaders, enjoyed a celebratory “musical” dinner to mark the host firm’s 25th anniversary. The conference ended with a colourful, fun-packed night of Asian costumes and karaoke!
This event’s high attendance reflects MI’s recent growth and shows that its high quality member firms are committed and active. The extremely warm atmosphere that pervades MI events pays testament to the association’s very professional but extremely fun culture.
On behalf of all member firms, enormous thanks are due to host firm Paul Wan & Co - who put on a great event that will be long remembered. Congratulations to Paul Wan & Co on their successful milestone and we look forward to the next 25 years of working with this leading, visionary and innovative firm.
The 2012 MI-MIAP conference will be held in Sydney, Australia on the 2-4 November - mark your diaries now!