Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Insightful Discussions and Debates at ACAE’s Annual Conference 2024

Kolkata: The Association of Corporate Advisers & Executives (ACAE) organized its Annual Conference 2024 with the theme “Igniting Utkarsh.” This event, held at the Dhono Dhanyo Auditorium in Kolkata, marked a significant milestone in fostering excellence, progress, and prosperity within the corporate advisory and executive community. The conference provided a vibrant platform for insightful discussions, engaging drama, and thought-provoking debates.

Inaugural Session

The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Utsav Parekh, Chairman of SMIFS Capital Markets Limited, alongside Mr. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Ambassador Deepak Vohra shared his thoughts on the topic “The Transformation: India becomes Bharat.”

Media Address

Speaking to the media, Mr. Sumit Binani, President of ACAE, along with CA Anup K. Sanghai and CA Rishi Khator, Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Conference, expressed their delight with the success of the ACAE Annual Conference 2024. They attributed this success to the collective efforts of all conference committee members, including CA Tarun Gupta, CA Niraj Harodia, Adv Ramesh Patodia, CA Mohit Bhuteria, CA Kamal Nayan Jain, and CA Vivek Agarwal.

Debate Session

The event featured a thought-provoking debate between entrepreneurs and professionals. Eminent entrepreneurs, Mr. Mayank Jalan, Ms. Swati Gautam, Mr. Meghdut Roy Chowdhury, and Mr. Gaurav Jalan, debated for the motion, while notable professionals, Mr. Nawshir H. Mirza, Mr. Aniket Talati, Mr. Ashok Barat, and Ms. Shivani Shah, spoke against the motion.

Keynote Speech

Mr. Sajith Kumar P. K., Group CEO & MD of IBMC International DMCC, Dubai, delivered a keynote speech on “Professional Opportunities in UAE” via video conferencing.

Drama Performance

Participants enjoyed a drama titled “Life After Death,” performed by ACAE members, focusing on the importance of wills and succession planning.

Souvenir Release

A conference souvenir was released under the leadership of CA Debayan Patra.

Reflections and Future Vision

Past Presidents of ACAE, including CA Jinesh Vanzara, CA R. S. Jhawar, CA Anand Chopra, CA Santosh Rungta, CA Sanjay Bhattacharya, and CA Madhav Sureka, expressed that the dynamic discussions, engaging drama, and thought-provoking debates have enriched members’ knowledge and fostered a spirit of collaboration and innovation.

Mission and Enthusiasm

CA Mukesh Jhawar and CA Anup Luharuka emphasized that the theme “Igniting Utkarsh” resonates deeply with ACAE’s mission to drive positive transformation and collective growth. CA Priyanshi Agarwal, CA Rohit Prasad, and CA Siddhant Jajodia shared their inspiration from the dedication and enthusiasm of the attendees.

Commitment to Growth

CA Vasudeo Agarwal, CA P. D. Rungta, CA Jitendra Lohia, CA Raj K. Lakhotia, CA Anup K. Banka, CA Manish Dhandharia, CA Chimpu Agarwal, and CA Shiv Khemka affirmed that the Annual Conference of ACAE is its flagship yearly event. They look forward to continuing this journey of transformation and growth together with the vibrant community of corporate advisers and executives.


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