2018 YCAN Winter Conference - Conference
Who Should Attend
CA(SA) and AGA(SA)

Set yourself apart in today's globally competitive world. The Young Chartered Accountant Network (YCAN) Conference will inspire you to expand your horizons and explore your future on a whole new level as you work among your peers, interact with respected subject experts, and gain a fresh, new global perspective.

Join other CAs(SA) from around the country for this extraordinary opportunity to learn from and interact with subject matter experts, gain invaluable hands-on experience, and be empowered to fully realize the power of your potential.

This leadership journey provides an extraordinary learning experience and rigorous curriculum that equips CAs with the confidence, skills, and global competitiveness required of the next generation of future leaders. Through idea exchange, the conference encourages participants to push their boundaries, challenge their way of thinking and stretch their imagination.

Friday, 27 July
11:00 - 11:55 Registration
12:00 - 12:10 Welcome
12:10 - 14:15 Conference
14:15 - 15:00 Lunch & Check In
15:05 - 16:30 Conference continues
16:30 - 18:00 Downtime
18:00 - 19:00 Teambuilding Activity
19:00 onward Social Networking & Dinner

Saturday, 28 July
09:00 - 09:05 Welcome
09:05 - 10:50 Conference
10:50 - 11:10 Comfort Break & Check Out
11:10 - 12:30 Conference continues
12:35 Closing & vote of thanks

Disruptive technology (Tomorrow's world today)
Speaker:Ryan Hogarth
Panel Discussion:Ryan Hogarth, Alex Clark

One of the significant factors affecting the workplace is the exponential changes coming from technology and the extent to which this is becoming integrated into everything that we do. Ryan will take us through the disruptive forces shaping the world right now, and how we should respond.

Key learnings:

  • The future of the workplace
  • Preparing for the challenge of change
  • The 21st century employee

Presentation will be followed by a facilitated panel discussion.

Business Strategy for a Competitive Advantage/Strategy Planning
Speaker:Wayne Borchardt

Strategy has become an elusive concept in business. It is probably no exaggeration to say that businesses today operate in a context of greater uncertainty, greater complexity and faster pace of change than ever before, and it is in this swirling context that you are charged with making strategic decisions. This session will focus on how to formulate an effective strategy and an implementation plan. The essence of Wayne's focus is strategic decision making

To make good strategy decisions one needs :

  • To be clear on the strategic problem
  • To have a great set of ideas
  • To be able to evaluate those ideas robustly
  • To be decisive in selecting and committing resources
  • To be agile in planning and executing the strategy

Leadership Inside Out
Speaker:Justin Cohen

Leadership of others starts with leadership of self. Research shows that self-mastery predicts over 60% of leadership success. The essence of self-mastery is the ability to motivate yourself. The essence of leadership is the ability to motivate others. In this program, developed by Justin Cohen for the Academy for Chief Executives in the United Kingdom, your people will acquire the tools to do both.

The Power of Networking
Speaker:Karl Smith

Networking is a skill that will introduce you to influential, knowledgeable allies you didn't know you had. This interactive session will inspire you to use authentic networking as a strategic business tool and professional competence to strengthen your influence in your company or elsewhere. This practical, interactive and motivating presentation will provide you with the skills to build your confidence and enable you to network effectively. It is invaluable for anyone who wishes to grow their network and build relationships.

Key learnings:

  • Who should I include in my network?
  • How do I find new contacts?
  • How can I start or join a conversation?
  • What can I do to make sure people remember me?
  • What should I talk about?
  • How do I move on from a conversation?
  • How do I tap into my network?

Productivity & Time Management
Speaker:Gerrit Cloete

  • Too much to do and not enough time?
  • Losing focus due to interruptions and distractions?
  • Wasting time in meetings that go nowhere?
  • Email overwhelm?
  • Not finishing what you start?
  • Procrastinating?
  • Not 100% clear about what you have to do?
  • Not enjoying a good balance between your career and the rest of your life?

  • This could cause you to waste up to 40 minutes every day, feel out of control, experience unnecessary stress and do office-work in the evenings and over weekends. It doesn't have to be like this…?

Speaker:Miles Kubheka

All that is required to start anything is vision and a hunger to succeed. Find out how a game-changing entrepreneur found success and take the tantalizing journey with him to discover how to stop dreaming and start doing

Social Media
Speaker:Emma Sadleir

As a young professional in today's crazy online world, you may think you've got it all sussed out. But, are you aware of all the legal pitfalls, hidden dangers and future implications of what you do, see and post online

Key learnings:

  • Managing the legal consequences of using social media
  • Personal and brand reputation management on social media
  • Health and social media and online safety

Personal Branding
Speaker:Pride Maunatlala

Pride's work is anchored on 3 pillars: that better leaders (personal branding) leads to better brand (brand strategy) and ultimately better organisations (corporate strategy). In this session you will learn the exact steps you need to take in order to grow your personal brand so that it can be leveraged to help your career and business.

Business with a conscience
Speaker:Andile Khumalo

The demand for moral and ethical behaviour in all aspects of business has become more prevalent in recent times.Decisions taken within an organisation may be made by senior individuals or groups, but whoever makes them will be influenced by the culture of the company.

The decision to behave ethically is a moral one. This may involve rejecting the route that would lead to the biggest short-term profit and could be a difficult one for young professionals when it comes to making a decision between doing the right thing and keeping job security. Where do you stand? How do you as a business employer or employee, ensure that business ethics and standards and codes of conduct are maintained?

In appreciation of the role that business ethics play not only in business, but also in our social environment, this session will help to illustrate the fact that ethics and morality are an expected part of the consumer-provider relationship.

Industry experts from different fields share innovative ideas and business models on topics/issues facing young, modern business leaders.

About our speakers

Ryan Hogarth
Over the last 7 seven years Ryan has established himself as a sought after global keynote speaker on Business Change & Digital Transformation. With the experience of several hundred conferences he has also built a formidable reputation as an MC, Facilitator and stage interviewer.

He has been researching, writing and talking about the ever shifting nature of business relationships and business models which are constantly impacted by social media, technology, mobile and the Internet. He has worked for both large and small corporates helping them to understand the new world of business lead by customer and employee technology.

He is also the author of the Amazon bestseller “How to Win Influence and Friend People: The New Business Manifesto for Generation X” and hosted over 150 radio interviews and podcasts on a local station MixFM and the global podcast platform cliffcentral.com.

Karl Smith
Karl is the author of three books, including the Beyond The Business Handshake and Secrets to Getting Referrals. Also, he has authored EBooks on personal branding and success. He is serves as the Brand Ambassador for St Mary's Home for Abused Women & Children. According to the average number of Google searches, Karl's articles influence many across the globe. Why? Because his mission is to help people to win with themselves so that they can win with others.

Wayne Borchardt
This is Wayne's third career having originally trained and practised as an engineer, then spending 23 years with Accenture, the last 11 of which as a Managing Director in the Strategy practice. His strategy and management consulting experience has been with multinationals and large local firms in Africa (South Africa, Nigeria), Europe (UK, Germany) and Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia).

His industry experience is in Consumer Goods, Retail, Industrial Equipment, Healthcare, and Automotive.

His functional focus and passion is Strategic Decision Making, where he spearheaded the development, training and communication of Behavioral Science and Decision Analysis concepts within Accenture Strategy, he ran the training for four years at Accenture's global Strategy College, and is now independently providing education and niche consulting services in that space.

Justin Cohen
Justin Cohen is the author of four books and seven audiobooks. He hosted a television talk show in which he interviewed some of the world's top experts on success.

As a leading authority on human potential, with a postgraduate degree in Psychology, Justin speaks and trains on motivation, sales, service and leadership.

Emma Sadleir
Author, attorney, TV anchor and lecturer Emma is a media law consultant with expertise in print and electronic media law, and who has a strong focus on social media law and she will chat to us how we can be more savvy when using our social media platforms. She has a regular weekly slot on DJ Fresh's show on 5FM answering people's questions on social media legal issues. Emma is the co-author of “Don't Film Yourself Having Sex… And Other Legal Advice For The Age of Social Media”, published by Penguin Random House in September 2014. The book was described by Professor Jonathan Jansen as “the most important textbook” a university student will buy. Emma is also the co-author of the social media section of the legal textbook, “Communications Law”, published by Lexis Nexus in January 2015.

Andile Khumalo CA(SA)
Andile Khumalo is the Chief Investment Officer of MSG Afrika Investment Holdings, a black-owned media and communications group. The company has interests in wide variety of media assets and service providers to the marketing industry such as Radio (Capricorn FM, POWER FM), TV Production (Quizzical Pictures), PR & Communications (The Communications Firm), and Print (The Quarto Press), Video & Audio Post-Production (Sonovision).

He is the former host of POWERBusiness on Power 98.7 and continues to serve as the Managing Director of Power FM.

He also plays an active role in the general business world and is founder of MyStartUp (www.mystartupsa.com), an online platform for entrepreneurs that seeks to find, develop and support aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in South Africa.

Over the years he has had various other non-executive responsibilities. He is a former member of the Takeover Regulations Panel, a member of the Financial Services Board's Directorate of Market Abuse, and a previous director of state-owned airline South African Airways. He is also a former president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa, ABASA.

Gerrit Cloete
Gerrit founded Productivity Pit Stop in 1991 by proactively contacting authors of best selling books he has worked with and rubbed shoulders with Stephen R Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People), Jerry Fletcher (Paradoxical Thinking: How to profit from your contradictions), David Allen (Getting Things Done®), Barbara Hemphill (Taming The Paper Tiger), and Carl Honoré (In Praise of Slow). Gerrit has the ability to integrate best practices into a single system, saving his clients many years of research and lots of money. He enjoys finding ways in which he can get worthwhile things done with as little effort as possible and when he finds it, to share it with as many people as possible. He has a Hons.-B.Sc. degree in Physics, teacher's Diploma and MBA..

Pride Maunatlala
Pride Maunatlala is the Head of Marketing for the Foschini Division at TFG. She has a distinct pulse for growing brands and businesses. She has enjoyed a successful 16-year career nurturing brands across multiple geographies and industries in FMCG, Financial Services, Public Sector, as well as Advertising. She has a passion for achieving business competitiveness through creating synergy between strategies, brands and people. Her work is anchored on 3 pillars: that better people (personal branding) lead to better brands (brand strategy) and ultimately better organizations (corporate strategy).

Pride has an MBA from Gordon Institute of Business and is a published research author in the Journal of Brand Management. Her study, which is focused on organisational competitiveness through employee endorsement, aims to change organisations from within.

Working with agencies and startups, she grew to understand their collective challenges such as the right business architecture, brand marketing and managing their growing organisations. Based on these insights, Pride co-founded ReFresh Business Architects, a consultancy designed to help entrepreneurs effectively grow from the inside.

In 2015, Pride was listed as one of Finweek's top women to watch; an honour she sees as a call to action for herself, to keep exploring, innovating and contributing to the female economy.

Miles Kubheka
After spending 7 years at a world's leading multinational Microsoft Miles completed his Masters Degree in Business from Wits University and simultaneously completed a post graduate business diploma from GIBS Business School. Armed with both theoretical and practical knowledge he ventured to start his own businesses.

Speakers and Topics will be updated as confirmed

Dates And Venues
Fri, 27 Jul - Sat, 28 JulEastern Cape Mpekweni Beach ResortReserve a place

This event counts towards a maximum of 6.5 hours of verifiable CPD. Please record your CPD hours on the CPD system accessible via the SAICA website, alternatively please bring your along CPD card to the seminar.

How To Enrol

Reserve a place by completing the booking form by Wednesday, 20 July 2018. Please note that telephonic reservations and enrolments are not accepted.
For bookings contact Anthonisev@saica.co.za.
For event enquiries contact viwem@saica.co.za.

On receipt of your booking form an invoice and email confirmation will be forwarded to you by the Southern Region. The invoice will contain the banking details to allow for direct deposit/EFT to be made. Proof payment then has to be forwarded to the event administrator.

Investment / Fee
Member/Associate - conference only R 350,00
Member/Associate - conference and accomodation (sharing)R 590,00
Member/Associate - conference and accomodation (single)R 1 025,00
Terms And Conditions

Standard Terms and Conditions of Business

These terms and conditions will apply to all bookings for a seminar or conference or workshop or webcast or similar event organised or to be organised by SAICA or any of its representatives and marketed as such ('Event'). All bookings will be subject to a confirmation by SAICA and once confirmation of a booking has been sent the booking will be confirmed.
  1. Bookings and Confirmations
    1. Bookings can only be done online or by submitting the manual booking form (as the case may be). Once submitted such booking shall be deemed to be confirmed and as such, SAICA's payment and cancelation terms as set in clauses 3 and 5 below shall apply.
    2. SAICA shall generate and send a tax invoice to the booked delegate as further confirmation of the booking.
    3. If an individual has booked an Event but does not receive an invoice until 3 (three) working days prior to the Event date, it is the responsibility of the individual to contact the Event Administrator and follow-up on the booking.
  2. Payment and Refunds
    1. Payment for bookings shall be made in advance.
    2. The price of the Event will be the price displayed under the Fees section of the brochure. The price shall include Value Added Tax.
    3. After payment is made, individuals must submit their proof of payment, clearly stating the invoice number that appears on the invoice. Proof of payment should be emailed or faxed to the person whose name and contact details appear under the Contact Details section of the brochure.
    4. Proof of payment must be submitted no later than 2 (two) working days prior to the date of an Event. Individuals who have booked within 7 (seven) or less working days prior to the date of an Event must produce proof of payment on the day of the Event unless proof of payment was submitted to, and receipt thereof was confirmed by, SAICA.
    5. Payment shall be made by electronic funds transfer, or direct deposit to a bank account to be designated on the invoice, or by credit card payment using the payment facility on the SAICA website.
    6. Individuals shall not be entitled to receive a refund of the Event fee except in circumstances where:
      1. there was an overbooking by SAICA;
      2. or the Event was cancelled.
  3. Cooling-off Period
  4. All payments by means of an electronic transaction shall be subject to section 44 (Cooling-Off Period) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No 25 of 2002, as amended. As such, individuals shall be entitled to cancel this agreement without reason or penalty within 7 (seven) days after the date of the booking.
    1. If the cooling-off period under clause 7.1 does not apply, and a person is a consumer protected by the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 and the person makes a booking as a result of direct marketing, then that person shall be entitled (under section 16 (Consumer's right to cooling-off period after direct marketing) of the Consumer Protection Act) to cancel this agreement within five (5) business days after the date of the booking by completing and sending to SAICA the notice attached hereto as Annexure A.
  5. Cancellations
  6. Individuals wishing to cancel a booking must send a written cancellation notice to the person whose name and contact details appear under the Contact Details section of the brochure. Telephonic cancellations will not be accepted.
    1. All cancellations received less than 8 (eight) calendar days prior to the date of the Event shall incur a cancellation fee of 50% (fifty) percent of the Event fee.
    2. Individuals who have booked for an Event but fail to cancel, or transfer (in accordance with 7 below) or substitute (in accordance with 6 below) a booking shall remain liable for the booking and as a result thereof forfeit the Event fee.
    3. No cancellation fee shall be levied by SAICA on cancellation of a booking for reasons of death or hospitalisation.
    4. Failure to cancel within 4 working days of the event and/or not show up at a free event shall attract an administration fee of R100.
  7. Substitutions
    1. Individuals are entitled to substitute bookings that have been confirmed. Only written substitution requests will be considered. Telephonic requests for substitution will not be accepted.
    2. A request for substituting an individual for another must be submitted to SAICA in writing 24 (twenty four) hours before the date of the Event. No late substitution requests will be considered. Requests for substitution must be sent to the person whose name and contact details appear in the Contact Details section below.
    3. Non-members who substitute a member will be liable for the difference between the member Event fee and non-member Event fee.
  8. Transfers
    1. Requests for the transfer of a booking to a different Event venue or Event date or different Event ('Transfer') shall be made in writing to SAICA. Requests for Transfers must be made to the person whose name and contact details appear in the Contact Details section below. Telephonic transfers will not be accepted.
    2. No charges will be levied for a Transfer unless a request for a Transfer is received 15 (fifteen) working days after the first booking, in which case an administration fee of R100 (one hundred rand) shall be charged.
    3. Transfer requests received within 3 (three) working days prior to the Event date shall be subject to a charge amounting to 50% (fifty percent) of the Event fee.
  9. Limitation of Liability
    To the extent allowed by law, SAICA shall not be liable to any person whatsoever in respect of any loss or damage caused by or arising from any fact or circumstance beyond the reasonable control of SAICA, or which is consequential or incidental or damage of whatever nature and howsoever arising from or in connection with any booking. To the extent allowed by law, SAICA's liability shall in any event and under all circumstances be limited to the refund of the Event fee.
Contact Details
Viwe Mpangele
Tel: 021 417 2660
Email viwem@saica.co.za
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