Welcoming & Official Opening Ceremony 08:00am - 08:30am

National & African Union Anthems

Ms Suzy Eises






Thu 08:30 am – 08:40 am

Welcoming Remarks

Mr Samuel Ndahangwapo
ICAN President





Thu 08:40 am – 08:50am

Guest Speaker:
Legislative developments in the accounting and auditing profession

Mr Junias Kandjeke
Chairman of the Public Accountants & Auditors Board


Thu 09:20 am – 09:50 am

Keynote Address:
The role of the accounting profession in delivering public services through Public Private Partnerships

Hon. Maureen Magreth Hinda-Mbuende
Deputy Minister of Finance & Public Enterprises


Thu 09:00 am – 09:20 am

Token of Appreciation & Vote of Thanks

Ms Veneranda Mahindi
ICAN Council Member



Thu 09:50 am – 10:00 am

Country Club Resort 

Thu 10:00 am – 10:15 am

Panel Discussion
Economic Resilience: Exploring opportunities
and strategies for sustainable economic practices and
responsible investments in Namibia’s economy.

Ms. Ndeyapo Shilongo
Senior Manager: Strategy & Project Management, Namibia Investment, Promotion and Development Board

Mr. Salomon Hei
Managing Director
High Economic Intelligence

Mr. Jason Hailonga
Chief Executive Officer
Namibia Savings and Investment Association

Thu 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Panel Discussion
Future fit & Relevance of the accounting profession:
Harnessing new skills in an ever-changing environment.

Ms. Linda Maqoma
National President, Association for the
Advancement of Black Accountants in
Southern Africa

Mr. Timothy Rutt
Senior Director of Syllabus Development
Chartered Institute of Managements Accountants

Ms Mandi Olivier
Senior Executive: Pre-qualification
Professional Development

Thu 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Panel Discusion:
Digital transformation: Analysing the impact of technology on accounting practices, including automation, cyber security and artificial intelligence.

Mr. Stefan Hugo
Chief Executive Officer,
TribeFire Studios

Ms. Melanie Harrison
Country Managing Partner,
Deloitte Namibia

Mr. Roger Wyllie
Manager: Africa Assurance Innovation
PwC South Africa

Thu 12:15 pm – 13:15 pm

Country Club Resort 

Thu 13:15 pm – 14:30 pm

Panel Discussion:
Governance in the context of the accountant’s role on ethics,sustainablity & social responsibilty.

Mr. Desmond Nikanor
Vice Chairperson Namibia Institute of Corporate

Mr. Escher Luanda
Executive: Ethics & Governance,
Government Institutions Pension Fund




Thu 14:30 pm – 15:30 pm

Panel Discussion:
Adoption, Implementation and reporting on Sustainability standards to enhance investor-focused information.

Mr. Tiaan Bezuin
Chief Executive Officer, Namibia Stock Exchange

Mr. Rodney Ndamba
Chief Executive Officer,
Institute for Sustainability Africa

Ms. Tatenda Nyamutamba
Chief Financial Officer, Namibia Special Risks Insurance Association

Ms. Lebogang Senne
Technical Director
Pan African Federation of Accountants

Thu 15:30 pm – 16:30 pm

Ms. Fenni Nghikevali
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia

Thu 16:30 pm – 17:00 pm

Country Club Resort 

Thu 17:00 pm – 19:00 pm

Speakers and Welcoming Remarks 08:30am - 09:30am


Violinist: Ricardo Kandume






Fri 08:30 am – 08:40 am

Welcoming Remarks

Mr Gavin Frey
ICAN Council Member





Fri 08:40 am – 09:00 am

Guest Speaker
Supporting accountancy education systems to improve the competence of professional accountants and contribute to enhanced public trust & confidence

Dr Alfred van Kent
Executive Director, Ministry of Higher Education, Technology & Innovation

Fri 09:00 am – 09:30 am

Panel Discussion
Supporting and enhancing accountancy education curriculums to improve the competence of professional accountants and contribute to enhanced public trust & confidence

Prof. Frednand Gideon
Pro-Vice Chancellor: Academic Affairs
University of Namibia 

Dr. Erold Naomab
Vice Chancellor
Namibian University of 
Science & Technology

Ms. Sylvia Demas
Deputy Executive Director
National Council for Higher Education

Fri 09:30 am – 10:30 am

Country Club Resort 

Fri 10:30 – 10:45

Panel Discussion
Public Financial Management:
Acting & advocating in the public interest by supporting the work of the government

Mr. Admire Ndurunduru
Consultant: Quality, Mobility & Public & Financial Management
Pan African Federation of Accountants

Ms. Louise Shixwameni
Deputy Executive Director
Ministry of Finance & Public Enterprises

Mr. Robert Zwane
Executive Director: Learning , Development & National Imperatives,
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Fri 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Panel Discussion
Tax compliance & Tax policy: The role of professional accountants in the proper functioning of tax systems.

Mr. Steven Ndorokaze
Chief: Strategic Communications,
Stakeholder Engagement & Taxpayers
Education, Namibian Revenue Agency

Ms. Gerda Brand
Tax Director
Deloitte & Touche





Fri 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Country Club Resort 

Fri 13:00 pm – 14:15 pm

Outlook on the IFRS landscape – 2024 and beyond

Raymond Chamboko
W. Consulting

Fri 14:15 pm – 16:15 pm

Vote of Thanks & Closing Remarks

Ms. Fenni Nghikevali
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Namibia


Fri 16:15 pm