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October 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

| Ksh 159000



Theme: To Lead by Influence or to Drive by Compulsion

Date: 23rd – 27th October 2018

Venue: Hilton Dubai – JUMEIRAH


1.0          Background

Four years ago, the Institute identified a capacity development gap among C-Suit executives of most organizations in Kenya. A survey carried by the Institute revealed that C-Suite executives needed capacity support to enable them deliver 360 degrees value to their organizations, themselves, families and global community. It is against this backdrop that the C-Suite Seminar was born with a sole aim of taking each executive to the next level of his career through honing their leadership skills. With a program that not only focuses on enlightening delegates on what is lying ahead of them and what they should do in order to reap maximum benefits in any untapped opportunities ahead, the C-Suite Seminar also aims at exposing executives through benchmarking in order to develop them to truly global leaders.

A destination that has a lot to learn from and an inspiration story like Dubai serves the aim of the seminar best. Dubai has emerged as one of the world’s leading international business centers and regional hubs. This cosmopolitan city of diversity is at the crossroad of the globe and has transformed itself into a buzzing international metropolis. With easy accessibility, state-of-the-art infrastructure and modern venues, Dubai is the place to be when it comes to business and leadership inspiration.


2.0          Target

Are you a CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CIO, GM, MD, Chief Accountant, Strategy and Governance Consultant or a Chief Manager by any other name? Are you on your way to the C-level of the organization in the foreseeable future? If yes to any of the above options, then this is your event.


3.0          Theme, Topics and Synopses


The world today is a cocktail of facts and fiction such that leaders have to shift from influencers to drivers and back in order to remain useful to their organizations and communities. The debate on whether “To Lead by Influence or to Drive by Compulsion” or how to balance in between forms the basis of this year’s C-Suite Seminar. Today’s leaders must be weary of what is happening and what works, and they must be ready to take appropriate actions to make things happen for the benefit of all stake holders. The 5th C-Suite will delve on the following key areas:

  • Dubai Economy:  Lessons for developing countries

Business success stories in Dubai reflect a long tradition of entrepreneurs capitalizing on new sources of economic growth in construction, education and consumer goods.  For over 50 years emirate’s entrepreneurs have grasped the opportunities offered by economic growth.  Despite the dramatic transformation of Dubai over that half century, the interplay between growth and opportunity has not changed. What lessons can other countries pick from this thriving economy?  What Opportunities does Dubai as an economy offer to the progressive C-Level Executive?  How about opportunities for business development for your organization?

  • Talent Management for competitive advantage: trends & prospects

Now more than ever, it is imperative that organizations manage people well. In today’s information economy, people’s knowledge, skills, and relationships are an organization’s biggest asset and main source of competitive advantage. What are the trends and prospects? What should we as C-Level executives do to harness the opportunities in talent trends for our respective organizations’ growth?

  • Big data and its business impact: A futuristic view

Big data is the buzzword of the moment.  Defined as high volume, high velocity and high variety information assets, big data helps businesses to make better business decisions.  Millions of patent documents are filed and updated each week and with no signs of slowing down. How does this affect your strategy? Does this predict what will happen to the role of C-Level executives tomorrow? How then should we prepare for the fast-coming future?

  • A positive organization culture: Setting the tone at the top

To achieve as a team, positive culture is the crucial internal environmental factor that most organizations need. Setting the tone for your organization can be difficult at times as leadership roles inherently come with stress and a glaring spotlight that can be a bit unforgiving if not handled properly. This session will discuss the what and how of organization culture with practical examples and prescribe a way forward for the executives who wish to lead positive culture change in their respective organizations.

  • Teaming to lead teams

As the business environment becomes more competitive and digital disruption continues, organizations have become more team-centric, networked, and agile.  Each C-Suite executive has a team under him who inspires but this inspiration may fall short if the team does not see team work at the c-level.  Why and how should we build teams at the c-level?

  • Evolution of ethical and legal corporate environment

Managers must acknowledge their role in shaping organizational ethics and seize this opportunity to create a climate that can strengthen the relationships and reputations on which their companies’ success depends. Executives who ignore ethics run the risk of personal and corporate liability in today’s increasingly tough legal environment. This session will assess some of the outstanding legal and ethical issues today and connect them to expected conduct of the executive today into the future.

  • Corporate etiquette

As executives, we must recognize that part of the image of the organization is the image of the employees. Employees are essentially an extension of the physical evidence and brand of the company. Apart from having great products and services; corporate employees’ image must be effectively communicated. How does the organization attain a professional image and polished style through the team leaders who continually interphase with the external world on behalf of the organization?

  • Blue ocean strategy: a practical view and success cases

The only way to beat the competition is to stop trying to beat the competition. In red oceans, the industry boundaries are defined and accepted, and the competitive rules of the game are known. In blue oceans, competition is irrelevant because the rules of the game are waiting to be set.  How will the organization shift the strategy canvas of an industry to begin reorienting their strategic focus from competitors to alternatives, and from customers to non-customers of an industry?

4.0 VISA Arrangements {VERY IMPORTANT}
Kenyans require a tourist visa to visit Dubai. In applying for the VISA, you will need an invitation letter from ICPAK and hotel accommodation. We always encourage applicants to indicate past international events of ICPAK that they have attended. As soon as possible, request for your visa processing letter via email to Molly ( . The Institute has made arrangements with Global Visa Services Ltd to assist you process your visa efficiently, but this needs your cooperation and requires that your start you plan early. The following are the requirements:

  1. Application Form duly signed and complete.
  2. Original passport should be presented upon applying in addition to the passport copies of passenger with all relevant pages. (Full Name, Nationality, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Passport Number, Date of Issue, Date of Expiry-validity at least 6 months)
  3. A copy of Airlines reservation indicating the day of entry and exit at Dubai (PNR). Reservation more than period of visit/transit will not be allowed.
  4. One passport sized colored photograph.
  5. A copy of cash deposit slips for the visa fee or the Mpesa ref numbers.

Eligibility Criteria:

Passenger needs to have below: –

  1. A guarantee letter from ICPAK mentioning each applicants name and passport number.


1.Tourist visaKSH 8950 / USD 87

    1. Validity for Travel 58 Days from the Date of Issue
    2. Validity for Stay 28 days from the Day of Arrival in Dubai

Please note that visa fee is payable through our Standard Chartered Account or Pay bill number as below:

Pay bill no: 329149

Account no:0102016606900

Ac/name:Global visa services

Amount: 8,950


Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank

Account no:0102016606900

Ac/name:Global visa services


5.0 Your Financial Commitment 

Category Early Bird Registration

Booking & Payment on or before 16th October 2018

Normal Registration

Booking & Payment or LSO/LPO received by ICPAK after 16th October 2018

Kenyan based Members/ACCA Members and IFAC PAOs Ksh. 154,000 Ksh. 159,000
Non-members & International Delegates Ksh. 159,000

USD 1600

Ksh. 169,000

USD 1700

Associate Members /Students Ksh. 60,000 Ksh. 70,000
Accompanying Person Ksh. 45,000 Ksh. 55,000

***Accompanying person’s package covers cocktail, gala dinner and one excursion.

6.0 CPD Units

Members of ICPAK and reciprocating professional bodies will be awarded 20 CPD Units upon successfully attending all seminar sessions

7.0 Special Needs & Support for Affordable Accommodation

If you have special dietary, religious requirements, and support to get affordable accommodation please email

8.0. Dress Code

The dress code for the event is Business Casual

9.0. Excursions and organized tours/Historic Site Visits & Shopping

More details on planned site visits – including historical sites and shopping destinations – and the associated costs will be communicated in due course.

  1. National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) Reimbursement for Kenyan Delegates

The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Kenyan participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan

  1. Partnership Opportunities.

The C-Suite Seminar presents a good opportunity for organizations to market and/or sell their products and services to a target group with high purchasing powers, both on personal and corporate levels. This seminar presents a unique opportunity for brand positioning and communication that will enjoy optimal visibility before potential targeted customers. Armed with significant purchasing power and decision-making authority, the audience are a key target group for businesses. Sponsorship opportunities range from cocktail, gala, media sponsorships, exhibitions and advertising. For more information or enquiries please email

Further requests can be channeled to us via telephone calls on +254 719 074100/129 or via email to or We encourage members to regularly visit our website for updates.



October 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am
October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Ksh 159000
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