Thousands of visitors thronged the ICASL stall at the recently concluded EDEX Expo 2011 held in Colombo and Kandy with over 3000 visitors showing a keen interest in courses offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL).
The attractive ICASL stall infused with the institute’s official colours also depicted some eye-catching posters positioned across the stall, resulting in the ICASL booth bagging the runner-up award for the best domestic pavilion at the 8th EDEX Expo, held from 22 to 24 January 2011 in Colombo.
ICASL officials’ onsite estimated that more than 4000 visitors visited the institute’s stall during the three days long exhibition at the BMICH Colombo while approximately 2000 visitors visited the exhibition held at the Kandy City Centre from 26 to 27 February.
Stall visitors were treated to an eco friendly bag, along with a colourful brochure which summarized the importance and other necessary details of the qualifications offered by the ICASL.
The institute, which is the country’s national professional accounting body, was also the Gold sponsor at this year’s EDEX Expo, dubbed as the pioneering higher education and careers exhibition.
The ICASL used its stall as a platform to articulate the importance of obtaining the globally recognised ICASL qualification to stall visitors, while especially encouraging students both from commerce and non-commerce streams to pursue studies in the accountancy sphere at an affordable rate.
The ICASL qualification which is well recognised both locally and internationally, gives the student a thorough understanding on key subjects related to accounting such as accounting and finance, assurance and related services, performance measurement and reporting, strategic business management, and taxation which are key elements that sharpens and nurtures the capabilities of a competent accountant.
The most important and unique feature of the ICASL qualification is however the minimum three-year practical training period that a student has to undergo during his or her course of study.