IMA's Western Province Chapter – Saudi Arabia, received the chapter charter from Joe Vincent CMA, former Chair of IMA's Global Board of Directors. The chapter also hosted its first CFO round table conference at the Ramada Hotel in Jeddah on Monday, May 18 called “Finance Business Partnering" the first event sponsored by Mind Merge, with an opening speech from Waleed Bamarouf, chapter president. He welcomed the attendees and thanked everyone who contributed to the success of this event. He also noted IMA's role in the Western Region since the beginning of its inception. Then Vincent made a presentation called “The Evolving Role of Finance & Accounting”, attended by 25 – 30 CFO’s.