Professional Firm Leaders Gather in London for Alliott Group 2016 Worldwide Conference

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A conference focused on subjects critical to winning, servicing and retaining multi-market business will bring 150 leading professional advisers from 76 independent, owner managed firms located in 36 countries to the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London this week.

The Alliott Group 2016 Worldwide Conference is being held in London this year

The Alliott Group 2016 Worldwide Conference is being held in London this year

“This year’s Worldwide Conference is our largest to date in terms of the number of attendees. It is the marquee event of our Business Advantage Program that includes events at the national, regional and international levels."

Hosted by Alliott Group, an award-winning international alliance of independent, mid-market accounting and law firms, the conference provides attendees from local firms all over the world with access to knowledge and professional contacts that enable them to service more efficiently commercial and private clients who need assistance in multiple geographic markets.

During the four day conference, speakers will include representatives from the Bank of England, the Department for International Trade, the Confederation of British Industry, Meridian West and Farnham Castle Intercultural Training.

The programme has been designed to equip the attendees, including managing and senior partners, with not only the required technical and professional skills to serve clients across borders, but to also assist with the development of a ‘global mindset’ that will ensure successful communications across cultures when entering foreign markets, and to gain a better understanding of what clients really want from their professional advisers.

Representatives from the alliance’s specialist technical groups will also hold roundtable discussions on topics such as the impact on internationally focused SMEs of recent international tax developments, particularly national implementations of proposals in the OECD/G20 Base Erosion & Profit Shifting (BEPS) project that is targeting tax avoidance and that have a bearing on permanent establishment risks and transfer pricing strategies.

The conference will also see alliance Chairman John Kleopas (Kleopas Alliott, Greece) hand over the reins to new Chairman Ken Miles (NSBN LLP, Los Angeles) after serving a four year term that has culminated in the alliance recently winning the 2016 Rising Star Association of the Year award from The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin.

James Hickey, Alliott Group’s CEO comments: “This year’s Worldwide Conference is our largest to date in terms of the number of attendees. It is the marquee event of our Business Advantage Program that includes events at the national, regional and international levels, as well as training and education programs that are designed to support growing local professional services firms that want to reach the next level of their development but remain fully independent.”

About Alliott Group
Founded in 1979, and with some 170 member firms in 65 countries, Alliott Group is an award winning international alliance of independent accounting and law firms that need deeper level of cross border resources to develop reputation, visibility and new business. Alliott Group provides services to help its member firms position themselves as the ‘go to’ firms in their local markets for businesses and private individuals with multi-market business interests.

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