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Smith Cooper attends international conference in Berlin


Posted on 10 May 2017

Representatives from Smith Cooper will be attending the Alliott Group 2017 EMEA Regional Conference in Berlin this week (10-13 May). The conference is focused on the latest developments and trends in global business, with accountant and lawyer member delegates learning how to become more effective in meeting the needs of clients with multi-market business interests. Approximately 100 leading professional advisers from 54 independent firms in 27 countries are expected to attend.

Hosted by Alliott Group, one of the world’s leading international associations of independent accounting and law firms in which Smith Cooper is a member, the conference takes place over four days and will enable attendees to listen to and learn from a range of speakers on business, technical, marketing and firm improvement topics that will help their firms and their clients to be smarter and more strategic in the way they do business, particularly when business crosses geographic borders.

Keynote speakers including David Weissert, Head of the Economic Policy Unit at the Berlin City Government, who will give insights into the Berlin economy and Germany's place in the European Union, and the potential consequences of the upcoming German elections in September and Britain’s looming exit from the EU.

Other speakers include: Chris Towner (HiFX) talking about how corporates with foreign exchange risk can protect their business from adverse market moves; Richard Allen (Burcher Jennings) explaining how professional firms can price for value from their clients’ perspective and remain profitable; and Melissa Davis (MD Communications) and David Gilroy (Conscious Solutions) speaking about how firms can build a brand and improve business development using their online presence. 

Representatives from Smith Cooper will also attend meetings of the alliance’s International Tax, Corporate Finance and M&A, and Global Mobility groups which will host international roundtable discussions on topics including: How foreign companies can avoid creating a permanent establishment problem in different jurisdictions, and the changing rules and challenges affecting short-term business travellers and cross-border commuters.

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