HLB hosts annual audit & tax conference in Frankfurt, Germany

HLB, the global advisory and accounting network with presence in 150 countries, hosts annual audit & tax conference in Frankfurt - Germany, bringing together 215 professionals from 37 countries.

The conference addressed how to inspire leaders in a multi-generational world and featured presentations which highlighted the challenges today’s leaders face while working in this new environment, including artificial intelligence, technology, advisory and talent development.

Innovation as well as entrepreneurial spirit, in line with HLB’s values, were explored, taking into account the many challenges the current business world is facing and how we are transforming from accountants to advisors.

As well as insights from HLB member firms, the conference welcomed distinguished guest speakers including Dr Johannes Beermann, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank presenting on current Economic Developments in the European Union; Gary Figgins, Commercial Director of Cloudpay highlighting International Payroll issues; Cees Krijgsman, CEO of RiskCo, experts in pension funds, life insurance and group pension plans of banks and asset managers; Jamie Freiman of Rutgers on Emerging Technologies in Accounting; David Coble, Head of Research and Chief Economist at InvestChile, the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency on investment opportunities in Chile.

Marco Donzelli, CEO said “Our International Conference delivered a programme designed to meet the future needs of our members. The knowledge and expertise presented during the conference will enable them to continue to deliver solutions not only to their clients, but also to their employees.”

HLB’s conference sponsor was Bureau van Dijk, a Moody Analytics Company, which specialises in detailed and comparable information on companies globally, making for better decision making and increased efficiency. It’s a market leader for Transfer Pricing Solutions. Christian Rieder, Senior Manager stated: “This has been a great platform for sharing inspiring new ideas and insights on current topics with the delegates.”

HLB holds a number of international and regional conferences every year, which are an opportunity to find out about the latest updates in the profession as well as for HLB professionals to network together. Close, personal relationships between HLB members contribute to making HLB a personalised and cohesive network, allowing for the smooth running of clients’ business across borders.

About HLB International

HLB is a leading worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers. Formed in 1969, HLB services clients through its member firms in 150 countries, their 25,000 partners and staff in 700 offices worldwide. Member firms are well-established locally with many firms ranked among the top twelve nationally.

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