It was great to meet up with Alliott Group members and friends from UAE, Kuwait, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Australia and Belgium at the Middle East and Africa Meeting at the weekend. The opportunity to share ideas and experiences at a meeting is always valued and it is important for us to keep up to date with changes in tax and trade regulations and practices in other jurisdictions.
The MEA region is facing new challenges, including the introduction of new taxes, but these of course provide tremendous opportunities for professionals to advise and support their clients. By having ready access to ‘on the ground’ and trusted advice, Alliott Group members are able to support their clients who are actively engaged in, or who are about to embark on, international trade and business in the MEA region.
I’m regularly told by clients that Alliotts’ ability to be able to provide a truly global service, with the extra reassurance that they will be well looked after by Alliott Group members in any one of our 170 locations, is what distinguishes us from other firms our size. In a recent interview with online publication IPA I talk about how Alliott Group has evolved; shed light on our plans for the future and look at the challenges facing the accountancy profession.
Our next meeting is the Alliott Group EMEA conference which will be held in Prague on 9 May.