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2019 International webinar calendar

Join our regular line-up of international webinars!

Our international webinar series are an excellent opportunity for members to learn from one another, share know-how and exchange stories about their experiences in their respective areas of expertise. In addition to our regular line-up of international webinars,  MGI Worldwide with CPAAI is delighted to be working with Global Technology Partners to bring members a series of informative and educational #tech focused webinars that help firms prepare for the technological advances underway in the accounting sector. Members can learn about the latest technologies and their benefits and get practical tips & advice that add genuine value to their business.  For more information and to register for upcoming webinars, please visit our Events section.

You can watch recordings of past webinars that cover a variety of technical and business-related topics by clicking the video files below or contact Maxine Brock at maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for more information. 

Watch recordings of past webinars by clicking the video files below, or contact Maxine Brock at maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for more information. 

27 February 2020 - 4.00 PM GMT
CaseWare: How to embrace technology in auditing and accounting

Overview: CaseWare develops cutting-edge software solutions that change the future of audit, financial reporting and data analytics. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to change the way we think about and work with data using advanced algorithms, CaseWare can help you to cleanse, link and drive data to realise business insights so you can provide more value to your clients.

In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Work smarter and more efficiently
  • Automate complex workflows
  • Securely communicate with clients and colleagues
  • Complete engagements in a central location from anywhere at anytime
  • Enhance real-time collaboration with full CaseWare cloud solutions

Featured speaker:

Jaap de Waard, Founder of CaseWare International's European office, Head of Business Development for Europe and the Middle East and located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

13 February 2020 - 4.00 PM GMT
Global VAT Webinar: Quick fixes in the EU: How important changes on the VAT Action Plan impact businesses from 1 January 2020

Overview: From 1 January 2020, member states will be required to adopt four 'Quick Fixes' to their VAT rules in advance of the implementation of the Action Plan. These are designed to provide a level of consistency and simplification to VAT rules where goods are traded across the EU. If you work with clients or businesses that are trading goods within the EU then this webinar is for you.

In this webinar, you will learn:

EU VAT quick fixes to simplify international trade

  • Overview of the different quick fixes
  • What is the status in the different EU-Member States
  • What practical consequences do these quick fixes have (e.g. on ERP systems, processes, …)

Brexit

  • What has been effectively changed on 1 February 2020
  • What to expect on 1 January 2021 (or 2022)

Featured speakers:

Florian Hanslik, Partner at PrimeTax AG, expert in national and international indirect taxation (VAT and customs).
Koen Dewilde, Partner at VATSQUARE CVBA, VAT expert.

28 January 2020 - 4.00 PM GMT
Cyber Security: The most dangerous new attack techniques, and what's coming next

Overview: Maintaining a strong defence in the world of Cyber Security is vital! In this webinar you will get the opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge needed to protect you and your clients. Learn how to strengthen your overall IT security strategy and educate everyone in your Firm on the risks and modern Cyber Security tactics. 

This webinar will help MGI Worldwide and CPAAI members and their clients:

  • Prepare and strengthen overall IT security strategy.
  • Provide effective, relevant, and interactive content to educate everyone on risks and modern Cyber Security tactics.
  • Opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge needed to protect you and your clients.

Featured speaker:

Craig Sixta, CISSP, Principal and Vice President of Security and Compliance at Element Technologies has been assisting organizations in developing best-in-class technology solutions for more than twenty years.


24 January 2020 - 4.00 PM GMT
How to win business and find talent with LinkedIn

Overview: LinkedIn is the world's number one online social network for business networking. In this webinar you will learn how to use LinkedIn platform effectively. Discover the best tips on how to promote your business and take this excellent opportunity to get a deep insight into how Accounting, Audit and Tax firms can utilise Linkedin´s platform to find new business and talent. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What is LinkedIn
  • Why you need a presence on LinkedIn in 2020
  • How to use LinkedIn: what you can do with a minimum amount of effort to find new business opportunities and/or attract new talent to your firm
  • Develop a LinkedIn strategy

This webinar is appropriate for MGI Worldwide and CPAAI member firms who:

  • Think about creating a winning business profile on LinkedIn
  • Want to take full advantage of LinkedIn
  • Would like to consult with a LinkedIn expert

Featured speaker:

Philip Calvertauthor, with 9 books published, and a professional speaker on LinkedIn, Marketing & Lead Generation for Professional Services Providers.


7th November 2019 - 4.00 PM GMT
How AI is changing the audit landscape

Overview: Technological breakthroughs like artificial intelligence (AI) are having a disproportionate effect on humans and organizations. AI has the potential to introduce new sources of growth and efficiencies and is already changing how work is done. Stuart Cobbe, business development consultant at MindBridge Ai, one of MGI Worldwide’s new and emerging Global Technology Partners, will give an overview of disruptive technologies and their impact on the accounting and audit profession. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The fun history of analytics & artificial intelligence
  • How analytics & AI are impacting the audit profession
  • Examples of how real financial institutions and CA firms have adopted AI technology

This webinar is appropriate for MGI member firms who are:

  • Starting their journey with AI and wanting to understand how to use MindBridge Ai Auditor more effectively in their audits
  • Familiar with MindBridge and looking to engage
  • Seeking to understand the role that AI plays in audit engagements

Featured speaker:

Stuart Cobbe, business development consultant at MindBridge Ai


24th September 2019 - 4.00 PM BST
Live Q&A: How MGI Worldwide member firms are using new technologies to benefit them and their clients

Overview: Join our panel of ‘technology experts’ for a live Q&A. Hear how MGI Worldwide member firms in the UK, Luxembourg, and the USA are using new technologies to benefit them and their clients. Hear what others are doing with regards to technology within their accountancy practice. Learn what has, and hasn’t worked for them, save yourself time and avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’. Are you responsible for driving and leading software and IT solutions within your firm? If so, our next webinar is an absolute must for you! By registering and attending this live event you will benefit from being able to ask questions and interact with MGI Worldwide’s panel of tech experts

Featured speakers: 

Darren Clarke,
Client Service Director at MGI UK & Ireland member firm Rickard Luckin Limited based in Essex, UK

Joe Hoffman,
Business Intelligence expert at MGI Europe member firm Fisogest S.A., Luxembourg

Wes Hartman,
IT Manager at MGI North America member firm, Kirsch Kohn & Bridge LLP, Los Angeles, USA.


11 September 2019 - 4.00 PM BST
Learn how we can help wealthy families manage their wealth

Overview: This free webinar is aimed at all MGI Worldwide member firms interested in learning more about the kind of support the Global Family Office Experts can provide. Learn how to pass wealthy families' wealth on to the next generation, anywhere in the world. Discover how to promote and encourage discussions with your high net worth clients and find the opportunities to use the available expertise and resources. Take this opportunity to ask questions and interact with MGI Worldwide’s panel of Global Family Office Experts.

Featured speakers: 
Jonathan Farrow from Founding member firm MGI Midgley Snelling LLP in Weybridge, UK

Paul Anthony Correa from Fiduciary Wealth Management in Gibraltar.

Dario Galloni from MGI De Leone – Triunfo – Galloni & Associati in Milan, Italy.

 

30 July 2019 – 4.00 PM BST
How to thrive in the era of automation

Overview: Receipt Bank is the world’s leading bookkeeping automation platform, integrating with all the major cloud accounting providers. Its innovative technology is leading the way in data capture and streamlining the accounts process.

Join Receipt Bank Global Business Development Manager, Sam Horner and MGI Worldwide member, Andrew Padgett for this essential webinar. You’ll discover how firms all over the world are using the latest technology to grow their practices whilst simultaneously saving time for their clients.

Featured speakers: 
Sam HornerGlobal Business Development Manager - Receipt Bank - a key contact and advisor for some of the largest accounting and bookkeeping firms in the world as they move to the cloud. 

Andrew Padgett, Associate Director - Watson Buckle Limitedvocal advocate of implementing cloud technology and automation solutions.





24 June 2019 - 4.00 PM BST 

Are you getting the most out of your Cloud Accounting?

Overview: Is your firm getting the most out of Cloud Accounting that it had hoped?

BlueHub has been working with firms who have been adopting cloud but not seeing a return on investment in the transition to digital, in this session, Matt Flanagan will explore some of the common areas of issue when transitioning to Cloud and how to combat them.

Featured speaker: Matt Flanagan, Managing Director BlueHub

Matt Flanagan is a cloud business systems specialist, working in close partnership with forward-thinking accountants to support their transition to cloud accounting & developing relevant digital/advisory services.


Please remember to share this information with your Partners, Managers and IT Personnel within your firm.

This webinar is relevant for everyone that is engaging with Cloud Accounting and who want to ensure they are making the most of the technology available for both themselves and their clients.

Date - June 2019

Implementing a Content Marketing Strategy in 10 steps

Overview: This webinar provides a valuable 10-step guide on how to implement a content marketing strategy, helping you create new opportunities for gaining new clients, building your firm’s brand, and having a larger online presence.

Featured speaker: Antti J. Niemi, Revideco AB, Sweden.

Password protected: members may log in to the member area to access the webinar or please contact maxine.brock@mgiworld.com


Date - November 

Creating effective and exciting business presentations

Overview: More information to follow.

Featured speakers: Clive Viegas Bennett, MGI Worldwide CEO. 

Date - TBC

Corporate Governance 

Overview: More information to follow.

Featured speakers: Hesham Elsakka, Boubyan Consulting Company, Kuwait.


2018 international webinar recordings

24 July 2018 - 3.00 PM BST / 10.00 AM EST

Cyber Security - Cyber Liability Exposures 

Overview: The webinar is aimed at MGI Worldwide members firms based in the United States and internationally.  The threat of cyberattacks and data breaches are a key concern for all types of businesses and accountancy firms of all sizes are at risk, particularly if robust systems are not in place.

Featured speaker: Stephen Vono of McGowanPro specialises in professional liability insurance and risk management services for professional service providers.

14 June 2018 - 4.00 PM BST (British Summer Time), 11 AM EST, 5.00 PM SAST

(Almost) Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mergers & Acquisitions (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Overview: Members of MGI’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group will provide an informative and educational overview of prior M&A transactions they’ve worked on.  Come listen and learn what went right, what went wrong, advantages of M&A transactions, and pitfalls to watch out for.

Featured speakers: MGI Global Mergers & Acquisitions experts David Enser from MGI UK & Ireland member firm Richard Luckin Limited, Chelmsford, UK,  Adam Freedenberg from MGI North America member firm Santos, Postal & Company, P.C., Rockville, Maryland (USA) and Stuart Hendler from MGI Africa member firm MGI Bass Gordon, Cape Town, South Africa. 

29 March 2018 at 3:00 PM GMT / 4:00 PM CET

How you can comply with GDPR and what you need to do 

Overview: With GDPR affecting all data within the EU, businesses are under even more pressure to ensure that data is protected. The new Regulations affect all data coming in and out of the EU and will affect businesses worldwide.

Featured speaker: Caroline Gurevitz, Associate Director at Xact.

2017 international webinar recordings

29 November 2017 at 4:00 PM CET / 12:00 PM ART

MGI Worldwide Quality Assurance Review Process - what to expect and when

OverviewThe webinar is aimed at MGI Worldwide Network members including the quality reviewers as well as the reviewed firms. This webinar may also be of use to certain Mint Alliance member firms that might want to learn more about what is to be expected when joining the network. This is an excellent opportunity to seek advice on any related technical matters, ask questions and learn more.

Featured speakers: MGI Worldwide Technical Committee Members, Dr Michael Grüne from member firm Prof. Dr. Binder, Dr. Dr. Hillebrecht u.Partner GmbH based in Stuttgart, Germany and Luis Uncal from MGI Jebsen & Co. based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

3 October 2017, live webinar at 3PM (BST)

The Challenges of Succession Planning: How futureproof are you?

Overview: What will happen when you or one of your partners wants to retire or sell the business? If something happens to you or one of your key personnel, what happens to the firm, the staff that have become family, and the clients you have forged such strong relationships with Succession planning is an essential part of doing business, no matter how certain your future appears

Featured speakers: Simon Turner and Eddie Harrington, Seymour Taylor, UK

15 June  2017, live webinar at 4.00PM (BST)

Technology and the future of accounting: Don't get left behind!

Overview: Technology is having a monumental impact on the accounting industry as we know it , but what does this change mean for accountants? Hear from three MGI members about their ideas, and see how they are preparing for the future, what their experiences are and what they are doing in their firms.

Featured speakers: Erik Emilsson, Revideo AB, Sweden; Chris Downing, Milsted Langdon LLP, UK and Joe Hoffman, Fisogest SA, Luxembourg.

4 May 2017, live webinar at 3:30 PM (BST)

Expanding your business to North America (United States and Canada)

Overview:This webinar will provide members with valuable information and best practices when assisting their clients who are considering an expansion of their businesses into North America (United States and Canada). This webinar is designed for Tax Advisors.

Featured speakers: Tom Neff, RINA accountancy corporation, USA and Razik Sarsam, Huron Partners LLP, Canada.

9 February 2017, live webinar at 4.00 PM (GMT)

How to be more proactive in your MGI Marketing and gain advantage 

Overview: During this webinar you will find out why being more proactive in your MGI Marketing is important for your firm; how it can further enhance your international credentials and help you gain advantage in the local marketplace. Note that this webinar recording is password protected. Contact maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for details.

Featured speaker: Maxine Brock, MGI International Marketing Director

2016 international webinar recordings

30 September 2016, 12 noon (CEST), 11 AM (BST)

Panel-led discussion by member firms.

The impact of Brexit for the UK, EU and rest of world.

The discussion was led by a panel representing MGI Worldwide member firms from within the UK and Europe and contributions were invited and welcomed from webinar attendees throughout the world.

Overview: Brexit is happening, but what does this mean for clients with business interests in the UK and Europe? This webinar will give local business leaders a valuable opportunity to voice concerns, express personal views and test international opion with peers. 

25 August 2016, 3.00 PM (BST) / 11 AM (ART)

MGI Latin America member, MGI Jebsen & Co., Argentina.

The impact of the BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) project over Transfer Pricing. The Latin America Standpoint.

Overview: Useful for those with clients that have business interests in the Latin America region. Registration will open early August.

28 July 2016, 4.00 PM (BST) /  8.00 AM (PDT)

MGI North America member, Wright Ford Young, USA

IC-DISC Federal Tax Break for Exporters: Compliance, Benefits, Challenges

Overview: An overview of Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corp benefits available to US manufacturers, architects, engineers, software developers, and construction companies.  The webinar will discuss the mechanics of evaluating if it is the right structure for your client, how to set it up, calculating the benefits, preparing the return, and a few challenges. Members can view a recording of this webinar click here.

23 June 2016, 4.00 PM (BST) / 8.00 AM (PDT)

MGI NA member RINA accountancy corporation, USA and MGI Europe member BPO AUDIT TAX, Hungary

A US versus European perspective on transfer pricing.

Overview: An overview of the principles related to transfer pricing offering an insight into the common questions clients are asking from a US and European perspective.  Useful for staff working in international tax, particularly those with clients operating across different juristictions. Members can view a recording of this webinar click here.

27 April 2016, 9.00 AM (GMT)

MGI Asia member LehmanBrown, China

China's Five-year plan and what it means for your business interests

Overview: With the eagerly awaited launch at the Liang Hui, Dickson will present on the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) and what it means for your business interests in China going forward. Useful for those with clients that have business interests in China. Members can view a recording of this webinar click here.

31 March 2016, 4.00 PM (GMT)

MGI Worldwide Marketing

How to use MGI to enhance your firms marketing.

Password protected: members can go to the MGI Member Area online, otherwise please contact maxine.brock@mgiworld.com

Overview: Find out about the new MGI Worldwide brand, how to use it and see how fellow members have been applying it in their own firm marketing. Useful for those responsible for marketing within their firm. Members can view a recording of this webinar click here.