15th February 2017
The MGI Middle East & North Africa Area Meeting this year took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 25-26 January 2017. Held at the Braira Hotel Olaya in the financial district of Riyadh, our hosts Al-Subaie CPA’s & Consultants were pleased to welcome members from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Oman and UAE.
MGI Worldwide CEO, Clive Bennett, also in attendance said, "The meeting went very well and there was a great atmosphere among members. It was a pleasure to meet Abdul Majid Al Abri from MGI Vision Chartered Accountants which is our new member firm in Oman as well as Abdul Majeed Ashkanani from First Audit in Kuwait who I had not met before."
Members benefited from an update on the MGI Quality Assesment providing further information on what to expect and how to prepare, while International Committee member for the Area, Faiyaaz Rajkotwala provided an Area update.
Mohamed Boumesmar from Audicis SARL in Morocco spoke about Collaborative Business Building followed by an update on marketing from MGI Worldwide by Clive Bennett. This was an opportunity to share the latest marketing initiatives and tools available and show how members can benefit.
Key outcomes from the meeting were:
- A much greater interest in working together as an Area
- A wish to use resources from the Area funds for marketing, in particular Arabic versions of some key documents (e.g. QA questionnaire, Client Video, some news items and so on).
- All members moving on production of websites
- A better understanding of the QA process
- Acceptance of recruitment in Iran, as well as other targets the area are already working on
Thank you to our hosts Al-Subaie CPA’s & Consultants and to Faiyaaz Rajkotwala for organizing a sucessful meeting this year. Next year's meeting is scheduled to be in Beirut in January 2018.
MGI Middle East & North Africa is a part of MGI Worldwide, a global network of accounting firms with over 5,000 professionals in 321 locations worldwide. To find out more please visit www.mgiworld.com
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