5th June 2018
Held on 17-18 May in South Beach in Miami, Florida, the 2018 MGI North America Annual Conference gathered accounting network member firms from across the USA and Canada, as well as from the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Representatives included Ricardo Ruiz Betancourt from MGI LT Accountant & Asociados, in the Dominican Republic and Gabriel Zephir from AMF Experts in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. CEO, Clive Viegas Bennett, and International Marketing Director, Maxine Brock, attended from MGI Worldwide and both gave international update presentations. Nigel Rowley and Julie Pryor attended from Mackrell Turner Garrett and discussed opportunities for MGI Worldwide and Mackrell members to collaborate.
The two-day program included an announcement and presentation of the new MGI North America website, and a presentation on enhanced member firm growth, marketing strategies, cross-selling, practice development and collaboration among members.
Among the many presentations sharing knowledge and best accounting practices, Charles Postal from Santos Postal led a “Member Best Practices” panel discussion on attracting and retaining staff within accounting and tax advisory firms, Stephen Vono from McGowanProdiscussed cyber liability exposures, Ricardo Ruiz Betancourt gave a presentation on MGI Latin America in the Dominican Republic and collaboration with North America, and Gabriel Zephir presented an overview of his firm AMF Experts. Gabriel, a new member to the organisation, was warmly welcomed along with his wife and business partner Nadine.
Members also received a preview of the upcoming AGM from Ed Fahey from RINA, which will be held in San Francisco, CA on 17 – 19 October 2018.
Time for relaxing
During the breakfast, lunch and evening events, members and guests enjoyed time networking, relaxing, and dining. Members even awoke early on Saturday morning to gather for a “Royal Wedding Watch” party complete with tiaras and Buck’s Fizz! Miami’s South Beach offered a great setting to catch-up with MGI friends and meet new colleagues. Overall, the conference was very productive, and a great time was had by all!
2018 MGI North American Conference Sponsors
The six conference sponsors, shown below, presented their services, exhibited their company information, and networked with members throughout the event.
MGI Worldwide members can see the full meeting highlights along with the conference agenda and full delegate list, in the online Member Area in the Meeting highlights section. Click HERE to login
For more information contact the Regional Director for North America Joe Tarasco firstname.lastname@example.org
MGI North America is part of MGI Worldwide, a top 20 ranked global accounting network with some 5,000 independent auditors, accountants and tax experts in over 250 locations around the world.