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Unprecedented decision to hold a joint MGI Africa and MGI MENA Region accounting network meeting pays off

28th May 2018

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The decision made during the 2017 AGM in Frankfurt to hold a joint meeting, successfully brought together MGI Worldwide global accountancy association members from MGI Africa and MGI Middle East & North Africa Regions. They met on 2-3 May in Dubai, easily accessible from most parts of Africa and a key economic centre in the region.

20 members, including 2 from sister organisation Mackrell International and one member from MGI Asia Region, attended the meeting hosted by international accounting firm MGI Salim Rajkotwala, MGI Worldwide accounting group member in Dubai.

Building positive relationships across borders

Many of the members present were meeting each other for the first time. There were also 4 new members (who have joined since December 2017), two from MENA (Al-Hamli & Partners and Boubyan Consulting Company) and two from Africa (Haruna Yahaya & Co. and Alekim & Associates). The positive interactions had during the meeting were important to build their respective business networks.

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The day of the meeting began with each member being giving 90-seconds to introduce themselves and their firm. This set the tone for the meeting with members having open and robust discussions.

Global updates and helpful group discussions

As well as international MGI Worldwide updates, there was a panel session on “Diversification from traditional audit services”, and discussion on ways and means to build the MGI Worldwide global network brand and how best to promote MGI Worldwide membership for the benefit of firms in their local markets.

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In addition to the meetings, members enjoyed valuable time together during coffee breaks and over dinner to make new aquaintances and strengthen existing friendships.

Members look forward to having further joint accountancy network meetings in the future.

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MGI Worldwide members can see the full meeting highlights along with the conference agenda and delegate list, in the online Member Area in the Meeting Highlights section. Click HERE to login.

For more information contact the Regional Director for Africa and MENA, Audrey Danasamy audrey.danasamy@mgiworld.com 

Group panoramicMGI Africa and MGI Middle East & North Africa are 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. 

 

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