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2021 Talent Meeting Goes Virtual Bringing Together Next Generation of Young Professionals from Across the Globe!

9th March 2021

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This year’s MGI Worldwide CPAAI Talent Meeting was a great success attracting our largest gathering of Young Professionals from across the MGI Worldwide CPAAI global community.

Held on the 23 February we had over 160 delegates registered with some 120 joining us at any one time, and almost 70% attending their first MGI Worldwide CPAAI meeting. 

A glimpse at attendance 

While we could not meet physically in person it was a great opportunity to keep our young talents connected and offer the invitation to a wider number of firms and more regions. We had 50 different member firms across 39 countries join us with the majority coming from Europe, UK & Ireland and Africa, and good attendance from MENA, Asia, Latin America. 

Breakout groups and networking 

The meeting itself was informal and included some networking in small breakout groups providing plenty of opportunity for those that do not usually attend an MGI Worldwide CPAAI meeting to interact with each other and learn more about MGI Worldwide CPAAI. We saw a good mix professionals participating at all levels from Interns to Junior HR Consultants, Assistant Auditors, Tax Advisory Assistants, Vat Consultants, Payroll Managers, Marketing, IT and Operations, IFRS, VAT and Tax Specialists, Partners and more.

Watch video recordings from the day 

Members of MGI Worldwide and CPAAI can watch the recordings of presentations by clicking on the video links below. Please email maxine.brock@mgiworld.com for the password.

See Who Joined: Maxine Brock
Member Feedback on Engagement in 2020: Lyndsay Hardwick
Member Feedback on Engagement in 2020: Alexandros Sofakis
MGI Worldwide / CPAAI Whats is going on?: Clive Viegas Bennett, Roger Isaacs
What is a Personal Brand: Helen Burness
Optimising your Personal Brand Online: Helen Burness
Personal Branding Example: Florian Hanslik
Personal Branding Example: Dario Galloni

Thank you to our contributors! 

MGI Worldwide CPAAI CEO, Clive Bennett, and Co-Chair, Roger Isaacs for their Global Update, and to conclude some reflections on the event by MGI Worldwide CPAAI COO, Michael Parness

Presentations by Helen Burness of Saltmarsh Marketing focused on "personal brand" in the virtual world and highlighted how one can build up a more effective online presence over time. 

Lyndsay Hardwick of Milsted Langdon in the UK and Alexandros Sofakis of MGI Sofakis in Greece talked about previous Talent Meetings and their marketing and networking activities with MGI Worldwide CPAAI members over the last year. 

We also had the opportunity to see how PrimeTax AG in Switzerland, represented by Florian Hanslik, and MGI De Leone-Triunfo-Galloni & Associati in Italy, represented by Dario Galloni, sharing their use of corporate videos to create a valuable and lasting impression of their firms. 

Overall a great first introduction to MGI Worldwide CPAAI and we look forward to seeing you all again at future events. 

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us.   

For more information contact Zoltan Paksy at zoltan.paksy@mgiworld.com.

About MGI Worldwide with CPAAI

MGI Worldwide with CPAAI is a leading global accounting network and association of audit, tax, accounting & consulting firms with almost 10,000 independent auditors, accountants and tax experts in some 460 locations in over 100 countries around the world. Members' benefit from a year round schedule of meetings and webinars where Partners, Managers and Staff can get involved and participate, share best practices and strengthen relationships in their region and internationally. To see our upcoming events, please go HERE.

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