Some of our team recently joined up with Kreston International colleagues in Zurich for the annual Kreston EMEA Conference which this year attracted 139 delegates from 31 countries.
Kreston European Regional Secretary Dagmar Brösztl-Reinsch of Kreston Bansbach opened the conference and then Manuel Vogel and Henri Pisari from local members a&o Kreston and Fiduciaire Michel Favre presented an overview of their firms, the economy and updated all on the practices of doing business in Switzerland. In addition, Manuel introduced Marc Rudolf, Director at Greater Zurich Area AG, the official Investment Promotion Agency for the economic region of Zurich.
Kreston Director of Quality and Professional Standards, Andrew Collier gave an update on the networks performance and development strategy to date.
The second part of the business programme consisted of break out groups again focusing on the core groups of audit and taxation.
Both groups also took part in networking sessions with time spent discussing matters relevant to assurance and tax compliance, including a focus on the Swiss tax system.
The business programme concluded with an energetic and fun presentation from Geoff Ramm, creator and author of Celebrity Service & OMG Marketing. Geoff’s presentation set out to challenge and inspire our members, offering award-winning ideas to help create a great client experience which in turn can lead to lucrative repeat business.
The excellent social programme included a walking tour of Zurich, chocolate tasting session and lunch cruise on Lake Zurich where delegates and companions took in the beautiful scenery.