During the week of October 17, I attended the 2016 World Converence and the 2016 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference for Geneva Group International (GGI), our international association. The conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand.
GGI is a leading association of accounting, consulting, and law firms, with members located in countries throughout the world. There were about 320 attendees at the conferences from Asia, Europe, and North America.
The conferences give us the opportunity to meet and interact with the member firms, allowing us to establish relationships that our clients can utilize as they expand their activities and operations across the globe. We also covered technical and practice management topics in various intormational sessions.
One interesting point discussed was the impact of China througout Asia. They are now sending over 100M visitors a year to countries in the region, which is a source of increased economic activity. They are also quite involved in providing funding for infrastructure and transportation projects in Asia, projects which are designed to facilitate future trade.
Overall, it was a very beneficial to interact and establish relationships with future colleagues. I look forward to our next conference together!