Record breaking event scheduled for Beijing


Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Record breaking event scheduled for Beijing

Kreston has announced that its 41st Annual World Conference “Momentum” will be held in Beijing over September 11-14 2012.

CEO, Jon Lisby said “We are delighted to have created a varied and highly stimulating 3 day Conference business programme with each section run by those ranked amongst the world’s recognised leading experts in their respective fields.

Kreston’s development in China has been equally impressive – in the past twelve months, the aggregate fee revenues of the Kreston China member firms has grown by 80% – a combination of 26% organic growth and 54% from the attraction of acquisition of additional member firms. Kreston now has 13 independent member firms in Mainland China – Beijing, Changsha, Chongqing, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Kunming, Nanning, Ningbo, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Tianjin and Xian together providing a national resource of some 2,650 professional and support staff. Whilst this year’s China Survey has yet to be published, we anticipate that Kreston will rise to the rank of 9th largest international network – an impressive performance all round”

The Conference opens with an address by Dr. Yugui Chen – Deputy President and Secretary General of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“CICPA”) – Dr Chen who has led the Chinese profession through its development at breakneck pace from serving state owned enterprises, to public listed offerings to going international and his address with cover the past developments and the future of the profession in China.

International law firm, Jun He Law with offices throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong and New York will run presentations on the challenges Kreston’s clients may face when looking to establish operations in China – including the best structure, licensing requirement, employment law, intellectual property protection and repatriation of profits.

Allan Koltin of Chicago based, Koltin Consulting Group has consistently been voted among the world’s leading consultant’s to the accountancy profession and will facilitate the sessions covering practice management strategiesfor maintaining momentum for business development in both individual member firms and within the Kreston International network – Strategy,Partner Compensation, Firm Governance, Mergers and acquisitions, Exceptional client service and Best practice.

Maintaining momentum in periods of economic challenge requires lateral thinking and creativity and the final day of the Kreston Conference introduces Fredrik Härén – one of the most talked about names in the fields of creativity and the rapidly developing world.Fredrik from Sweden but now living in Singapore has worked with and inspired organisations in over 30 countries

Jon concludes” The quality and range of the business programme, coupled with a social programme incorporating Beijing main attractions creates “A Not to be Missed Event” and we are confident of attracting record numbers from the global Kreston membership. Attending conferences is a vital element to building effective working relationships between our members and underlines the belief that “people do business with people they know, like and trust””.

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