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Inside Integra Newsletter April 2018 (Issue 2)

Membership


AAANZ Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico - May 17-19th

Members will be enjoying our next conference in the sunny Caribbean! We have a great conference agenda and social agenda planned for you including wonderful guest speakers, a golf tournament and a tour of the Bacardi Distillery. Join us for some professional development, served along side a healthy dose of relaxation - you deserve it. Room block rates available until April 16th. For more information contact Laurie Daschuk.

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EMEIA Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel - June 14-16th
We are booked at the InterContinental David Tel Aviv - close to beautiful beaches and the entertainment district, and not far from the exciting ancient port city Jaffa. The conference will start on Thursday evening, June 14th, at 6:00 PM with our traditional Welcome Reception. Business sessions will last all day on Friday and half day on Saturday. For the ladies we have organized an interesting all day tour on Friday and an enjoyable half day sightseeing tour on Saturday. Dinners are organized on Friday and Saturday and our hosts look forward to introduce you to the thriving and diverse culinary scene of their city.

Details and invitations will be out soon and our hosts from Freidkes & Co. CPA are excited to see you there! Contact Susanne Martius for more information. Contact Susanne Martius for more information.


Integra Global Board Update

Integra members are encouraged to refer new members and will earn $500 towards their membership fees for the following year! Referring members must be current in dues.

New Integra members will have their first conference registration fees covered now.

GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation. Integra will be making changes in order to make sure we are compliant effective May 1st. There will be further communication to members about this.

Bylaws - Integra will be introducing updated Association Bylaws to members at the Regional and Global conferences this year.

New Member Development - Integra has a comprehensive plan to gain new members. Chelslav Denissenko and Gerry Herter are working towards adding new firms and have identified target areas to start on.



Integra Webinars

May 2nd, 2018 - Cannabis Appraisal and Financial Management
RSVP to Laurie Daschuk - Free for members.

Presented by Ron Seigneur - our member in Colorado, USA. This 1.5 hour presentation is about the advent of a legal, expanding, regulated industry that has given birth to a whole host of challenges for owners, investors and professional advisors around the world. This session will focus on the economic aspects which must be considered for any enterprise associated with the industry - enabling you to make an informed decision.

June 7th, 2018 - Crowdfunding presented by Mark Roderick - Crowdfunding Attorney.
RSVP to Laurie Daschuk - Free for members.

Our speaker is one of the leading Crowdfunding and Fintech lawyers in the United States. He writes a widely-read blog, www.CrowdfundAttny.com, with a wealth of legal and practical information for portals and issuers and speaks at Crowdfunding events across the country, and represents industry participants across the country and around the world.

TBA - July 2018 - Bitcoin Forum and Discussion - hosted by Peter Brokstein


AICPA Discounts
Integra members are eligible for 25% off licensing, 20% off training content, publications and webcasts and 15 % off AICPA conferences. Here is a link for making purchases on the AICPA website Visit AICPAStore.com/INTEGRA



New Member Announcements -
please reach out to them...

We have a new member in France with their main office in Paris and branch office in Lyon. EXPERTS ENTREPRENDRE is an audit and accounting firm with 8 partners and 60 staff. The managing partner is Mr. David Fabry who can be contacted at david.fabry@experts-entreprendre.com and is listed on both the Integra website and www.experts-entreprendre.com.

We have a new member in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. ABSTRACUS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS is an accounting, audit and tax firm with 2 partners and 8 staff.The main contact person is Mr. Suganthan ALLOTEY who can be contacted at s.allotey@abstracus.com and is listed on both the Integra website and www.abstracus.com


We have a new member in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
"EXPERTS" Chartered Accountants is an audit, tax and accounting firm with 1 partner and 4 staff. The main contact person is Mr. Ali Mohamed Mohamed Ebeid who is a fellow member of the Egyptian Society for Accountants and Auditors. Mr. Ebeid has 25 years of experience with KPMG first in Egypt and later in Oman. Mr. Ebeid can be contacted at aliebeid@yahoo.com.


Member News - (send your news items to Laurie & Susanne)

Cresa has opened new offices in Poland, Spain and Portugal. You can discuss opportunities for mutual business e.g. clients that need lease accounting assistance and/or lease brokerage services (including needs for your firm) with our alliance member at Cresa. For more information contact Don Mitchell - dmitchell@cresa.com

Our firm in Madrid Spain - Dutilh Abodaos, SLP has re-branded as DA Laywers - www.dalawyers.es - for more information contact Javier Goujon - javier.goujon@dalawyers.es

Salgado Contadores in Guadalajara, Mexico has a new service line - Transfer Pricing Study. For more information, contact Carolina Perez - cperez@salgadocontadores.com

Our member firm in Athens, Greece, PROOPTIKI SA, is pleased to inform about the release of their new website: http://www.prooptikisa.gr/en/

Swenson Advisors Celebrates 20th Anniversary in San Diego, CA. Steve Austin comments, "we will celebrate our past but focus on creating a future of innovative leading edge client service initiatives. Our vision for the future is tied to a changing business environment that requires leading edge thought leadership and technology."

Members that have left in 2017/2018: Cabinet A&D/France (merged with another firm that was part of another association), Castro Mora/Ecuador, Carpathian Advisors/Slovakia, Moreno Ibarra/Mexico, Added Value/Lithuania, Novisa/Switzerland, GSL Fiduciaire/Luxembourg, Salcedo & Cia/Chile, Dezan Shira/China, Al Gahnem/Saudia Arabia (no longer licensed), Business Auditing/Ivory Coast, YL Chee/Malaysia, Moolan & Moolan/Mauritius.



Upcoming Conference Dates
  • May Conference: May 17-19, 2018 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • June Conference: June 14-16, 2018 - Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Cross Border Tax Workshop: September 22, 2018 - New York, USA
  • October World Wide Conference: October 18-20, 2018 - Florence, Italy

Business Referrals

Member-to-member referrals are a real benefit of the Integra Association. If you would like to share any referrals or assistance from Integra members, please send an e-mail to Laurie or Susanne and we will gladly report on your behalf. It is your chance to publicly thank your colleagues.

Noureddine Zougah from A3C in Tunisia would like to thank Mr. Patrice Dando
from DPA Expertise Conseil in Nogaro, France, for his referral of a client needing Audit Assistance on Tunisia. This is the second referral from DPA to A3C.

Collaboration


Inside Integra is a bi-monthly publication of Integra International intended to keep its worldwide members
informed about what’s happening within the association around the globe.

Newsletter Administrator Laurie Daschuk • Vancouver, BC, Canada

Tel: +1-604-309-2533 • Email: laurie.daschuk@integra-international.net

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