Inside Integra Newsletter August 2017 (Issue 4)
Cross Border Tax Workshop 2017 in Beautiful St Julian's Malta - September 16th
The next Tax Workshop will be held in Malta and is focused to the topic EXIT TAXATION: an important topic for all members who advise international clients. Cross border taxation becomes more and more an issue because of a closer cooperation of tax departments within the OECD member states and G20 countries. The new challenge for our clients and their advisers will be the cross border exchange of information between the fiscal authorities, starting with the year 2017. Therefore a regular exchange of knowledge and practical experiences between the Integra members is very important.
Our Tax Workshop has a successful history of more than ten years. The tax group combines a strong workshop which is focused on one topic. All participants are invited to discuss and to present the main and important facts of interest. The combination of an open discussion, moderated by Franz Schweiger (member Vienna/Austria) and Dirk Lehmann (member Berlin/Germany), and presentations makes our workshop successful for all participants. Contact Susanne Martius to register. Flyer with information about this event.
Integra World Wide Conference Tokyo, Japan - October 19-21st
"Expand Your Horizons" and join Integra members at this exciting event. The Hilton Odaiba on Tokyo Bay will be the centre of our biggest event of the year! The conference agenda is packed full of first rate professional development events. Register now to secure your place.
Our dinner events and tours will launch you on an amazing journey through the largest metropolitan city in the world! You have an opportunity to learn, make new business connections and gain some work life balance as well. This is a great opportunity for younger staff to learn about Integra - please extend the invitation to all those who would benefit from learning about business on a global scale. For those interested in learning more about Japanese Culture, here is a link to an article from one of our guest speakers.
Remembering EMEIA Regional Conference Sofia, Bulgaria June 2017
From Susanne Martius, EMEIA Administrator
On June 22-24, 2017 an enthusiastic group of Integra members gathered in Sofia, Bulgaria, for the Annual Regional EMEIA Conference hosted by our member firm K&K Accounting . Members from 18 countries attended the business sessions on both days while the ladies visited some of the cultural treasures of Bulgaria.
Our remarkable Keynote Speaker, Ambassador Elena Poptodorova, spoke about the development of Bulgaria today and the role of the country in the EU, and experienced professionals from our own Integra ranks gave very interesting presentations on different topics. We also had the pleasure to meet our new member from Dublin, Ireland, Mr. Neville Kavanagh, who presented his firm and business region.
The Friday dinner event took us for the first time to the restaurant of a star chef where delicious food and excellent wines delighted the palate. On Saturday, after an interesting and educational tour in the center of Sofia, the group was taken to a charming traditional Bulgarian restaurant including folklore dance and singing. Conference participants took home a suitcase full of pleasant memories and new impressions from a lovely city and a good Integra conference.
Member-to-member referrals are a real benefit of the Integra Associaton. This month several firms reported having sought or received referrals or advice in June and July. View the details here. If you would like to report any referrals or assistance, 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.
Webinars - next one September 28 - International Tax
This two hour presentation will be a recap of the best content from the September 2017 International Tax Conference in Malta. Presented by Franz Schweiger, Managing Partner/Director BF Consulting Wirtschaftsprüfungs GmbH. All Integra members will be invited to sign up later this month. There is no cost to register - for more information contact Laurie Daschuk.
Check out our new website and find your firm's profile - make sure your information is up to date and correct. You will have received an invitation to activate your Integra Interactive profile - this enables you to access our Members Only area. For website updates or questions contact Laurie Daschuk. www.integra-international.net
Richard Glickman Visionary Award - see our latest Press Release about the recipient of this honour, Doug White.
Doing Business Guides - we have a recent addition to the website. Francesc Bellavista has posted a guide for Investing In Spain - download your copy.
Don DeGrazia welcomed a new Granddaughter on July 10th - Claire Alexandra DeGrazia.
Visit - Integra Berlin member Ines Voigt from Wagemann + Partner in Berlin, Germany, was in California on June 16th and met with Steve Williams, Susan Levinstein and Gerry Herter at the HMWC offices near Los Angeles for consultation and socializing. Ines was impressed with the prominence of the Integra International name and logo on the HMWC lobby wall.
Visit - Vancouver member Grant & Sherril Gilmour from Gilmour Group travelled to Athens to see George Giannopoulos at the Prooptiki SA office.
Visit - Vancouver member Dave Sran from Gilmour Group went to San Diego and met with Swensen Advisors and met Antonio Martinez from Moreno Ibarra y Campania, S.C. in Tijuana, Mexico.
New Member Manager - Our esteemed colleague Joan Lliteras will be retiring from his position at the end of the year and Vyacheslav (Slava) Dennisenko will be joining Integra as the incoming EMEIA New Member Manager.
Integra Administrator - Founding member Richard Purcell and recipient of the 2015 Richard Glickman Visionary Award, has retired from his position as Website and Newsletter Administrator.
Upcoming Conference Dates
- Cross Border Tax Workshop: September 16 2017 - St. Julian's, Malta
- October World Wide Conference: October 19-21 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
- 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