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Accountants and lawyers meet in Sydney for Alliott Group's 2017 Worldwide Conference

Alliott Group's 2017 Worldwide Conference takes place in Sydney this week (18-21 October) at the InterContinental hotel

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“The opportunities for learning, sharing and exchanging information on how to become the ‘go to’ local firm for businesses and individuals with multi-market needs continue to improve with each Alliott Group conference. This year, we aim to set new standards and to ensure that each and every attendee returns to their firm with new ideas, new inspiration, new contacts and of course new business leads.”
James Hickey, CEO, Alliott Group

Approximately 80 professional advisors from 54 firms in 27 countries will join leading consultants to the professions this week in Sydney, Australia for the 2017 Worldwide Conference. Members will learn and exchange and share knowledge on how to build the business of a professional services firm in the global marketplace and how to excel in providing cross border services to commercial and private clients.

Members of Alliott Group, one of the world's leading international associations of independent firms, will return with greater insights into the international trade and investment opportunities offered by Australia’s open market economy and with the requisite strong personal connections to professional advisors in Australia (and in other countries) that ensure services can be provided to clients as seamlessly as possible whenever they are needed in different jurisdictions.

Australia's vibrant economy

According to the Austrade, the Australian Government’s Trade & Investment Commission, Australia is the world’s 13th largest economy with GDP of US$1.3 trillion and is “forecast to realise average annual real GDP growth of 2.9% over the next five years, the highest among major advanced economies.”

Austrade also states that “Australia is expected to realise average annual real GDP growth of 2.9% between 2017 and 2021 – the highest among major advanced economies and up from an average growth rate of 2.7% between 2012 and 2016.” Australia is also well positioned as a trade and investment hub for international companies doing business with Asia.

Opportunities to share and acquire niche expertise

Members will also attend specialist meetings focused on legal, international tax, corporate finance and M&A, and global mobility where they will exchange views on the likely impact on foreign businesses and internationally mobile individuals of major international developments such as President Trump’s U.S. immigration reforms, the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project (BEPS) and the UK’s proposed exit from the European Union in March 2019.

This year's keynote speaker: Rob Nixon

This year’s keynote speaker will be Rob Nixon of Panalitix, author of best-selling books The Perfect Firm and Remaining Relevant. Rob will lead a workshop that explains why attendees must change their business models to survive.