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HD shares international knowledge at conference


Representatives from Harrison Drury attended a conference in Berlin last week to exchange knowledge with legal and accountancy professionals from around the globe.

The firm had a presence the Alliott Group 2017 EMEA Regional Conference which examined some of the latest developments and trends in global business.

Approximately 100 leading professional advisers from 54 independent firms in 27 countries attended the conference between May 10-14. The event is aimed at helping member firms meet the needs of clients with operations in multiple countries.

John Chesworth, managing director of Harrison Drury, said: “Our clients that trade internationally benefit hugely from our membership of the Alliott Group as it gives us access to professional expertise across the globe.

“It also allows us to enrich our knowledge of cross border business issues. With Britain’s looming exit from the EU, and other political and economic developments on the agenda, the conference gave us insight into how these changes impact on our clients.”

Keynote speakers at the event included David Weissert, head of the economic policy unit at the Berlin City Government, who gave insight into the potential consequences of the upcoming German elections in September and Britain’s exit from the EU.

Other speakers included foreign exchange expert Chris Towner who will talk about how corporates with foreign exchange risk can protect their business from adverse market moves.

Harrison Drury also attended the ‘New Markets 2017: TECH/DIGITAL’ conference which looks at how growing tech startups can scale up their business and trade internationally.

James Hickey, Alliott Group’s CEO, said: “The EMEA Regional Conference continues to evolve each year and the numbers continue to rise, with attendees also coming from countries outside of the region including Argentina, the USA, Australia and Uruguay.

“Senior and managing partners and other key partners within member firms who are involved in cross border business clearly view the conference as a must-attend event that will broaden their referral network, add value to their clients’ business and support their firms’ ongoing development.”

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