2018 EMEA Regional Conference

Scott D. Shapiro, CPA, CGMA, Partner at Woodcliff Lake, NJ-based accounting and consulting services firm Weber, Shapiro & Company, LLP (WS & Co.), will attend the Alliott Group 2018 Europe, Middle East & Africa Regional Conference in Prague, May 9-11, 2018. WS & Co. has been an active member of the Alliott Group since 2014. The firm’s participation in the leading international alliance of independent accounting, tax, and law firms, supports its commitment to helping clients take advantage of the investment and growth opportunities offered by the global economy.

Themed “Building a Future-Proof Professional Firm,” the conference will be attended by some 90 accountants and lawyers from 31 countries worldwide. Participation in the conference enables WS & Co. to forge closer relationships with Alliott Group’s affiliated members, who will serve the firm’s clients internationally when required. The firm will also gain powerful insights into the rapidly changing professional services market and the key business trends which are likely to impact its clients within the next one-five years.

“Everyone on our team continually strives to find new and better ways to meet the evolving needs of our clients,” said Luzmaria Concannon, Weber, Shapiro & Company Partner. “Scott’s attendance at this conference is another step in gaining valuable market insights and connections that will strengthen our firm’s ability to provide our clients with commercially focused advice to help protect and grow their businesses in the years ahead.”

“The learning and exchange that occurs during the conference will help our firm “future-proof’ client services and establish a more visible employer brand that ensures we can compete for the brightest and most talented people in our local workforce,” Mr. Shapiro noted.

Business-improvement topics at the conference include how to become the go-to firm in a local market, how to attract and retain the best people, and how to develop the inner sales leader and motivator within. Mr. Shapiro also will attend Alliott Group’s special interest group meetings, gaining practical insights into compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the impact of U.S. tax reform on foreign nationals and businesses, the international M&A landscape, and the seismic changes taking place in international tax and their impact on internationally focused businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

For more information on WS & Co.’s involvement in this conference and in Alliott Group, please contact Mr. Shapiro (scott@webershapiro.com)