Praxity Global Conference 2019 in Athens
In late October, surrounded by the mythical splendour of the Acropolis and historic Syntagma Square, the leading partners of Praxity’s Participant Firms gathered at the majestic Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens for the 2019 Global Conference. The conference provides priceless opportunities to network and collaborate with Participant firms from across the globe, and learn about cutting edge developments, research and innovative ideas from prestigious speakers.
Praxity Chair Gordon Krater opened the conference with the Chairman’s State of the Globe. He outlined the history of Praxity and its twelve years of operation, highlighting the 107% revenue growth between 2007 and 2019. Gordon also introduced two new Latin American firms joining the Alliance, thanked Ton Tuinier for his service to the board and governing council, and welcomed newly appointed board and council member Herve Helias. Finally, he explained the significance of the Mazars North American Alliance, namely that its existence will not only allow Mazars to market to their non North American Clients better but, more importantly, stabilise the Praxity Alliance.
Ilias Zafeiropoulos, Partner of Mazars in Greece welcomed all delegates to Athens and George Lagarias, Chief Economist of Mazars UK presented a timeline of the Greek financial crisis, its causes and recovery, and Chris Skinner spoke about the 120% increase in global fintech funding from 2017 to 2018, and the development of digital banking services.
Ilias Zafeiropoulos, Partner at Mazars Greece
George Lagarias, Chief Economist at Mazars UK
Regardless of where you are based, advisers from Praxity member firms share a common ethos and outlook; to facilitate dynamic business growth across the world.
Like Mazars, each firm is already successful in their geographic patch and highly rated by peers. Individually and collectively, we help multi-national clients to plan for the future, take and make big business decisions and stay competitive. Praxity member firms are your gateway to new international markets, providing local regulatory insight, tax assurance and consulting services.
Praxity AISBL is a global alliance of independent firms. Organised as an international not-for-profit entity under Belgium law, Praxity has its executive office in Epsom. Praxity – Global Alliance Limited is a not-for-profit company registered in England and Wales, limited by guarantee, and has its registered office in England. As an Alliance, Praxity does not practice the profession of public accountancy or provide audit, tax, consulting or other professional services of any type to third parties. The Alliance does not constitute a joint venture, partnership or network between participating firms. Because the Alliance firms are independent, Praxity does not guarantee the services or the quality of services provided by participating firms.