PRLog - May 20, 2014 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th May 2014: RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, will welcome Managing Partners and other attendees of their member firms from 17 countries across the Middle East and Africa to the RSM MENA Regional Conference. The conference will take place in Dubai from 21-22 May 2014 Among the delegation will be several first-time attendees from Western Africa that will take part as guests of RSM International.
The delegation will discuss cross-border growth opportunities for clients, business development areas for RSM, and attend technical workshops on topics such as Islamic finance for banking and insurance, Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure and services offerings in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), risk advisory and cross-border quality control. The conference will be particularly significant this year as attendees will be invited to a special celebration of RSM’s 50th Anniversary.
Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, said: “Cross-border referrals for MENA grew exponentially last year and we look forward to building on this success as the economies across the region develop, stimulating investment within and into the Middle East & Africa region.”
RSM has a strong presence in the region, evidenced by the list of attendees which includes Managing Partners from: Bahrain, Chad, Egypt, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and UAE. In addition to these partners, RSM will welcome guest firms from Benin, and Mali.
A highlight of the conference will be a focus on Islamic Finance, including a presentation on Sukuk Islamic bonds by keynote speaker Mohammed Qassim Al Ali, CEO of National Bonds PJSC, Dubai.
Dahman Awadh Dahman, Managing Partner of RSM member firm in U.A.E, RSM Dahman, added: “We’re delighted to welcome more representatives than ever to our MENA conference this year, and particularly look forward to greeting our first-time guests to Dubai. The event will have a special feel this year as our members celebrate the 50th anniversary of the network, and we’re proud to be part of an international group with such close connections and heritage.”
About RSM International
RSM International is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, encompassing over 100 countries, 700 offices and 32,000 people internationally. The network’s total fee income is US$3.7 billion.
In March 2013, RSM was awarded the prestigious Editor’s Special Award for Global Initiative of the Year at the International Accounting Bulletin annual awards. The award recognises the outstanding achievement of the RSM network for its global initiative - RSM World Day – which was praised for being a unique and powerful cross-network initiative that enhanced both employee and client engagement. The judges highlighted the campaign as a shining example of how to successfully connect independent member firms around the world under a common vision and set of values.
RSM International actively engages in promoting and celebrating the very best in entrepreneurship, championing the role of the entrepreneur in today’s world economy. RSM International is the lead sponsor and corporate champion of the European Business Awards promoting commercial excellence and recognition of entrepreneurial brilliance.
RSM International is a member of the Forum of Firms. The objective of the Forum of Firms is to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial and auditing practices worldwide
RSM is the brand used by a network of independent accounting and advisory firms, each of which practices in its own right. RSM International Limited does not itself provide any accounting and advisory services. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in serving the international professional service needs of their client base.
2014 marks an exceptional year for RSM International as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary.
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