Volume 42 | Number 1
BKR International Worldwide Bulletin
January/February 2020
Letter from the Chair
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Happy New Year!

2020 looks to be a very busy and exciting year for the Worldwide Board, but now, I would like to take a moment to write to you and reflect on the past year. It was a year of change, but also one of success at BKR International. We accomplished much internally to build an association that is ready for the future.

BKR Welcomes New Member Firm in India:
Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP
BKR International is pleased to announce the acceptance of Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP (New Delhi, India) into membership.

Established in 1981, Ashok Maheshwary & Associates LLP is an accounting, tax, and business consultancy firm with additional offices in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Pune, India. The firm works with leading international accounting, law, and consultancy firms.

Thirty Delegates from BKR's EMEA Region Attend 2019 Future Leaders Program
BKR's 2019 EMEA Regional Future Leaders Program was held once again at the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in The Netherlands. Eleven alumni and 19 new future leaders met on November 25-26.

The alumni program was run by Dr. Pieter Jansen from Flynth (Arnhem) and Gronigen University, with input on leadership from Delphine Buisson (Paris), EMEA Regional Chair Ulrich Viefers (Düsseldorf), and Marcel Blote (Arnhem).

BKR's EMEA Regional Tax Meeting Held in Amsterdam
The 2019 EMEA Regional Tax Meeting kicked off with 30 delegates from around the regions in attendance. Topics included the ECJ cases on beneficial ownership, withholding tax, inbound investment and mandatory disclosure rules, as well as country roundups from delegates.

Americas Regional Managing Partners Convene in Las Vegas
BKR's Americas Regional Managing Partners Roundtable Meeting was held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas on December 8-9.
Among other topics, participants discussed the 2019 Member Firm Analysis, succession planning, alliance partnerships, staff retention, and mergers and acquisitions.
US Tax Practice Group Members Meet in Chicago
Members of BKR's US Tax Practice Group held their annual workshop at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport on November 8.

After a group dinner the evening before, attendees gathered to offer firm tax department and 199-A updates, and case studies in R&D, as well as discuss a number of member-submitted tax topics.

View the minutes, presentations, and photos from the meeting here .
BKR's Client Accounting Services (CAS) Holds Inaugural Workshop
BKR's first ever Client Accounting Services (CAS) Workshop was held at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown on November 6-7.
Topics included technology, client engagement, go-to-market approaches, and numerous CAS-related roundtable discussions.

Download the minutes, presentations, and photos from the meeting here .
BKR's Leadership Institute Holds Second Session in Chicago
Session two of BKR's Leadership Institute was held at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Chicago from November 18-20.

During the meeting, Guest Speaker Vicky Gilmore discussed effective communication with the group, and Guest Speaker Steve Erickson covered the accounting business, profitability, billing and collecting, and l eadership and management skills.

Check out photos from the meeting here .
Niche News
Submissions for the March/April 2020 issue of the BKR International Worldwide Bulletin are due by Wednesday, February 5, 2020.