Volume 41 | Number 4
BKR International Worldwide Bulletin
July/August 2019
Letter from the Chair
Summer Greetings! I have traveled extensively over the last few months to meet with BKR International leaders and members around the world. It has been a pleasure, and these meetings also make me hopeful for the future of accounting. With this in mind, I want to congratulate my friend and colleague, Raymi Mejia (Santo Domingo) on his appointment as the new Americas Regional chair of BKR International.

2019 Americas Regional Meeting Held in Vancouver
More than 50 firms visited the “Gateway to the Pacific” for BKR's Americas Regional Meeting in Vancouver from May 18-21. The conference featured experts on change management, streamlined cloud and blockchain technologies, high-growth strategies, hiring for the firm of the future, and business transitions. Check out all of the meeting material, as well as photos from the event, here .
Porto Hosts BKR's 2019 EMEA Regional Meeting
BKR's 2019 EMEA Regional Meeting in Porto finished on Monday, June 3. Some 140 delegates and their companions headed for home after an excellent meeting. To give you a flavour of the event, the Asia-Pacific Regional Executive Director, Salvio Valenzuela (Manila), has put an excellent little video together.

BKR Welcomes New Member Firm in Tokyo:
 Sohken Audit Corporation
BKR is pleased to announce the acceptance of  Sohken Audit Corporation (Tokyo) into membership.

Established in 1951 as Jiro Otsuka CPA Office, the firm formally changed its name to Sohken Audit Corporation  in 1983, and currently provides a wide range of audit and tax services. Its 12 partners and staff of 36 specialize in the metalworking industry, food industry, mechanical engineering, transportation and warehousing (logistic services), and social economy (not-for-profits).

Member Profile:
 K C Mehta & Co. Chartered Accountants (Ahmedabad)
K C Mehta & Co., Chartered Accountants (KCM) was founded in Gujarat, India, more than 60 years ago by Professor K C Mehta, who continues to add value to the organisation by providing thoughts and input on strategies for the firm, mentoring young professionals, and spearheading the client feedback process.

KCM has, over the years, expanded into a dynamic organisation with a cross-functional team strength of more than 200 (including more than 80 qualified professionals). KCM has four offices across India, led by approximately 20 partners and directors.

BKR's 2018-2019 Leadership Institute Wraps Up in New York
The fourth and final session of BKR's 2018-2019 Leadership Institute was held from May 1-3 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Sessions included analyses of the most recent busy season, developing an action plan for the future, and improving social media presence, among others. A graduation dinner was also held at Cucina & Co. in Manhattan. View photos of the event here .
BKR Member Story:
Jeff Calderon (Louisville)
Approximately four years ago, Deming, Malone, Livesay & Ostroff, PSC (Louisville) (DMLO) was retained by an Israeli client who is a Canadian citizen to prepare his US tax returns. I might have been hesitant to accept this client due to the potential foreign tax issues, but, with BKR resources and especially the relationships formed over the years, I was confident that I could handle this work.

Niche News
Submissions for the September/October 2019 issue of the
BKR International Worldwide Bulletin are due by Wednesday, August 7, 2019.