Volume 41 | Number 5
BKR International Worldwide Bulletin
September/October 2019
Letter from the Chair
I hope I will see you soon at our flagship event of the year — the 2019 BKR International Worldwide Meeting — in Los Angeles, California, USA, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, October 25-29. I am proud to be a part of this 30 th anniversary celebration for BKR International. It is a promise of more great things to come for our independent member firms around the world. 

Countdown to Los Angeles! October 25-29, 2019
Program Highlights

Monday, October 28: After the official “Welcome to Los Angeles” by our host, Rick Parent (Los Angeles), BKR’s CEO, Howard Rosen (Executive Office), will discuss our theme for 2019, “The Firm of the Future.” Worldwide Chair Manuel Rangel, Jr. (Mexico City) will then present the annual update, followed by Graeme Boake (Johannesburg), who will review BKR’s financial statements and budget, and call for a vote on each.

Asia-Pacific Region Holds Future Leaders’ Program in Bangkok
BKR's Asia-Pacific held its five-day Future Leaders’ Program from July 1-5 at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Attended by 18 participants representing member firms from the Asia-Pacific Region, the program aimed to provide first-level leaders with relevant and practical resources to help them excel in their roles and learn new skills in the industry. 

BKR's 2019-2020 Leadership Institute Kicks Off in St. Louis
The inaugural session of  BKR's 2019-2020 Leadership Institute  was held from August 19-21 at the Embassy Suites Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Sessions included The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers and
Communication Advantage. A group dinner was also held at Mango Peruvian. View photos of the event  here .
BKR in the Community Videos
In this new series of short videos from BKR members around the world, we hear from some of the employees of our member firms talking about the work that they do and their interests in the local community.

In the first video, we meet Melissa Pace from BKR's Maltese firm, Tri-Mer Services Limited . Watch the video here .

Continuing the series, we see Blick Rothenberg (London) playing football to raise money for Richard’s House , London’s first children’s hospice. Watch the video here .

In our most recent video from Bland & Associates, P.C. (Omaha), you will learn more about the firm's Bland Cares Foundation , including the local charities it supports. Watch the video here .

Presentations from July EGIAN Meeting Now Available
Presentations from the recent European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations (EGIAN) Meeting held on July 2-3 in Brussels, Belgium, are now available on the EMEA Region's website here .
Niche News
Submissions for the November/December 2019 issue of the BKR International Worldwide Bulletin are due by Wednesday, October 9, 2019.