Earlier in July, IAPA CEO Ozgur Demirdoven and IAPA Chairman Martin Clapson started their first strategic visit to the US to meet New York and New Jersey based IAPA member firms as well as to develop new member prospects. With a goal to visit as many member firms as possible within his first 12 months as CEO, it was a key location to meet the firms and their staff and understand how IAPA can further help develop their business opportunities locally, regionally and internationally.
A lot was learnt about each firm and already ideas have been implemented to utilise the breadth of in-depth specialist knowledge the members have to offer.
Above Left: Jeffrey and Michael Getzel with IAPA CEO and Chairman at the Getzel Schiff & Pesce LLP office in NY
Above Right: Maurice Berkower, Michael Mullen and Ashok Goyal (Berkower’s newest partner) with IAPA CEO and Chairman at Berkower LLC NJ office
In light of rapidly evolving technologies and advancements in the industry, gaining a perspective on how firms are building their departments to capitalise on emerging services was insightful and has enabled IAPA to immediately offer forums and speakers at events on new topics e.g. Fintech and Cryptocurrency / Crypto Funds.
Above Left: Tom Manisero and Peter Larkin with IAPA CEO and Chairman at the Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP law firm, NY office
Above Right: Norm Schulman with his team at the Schulman Lobel NY Office
Working with IAPA’s longstanding law firms Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP and Miller Simons O’Sullivan, the US Mission cemented plans on how IAPA’s legal firms can work closely with its accounting and business advisory counterparts – another exciting initiative that will be showcased at IAPA’s International Conference in Miami this year.
It was a busy 5 days and fantastic to reunite all IAPA members in the New York and New Jersey area with a final farewell on the last day of the Mission. Mutual collaboration and building long-lasting business relationships both locally, regionally and internationally is what IAPA is all about and it was great to see such energy and enthusiasm amongst these exceptional firms. In addition, the CEO and Chairman had the chance to meet and talk with 3 potential sponsors throughout this mission, so it was a very effective roadshow.
Above: Final farewell with fellow IAPA NY and NJ members
The next stop to North America (US Mission #2) will be mid-September to Michigan, USA and then to greet our Canadian members in Niagara on the Lake, Canada at the annual BHD Conference. A great opportunity to meet another prospective firm and introduce the partners to IAPA’s Canadian members. Ozgur will then make a final visit to member firms in Toronto right after the conference.
New plans, developments and creative ideas…watch this space as we update you in our next news bulletin.