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Kudos International Network Annual Conference 2016

The fourth Kudos International Network annual conference was held at the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 November 2016.

The conference commenced on Tuesday with a short session from Stefan Asple of member firm Asple & Co on “Doing Business in Ireland”. This session provided an excellent introduction for other firms on the taxation, legal and accounting aspects of operating a business in Ireland. This was followed by a session from Kudos directors Alun Morgan and Michael Scott on the growth of the network during the year, the new members in the group and the creation of a new accounting association called PCP Global in 2017. A session then followed from Norma Foster who has been a popular speaker in previous years, on developing your website and making the most of the internet. This was a practically based session and provided tips for member firms on appropriate usage of social media.

This year we decided to break the conference up and in the afternoon we went on an entertaining bus tour around the sites of Dublin including a stop at Phoenix Park before finishing at the Guinness storehouse where we went on a tour of the brewery. On Tuesday evening we had an excellent private dinner in the hotel.

Wednesday morning started bright and early with Ian Fletcher from 2020 both entertaining and enlightening us on “developing a market strategy for accountants”. In the afternoon breakout sessions from both Norma Foster and Ian Fletcher were held with delegates deciding which to go to. The conference concluded with a very interesting although somewhat concerning session from Michael Conway an external specialist on the risks of Data Security.

The conference was well attended by member firms and Ireland proved to be our most popular venue to date.