Asia Pacific Conference 2024 

July 11, 2024

Kreston Global and Kreston VN successfully hosted the Asia Pacific Conference 2024 from July 4-6 in the vibrant city of Hanoi, Vietnam. The event united Kreston colleagues from across the Asia Pacific region and beyond to foster relationships and share insights into new ways of working and client collaboration. 

Warm welcome in Asia Pacific

The conference kicked off on the evening of 4 July with a welcome dinner. Attendees gathered at the JW Marriott Hanoi, setting the stage for a warm and convivial atmosphere. This initial gathering allowed participants to reconnect and network in a relaxed setting. 

Insightful business sessions and networking

The main business program commenced on 5 July, starting with welcome remarks and an overview of Kreston VN from Dung Nguyen Hoang, Managing Partner. The morning sessions included a “How to Do Business in Vietnam” presentation by Nhung Chu, Partner at Kreston VN, featuring case studies and an engaging Q&A session. This was followed by keynote speaker Lim Chor Ghee, INED (Chairman, Kucingko Berhad Cofounder, IMM Group/Be Better Foundation), who offered thought-provoking insights into the region’s business landscape and economic drivers of trade. 

The conference continued with a strategic update from Liza Robbins, Chief Executive of Kreston Global. New firms, Kreston Thailand and Helmi Talib, were then introduced to the network. Following presentations on conflict checks and regional client management, the conference then broke for lunch. After the break the Asia Pacific regional committee, chaired by Kamal Thakkar, Kreston Stanley & Williamson, shared an overview of their plans, with speakers Ganesh Ramaswamy, Helen Rivero from Kreston Proworks and Vineet Rathi from Kreston OPR. The day concluded with a group discussion and feedback session, allowing attendees to voice their ideas and suggestions. 

Specialised breakout sessions and cultural exploration 

The final day, 6 July, featured focused breakout sessions for Audit (hosted by Kamal Thakkar, Kreston Stanley & Williamson) and Tax (hosted by Mark Taylor, Chair of the Global Tax Group) groups, providing a platform for specialised discussions and knowledge exchange. Closing remarks (from NAMES) summarised the key takeaways from the conference. 

The conference concluded with a tour of Hanoi, allowing attendees to explore the city’s rich history and culture. This further strengthened the bonds formed over the past few days. A wonderful time was had by all with many follow ups and great connections having occurred.  

Kreston Global members can access the conference photo album and presentations by clicking here, and see the upcoming events Kreston Global events by clicking here.