BDO Mideast conference held in Qatar
Doha, April 14, 2008
BDO Jawad Habib had hosted the BDO Middle East Conference held for the first time in Qatar.
The event was attended by more than 30 partners and top officials from member firms around the Middle East, Asia, South Africa and Europe.
The annual event is held each year in a different country in which BDO has a presence and hosted by the member firm of the respective country.
The conference provides an opportunity for face-to-face interaction, exchange of opinions among key personnel from the different offices and explore business opportunities.
“The aim is to further consolidate BDO’s strategic and expansion plans in the region, this conference is also a great way to announce that BDO Jawad Habib is now operating as a full-fledged professional service provider from Qatar Financial Centre in West Bay, Doha,” said BDO Senior Partner Middle East Jawad Habib Jawad.
“Our move to Qatar is yet another milestone in enhancing our operations. In view of the rapid changes Qatar is experiencing due to the dynamic economy we have strengthened our practices and operations with a team of qualified and experienced professionals to meet the requirements of our clients,” said Jawad Habib Jawad.
“BDO Middle East has more than 16 offices with over 400 professionals spread throughout a wide geographical area. Getting all the regional partners together each year, provides a great opportunity to communicate ideas, experiences and discuss emerging issues. It also allows us to review the year’s achievements and look ahead for future opportunities,” said BDO International chief executive officer Frans Samyn.
“This year’s conference has generated the interest of member firms outside the region including Germany, South Africa and Turkey;” said Jawad Habib.
“I’m pleased to report that this year’s event has been an overwhelming success, providing an excellent networking opportunity and helping to generate new ideas that will help to drive our business forward. The work we have accomplished here will do much to improve the performance of BDO as a whole, including BDO Jawad Habib,” he said.
A reception was held on the occasion of hosting the BDO Middle East Conference 2008 at the Doha Marriott where invited VIP guests from Qatar had the opportunity to interact with BDO Partners and top officials.
With offices in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Jordan, the Firm has strong local expertise and the support of a major multinational organisation.
BDO International, the fifth largest professional service organisation in the world, operates 626 offices in 111 countries and has about 32,000 partners and employees in member firms providing professional services to all parts of the world, the organisation said.
“Our services, including auditing, risk management and management consultancy require knowledge of local markets. At the same time, being part of such a large extended and renowned family provides us with the additional support that only a major multinational firm can provide,” said Jawad. – TradeArabia News Service