Together Towards Tomorrow: 2019 APRM 

May 2019

The AGN Asia Pacific Regional Meeting with the theme “Together Towards Tomorrow” was successfully held on 28-30 April in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this year.

APRM 2019 has been the largest regional meeting on record in this region. The 57 participants came from 14 different countries and 4 continents. Each of the over 15 firms brought unique experiences, technical knowledge, and talented people to the table. The 3 days of the APRM saw an exchange of ideas, from business development to best practice, from Bankruptcy to BPO, from Karachi to California. With such a wide pool of expertise, nobody left the conference without having first learnt 1-2 new things.

In addition to the Tax Committee and the Better Practice Panel, APRM 2019 also piloted the Next-Gen Program. Member firms sponsored over 20 up-and-coming Next-Gen managers to attend the conference. These future leaders participated in a variety of leadership training, including a bingo game, group presentations, and 4 successful ship & airplane factories. Presenter challenged the NextGen participants to embrace failure, to find their inner voice, and to enjoy challenges, as well as taught both NextGen and seasoned Partners the importance of communication across the workforce, to building a high performance team.

This weekend of merriment and enrichment was only possible due to the hard work and diligence of our member firm in Malaysia: GEP Associates. A special thanks to Esther Tan and Felix Gong for hosting a successful APRM 2019. As they say in Kuala Lumpur, “Sayangi Malaysiaku!”