Co-hosting international business leaders conference in Edinburgh

Artificial intelligence was in the spotlight at a 3-day international business leaders conference held in Scotland to explore critical topics shaping the future of businesses worldwide.

The PrimeGlobal Business Leader Forum was hosted by Scottish Member firms, Henderson Loggie & Hall Morrice in Edinburgh, attracting over 160 accountants and business advisers from 19 countries including Japan, US, Nigeria, El Salvador and Singapore and Europe.

Henderson Loggie partner, Gavin Black led the panel discussion which focused on people and new technology trends which will drive innovation and business growth.

L to R: Gavin Black (Henderson Loggie), Neele Wehmeyer (ba-group), Jane Atherton (Simmons Gainsford) & Jo Gibson (Hurst)

Other sessions looked at how businesses can meet their sustainability objectives and the demands of investors who are increasingly concerned with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.

PrimeGlobal has expanded its ESG Community of Advisors in recent years to help businesses enhance their performance, attract investment, and drive positive social and environmental impact. Led by Mark de Lat of Eshuis Accountants en Adviseurs in The Netherlands, co-author of PrimeGlobal’s B Corp Workbook, delegates explored the benefits of adopting B Corp principles, balancing purpose and profit to strengthen brand reputation.

Steve Heathcote, PrimeGlobal CEO, said: “We brought business leaders from around the globe to discuss the transformative power of AI, sustainability reporting, ESG advisory, and B Corp principles. Our business leaders conference serves as a catalyst for innovation, bringing a global perspective to common business challenges and fostering a deeper understanding of critical topics. Our aim is to empower our members to add value to the services they provide and play a key role in shaping a future where businesses thrive while making a positive impact on society and the environment.”

David Smith, managing partner, Henderson Loggie said: “We were delighted to co-host this year’s PrimeGlobal leadership conference, this gathering of fantastic firms from around the world creates invaluable connections and inspires innovation to help advisory and accountancy firms shape the future of the accountancy profession.”

Shonagh Fraser, partner, Hall Morrice said “We enjoyed an impressive line-up of speakers who sparked lively debate around key challenges and opportunities facing businesses everywhere, and gained fresh insights and an international perspective that our own clients will benefit from.”

PrimeGlobal is the award-winning association of independent accounting and business advisory firms, with more than 300 member firms comprising 3,000 partners, 28,000 employees and a combined revenue of over US$3.9* billion. The flagship leadership conference, dedicated to fostering dialogue and collaboration, is held annually in different locations around the globe, hosted in turn by local member firms.

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