17 Aug 2023

Highlights from LEA Global's Latin America Regional Conference, Panama City, Panama, August 3 - 5, 2023

Early this month, LEA Global held its annual Latin America Regional Conference in Panama City, Panama welcoming almost 50 guests spanning 16 countries.  The event was hosted by Achurra, Navarro, y Asociados; one of two members who call Panama home.  The Regional Council looks forward to hosting future conferences at various locations throughout Central and South America to both showcase member countries and allow home country firms to send more representatives and deepen relationships. 

The conference included presentations and discussions around a variety of topics primarily led and facilitated by member firms.  On the first afternoon, participants learned about cyber security risks and how they could move forward to better protect themselves and their clients.  There was a lively discussion around human talent which included views around remote work, its place in the current environment, and the need to remain flexible.   

On the second day, there were also sessions on technical matters such as corporate governance, audit and accounting regulatory requirements, and taxation.  Finally, on the last day, growth was the key topic with discussions about the vision for the region and how member firms can better leverage LEA Global and technology to grow. 

The conference included participants from the United States and allowed members to engage and explore opportunities to draw closer with the goal of providing better service to clients in each region while also considering how to strengthen the talent experience as well. The investment of members from outside the region helped to highlight the power of collaboration that is in the LEA Global community DNA – thank you to Bennett Thrasher and Marcum for making the commitment to take part! 

The Latin America spirit and passion for life came alive during the two dinners and included our very own Daniel Munoz from Chilean firm Gestax Auditores Consultores Ltda winning a singing contest in which he crooned the loudest to beat out other contests! 

We are gathering next August in Punta Cana and hope to see you all there. Highlighting the strength of the region and working together to grow and serve our clients, our firms, and our team members. See you then! 

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