On November 15th the firm welcomed members from the TGS Global Network to Toronto for our annual conference. Last year’s conference took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. S+C Partners belongs to this global network of accounting and professional services firms. More than 60 TGS delegates from 40-member firms around the globe attended to Toronto’s Royal York Hotel for the four-day conference.
Partners from S+C Partners attended the advisory, audit and tax committee meetings on the opening day of the event. Kalin McDonald gave an opening address to the conference on November 16. Kalin helped delegates understand the Canadian economic environment and the taxation of inbound investments into Canada.
Olivier Oullie gave attendees a presentation on How to Attract and Retain Talent. Arnaud Clarke and Franck Berthouloux (TGS France) gave a presentation on the human resources tool they developed and talked to the group about Developing Human Value. Chris Mason (Mindshop) spoke to the conference on Friday, November 17 about the Entrepreneurial Mindset.
The highlight of the conference was the attendance of Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney on the afternoon of Friday, November 17. Greg gave an address to the delegates about high performing teams – including his own relevant experience with TFC where he has taken his inherited underperforming team and turned it into a Major League Soccer powerhouse. TFC returns to the MLS Cup final on December 9.
On Friday evening, delegates dined at 360 Restaurant above the observation deck of the CN Tower. Delegates also travelled to Niagara Falls on November 18 and had lunch at Peller Estates Winery.
It was great to meet our friend Sylvain Morneau from Massie Turcotte et Associes in Montreal the only other Canadian firm in the TGS Global network. Next year the conference moves to Dubai.