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Postcard from Morocco

Friday 26 May 2017
Postcard from Morocco

Alex Picot Trust’s Director, Chris Cotillard recently travelled to North Africa to join fellow Kreston International members for the Kreston EMEA Conference in Marrakech.

The annual event offered members of the global accountancy network a chance to join together to share insights, hear updates from the Kreston International team and make connections with colleagues from the network which reaches across 113 countries.


Chris said: “As a Jersey trust company with clients around the world our Kreston membership is really valuable in ensuring we have a global reach and access to jurisdictional expertise. It’s always a pleasure to attend the conferences and the speakers were as always very insightful.

"The EMEA Conference was a great opportunity to build a better understanding of Morocco's economy and about doing business in the region. I took part in some particularly interesting breakout sessions discussing international tax issues, while having the chance to talk about what Jersey has to offer including the offshore trust and company services that we provide.”

A visit to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without some sightseeing of the old city and the agenda for the three-day conference allowed for Chris and his fellow delegates to get out and about and experience Marrakech. They were treated to a guided walk around the Medina, a choice of quad biking or a camel ride in the desert and during a spectacular final evening, they enjoyed an introduction to local delicacies with plenty of traditional after-dinner Moroccan entertainment.


About Kreston International

  1. Kreston International Limited is a global network of independent firms that combine empathy to provide compliance and advisory services that help individuals and their organisations to achieve their professional goals.
  2. Founded in 1971 and currently the 12th largest accounting network in the world, Kreston comprises 180 firms in 113 countries. As a single, seamless network, it provides a consistently exceptional service to clients all over the world.
  3. Kreston is ranked 11th largest accounting network in the Asia Pacific region in the 2016 IAB global ranking of accounting networks.
  4. Each Kreston International member is an independent practice with sole responsibility for its own work and with a commitment to the network.  This creates a powerful dimension by providing 24-hour global coverage and removing the need to negotiate cultural bridges, staff and clients.
  5. Kreston International member firms commit to compliance with the professional standards appropriate in their respective countries and to adhere to the following international standards:
  • International Standards on Quality Control.  
  • International Standards on Auditing for the conduct of transnational audits.
  • Code of Ethics as issued by the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants.
  • A globally coordinated quality monitoring and review programme supports member firms in the maintenance of these standards. 

Alex Picot Trust joined Kreston International in 2013.