The BHD Canadian group's annual meeting opened on Thursday, 17 September in Moncton, New Brunswick with welcome drinks at the Casino Hotel. Stephen Hamlet, IAPA's new CEO was delighted to talk with the representatives of IAPA’s Canadian firms for the first time and to introduce himself and learn about their practices.
The official conference commenced on the Friday morning with Stephen making a presentation on behalf of IAPA, discussing all the plans he had for the future development of the association and how they would benefit the member firms. This was followed by several presentations from the Canadian delegates on a number of practice management topics. Business continued on the Saturday morning, which preceeded the afternoon’s activities of a friendly rivalry golf tournament, or a cruise on Shediac Bay for those who wanted a more relaxing time.
Stephen commented: “It was a fabulous few days. I really enjoyed not only getting to know IAPA’s Canadian members personally, all of whom made me feel so welcome, but also discovering so much about their practices and business aspirations. I look forward to continuing to work with these firms, supporting their international requirements and providing practice assistance through various IAPA initiatives.” IAPA thanks the host firms and Valerie Marcil, as BHD’s outgoing Chair.
A highlights video can be seen on IAPA TV HERE