Santa Monica

2012 International Conference, Santa Monica

  • Date:20 October 2012 - 23 October 2012
  • Location:Santa Monica, Los Angeles
  • Venue:Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
** The MSI International Conference has now taken place.  Please do not try to register **
Join MSI's 23rd International Conference in Santa Monica, Los Angeles from 20 - 23 October 2012.

This year MSI's International Conference takes place at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. The theme of this year's meeting is "Thinking Differently, Thinking Smarter."
We invite all MSI members to consider attending what will be an excellent opportunity to renew existing relationships and make new contacts with other leading independent, mid-sized firms all over the world.

The conference begins with an exciting networking programme on Saturday and Sunday (20 & 21) featuring tours to the Venice Beach, the Getty Centre & Hollywood and dinner on the Santa Monica Pier.

The conference sessions will be taking place, as normal, on the Monday and Tuesday at the hotel itself.

Log in to MemberLink to view the full itinerary, agenda, registration guidelines and online booking form.
A limited number of opportunities to sponsor this event are available. To find out more about the benefits of sponsorship, please click here or contact
Our sponsors at the MSI 23rd International Conference are:
alliant-group (2012)
alliantgroup is the nation's largest provider of specialty tax services. We assist CPA firms and the businesses they advise in taking full advantage of the many federal and state tax credits, incentives, exemptions, and deductions that are available to them. We help our clients infuse their enterprises with funds to help them compete successfully in the marketplace and stimulate growth through innovation. We specialize in procuring the Research & Development Credit, 179-D Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Incentives Credit,Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-Disc) Export Incentives, and Domestic Production Deduction amongst other varieties of incentives for our clientele.

Founded in 2002 by CEO Dhaval Jadav and COO Shane Frank, alliantgroup is a national advisory firm serving a broad spectrum of clients, from individuals and start-ups toFortune1000 corporations. Our vast team of professionals consists of former Big 4 accounting firm partners, law firm partners, engineers, scientists, software developers, and other tax, accounting, and industry specialists, as well the former Commissioner of the IRS, Mark Everson. Additional expertise and advice is provided by our advisory board which consists of former governors, senators, members of congress, as well as respected leaders of business. These luminaries not only serve as our ears and voices on Capitol Hill. alliantgroup is committed to building and maintaining close client relationships by providing services that transcend the usual advisor-client association.

alliantgroup's national office is in Houston, Texas with regional offices throughout the U.S., including California, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.

IBFD (2012)

IBFD is a leading international provider of cross-border tax expertise with a long-standing history in supporting and contributing to tax research and academic activities.  As an independent foundation, IBFD utilizes our global network of tax experts and Knowledge Centre to serve Fortune 500 companies, governments, international consultancy firms and tax advisors. Renowned as the expertise portal in the field of cross-border taxation and legislation, IBFD offers complete coverage on international taxation through its courses, online products, journals, books and library. Further services include government consultancy and individual client research.

Templeton (2012)

Improve your Outlook™ by aligning processes, technology and personnel with TC Practice Management.  Built on the Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management [CRM] 2011 platform, it is the only system on the market that has recognized the importance of addressing all major business needs from marketing to projects to time and billing in a single, easy to use application. From sales and marketing, to prospecting and planning, to winning and creating the project, to forecasting, to time and expense input on a periodic basis to generating invoices for clients, TCPM is a collaborative system that encourages the “one firm” concept. The underlying growth strategy supports the philosophy that the clients belong to the firm – rather than to individuals or practice groups. Microsoft Dynamics is a unifying solution as Outlook’s contact sharing with CRM eliminates issues of data and account ownership and promotes a team-oriented and collaborative approach to business.  The functions and features of TCPM are scalable to fit the size of your firm. The cloud version of TCPM is a subscription service with a per user fee per month, with no upfront capital investment.

Whetstone Group (2012)

The Whetstone Group (TWG) is a business development consulting firm that helps CPA and law firms grow their top line. Through a unique combination of a former national CPA firm practice leader and national firm marketing executives TWG offers strategic, yet practical advice to firms looking to hone their competitive edge. Among the services most in demand are: development of growth plans and budgets, accountability development, sales management coaching, direct marketing and telephone lead generation and business development training for practitioners including our exclusive Whetstone Growth Academy™. Founded in 2000, the firm is located in Marion, Iowa and serves CPA and law firms throughout North America. For more information call us at 319.447.6400.


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