HLB Cross-Border Business Talks Podcast Series
9 September 2019
Welcome to our podcast series, where we’ll be exploring the latest cross-border business topics with HLB thought leaders and special guests. Our podcast episodes provide bite-size analysis on today’s issues in 10 to 15 minute long episodes.
New episodes will appear regularly, as we share insights and ideas on a range of international business topics, from FDI and global economic trends, to the latest technology advancements in business and sector specific analyses. Sign up to listen to our podcast series via Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Eps 8: Made in Italy: How Italian companies are successfully conducting cross-border business
While in Milan, HLB Italy Chairman, Marco Gragnoli, discusses the Made in Italy industry and how Italian companies are successfully conducting cross-border business.
Eps 7: The importance of soft skills in business
Professor Adrian Furnam and HLB’s Bettina Cassegrain discuss how having the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate with others, both inside and outside an organisation, is crucial for leadership success and business growth.
Eps 6: A profession in transformation: Audit practices are becoming more technology driven and culturally diverse
Julie Carman, Head of Global Strategic Alliances and Digital Transformation for Accountants at Sage and HLB’s Jim Bourke discuss the tech and culture driven evolution of the accounting profession across the globe and how it is creating value for clients.
Eps 5: Investor confidence remains fragile
David East, Director of Product Strategy at Moody’s Analytics working for Bureau van Dijk and HLB’s Marco Donzelli discuss global FDI trends and how escalating trade tensions and policy uncertainty is impacting investor confidence.
Eps 4: Why the revision of ISA 540 is creating a more collaborative dialogue between auditors and clients
Bettina Cassegrain, HLB’s Global Assurance Leader and Jennifer Chowhan, Leadership Team Member for HLB’s International Assurance Committee, discuss the importance of the ISA 540 revision and how a new emphasis on professional scepticism will impact and improve accounting estimates.
Eps 3: The next generation of start-ups: Going across borders
In the heart of Silicon Valley, HLB’s Industry X.0 Marco Donzelli, Chris DeMayo and David Sacarelos together with guest speaker Lei Wang, Chairman and CEO of Huahai Technology discuss the next generation of start-ups and the challenges and opportunities to grow across borders in today’s global business environment.
Eps 2: US-China trade conflict: In every crisis there are always opportunities
Zhenge Zhao, General Representative of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade in the USA and HLB’s Coco Liu, Chief Regional Officer Asia Pacific discuss the trade war between China and the US, the impact on FDI activity between the two economies and the opportunities the current situation presents.
Eps 1: Challenges and opportunities for foreign companies in the US in times of trade uncertainty
Trade conflict and Brexit are cause for turbulent times for international businesses. Stephen Cheung, President of the World Trade Center Los Angeles and HLB’s Yan Jiang, Senior Tax Manager specialised in US-Asia cross-border activity discuss current challenges and opportunities for foreign companies operating in the US.
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