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TAG-Org and Swiss Audiconsult SA Sign Cooperation Agreement

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GENEVA - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org, and, the global organization for professional, business, Intellectual Property, education and capacity building services, and Switzerland-based Audiconsult SA, business consultants with a global perspective, signed a cooperation agreement based on promoting the two party’s combined services in various fields.

HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of TAG-Org and Mr. Joseph E. Riedweg, president of Audiconsult SA signed the agreement in Geneva in a special ceremony in the presence of many guests, clients and representatives from the local business world and media.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his happiness in joining hands with one of the leading firms in Switzerland: "We are very excited to work together with Audiconsult. With this partnership we will be able to provide an even more comprehensive range of services to our clients in both Switzerland and the Far East. Our joint competencies range from auditing, project management, consultation, e-solutions, business valuation and Intellectual Property to legal and translation services, recruitment and education services. We believe that we can both contribute to the continued and extended support of our clients by providing excellent services that depend on technology and quality.”

Mr. Riedweg:" today’s agreement is a testimony to Audiconsult’s commitment since its creation 25 years ago to offer our clients a bespoke and fully comprehensive range of services. With TAG-Org as a partner we extend our ability and give our operation a global scale and reach. The end result is that we can add value in many areas covering a wide variety of fields and sectors. Since we both believe that there is a need to put more focus on new services that promote quality and the latest technology we have high expectations of this partnership.”

According to the agreement, both parties are engaged to globally promote their combined services through their contacts. TAG-Org has 73 offices and 180 representative offices worldwide that will carry out the promotion of the partnership while Audiconsult SA will leverage their central position in the heart of Europe, their well-established network and their Russell Bedford International affiliation.

The signing ceremony was held on the sidelines of the World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in which Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, member of the WTO Panel to Identify 21st Century Trade Challenges delivered a speech. His presence formed part of the WTO Public Forum which was chaired by WTO Director General Mr. Pascal Lamy with the attendance of over 1,500 participants from the business world, general public, universities and governments.

The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) is the largest Global group of professional service firms in the fields of Accounting; External Audit; Internal Audit; Corporate Governance; Taxation; Educational Consultancy; Economic and Strategic studies; Management Advisory Services; Professional and Technical Training; Technology Transfer Project Management; Real Estate Management; Investors and Business Advisory Services; Human Resources and Recruitment Services; E-Government; E-Commerce; E-Education; IT and Security Audit; Web Design; Professional Interpretation and Translation; Website Arabization: Domain Names Registration; ICT Strategic Planning; ERP Consulting Services; IT and Internet Skills Training and Examinations; Intellectual Property News Agency; IP Business and Asset Valuation and Branding Services; IP Registration and Protection; Intellectual Property Renewals; IPR Protection and Management; Legal Services; and Public Offering.

Audiconsult ( is among the most well respected independent Public Accounting Practices in Geneva, with some 20 local staff. They have a strong track record of supporting many national and international clients. Their legacy dates back to 1987 when their senior partner M. J. Riedweg founded the company. Since then the group has grown to of five companies. Audiconsult is a member of the Russell Bedford International network and as such is capable of delivering its services globally. Russel Bedford, member of the Forum of Firms (FoF) is one of the largest networks of independent accounting firms in the world.

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