Following the excellent and informative presentation on 16 May 2019 by Elmar Sonnenschein on Blockchain technology, Steve Swientozielskyj from CIMA has sent us a link to the CIMA website which provides further details and information on Blockchain. We provide the links in the text below.

Technology is creating new opportunities for the accounting profession, and we are working to help members like you stay ahead. I am pleased to share with you our latest insights, this time on the emerging world of blockchain.

Whilst it may be on the periphery of your thinking right now, according to theWorld Economic Forum 10% of global gross domestic product (GDP), or several trillion pounds’ worth of value, is likely to be stored on the blockchain by 2027. It is no wonder the likes of JPMorgan, Starbucks and Porsche, and the Big Four accounting firms are all exploring its potential for transformative impact.

Take our quiz to see whether you are blockchain ready. Our free blockchain guidewill introduce the technology and guide you on how it will affect the world of business. This adds to the Digital Mindset Resource Centre we have created through the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants to help you exploit the world of digital finance.

Stay connected over the next few months as we release new resources on digital disruption, including cybersecurity, data analytics and ethics.


We would like to draw your attention to an interesting event being organised by the BCCG in Hamburg on 5 December. The event will be a podium discussion on Scotland’s Future Relations with Europe, with Ivan McKee, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Scottish Government as keynote speaker.

For detailed event information, also about the speakers, pls. click: Programme and Invitation
The BCCG are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg.

Date & Time: Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 18:00-21:30
Venue: Anglo-German Club e.V., Harvestehuder Weg 44, 20149 Hamburg
Registration: Limited seats. By registration only, pls. register online via the BCCG website here
Cost contribution: BCCG Members € 35; Guests: € 45 (Note that members of the AGiG are automatically members of the BCCG and can therefore pay the reduced rate).

Registration: 28 November at the latest

We have been requested to advertise the following Event. Please note that this is an external Event, and is not organised by the AGiG.

The Annual European IFRS Foundation conference will take place on Thursday 28 and Friday, 29 June 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel in Frankfurt.

Members of the UK Institutes will receive a 20% Discount on the price of the conference, by using the following link:


On 7 September 2017, we held a regional seminar in Munich. The PwC Cyber Security Leader, Derk Fischer, gave a fascinating presentation on the subject “Why WannaCry and Petya ought not to cause tears in your IT world”.