PwC pivots to Asia
PwC hosts clients and analysts in its first Analyst Day in Asia, highlighting the firm’s recent investments in and commitment to APAC. TBR gives their perspective on the event.
During the event, held at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, TBR met with partners and client executives, hearing firsthand accounts of PwC’s recent growth across the region. TBR says that “PwC executives set an early optimistic tone, touting Asia as the growth market for the future, with expectations that three of the world’s four largest economies by 2013 will be in the region.”
TBR states that “in presentations and conversations with PwC partners, the firm detailed significant investments geared towards expanding with the APAC market, including a Growth Markets Centre and Cybersecurity Centre in Singapore as well as new Experience Centres in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Melbourne, which add to a growing array of such centres across the global network.”
They go on to say that “like we have seen at other PwC analyst events, PwC is walking the walk. Instead of sessions with PwC leaders telling us what they do with endless slide decks, 11 clients from China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia spoke about the projects they are working on with PwC. The projects demonstrated the broad set of challenges PwC is helping clients address, with engagements focused on corporate strategy, block-chain implementation, digital transformation, cyber and RPA, deals strategy, and more.”
In addition, TBR highlighted a few key points:
● "Clients come to PwC in APAC because they need a lifesaver — they are stuck, looking to avoid disruption and regain growth."
● "The broad range of industries, technologies, capabilities and service offerings (including all of its advisory and consulting capabilities combined with its enviable strengths in tax and assurance) — as well as the diversity of countries represented created a strong case for PwC to sustain success in the region."
● "...it is clear that the firm is well positioned to help clients address some of their most complex challenges and opportunities."
Miles Everson, PwC’s Advisory Leader, said: “We are pleased that TBR was able to attend our first analyst day in Asia. We want to help all of our clients in this region to address their challenges and make the most of the new opportunities on offer .”
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