Chicago in 1960. . . New York in 1962. . . Cannes, France in 1967. . . .
all sites of world meetings of Touche, Ross, Bailey & Smart's International Group.
The recent meeting at Cannes was the largest in firm history,
predictably so since Touche, Ross now ranks as one of the top five accounting firms
in international capabilities. As managing partner Robert Beyer said
in his keynote address, "We are moving rapidly upward!
And this -- we intend -is only the beginning of the story."
Despite the delightful climate on the French Riviera,
and the enticement of the Mediterranean just a few feet away from the meeting rooms
in the Festival Palace, delegates were busy from the 9:00 a.m. opening
and past the official closing hour at 5:00 p.m..
In all, 98 delegates from offices in Argentina, Australia, Barbados,
Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan,
Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico,
South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the U.S.A. were present
Highlights of the speeches and the technical seminars are on the next pages,
as well as photos of the meeting itself. For offices where work pressures
made it impossible to send delegates, the International Coordinating Office
prepared a transcript of all proceedings.