Dear WSG Members,
With 2018 well underway, WSG continues to bring opportunity and value to its members in several different ways. The first quarter was fast and furious concluding with numerous great developments, including eight events that gathered nearly 260 members from more than half of our represented global jurisdictions. Aside from our traditional regional meeting gatherings, WSG has also recently added participation to the International Student Interview Program (ISIP), and several practice group meetings which have continued to successfully expand. If you have not already explored the WSG practice groups, I encourage you to do so. These groups continue to grow and will be the cornerstone of successful future development within the organization through shared knowledge, interest and opportunity.
On the strategic front, we are elated upon entering our second year of the partnership with Bloomberg BNA and WSG. Thus far, our alliance with Bloomberg has led to an immediate increase in visibility for the WSG brand and, by association, us as members. As we continue to work amongst these legal and business communities, this will in turn bring future recognition to the WSG network among target industries and leverage additional opportunities with recognized partners. I hope you all can join in on the next Bloomberg event which will take place in June. Stay tuned for the date announcement this month.
I am also happy to report that our recruitment efforts continue to increase our global presence in key markets, with continuous expansion of our member base. The Board has recently approved several new members to the network including representation for Australia, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, and Kentucky.
Finally, I would like to encourage you all to register to attend the WSG Annual Meeting in the Bahamas. This is expected to be a great meeting, not only given its magnificent venue, but also considering the remarkable speakers that will be presenting throughout the program. I look forward to seeing you all there in September.
We've kicked off 2018 with a great start and are looking forward to further engagement with you and your firms during the rest of this year.
Mark J. Harty
World Services Group