8 must-see sessions at AccountingWEB Live Summit 2022

Events are back! And the AccountingWEB Live Summit 2022 agenda is full of networking opportunities, CPE-accredited sessions, and exhibits from the latest fintech partners on the market to help revolutionize your accounting business.

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With multiple sessions taking place simultaneously over three days, it’s impossible to attend them all. So, to help you with your scheduling plans, here are 8 not-to-miss sessions:

Day 1: Tuesday, May 10

`How to achieve Practice Excellence in 2022 (7.40am-8.30am)

After enjoying the Networking Breakfast Buffet in the morning, head to the main hall and learn what Karbon’s 2022 Practice Excellence Report says about the industry. 

Presented by Zach Cochran, our Head of Customer Success in North America, the study reveals the business health, strengths and weaknesses of 1,000+ accounting firms worldwide. After revealing the key insights, Zach will discuss trends, surprises, and what you should be focusing on most to thrive in 2022.

From NFTs to stocks and crypto: Wealth management experts break down investing in 2022 (11.25am-12.15pm)

With the rapid growth of blockchain technology, the future of investment is evolving like never before. In this session, Rob Santos, Mark Pierce, Cavanaugh Nweze, and Andrew Wall will share their expertise on keeping up with the latest investment trends. 

Whether you are a financial planner or an accounting professional trying to get clarity around this emerging niche, this panel is sure to be worthwhile.

The Great Resignation: Attracting and retaining top talent (1.45pm-2.35pm)

The challenges that the Great Resignation has caused make it even more important to focus on increasing your ability to hire and retain top accounting talent.

This panel of leading experts share insights and experience around identifying employee retention risk factors, how to draw in the right people, and how to motivate job seekers to work at your firm.

Day 2: Wednesday, May 11

The AI Revolution & its impact on accounting (7.40am-8.30am)

The AI Revolution will arguably be the second most impactful, if not the most impactful, revolution after the Industrial Revolution. AI technology is growing exponentially and is accelerated by human capital shortages. In this session, Enrico Palmerino from Botkeeper will discuss the impact AI is having on traditional accounting and how you can take advantage of it.

Accounting tech is at an inflection point (9.10am-9.50am)

Join Clayton Oates, Accounting Technologist & Founder of QA Business, as he explores the current relationship between accountants and technology vendors. 

It’s no secret that the industry has seen remarkable growth and innovation due to partnerships between the two, but we are now entering a crucial inflection point. Learn what the inflection point means for you and your business, software-related questions your clients expect you to have an answer for, and the steps to create a fulfilling future with tech-vendor relationships.

Branding, bonding and building your modern firm (11.25-12.15pm)

There are many unknowns in the post-pandemic landscape, but one thing is for sure: accountants are now fully immersed in the digital age. 

In this session, Kellie Parks, Kelly Gonsalves, Matthew May, and Scott Scarano will delve into how you can leverage marketing strategies to build a strong brand and modernize your accounting firm.

Day 3: Thursday, May 12

Launching people advisory services: Secrets to success (9.20am-10.10am)

Join this panel of top accounting professionals as they address the steps and logistics to position yourself as a leading provider of people advisory services. 

Shain Fuller, Michael Ly, Kenji Kuramoto, Josh Lance, and Nikole Mackenzie will teach you the types of services you can offer when launching an advisory practice, how to market it to your clients, and the training and preparation needed.

Promoting DE&I through financial literacy (10.10am-11am)

DE&I is important in any industry, but it has specifically been a concern in the accounting community. Join Rory Henry from Arrowroot Family Office in this inspiring session as he looks at how to promote DE&I through financial literacy for the next generation. Learn how your firm can help your community to become financially free through education, environment training, and encouragement.

‘Connection, growth and unforgettable experiences’

AccountingWEB Live Summit 2022 is full of valuable sessions and learning opportunities for all. And after a three-year break, it’s time to soak up a packed agenda, networking events and plenty of one-on-one time with leading accounting tech vendors (like Karbon at booth #25).