The top tips and sessions for Accountex London 2019

The top tips and sessions for Accountex London 2019

Accountex London 2019, Europe's leading accounting and finance expo, is fast approaching. Taking place across two days, Accountex offers an unrivaled opportunity for you to learn, connect with peers and discover new systems and strategies to grow your business.

When you attend an event like this, you need to go in prepared. Even though it's free to attend, there is no point wasting the time of yourself or your team by wandering around aimlessly. To make it easy for you, we have put together your complete guide to getting the most out of Accountex 2019.

Top tips for Accountex London 2019

Our VP of Education, Ian Vacin, has attended hundreds of conferences and expos around the world. He put together this 2-minute video to summarise his essential advice for everyone attending Accountex 2019.
  1. Register today

  2. Decide on your learning objectives

  3. Create a plan — what are your must-see sessions and vendors?

  4. Make every moment count

  5. Achieve one goal

To really maximize your attendance, you should go in with a highly focussed approach. Decide on one area that you really want to improve on, and seek out every session, vendor or expert that can help you in that area.

Examples areas of focus include:

  • Talent management

  • Diversity

  • Client management

  • Marketing

  • Technology

  • Offshoring

  • Future and trends

Education programme

The Accountex London agenda includes more than 200 free and CPE-accredited sessions from industry thought-leaders. While it's a great way to gain up-to-date knowledge and inspiration, it is difficult knowing exactly what is worth your time. 

Ian studied the agenda for you to handpick his top picks for the 14 essential sessions at Accountex this year.

Day 1: Wednesday, May 1

10:15 – 10:45 AM:

Secrets of a Top-60 Firm’s Acquisition Strategy

Richard Keyes (Managing Partner, Taylorcocks) — Innovation Theatre


11:00 – 11:45 AM

Panel Discussion: Busting Your Favourite Accounting Myths

Dermot Hablin, John Thompson, Martin Bissett, Richard Brewin, Rob Brown and Will Farnell — Practice Theatre


12:00 – 12:45 PM

Practice Technology — How to Make Sense of It All

Archna Tharani (Director, Oculus Accountancy) — ‘How To’ Theatre


1:00 – 1:45 PM

Building a People Firm in a Digital World

Will Farnell (Founder, Farnell Clarke and Author) — Innovation Theatre


2:00 – 2:45 PM

Why the Most Disruptive Thing You Can Do is Stand Still

James Ashford (CEO and Founder, GoProposal) and Neil Robertson (Executive Chairman, Compleat Software) — Keynote A


3:00 – 3:45 PM

Economic and Consumer Trends that will Change Accountants Forever

Darren Shirlaw (Founder, BoB Group) — Keynote A


4:00 – 4:45 PM

The Importance of Digital Technology for Successful Offshoring

Lielette Calleja (Director, All That Counts) — Business Theatre


Day 2: Thursday, May 2

10:15 – 10:45 AM

How Your Firm Compares and How to Improve It

Ian Vacin (VP Education & Partnerships, Karbon) — ‘How To’ Theatre


11:00 – 11:30 AM

The Two Halves of Marketing

Karen Reyburn (Owner and Managing Director, The Profitable Firm) — FreeAgent Theatre


12:00 – 12:45 PM

Embracing the Cloud

Nathan Keeley (Partner and Head of Cloud Accounting, MHA Carpenter Box) — Hot Topics – Roundtables


1:00 – 1:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Don’t Call It Marketing! Secrets of Accounting Firms That Are Smashing Client Attraction and Differentiation

Alastair Barlow, Alex Falcon Huerta, Amanda C. Watts, Carl Reader, and Mark Telford — Keynote B


2:00 – 2:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Accounting Trends and Landscape — What’s Working and Where Are We Going?

Carl Reader, Martin Bissett, Phil Hobden, Rob Brown, and Steven Cox — Keynote A


2:00 – 2:45 PM

Unlock the Gold: The Unconventional Method for Turning Your Clients Into Great Clients

James Ashford (CEO and Founder, GoProposal) — Sales & Marketing Theatre


3:00 – 3:45 PM

The Future of the Accountancy Practice – Embracing Technology

Nathan Keeley (Partner and Head of Cloud Accounting, MHA Carpenter Box) and Trent McLaren (Head of Accounting, Ignition) — ACCA Theatre


Visit the Karbon team!

The team from Karbon will be at Accountex, located at stand 1020 (turn right as soon as you walk in the main entrance). If you'd like to learn about our workstream collaboration tool and the difference it can make to your business, come and say hi!

Karbon is an advanced workstream collaboration platform integrated with your email, providing context to all work and communication across teams, departments and locations. Teams around the world are using Karbon to collaborate, maintain visibility, maximize output, and gain back peace of mind.