It’s nearly that time of year again – when the keynote speakers, tech suppliers, associations, media partners and presenters all gather under one roof as the mix comes together just perfectly for the Accountex ‘cocktail’.

We believe every accountant in practice or business should attend this event, and as a flagship partner, one way we like to contribute each year is with our free event guide. You can download this 11-page report to help you navigate around the theatres, seminars and workshops without missing a thing – plus, get our advice that can make your visit more productive than ever, including:

  • 10 tips for getting the most from your visit
  • Theatre agenda
  • The ultimate Accountex checklist
  • The Joel Oliver Theatre of Innovation
  • Your Accountex 2019 floorplan
  • 5 reasons to visit us
  • How to get to the ExCel

This year, we’re proud to be sponsoring the Innovation Theatre, and here’s our 11 workshops you can’t miss out on:

Secrets of a Top-60 Firm’s Acquisition Strategy

Richard Keyes, Managing Partner of Taylor Cocks, explores the values and process behind getting a deal done as well as the pitfalls of selling your practice unprepared.

When: May 1st, 10:15am – 10:45am

Everyone else Is taken – Why authenticity trumps everything

Andrew Van De Beek, Director at Illumin8, explores the role that authenticity and originality play in turning those average clients into your biggest fans – and even better, attract the type of clients you really want in the first place.

When: May 1st, 11am – 11:45am

The Connected AccountantHow forward-thinking firms are using connectivity to achieve better client relationships

David Oliver and Dan Richards of the MyFirmsApp Executive Team pull together a vast array of techniques firms are using to easily stay connected with their prospects and clients 24/7, whether that’s generating leads or simply responding to enquiries.

When: May 1st & May 2nd, 12pm – 12:45pm

Building a People Firm in a Digital World

Will Farnell, Founder of Farnell Clarke, will be discussing how firms can build a firm personality to deliver a truly human client experience among technology driven service delivery.

When: May 1st, 1pm – 1:45pm

The ‘Appy Accountant: 10 Reasons your Firm Needs its own App

Keynote speakers and global thought leaders, David Oliver and Dan Richards of MyFirmsApp share more than 50 years’ experience in marketing for accountants, and this session aims to explore 10 key benefits of launching your firm’s own branded App, the undeniable benefits for clients and connecting 24/7.

When: May 1st & May 2nd, 2pm – 2:45pm

The Powerful Presentation Toolkit

Speaking coach and founder of speakbox, Alexandra Bond-Burnett will be sharing her experience of building a practice, and how communication skills have been vital in building relationships within a digital firm.

When: May 1st, 3pm – 3:45pm

Websites, WhatsApp, Text Messages and Accountants

ICPA Chairman Tony Margaritelli takes us through the best way for accountants to engage with their clients and how this is the glue to both client retention and acquisition.

When: May 1st, 4pm – 4:45pm

Run the Practice You Want, the Way You Want

Mark Telford, Director of Telford Accountants, shares his tips on how he built a practice that generates six figure profits each year, while running it the way you want, and achieving a home/work life balance.

When: May 2nd, 10:15am – 10:45am

VELOCITY – How to attract ideal clients who will pay you what you’re worth, give great referrals and see you as a vital asset

Author, speaker, and founder of TwentyTwo Agency, Amanda Watts will reveal what your firm needs to do in the next 12 months, how to generate high value clients and leverage marketing strategies to make more money with less stress.

When: May 2nd, 11am – 11:45am

Driving Profitability

Managing director of Woods Squared, Alan Woods, will be identifying the key numbers within the business to help drive business efficiency and profitability.

When: May 2nd, 1pm – 1:45pm

Attracting and Retaining Talent in Practice

Claire Bennison, Head of ACCA, Jen Surtees, Head of People Experience, Xero, and Nikki Adams, MD of Ad Valorem, discuss the skills required in the digital age, and attracting and retaining millennial talent and individuals to practice.

When: May 2nd, 3pm – 3:45pm

Our workshops have proven to be incredibly popular in recent years, and this year’s Innovation Theatre sessions are going to be no different. Jam packed with fresh material and with some of the industry’s most respected speakers joining us to cover all things technology, marketing, growing your firm and more, don’t miss out.

Places are limited, so it’s best to reserve your seat to avoid disappointment, then plan your visit to ensure you get the most from Accountex 2019.