From XU Magazine, 
Issue 28

Accountex is back - Manchester event takes place on 20-21 September 2021

Visitor registration is open now for Accountex Summit North 2021

Caroline Hobden, the new Portfolio Director for Accountex shares details on the return of Accountex Summit North

Following on from the postponement of all in person Accountex events in 2020, we are delighted to welcome the return of Accountex Summit North - the definitive event for accountancy and finance in the North of England. The event will take place at Manchester Central for its third edition on 20-21 September 2021.

For this year only Accountex Summit North will run across two days to meet the increase in visitor demand, which has resulted from the postponement of the 2020 events. To allow for maximum capacity, visitors are being asked to select one day to attend the Manchester event.

As an established brand in the world of accounting and finance, we’re so proud of the vital role Accountex plays in connecting the profession and driving innovation. The team have really missed bringing the community together. But, since announcing that Accountex Summit North will run this autumn, we’ve been overwhelmed by the interest in the show and the support from the industry.

Attendees to Accountex Summit North will have the opportunity to network in person with other industry professionals and meet and do business with 100 leading suppliers.  All the big brands will be there including Sage, NatWest, SAP Concur, Xero, Wolters Kluwer and FreeAgent, plus cutting-edge companies like Comma and Made.Simplr. The exhibition will offer the opportunity to see demos of all the latest accounting and fintech software, so whether an entirely new system is needed or just a small add-on, there’ll be something for everyone.  

The event is also home to a CPD-accredited seminar programme, where visitors can immerse themselves in accounting expertise. With over 21 seminars across three theatres, the programme will include sessions delivered by big industry names and high-profile thought leaders.

Speakers include cybersecurity expert Paul Newton, who will ‘steal’ information from the audience during the session and give tips on how to avoid it happening in real life; The HMRC team will be on hand to share the latest Making Tax Digital updates, plus the latest on Penalty Reform; and MyFirmsApp will lead an interesting panel discussion with actual clients discussing what they want from their accountants.

Those interested in starting a practice can join ‘Spilling the beans: The real stories behind starting a practice’ where Carl Reader will lead a discussion with accountancy practice owners about the highs and lows of going it alone. Whilst those at the other end of the spectrum can listen to a panel discussion about succession planning (‘Success Assures Succession’) led by 2020 Innovation Training and learn about the current buy/sell/merge market and how to best time exiting the business.

This is just a small selection of what is on offer. Other topics covered include advisory, funding, pricing, making tech work for your practice, the future of accounting and more.

With such high demand and limited places available, we recommend accounting and finance professionals register today to ensure they don’t miss out on attending the first in-person event from the Accountex portfolio to be hosted in 2021.  See you there!

Accountex Summit North will take place on 20-21 September 2021 at Manchester Central. The event is free to attend for accounting and finance professionals only. Places are limited and all registrations will be verified and confirmed.  Delegates must choose which day they plan to attend when registering.

The event will be run in accordance with the current Covid guidelines, to ensure the safety of all visitors and exhibitors.

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