From XU Magazine, 
Issue 34

Visitor registration opens for Accountex London 2023

Europe’s largest accountancy and finance event is returning to ExCeL London.

Over the 10-11 May 2023, Accountex London will be back for the eleventh year and for its biggest show yet.
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Accountex London is taking place at ExCeL on the 10-11 May 2023, for our biggest show yet. Over two days, we’re excited to bring together 8000+ accountants, in-house finance professionals and bookkeepers from all over the world for the free annual event. More than 250 top fintech companies will be giving software demos and there will be a diverse CPD accredited education programme for visitors to explore.

Our focus last year was reuniting the community after three years of no shows during the pandemic. We wanted to get people back to face-to-face business and feeling comfortable at the exhibition again. But this year we’re delivering a lot more, an even bigger show, a jam packed programme and a larger exhibition with a wider range of exhibitors. We want Accountex to be somewhere that visitors can come with their teams, bond, learn, explore and have fun.

Global brands will be exhibiting at the show, including FreeAgent, Intuit QuickBooks, IRIS, Sage, Taxcalc and Xero, alongside new start-ups driving the industry forward. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the teams behind the companies, see software demonstrations and ask their questions in person. Also exhibiting is HMRC, who will be offering guidance following the MTD delay announcement, and  presenting vital updates as part of the educational programme.

Our CPD accredited education programme consists of over 250 sessions across 10 theatres and two main stages of keynote presentations. With the landscape of accounting and finance always evolving, this year we have some new themes, including sustainability, ESG and climate change, and how the accountancy profession can help take responsibility and communicate the right messages to their clients.

Also high on the agenda is mental health, diversity and inclusion, especially looking at wellbeing during the economic downturn, and how people can look after their teams, clients and themselves. A common thread in this year’s programme is highlighting issues that affect people inside and outside of the workplace, with the menopause and neuro diversity among the topics in the spotlight.  

Another big theme this year is the recruitment crisis, with sessions covering the wage war and why fewer young people are joining the profession. Some speakers will even be challenging the concept of the recruitment crisis all together and questioning if company culture is the key to it all.    

Many of the established theatres will be returning this year; Tax and Compliance, Bookkeepers and Small Business, Accountants in Practice, the ACCA Theatre and the Accountants in Industry Theatre.

We’re excited to bring you some new additions too, such as the Communication Theatre, where sessions will cover how to build and maintain relationships with good communication, and even how to work with different personality types.  

The new Practice Growth and Resilience Theatre will tackle issues around growth and stability in a time of recession, and how accountants can advise their clients through the cost-of-living crisis.  

“2022 was my first time attending Accountex so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was fantastic, lots of useful seminars, demo’s and chances to meet with current and new suppliers. The atmosphere was amazing and it was really nice to enjoy being part of the accounting community.” Said Sarah Kitchener, Director of Olive Branch Bookkeeping Ltd following a visit to Accountex London 2022.  

Alongside a packed seminar programme and a floor full of exhibitors, we’re providing plenty of opportunities for visitors to network and connect with the accountancy and finance community. New features include our Bookkeepers Base Camp and Networking Bus. We’re also bringing to London a popular feature from Accountex Summit Manchester, the Accountex photobooth.

You can now register for Accountex London, taking place at ExCeL on the 10-11 May 2023.

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