The Fluidly guide to Accountex 2019

What is Accountex 2019?

Accountex is Europe’s top accountancy and finance event. Each year, it attracts thousands of visitors from the UK, Europe and abroad, across a range of roles and business functions.

Add to this the industry’s leading suppliers and budding startups, and Accountex is worth a visit for the networking alone. There’s no shortage of opportunities to learn either, with an agenda packed with over 200 sessions, designed to bring accountants up to speed with the latest industry developments.

Fluidly at Accountex 2018
Fluidly at Accountex 2018. Credit: Diversified Communications UK

When and where is Accountex 2019?

Date: Wednesday 1 – Thursday 2 May 2019

Venue: ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL

Travel: Jubilee Line or DLR are the quickest routes. Nearest station is Custom House DLR

Tickets for Accountex 2019:

Register for free Accountex 2019 tickets here.

Who should I see at Accountex 2019?

Tech adoption and tips for building out a strong advisory offering figure heavily in this year programme. Both crucial topics for future-facing accountants, there’s plenty of scope to find out what steps to take, whether you’re a sole practitioner or in a large accounting firm.

But like finding a programme to watch on Netflix, conference agendas can weigh heavy with the burden of choice. To save you the effort, we’ve pulled together a few of our session picks, including a talk from our Founder and CEO Caroline Plumb.

Fluidly picks – Day 1:

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Give Your Clients Their Best Year Yet – Glenn Martin, Owner, Avery Martin Accountants

Durham-based Glenn Martin takes a deep dive into his Xero award-winning “Best Year Yet” model.

 

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Gender Diversity in Accounting and Finance – Claire Harvey, Managing Director, Reed

Hear insights on the issue of gender diversity from one of the UK’s oldest and biggest recruiters.

 

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

How will your Practice Need to Evolve to Survive the Future? – Mark Lee, Futurist, Speaker, Influencer and Mentor

Mark Lee promises to cut through the noise around what lies ahead for accountants.

 

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Panel: Are Accountants the New Bank Managers?

With leading industry figures such as Della Hudson, Author of The Numbers Business and Sharon Pocock, Founder of Kinder Pocock on the bill, expect a lively and informative panel discussion.

 

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

End-to-End Encryption: Is it For You? – Daniel Stachowiak, CEO, MyDocSafe

It’s not just WhatsApp that offers end-to-end encryption, you can also apply the same level of security to email. Hear from encryption expert Daniel Stachowiak about the pros and cons for accountancy.

Fluidly picks – Day 2:

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Getting Serious About Advisory: The Myths and Realities – John Thompson, Managing Director, F3C Advantage

Along with our CEO and Founder Caroline’s session later in the day, we’re looking forward to hearing John’s perspective on the increasingly important topic of advisory.

 

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Accountants Empowered by Robots: Machine Learning on Your Terms – Markus Mantere, Sales Director, Arkimera Robotics AB

Machine learning is simpler than you’d think, with plenty of applications for the world of accounting. Swedish firm Arkimera lifts the lid on how AI can help.

 

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Reporting is Out of Touch. How to Get Connected with Insights – Caroline Plumb, Founder and CEO, Fluidly

If you only catch one session at this year’s Accountex, make sure it’s Caroline’s – on how Connected Cashflow can unleash accountants’ advisory superpowers. Check out our cashflow forecasting software here.

 

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

How to Sell and Deliver Business Growth Advisory – Shane Lukas, Managing Director, AVN

AVN helps accountancy practices “become more successful and enjoyable to run”. Another key advisory-focused session, Shane shares a simple methodology to promote this service to clients.