The Fluidly guide to Quickbooks Connect 2019

Whether you’re a business owner looking to share ideas and learn from others, a financial professional who wants to keep up to date with the newest technology in the market or anything in between, on the 25th and 26th February you should make your way to Billingsgate, London for QuickBooks Connect!

QuickBooks Connect attracts over 1,000 accounting professionals and business owners from all over the country (and the world!) who are keen to be educated and inspired and meet like-minded people to share their ideas with.

We’ve put together everything you need to know about QuickBooks Connect 2019 including where QBC is being held, when it is running and how to get tickets.

When is QuickBooks Connect 2019?

25th and 26th February 2019

QuickBooks Connect is over 2 days, but depending on what your job role is you might like to go to one or the other. On Monday 25th February, there’s an afternoon for accountants, bookkeepers and other finance professionals, which includes a seminar on Making Tax Digital for accountants. If you’re a business owners, a freelancer or self-employed, it’s worth buying a ticket for the Main Day on Tuesday 26th only.

Where is QuickBooks Connect 2019?

QuickBooks Connect 2019 is at Old Billingsgate. The address is 1 Old Billingsgate Walk (Riverside, 16 Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6DX).

How do I get to Old Billingsgate for QuickBooks Connect 2019?

If you’re travelling within London, the closest tube station to Old Billingsgate is Monument. Monument is on the District and Circle lines, and is also connected to Bank station which is on the Northern, Central and Waterloo & City lines, and the Docklands Light Railway.

If you’re coming from a bit further away, the nearest train stations to Old Billingsgate are Cannon Street, London Bridge and Fenchurch Street.

You can find more information on how to get to Old Billingsgate on the QuickBooks Connect website.

How can I buy tickets to QuickBooks Connect 2019 and how much does it cost?

Tickets are available on the QuickBooks Connect website.

A Main Day Pass, which is recommended for business owners and self-employed, is £99 plus VAT. This includes the following:

  • Breakout sessions
  • Keynote speakers
  • Meals and snacks
  • CPD credits

An Accounting Professional Pass, which is recommended for accountants, bookkeepers and other financial advisors, is £149 plus VAT. This includes everything that you get with the Main Day Pass, as well as:

  • MTD Deep Dive
  • Welcome Reception on Day 1

You can get hold of tickets here.

Who is exhibiting at QuickBooks Connect 2019?

We’re so glad you asked! There’s over 30 exhibitors at QuickBooks Connect, and with only the breaks in between talks to get round everyone, you’ll need to have a good idea of who you’d like to visit ahead of time.

Here are some of our top picks:

Receipt Bank

Go Proposal

Unleashed

How can I get the most out of my day?

Plan your day ahead of time

With so many exhibitors and plenty of talks on the main day, as well as multiple breakout sessions running at one time, there’s a lot to fit in! That’s why it’s super important to make a plan ahead of time. Have a look at the agenda and decide what your priorities are going to be.
You could start with the following questions:

  • Are you looking for any particular service/product?
  • Are you looking for information or advice on a particular problem you’re having?
  • Is there anyone in a particular field that are you are keen to meet?

The breakout sessions and larger talks on the agenda cover a variety of topics, and there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the sessions we think are worth covering:

Accountants and bookkeepers

Monday 25th February – 3pm-5pm Making Tax Digital Seminar

Making Tax Digital is the phrase on everyone’s lips at the moment, and this epic session will cover everything you need to know. HMRC will give an update on their latest decisions as well as a wealth of advice and best practice from Sagars Accounting and a word from QuickBooks.

Tuesday 26th February – 2-3pm and 3.15-4.15pm How to be a person first firm

Technology is more prevalent than ever before, but that doesn’t mean human connections are less important! Echoing something we feel strongly to be true at Fluidly, James Ashford of Go Proposal will go through how to use data to provide true value to your clients.

Business owners, freelancers and self-employed

Tuesday 26th February – 11.30am-12.30pm and 3.15-4.15pm – Making Tax Digital (and digestible) for Small Businesses

It’s the biggest change to tax law in a generation, and MtD will bring tax forward into the digital age. Make sure you’re up to date and compliant with this breakout session.

Tuesday 26th February – 2pm-3pm – Boost your resilience

This session will take you through the best ways to negate negative thinking, and provide you with the tools to boost your resilience and cope with adversities and problems.

What to bring

Once you get to any exhibition, there will always be something that you wish you had brought with you. Our go-to checklist is as follows:
A phone charger
Bottled water
Notebook and pen (if you forget one, come visit us and we’ll sort you out!)
Plenty of 4G/a WiFi password
Your best networking chat!
Comfortable shoes
A friend/colleague (ideally someone who is both)

Visit Fluidly!

We’re really excited to be exhibiting at QuickBooks Connect – we can’t wait to meet accountants, bookkeepers and business owners alike to chat to you about our Connected Cashflow. You’ll be able to see live videos of the product on the day, and you’ll be able to schedule a personal live demo with one of the team for afterwards, where we will use your very own data set. There may even be (the famous) Fluidly notebooks.

Can’t wait until then? Get in touch now to find out how we can help you to provide cashflow forecasting to your clients.