Agenda

For 2019, we offered hands-on help to prepare for Making Tax Digital, inspiring speakers and networking opportunities.

Accountant Seminar

14:00–15:00
Registration
15:00–17:00

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the biggest shake-up of tax laws in a generation, aiming to bring tax into the digital age. But how does this affect accounting professionals – and what do you need to do to make sure you maximise this unique opportunity for your firm?

During this two-hour seminar, you’ll hear from a diverse range of experts: HMRC Deputy Director of MTD for Business Clare Sheehan will share the latest decisions around MTD regulations. Paul Lodder of Sagars Accounting Ltd will share best practices for how to turn your firm truly digital. And a QuickBooks product expert will provide demonstrations of QuickBooks tools and features that make MTD easy.

Lastly, you’ll be taught how to make the most of this opportunity – that is, how to grow your practice through using the tools, in addition hearing key advice from a leading accounting firm on how to become a Business Advisor of the future.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Paul Shrimpling, Clare Sheehan, Paul Lodder
Location: Main Stage
17:00–19:30

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

After the Making Tax Digital Accountant Seminar, join us for drinks and networking with your peers. The Exhibit Hall will be open to connect with partners and demo our products.

Best for: Accountants
Location: Exhibit Hall

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Main Day

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8:30–10:00
Registration & Breakfast
9:00–9:45

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

Does your small business offer management consulting services? Are you an independent business consultant? If so, this meetup is for you! Join us for an opportunity to make connections in your community, share best practices and learn from each other.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Location: Recharge Lounge
10:00–11:00

Best for All Audiences.

Start the day off right with this Main Stage session. In this jam-packed hour, you’ll hear special keynotes from featured speakers.

Best for: All Audiences
Location: Main Stage
11:00–11:30
Break
11:30–12:30

Best for Accountants & Bookeepers.

Hear directly from Intuit QuickBooks leaders and learn about the most important innovations in QuickBooks Online Accountant, including a special session focusing on Making Tax Digital.

Best for: Accountants
11:30–12:30
Breakout Sessions

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

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It has never been easier to influence than it is right now, as never before have we enjoyed so many rich ways to communicate. On the other hand, it is more complicated given the clear divide in attitudes, behaviours & experiences of those sharing the workplace with us.

In this practical, experiential and hands-on workshop, Warren will help you develop techniques & skills to improve your communication style, helping you stay engaged with your audience, networks and clients.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Warren Cass
Location: Pottery Room

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the biggest shake-up of tax laws in a generation, aiming to bring tax into the digital age.  But how will this affect you as a small and medium-sized business owner? This workshop will de-mystify the legislation, helping you to understand the steps you need to take to ensure you are compliant.  

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Jo Tomlinson
Location: Wine Room
12:30–14:00
Lunch
14:00–15:00
Breakout Sessions

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

Resilient people experience adversities and problems like the rest of us. They just have better ways of coping with them. During this one-hour workshop, attendees will learn a host of tools and skills to boost their resilience. This workshop looks at the main building blocks of resilience as well as what prevents us from being resilient. It covers practical tools to challenge negative thinking, negate stress, utilise your support network and develop a growth mindset.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Lucy Victoria Faulks
Location: Wine Room

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

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It has never been easier to influence than it is right now, as never before have we enjoyed so many rich ways to communicate. On the other hand, it is more complicated given the clear divide in attitudes, behaviours & experiences of those sharing the workplace with us.

In this practical, experiential and hands-on workshop, Warren will help you develop techniques & skills to improve your communication style, helping you stay engaged with your audience, networks and clients.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Warren Cass
Location: Salt Room

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Catch up on the latest updates to QuickBooks and get the top tips to make bookkeeping quicker in your business!

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Annette Pettitt
Location: Iron Room

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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We are no longer in the accounting business - we are firmly in the people business. Cloud accounting has removed a lot of the monotonous routines that used to take up our time, and our clients are more knowledgeable than ever before.  In this talk, James Ashford - Founder of GoProposal and Director at MAP, will reveal what he’s learnt from other industries and how he’s used that knowledge to change the direction of his own firm and hundreds of others to help them be of significant value to their clients.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: James Ashford, Alex Davis
Location: Coal Room

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Do you work way too hard for too little money?  If so, you’re not alone.  Most accountants do.  The root cause is often pricing too low.

In this session you’ll discover:

  • How do you put up your prices with existing clients without losing them?
  • The 3 most powerful reframing strategies that will avoid your clients comparing your new price to your old one.
  • A tried, tested and proven system for increasing your average price by 20% without losing client.


Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Mark Wickersham
Location: Pottery Room

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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In this workshop, you will learn how to build a strategic plan to move your desktop clients to online solutions.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Philippa Hume
Location: Corn Room
15:00–15:15
Break
15:15–16:15
Breakout Sessions

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

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In this workshop, Carrie Green will share her experience, advice and tools she's used throughout her years of running successful businesses. You'll  feel inspired to dream big and make those dreams a reality with actionable steps that apply to life and business to help bring success closer.

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Carrie Green
Location: Salt Room

Best for Business Owners/Self-Employed.

See Powerpoint presentation

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the biggest shake-up of tax laws in a generation, aiming to bring tax into the digital age.  But how will this affect you as a small and medium-sized business owner? This workshop will de-mystify the legislation, helping you to understand the steps you need to take to ensure you are compliant.  

Best for: Business Owners/Self-Employed
Speakers: Jo Tomlinson
Location: Coal Room

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

See Powerpoint presentation

We are no longer in the accounting business - we are firmly in the people business. Cloud accounting has removed a lot of the monotonous routines that used to take up our time, and our clients are more knowledgeable than ever before.  In this talk, James Ashford - Founder of GoProposal and Director at MAP, will reveal what he’s learnt from other industries and how he’s used that knowledge to change the direction of his own firm and hundreds of others to help them be of significant value to their clients.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: James Ashford, Alex Davis
Location: Corn Room

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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Will Farnell is joined by a panel to share the challenges and opportunities when transitioning to become a digital firm and how to overcome them.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Will Farnell, Stuart Hurst, Emma Chesson
Location: Wine Room

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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A panel of accounting experts discuss the benefits of using apps.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Peter Harris, Matt Flanagan, Charlotte Ing, Emily Mockett
Location: Pottery Room

Best for Accountants & Bookkeepers.

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In this session, you'll learn how promote your firm's services through marketing with the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program.

Best for: Accountants
Speakers: Steve Reynard
Location: Iron Room
16:15–16:30
Break
16:30–17:30

Best for All Audiences.

End the day with a full hour of inspiration on the Main Stage, where today’s featured speakers will share their journeys and important business lessons.

Best for: All Audiences
Location: Main Stage
17:30–18:30
Reception
18:30–21:00
Celebration

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