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Registration & Breakfast   |   09:00 - 10:00
Welcome & Keynote   |   10:00 - 11:30
Lunch & Exhibits   |   11:30 - 13:00
Workshops   |   13:00 - 14:00

Our experts discuss the key things your firm must do to be ready for Making Tax Digital including: The latest developments from HMRC; Deep insight on how to prepare; What the leading firms are doing to get ready

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Ian Fletcher, Rebecca Benneyworth

In this workshop, Mark Wickersham FCA, the world’s leading expert on systemising value pricing for the accounting profession, will help you discover how to get paid what you’re really worth. You will learn:

  • Why value pricing is so hard and why most people are getting it wrong
  • The game-changing concept of Optimal Pricing and how you use it to maximise your profit
  • The 2 types of questions you must ask to understand the scope of work and what your client values
  • How to use price psychology so that price resistance disappears

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Mark Wickersham FCA

This insightful and high-energy workshop reveals three of the most impactful marketing strategies in fast-growing firms today. Discover how to sign clients up faster, gain more value and ensure they stay with you longer.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): James Ashford, Alex Davis

Looking to prepare your firm to be Future Ready? This workshop walks you through what is needed to be a firm of the future covering:

  • Building Your Digital Strategy
  • Reviewing your Efficiencies
  • Segmenting your Clients
  • Building your Capabilites
  • Provision of Advisory

We explore how QuickBooks Online can support you each step with tools and our team to get you there.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Louise Hill

Break   |   14:00 - 14:15
Workshops   |   14:15 - 15:15

Our experts discuss the key things your firm must do to be ready for Making Tax Digital including: The latest developments from HMRC; Deep insight on how to prepare; What the leading firms are doing to get ready

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Ian Fletcher, Rebecca Benneyworth

In this workshop, Mark Wickersham FCA, the world’s leading expert on systemising value pricing for the accounting profession, will help you discover how to get paid what you’re really worth. You will learn:

  • Why value pricing is so hard and why most people are getting it wrong
  • The game-changing concept of Optimal Pricing and how you use it to maximise your profit
  • The 2 types of questions you must ask to understand the scope of work and what your client values
  • How to use price psychology so that price resistance disappears

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Mark Wickersham FCA

An accountants workshop with essential information on how to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Find out how to attract prospects, build strong relationships and nurture evangelical clients.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Amanda Watts

This insightful and high-energy workshop reveals three of the most impactful marketing strategies in fast-growing firms today. Discover how to sign clients up faster, gain more value and ensure they stay with you longer.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): James Ashford, Alex Davis

Break and Exhibits   |   15:15 - 16:15
Workshops   |   16:15 - 17:15

Come and explore all facets of adding apps to your client service mix. From vetting to integrating, to creating tech stacks for verticals, this panel of experts will share their expertise and tips to help you be more productive and profitable using apps.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Wayne Schmidt, Matt Flanagan, Paul Lodder, Joanne Tomlinson

An interactive workshop exploring Design for Delight – Intuit’s formula for innovation. Our experts will explain ways to uncover customer problems and test potential solutions to create products and services that your customers will love.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Alex Davis

Maximise your efficiency using QuickBooks Online, learn about the new features and solve complex issues with help from our QuickBooks expert.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Rosalyn Hodgson

Looking to prepare your firm to be Future Ready? This workshop walks you through what is needed to be a firm of the future covering:

  • Building Your Digital Strategy
  • Reviewing your Efficiencies
  • Segmenting your Clients
  • Building your Capabilites
  • Provision of Advisory

We explore how QuickBooks Online can support you each step with tools and our team to get you there.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Louise Hill

Reception and Exhibits   |   17:15 - 19:15
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Registration & Breakfast   |   08:30 - 09:30
Morning Keynote   |   09:30 - 11:00
Break   |   11:00 - 11:15
Workshops   |   11:15 - 12:15

Is your business using social media effectively? In this workshop you will learn how to increase your reach organically, Integrate video into your 2018 strategy and generate business leads via social media. Beginner or advanced, this session will give you ideas and actions that you can take away and start implementing.

Track(s): Small Business/Self Employed
Speaker(s): Zoe Cairns

A small business workshop with essential information on standing out in a crowded marketplace. Find out how to build a strong digital brand for your business that will not only attract but keep new customers.

Track(s): Small Business/Self Employed
Speaker(s): Amanda Watts

Accountant, business advisor or both? Find the best approach for your firm. As technology automates accountancy and clients’ expectations change, it’s important to make sure your firm builds its capital value. This workshop will consider how to develop your skills as a business advisor, the value you give your clients and the profits you should be able to make.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Paul Shrimpling

Grow your business and take it to the next level. Our speaker, who has helped thousands of businesses, will walk you through the journey to success. He’ll discuss the fundamentals of business growth, the 4 areas where most businesses go wrong and how to avoid ‘failure’.

Track(s): Small Business/Self Employed
Speaker(s): Carl Reader

With well over two million customers worldwide, the QuickBooks platform continues to provide an incredible opportunity for app developers to succeed. Come see and hear about the latest innovations in both the platform and the ecosystem that are driving growth for developers and success for our small business customers.

Track(s): Developer
Speaker(s): Alex Barnett, Rajashree Pimpalkhare

QuickBooks’ Daniel Sullivan, will talk you through the benefits of moving clients to the cloud, the efficiencies it will save you and embracing technology to make a difference.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Daniel Sullivan

Lunch & Exhibits   |   12:15 - 13:30
Workshops   |   13:30 - 14:30

“Looking to prepare your firm to be future ready? This workshop walks you through what is needed to be a firm of the future covering:

• Building Your Digital Strategy
• Reviewing your Efficiencies
• Segmenting your Clients
• Building your Capabilites
• Provision of Advisory

We explore how QuickBooks Online can support you each step with tools and our team to get you there.”

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Louise Hill

Is your business using social media effectively? In this workshop you will learn how to increase your reach organically, Integrate video into your 2018 strategy and generate business leads via social media. Beginner or advanced, this session will give you ideas and actions that you can take away and start implementing.

Track(s): Small Business/Self Employed
Speaker(s): Zoe Cairns

A small business workshop with essential information on standing out in a crowded marketplace. Find out how to build a strong digital brand for your business that will not only attract but keep new customers.

Track(s): Small Business/Self Employed
Speaker(s): Amanda Watts

Accountant, business advisor or both? Find the best approach for your firm. As technology automates accountancy and clients’ expectations change, it’s important to make sure your firm builds its capital value. This workshop will consider how to develop your skills as a business advisor, the value you give your clients and the profits you should be able to make.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers
Speaker(s): Paul Shrimpling

The rules of business have changed quite significantly over the past five years. This fast-paced, practical workshop will reveal the biggest mistakes small businesses make, share how to future proof your business and how to ensure you have the most accurate data to help you make the best decisions.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers, Small Business/Self Employed
Speaker(s): Aynsley Damery

Learn about the latest tools and resources available to streamline and ease your app development, including OAuth2.0 and OpenID Connect, new SDKs and publishing tools. Live coding and practical demos will show you the fastest path from app idea to published app. Suitable for both new and existing QuickBooks developers.

Track(s): Developer
Speaker(s): Vishal Aggarwal, Diana De Rose

Break   |   14:30 - 14:45
Workshops   |   14:45 - 15:45

Grow your business and take it to the next level. Our speaker, who has helped thousands of businesses, will walk you through the journey to success. He’ll discuss the fundamentals of business growth, the 4 areas where most businesses go wrong and how to avoid ‘failure’.

Track(s): Small Business/Self Employed
Speaker(s): Carl Reader

The rules of business have changed quite significantly over the past five years. This fast-paced, practical workshop will reveal the biggest mistakes small businesses make, share how to future proof your business and how to ensure you have the most accurate data to help you make the best decisions.

Track(s): Accountants/Bookkeepers, Small Business/Self Employed
Speaker(s): Aynsley Damery

In this session, learn about the key digital trends that will impact your business in the year ahead. You will hear how other small businesses are embracing the latest technology to future-proof their business and gain insight on what you can do, either by staying ahead, or at least staying on top.

Track(s): Small Business/Self Employed
Speaker(s): Christer Holloman

In this workshop, Zoe Jackson, MBE shares best practices of disruptive entrepreneurs.

Track(s): Small Business/Self Employed
Speaker(s): Zoe Jackson, MBE

Got a great idea for a small business app? Want to leverage data from QuickBooks? Join this to find out:

  • What you need to consider up front,
  • Other 3rd-party apps and libraries you should you take advantage of
  • How to build the best customer experience
  • The best practices for creating the efficient, effective and beautiful app integration

Track(s): Developer
Speaker(s): Preeti Mukundan, Steve Mendoza

Break   |   15:45 - 16:00
Afternoon Keynote   |   16:00 - 17:00
Evening Celebration   |   17:00 - 20:00

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