Tomorrow (13 May) marks the start of the first ever Accounting & Finance Virtual Summit, delivered by Accountex, ACCA, Practice Ignition, and Generation CFO. This free, two-day virtual event will see over 13,500 CFOs, accountants and business owners unite online for a packed programme of 46 sessions from over 100 speakers.
Focusing specifically on managing the ongoing business impact of the coronavirus and beyond – the event’s insight-led content spans four key elements: People, Process, Technology and Strategy. Many of the profession’s top influencers are onboard and have been keen to donate their knowledge and time to help their peers, colleagues and competitors navigate their way through these radically altered and uncertain times. Expect ideas, innovation, and inspiration galore.
The Virtual Accounting Summit on day one (13 May) will focus on the current challenges facing accountants in practice. While the Virtual Finance Summit on day two (14 May) is devoted to accountants working in business and finance.
Although registration is free, delegates are invited to upgrade to a VIP ticket for just £10. VIPs will get access to all session recordings to listen to at their leisure (rather than just streamed live) while the NHS will receive all monies raised to support the fantastic work they are doing (that’s over £30,000 and counting).
Zoe Lacey-Cooper, Accountex’s portfolio director, says: “This is the best thing to have come out of all this crazy time we are living in! With over 13,500 registrations and £30,000 raised for the NHS, how can you not feel good about what this collaboration has done for our accounting community. We love working with ACCA, Practice Ignition and Generation CFO around the Expos that we run – but this exciting joint venture has taken it to another level. A new family has been formed. And it is strong – and it is doing great things to all support our community.
Trent McLaren from Practice Ignition says: “Collaborating on this scale with other influencers in the profession has been an absolute pleasure. We’re all coming together to support our accounting community to help everyone through these challenging times, while also raising money for a great cause. I’m really looking forward to it!“
Chris Argent from Generation CFO says: “The Virtual Summit talks were designed specifically for the accounting and finance community following GENCFO research into the impact on the CFO and what finance teams were going through right now. We realised we had an opportunity to do something good and inspiring for our communities and thousands of people have responded. We’re extremely proud of what we’re doing, why we’re doing it and who we’re doing it for.”
Virtual Summit – registration ends today
To see a full list of speakers and sessions, and to register, please visit: https://summit.accountex.co.uk. The summit is fundraising for the NHS, with all delegates invited to contribute via the VIP upgrade.
Accountex (co-located with SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show) will now take place on the new dates of 18-19 November at ExCeL London. For more information and to register, please visit www.accountex.co.uk/london.
Zoe Lacey Cooper, Portfolio & Event Director
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