Thursday | 22nd November 2018
09.30 – 10.00
The Changing Face of Accountancy | Ian Fletcher and Gordon Gilchrist
Technology is having a massive impact on our industry. Artificial intelligence and data analytics are a reality. The rise of cloud accounting alters the way we deal with clients. Making Tax Digital is looming and means new responsibilities. Those firms that embrace these changes will be successful, others will fall by the way side.
Get the vision and key challenges direct from Ian and Gordon as they set the scene for the conference and prepare you to become a successful “Firm of the Future”.
10.00 – 11.00
The Economy and Brexit Unravelled | Justin Urquhart Stewart
Dazed and confused by a stream of negative stories on the economy and finance, your clients really need good, objective advice. They need you as their trusted advisor now more than ever before.
Investment guru Justin Urquhart Stewart will discuss economy, BREXIT and put both the British and world economy into their proper context, highlighting the face that we are certainly not doomed. He will explain why accountants are needed more than ever before but they will have to change their focus to win new business and provide real value.
There are some huge opportunities out there for professionals, as well as lots of ways for you to help your clients, but only for those willing to aggressively pursue them.
11.00 – 11.30
Break and Exhibition Time
11.30 – 12.45
Now What? Better Decisions Faster! | Brad Burton
It’s tough to find professionals with both the guts and ability to be ‘different’; but more than often, a revived approach is exactly what you need to sharpen every area of your life.
Brad Burton is different because his way works.
This is a guy who went into a congested, established marketplace, created a vacuum and in doing so, made the established organisations and businesses look fuddy duddy. Brad built a hugely successful business, from nothing. Having gone through all the peaks and pitfalls that came with it, he has a track record of resonating with all audiences, of any size and background.
Ready to get the best out of your team?
12.45 – 13.00
Unique Selling Points of our Exhibitors | Ian Fletcher and Gordon Gilchrist
An introduction to some of the latest products and services available for accountants and tax professionals from our carefully selected exhibitors.
13.00 – 14.00
14.00 – 15.00
The Firm of the Future | Ian Fletcher and Gordon Gilchrist
The landscape of how we run our practice is rapidly changing. For accountants this represents a new way of doing things and sourcing new revenue streams from the clients business advisory services. Clients today want help with tax planning, profit improvements, financial security, retirement, wealth management, finance and corporate finance.
In this fast paced session, Ian and Gordon will address how you can maximise your impact in an ever changing profession. Join them to understand what actions you need to take to ensure your future success!
15.00 – 15.30
15.30 – 16.30
Choose Your Attitude: How to stay motivated in a changing environment | Debra Searle
Debra first hit the headlines when she set out to row across the Atlantic with her husband. Unfortunately he had to be rescued so Debra, a novice rower, continued alone and rowed 3000 miles from Tenerife to Barbados. it should have taken them six weeks but, to achieve her goal, Debra ended up spending 3 ½ months at sea alone, encountering 30′ waves, sharks and force 8 squalls in her 23 foot plywood boat.
Since completing the adventure, Debra has undertaken expeditions across the globe, founded four companies and sat on the Board of Trustees for the Duke of Edinburgh Award – The youngest and only female member at the time.
Debra is an amazing inspirational and motivational speaker. In this inspiring session she will share the strategies which she developed to keep her oars in motion and which she has become reliant on to achieve her business goals to this day.
16.30 – 16.45
Conference Summary | Ian Fletcher and Gordon Gilchrist
In the final session of the conference, Ian and Gordon will outline the key actions and changes you need to address for 2019 and show you how to make them.