Thursday 19th October 2017
09.30 – 11.00
GENERATING EXCEPTIONAL SUCCESS IN YOUR BUSINESS
External shocks and disruption can be a springboard for positive change. In this session Ellis shows how to inspire passion when under pressure, and how to progress from mission statements to true company culture embracing quality, integrity and diversity. Ellis is known as one of the most inspiring and intelligent keynote speakers in Britain and will inspire you to generate success in your business.
11.00 – 11.30
BREAK AND EXHIBITION TIME
An opportunity to network with exhibitors who are showcasing their latest products and services.
11.30 – 12.30
WHERE IS BRITAIN HEADING?
The UK has low GDP growth, low productivity and low wages. It has near record levels of public and private debt and the kind of extreme monetary policy even the nuttiest of economists couldn’t have imagined existing a decade ago. It also has a weak government trying to negotiate one of the greatest UK trade deals ever to a strict deadline. How can this possibly end well? Merryn Somerset Webb attempts to find an answer.
12.30 – 13.00
UNIQUE SELLING POINTS OF OUR EXHIBITORS
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
GDPR-WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Data Protection laws are changing and EU law will apply on the 25th May 2018.
In this practical session, Matt will outline the changes required to be compliant with the GDPR and will recommend actions for accountants and their clients.
15.00 – 15.30
15.30 – 17.00
THE FIRM OF THE FUTURE
Consider the important role that the accountant of tomorrow will play, just by being willing to embrace Cloud accounting and value pricing. In this not-too-distant future, businesses will be able to afford powerful financial advice without the cost of a full-time bookkeeper.
Rather than Cloud-based software systems that supersede the role of accountants, there is more than enough evidence to suggest that businesses have a lot to gain when a symbiotic relationship exists between the two. Technology empowers accountants and in turn, accountants will use technology as the powerful, meaningful weapon that it really is.
Ian, Gordon and Kevin will outline how your firm can become trusted advisors to business owners and the services and skills needed to maximise the opportunities that will arise.
18.15 – 19.15
19.15 – 22.30
GALA AWARD DINNER AND CHARITY AUCTION
Sponsored by Global Infosys
GENTING INTERNATIONAL CASINO
A chance to try your luck on the tables or network with colleagues and fellow professionals
Optional half day programme Friday 20th October 2017
09.30 – 09.45
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
11.00 – 11.30