Thursday 19th October 2017

09.15 – 09.30

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS


Ian Fletcher, Gordon Gilchrist


An introduction to the conference from Ian and Gordon who will provide an overview of what delegates can expect from the day.

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?


Merryn Somerset Webb


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

LUNCH


14.00 – 15.00

GDPR-WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!


Matt Jackson | Watch Video


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

BREAK


15.30 – 17.00

THE FIRM OF THE FUTURE


Ian Fletcher, Gordon Gilchrist, Kevin Salter |

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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

PRE-DINNER DRINKS


19.15 – 22.30

GALA AWARD DINNER AND CHARITY AUCTION


Sponsored by Global Infosys

22.30

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


09.45 – 11.00

2020 AWARDS WINNERS: WHY WE WON


Ian FletcherGordon Gilchrist


Interview of the 2020 Innovation Award winners for 2017. Discover why they won, and what we can learn from their success.

11.00 – 11.30

BREAK TIME


11.30 – 13.00

CONFERENCE ACTION PLAN


Ian FletcherGordon Gilchrist


Ian and Gordon will provide a list of essential actions you should take to make 2018 your most successful year ever!