• Register
Return to: Home > News > Advisory > Sponsored Content: HMRC leads exciting keynote line-up at Accountex 2019

Sponsored Content: HMRC leads exciting keynote line-up at Accountex 2019

Theresa Middleton, HMRC’s director of the Making Tax Digital for Business programme, will headline an expert line-up of big name Keynote speakers at this year’s Accountex.  Europe’s leading accountancy and finance conference and expo returns to London ExCeL on 1-2 May.

Other industry leading experts speaking in the two Keynote Theatres include Caroline Miskin, technical manager of ICAEW’s Tax Faculty; Jennifer Warawa, Sage’s executive VP of partners, accountants and alliances; Nick Williams, head of business development at Intuit QuickBooks; Steve Cox, chief evangelist of IRIS Software; and Ed Molyneux, founder and CEO of FreeAgent.

Keynote Theatre A, which is sponsored by Compleat Software, will also welcome new names including Richard Asquith, VP of Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, who will discuss Brexit and its tax implications; Dr Michael Willis, programme director of Cambridge Master of Accounting (MAcc) at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, whose session will focus on accounting education; Darren Shirlaw, founder of BoB Group, who will talk about economic and consumer trends; and Richard Brewin, managing director of ProgressBB, on how to get the most out of Accountex.

Over in Keynote Theatre B, which is sponsored by FreeAgent, highlights include a joint session with TaxAssist Direct’s Sarah Robertson and Daren Moore (group operations director and group commercial director respectively); an MTD-focused session from Rebecca Hutton, customer readiness and external stakeholder team lead at HMRC; a talk from Trent McLaren, head of accounting at Practice Ignition, about driving innovation; and a session on blockchain from technology futurist Ian Khan.

Keynote Theatre B will also host the British Accounting Marketing Awards, presented by Amanda C Watts and the TwentyTwo Agency, in association with Accountex.  Designed to reward outstanding marketing achievements from accounting firms and industry suppliers from across the UK, the awards ceremony will take place from 5pm on opening day (Wednesday 1 May).

Other Keynote speakers include:

  • James Ashford, CEO of GoProposal
  • Alastair Barlow, founder & partner of flinder
  • Martin Bissett, founder of The Upward Spiral Partnership
  • Rob Brown, founder of BD Academy
  • Warren Cass, international speaker & author at Achievers International
  • Alex Falcon Huerta FCCA, founder of Soaring Falcon Accountancy
  • Ian Fletcher, speaker & writer at 2020 Innovation
  • Phil Hobden, business development manager of Intuit QuickBooks
  • Rudi Jansen, accountant's coach, practice owner, author & speaker
  • Nick Longden, VP of Sales at FreeAgent
  • Richard Neal, Group CEO of MyWorkpapers
  • Steve Pipe, speaker, strategist, business author & former UK Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Carl Reader, entrepreneur, author & small business champion
  • Joshua Riffe, chief FUN officer of FUNancial Services
  • Neil Robertson, executive chairman of Compleat Software
  • Mark Telford, director of Telford Accountants
  • Andrew Van De Beek, director & founder of Illumin8

For more information about the sessions, please visit https://www.accountex.co.uk/london/seminar-timetable/.

Accountex 2019 boasts the show’s biggest ever education programme – including the Keynotes, it will feature over 200 CPD-accredited sessions in 12 theatres across two days, covering everything from trends and technology, business growth and efficiency, cloud and cryptocurrency, as well as more specific topics such as Making Tax Digital and Brexit.

“This is the only industry event which provides unparalleled access to thought leaders, vendors and peers who can assist accountants with their evolution,” says Steve Cox, chief evangelist of IRIS Software, who will be appearing in multiple sessions at the show.  “Our fast-paced, digital economy means we are generally focused on our day to day roles.  Accountex provides time and opportunity for professionals to identify where improvements can be made and how their firms can evolve,” he says.

Accountex returns to London ExCeL on 1-2 May.  All Keynotes and seminars are free to attend, and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information, and to register for a free ticket to attend, please visit www.accountex.co.uk/london and use priority code ACX103.

Top Content

    MSI joins AGN and DFK in Global Connect

    A year after AGN International and DFK International launched Global Connect, multi-disciplinary association MSI has joined the group.

    read more

    Views from the Eurozone

    With Brexit looming, populist governments gaining footholds in a number of countries and movements such as the Yellow Jacket protests in France, 2018 was anything but a quite year for the eurozone. Here leaders report to the IAB on their markets.

    read more

    Eastern promise and how to find it

    With China rising as a global power, Jonathan Minter spoke with ShineWing’s Zhang Ke and Marco Carlei at the World Congress of Accountants 2018 in Sydney, to discuss the cultural challenges that occur when Chinese networks look beyond their border, and the dividends available for those who overcome them.

    read more

    The UK: uncertain waves rule Britannia

    The UK’s accountancy profession is currently in a period of much uncertainty. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has released its review into the listed audit market which could cause the biggest shake-up the profession has seen in years, the Kingman Review has described the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as not being fit for purpose and called for it to be replaced. All the while the country remains in a deadlock on Brexit negotiations.

    read more
Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.