Are you as excited for 2022’s accounting events as we are? Check out our list of the hottest ones. And keep your eyes peeled for more details of the events Modulr will be appearing at: Accountex London, Accountex North and AccountingWEB Live!
Omicron seems to have peaked, so the year ahead offers (hopefully) more than a sliver of certainty for in-person accounting events. It looks like most events are face-to-face, which is great news. Quickbooks Connect seems to be the only major event taking place online.
Tax season is finally over, and accountants can look forward to attending events over the coming months with renewed focus. It’s a great opportunity to learn from peers, keep abreast of changing accounting tech, raise your practice’s awareness, and identify new opportunities as digitisation continues to disrupt the accounting profession.
We’ve included our pick of the bunch in this post.
11 – 12 May: ExCel London
12 October: Manchester Central
Accountex London is set to be staged for the first time in two years and will take place at ExCel London.
Over 9,000 accounting and finance professionals will be attending, alongside 250 leading vendors and startups.
The keynotes, seminars and workshops will focus on Making Tax Digital (MTD), cybersecurity and fintech.
A new addition for 2022 is the People, Talent and Culture stage, which will feature talks on mental health and diversity.
A second event, Accountex North, will be taking place in Manchester during September and has a similar focus to Accountex London.
30 November – 1st December: Ricoh Arena
AccountingWEB will return to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, in November and December following a successful debut event last year.
We don’t know the full details of the event yet, but attendees should expect CPD accredited keynote sessions, panels and interactive talks focussing on a mix of technical updates, burning issues in the profession, first-hand advice from peers and best practice of technology integration.
Digital Accountancy Show
8 June: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The Digital Accountancy Show in London is focussed exclusively on accounting technology that helps accountants in practice.
The event aims to provide attendees with the knowledge to help their practices remain competitive and thrive in a fast-changing environment.
Content is delivered across bite-sized lightning talks by leaders in the accounting and technology sectors, with topics covering successful practice transformation, alternative finance and the power of data.
In addition to the talks, there is an App Village showcasing cloud-based apps that integrate with Xero, Quickbooks and Sage.
9 – 10 March: Online
QuickBooks Connect will be a virtual event taking place over two days in March.
Day one focuses on tools and tech for all types of businesses, with day two covering accounting only content, including talks and breakouts related to tax and QuickBooks product updates.
QuickBooks has a strong track record of booking inspiring and leading keynote speakers, and 2022’s highlights include Steven Bartlett, the latest addition to the BBC’s Dragons Den.
20 – 21 July: Tobacco Dock
Dubbed “Glastonbury for accountants” by the Sunday Times, Xerocon in London returns for the first time in two and a half years in July.
We don’t know all the details yet, but attendees can expect to hear from well-known keynote speakers (previous guests have included UK astronaut Tim Peake) and Xero leaders providing product updates.
The convention also provides an opportunity to learn about Xero’s 1,000 plus add-on partners, with an exhibition area showcasing over 50 vendors.
Xerocon isn’t cheap to attend (standard price tickets are £350 but there are limited discounted tickets available), but the event has high production values, is fully catered, and entry includes access to the all-important after-party.
September: TBC date and location
Register interest here
Attending awards events is such a good way for practices to leverage their brand and win new clients – not to mention the camaraderie which is always enjoyable.
The Accounting Excellence awards recognise the achievements of practices, accounting professionals and software teams.
New awards categories for 2022 include Breakout Star of the Year and the AccountingWEB Pride award, which recognises philanthropy and community work.
Entries for awards opened at the beginning of February, with the window for submissions ending in April.
The exact date of the awards hasn’t been confirmed but it’s likely to be in September at a London-based venue.