Member Since: 9th Jul 2012
Accountex is the UK's only national exhibition for accountants and finance directors working in practice, business and the public sector. It offers an unparalleled opportunity for financial professionals to gain expert insight and education within a live environment.
Supported by the UK's most important accountancy associations, Accountex delivers over 100 dynamic exhibiting companies, 12 educational seminar theatres, and interactive workshops. It's an invaluable resource for any leading professional in the accounting profession.
The show debuted in November 2012 with 2,776 visitors over two days, earning a place as a finalist for Best Launch Show Of 2012 at the AEO Excellence Awards. Accountex moved to its new regular summer dates in 2013, doubling in size with 30% more exhibitors, speakers and 3,760 visitors, cementing its place as Europe's leading accountancy exhibition.
For more information please contact Scott Hider - Event Director on 0117 9304927 or email [email protected]
Event Director Prysm Group
6th May 2015
Paul Dunn is the shows biggest fan but other commitments mean he cannot be involved in 2015's event.
I think he will be back in 2016!.
Hope to see you there.
1st May 2015
We are very sorry that you feel like this, it certainly is not our intention to let people down, in fact I work very hard to deliver a world class event. Unfortunately some times in this life things go wrong, second to me coding the website I do have to rely on other people and mistakes happen. This is exactly what has happened here.
We had a few issues with the system which allowed more people to book into the sessions than there were seats. Rather than letting people turn up only to find they didn’t have a place we wanted to be up front and inform people in advance.
I can assure you that this is not as a result of cherry picking the data, I have simply listed them in order of when the booking was made and those who made the booking after the 21st seat I am having to contact like yourself to say that unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate them this year.
Once again my sincere apologies, and hope you find some other great talks in the tax theatre.
For your information after the show CDP UK will issue you a certificate of attendance and you can claim the sessions you went to.
I think you will enjoy the show if you do make it down to ExCeL and will be happy to offer you the name and number of one of my colleagues who will look after you. Please direct message me your details if you would like to take me up on this offer. We strive to look after every visitor no matter what the size of their business, which is why this event has grown to be the largest in the world.
Scott Hider -Event Director
1st May 2015
Only 12 plug in vendors.
Hi Tim Vain
With only 12 Xero add ons the Xero stand this leaves 166 other individual companies to meet and speak with. They also pay to be involved so they certainly are not footing the bill as you put it.
I hope this helps.
1st May 2015
The events are at the same venue and organised by the same company but run as completely separate events. ie they are in different halls and the audiences for each show are very different.
I hope this helps.
1st May 2015
It could of possible been Softworld that ceased in 2012 as we launched. They specialised in accounts softare and payroll. We came to the market with bigger broader ideas and the rest is history.
17th Apr 2015
I confused you with Paul. Glad business is good.
17th Apr 2015
So it is just you then Peter?
Accountex has gone from strength to strength helping companies meet face to face with their all important clients whilst at the same time giving them a choice of 150 CPD seminars and workshops all for the ticket price of £0.00
A lot of passion and hard work goes into a trade show such as this and with a 70% rebook of companies and continued growth we aim to keep delivering value. Perhaps if you didn't succeed at the show you should reevaluate how you "engadge", it's all about people skills and you haven't won a fan here.
17th Apr 2015
This year there is some thing for every one!
Research ahead of the impending Accountex exhibition has highlighted the biggest challenges facing the UK’s accounting practices in 2015, according to the sector’s biggest suppliers.
The research involved 32 suppliers who, between them, have over 14,000 accountancy firm clients. Its findings highlighted that the four biggest challenges facing accountancy practices in 2015 are:
Standing out in a crowded market (86% saw this as a major challenge. It was also seen as the single biggest challenge by 18%, more than any other option)
Using technology to reduce manual processes (82%)
Offering new services (82%)
Improving marketing & client acquisition (82%)
Scott Hider, the exhibition director for Accountex said: “Our research into the accountancy sector’s major suppliers highlighted many challenges facing accountancy practices. Some of these have been a challenge for some time while others, such as getting to grips with ‘the cloud’ have recently emerged.
“The challenges are interlinked and accountancy practices must aim to be distinctive, particularly through new services combined with strong marketing and sales, and to strongly back this up with up-to-date technology to deliver a great client experience.
“There are accountancy firms achieving this and doing very well, but there are also plenty struggling ... and there are quite a few who are only just realising that the market is only going to get better for accountancy firms that invest and adapt. Those practices that move slowly and want to do everything ‘old school’ are going to find themselves appealing to fewer and fewer clients.”
Accountex is the leading annual exhibition for the accountancy sector. It takes place on 13 and 14 May in London’s Excel, and accountants and their employees can have complimentary tickets by registering at www.accountex.co.uk/
17th Apr 2015
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15th Apr 2015
Some tips about visiting Accountex 2015
Plan getting there
London is a big place and if you don’t know where you are going it can be easy to get lost as I know from experience. The Accountex website has some helpful tips on how to get there and where to stay. Leave yourself plenty of time to travel to the show.
Set out Objectives
Make sure you understand what you want to get out of attending Accountex. This year’s conference looks bigger and better than ever. There is a wealth of information available to you and by setting out clear objectives you will be able to plan which exhibitors you wish to visit and which seminar will be of greatest benefit to your business.
Accountex is a great place to network, share ideas and build business relationships with professionals in the accounting industry. Be proactive and introduce yourself to grow your circle of business contacts. You can also meet with the attendees of Legalex taking place side by side with Accountex and join them for a glass of bubbly in the Champagne Bar “The Hub”
To get the most out of Accountex I’d recommend arriving when the show opens. Two days might seem like a long time but there is a very concentrated amount of information to get through. You might miss something by arriving too late or leaving early.
Ensure you have your walking shoes on. Accountex is quite big and you will be on your feet a lot of the time. Take some regular breaks and time out for yourself.
There will be many keynote speakers and industry leaders speaking at any one time at Accountex. You will not be able to attend them all. Select your top seminars that you would like to attend and plan your day and breaks around the seminar timetable.
The exhibitors will have some interesting marketing material and novelty gifts available at the stands. You can stock up on some branded pens, notepads, water bottles and more. There was free ice cream last year and I remember seeing iPads, Macbooks even a supercar for the weekend being given away as prizes.
Accountex will be have exclusive discounts and special offers available to delegates. These bargains might only be valid for the two days of the show. Read the free show guide to discover where you can capitalise on these offers. Some of the clients I work with saved £100’s if not £1000’s through buying their products and services at Accountex.
Have your diary in hand or easily accessible on your mobile device. It will be important to make appointments there and then with professionals you met. This will build a stronger and better business relationship.
Ensure you have your business cards ready to exchange. You will meet a lot of new people and it will be hard to remember who you talked to if there is no business card exchange. Even worse people might forget who you are. I always have a pen and write on people’s card something to jog my memory when I look back through.
In the aftermath of Accountex it can be easy to return to your day to day working life. Reach out and connect with professionals you have met at the show online through Linkedin, email, twitter, etc. It will reaffirm the relationship and you never know what new opportunity will be around the corner.
While Accountex can seem like a day out, it will be important to remember to maintain a professional persona at all times. You might be there representing your company or, you could bump into a future employer.
We look forward to seeing you there, if you need tickets then register today at www.accountex.co.uk