Agenda

Below is the agenda for the last Alternative Accountancy Management Summit from March 2024

09:00

Registration, coffee & networking

09:45

Welcome from Alternative Events

09:50

Welcome & chair’s opening remarks

09:55

Securing the future of the firm

During this session, three managing partners will share their approach and strategies for securing their firms' future success.

10:45

What do future generations of accountants and leaders want from their careers and employers?

This panel of future accountancy leaders share their expectations as they address their aspirations towards their professional journeys and employer relationships.

11:15

Networking & coffee break

11:55

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Firm leaders focus on development for their own team but what about themselves? Ensuring you are performing at your best and being the best leader you can be will create higher business performance as well as improving team engagement. In this session we will explore how leaders can build their own success story through better leadership and realise their personal and business ambitions.

12:25

Exploring the evolution of private equity & mergers

Building upon the insights shared during last year's panel, we'll delve deeper into the implications of PE and M&A, with "show & tell" perspectives from firm partners who are experiencing different journeys and their progress.

13:00

The Alternative Accountancy Management Summit Annual Survey sponsored by Caxton

13:05

Welcome from our lunch sponsor Williams Lea

13:10

Lunch

Lunch is sponsored by Williams Lea

Tech product demos

During the networking lunch and these tech product demos are designed to provide education for accounting firm leaders, a select group of exhibitors will each provide a 15-minute fast-paced short demonstration of thier products and services.

14:35

The Accountancy Management Summit will break out into multiple stages and The Alternative Accountancy Audit Summit.

Stage 1

Pathways to the possible workshop:

How can we inspire the next generation of accountancy leaders to commit to our firms long-term?

Stage 2

Financial Crime Prevention Masterclass:

The Dark Secrets of Cybersecurity with Detective Inspector Chris White from the Cyber Resiliance Centre:

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Stage 3

The Alternative Accountancy Audit Summit

Please note Stage Three will start at 14:15.
Audit partners and heads of audit will now break away for their own sessions as part of The Alternative Accountancy Audit Summit.

For vendors only

While our delegates join the sessions in the conference room, we have created something special for our vendor community.

15:30

Networking & coffee break

Tech product demo

During the afternoon coffee break this tech product demo is designed to provide education for accounting firm leaders, providing a 15-minute fast-paced short demonstration of their products and services.

16:10

The Accountancy Management Summit and Accountancy Audit Summit will continue with their respective programmes

Knowledge-sharing discussions

Peer-to-peer Roundtables are 30-minute discussion groups, each led by a technology leader from a professional services firm.

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The Alternative Accountancy Audit Summit continues

Continuation of the Alternative Accountancy Audit Summit programme

For vendors only

While our delegates join the sessions in the conference room, we have created something special for our vendor community.

17:15

Networking break

Take a quick breather and grab a drink before joining us for the final engaging session of the day.

17:30

The Alternative Samoan Circle: are productivity shortfalls failures of management and cultural leadership?

Our unique end-of-day-one-closer is the Samoan Circle, an informal and interactive session. 

18:00

Chair’s closing remarks

18:05

Drinks reception

Time to regroup for drinks and additional networking opportunities.

18:45

Check-in & refresh or continue networking at the bar

19:30

Dinner

Join us for a casual dinner. Relax, socialise and continue to foster meaningful connections as the evening continues.

20:45

Prize Giving and Games Café in the bar area

After dinner and into the evening, our Games Café is open for fun and games!

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