It’s no secret that the accounting business is in constant change, and there is no sign of any slowdown. If you want to stay afloat, you have to learn about the latest innovations and business models on the market. This is where the newest addition to the accounting industry, the Accounting Business Expo, enters the picture.
On March 21st and 22nd, 2017, accountants and SMBs can meet with the best solution providers and experts (like Xero, QuickBooks and Sage, just to name a few), learn new things via free education and demo sessions, and participate in networking events. Although the event is held on the other side of the world (Sydney, Australia), it is guaranteed that after attending the expo you will see accounting in a different way.
Promotional Video for the Accounting Business Expo
What to Expect from the Expo
There is no mistake in calling the Accounting Business Expo the greatest of its kind in Australia: although this expo has never been held before, it is already expected to host more than 2,000 attendees, 120 exhibitors, 100+ seminars and 120+ speakers. Furthermore, thanks to the full-on business approach, the expo is an ideal place not just for accountants, bookkeepers and SMBs, but for finance directors, financial advisers, marketing professionals, HR and IT managers and trainees.
The expo itself revolves around six major themes: the future of accounting, mingling with other professionals of the industry, cooperation between accountants and bookkeepers, how to become a great accounting leader, how to manage your firm, and learning without a hidden agenda. Focusing on accounting, attendees can learn more about automating tax compliance (with Xero), how to adapt to the current trends of accounting (with a separate session emphasizing mobile use), and you can even get tips on how to enter the global market with a local startup. Furthermore, there are other interesting sessions where you can learn the difference between e-invoicing and online invoicing, how the blockchain will revolutionize the industry, but there are certain sessions with more trivial, yet equally important themes, like keeping your clients while competing with other participants of the market.
Moments from the Expo
You also have the opportunity to participate in individual sessions where you can earn valuable CPD/CPE hours, and you can also get pictures taken of yourself, which you can use on your profile, homepage or even on a resume. And if you want to take a break, the expo has a rather unique way of relaxing: a giant slot car racetrack where you can not only chill out, but build connections with others.
How to Attend
Since it is strictly forbidden to take photos or videos on the spot, the only way to attend the expo live is to get there, which, let’s face it, is pretty expensive. However, there is one major deciding point Accounting Business Expo is worth checking out: if you are an accountancy or finance professional and you register to the event by March 20th, 2017, your ticket is absolutely free of charge.