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As the world of accounting and bookkeeping continues to evolve, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for any professional seeking success in the field. The Festival of Accounting & Bookkeeping (FAB) 2024 is here to provide a unique platform for industry experts, brand new voices, and a whole host of different companies and exhibitors to to share experiences, swap top tps, and help you develop your skills and your business. With a diverse lineup of speakers and a range of thought-provoking topics, FAB promises to redefine the way we perceive accounting. Let's take a closer look at the major topics and the esteemed speakers who will be sharing their knowledge at the event.



Artificial Intelligence (AI):

 

AI has become a game-changer in various industries, and accounting is no exception. FAB aims to explore the implications of AI on the accounting profession, and give you practical examples of what AI can do for you. With esteemed speakers including Billie Mcloughlin, Tom Herbert, John Toon, and Lars Nielsen, participants will delve into the role of AI in automation, business advisory, compliance, and more. These pros will offer valuable insights on leveraging AI to boost efficiency, streamline processes, and enhance decision-making in the accounting realm.



Bookkeeping:

 

Bookkeeping serves as the foundation of any accounting firm, and staying up-to-date with the latest trends and practices is essential. Partnering with the ICB, we’ve even created a dedicated Bookkeepers Retreat, filled with practical workshops aimed at the bookkeeping community, with plenty of space to network and connect. The results of the ICB’s 2024 Bookkeepers Survey are going to be shared by Ami Copeland. AccountingWeb, represented by renowned speakers, is going to be here to provide valued insights into the world of bookkeeping. Participants will gain valuable knowledge on best practices, leveraging technology for bookkeeping processes, and strategies to ensure accuracy and compliance. With the guidance of these pros, any attendee will leave with the tools in hand to elevate their bookkeeping skills to new heights.



Emerging Tech Trends and MTD:

 

With technological advancements shaping the future of accounting, it's crucial to stay informed about the latest trends. FAB addresses the impact of emerging technologies on the profession through engaging sessions and workshops. Participants will hear from influential speakers, including Mark Evans and David Winch, who will shed light on Making Tax Digital (MTD), blockchain, cloud accounting, and other cutting-edge trends. These sessions are here to provide valuable guidance on adopting and integrating technology effectively into YOUR businesses, saving time and keeping to compliance..




Business Advisory and Networking:



The role of accountants is expanding beyond traditional financial responsibilities, with many professionals assuming the role of trusted business advisors. FAB recognizes this shift and offers opportunities for networking and collaboration. The event showcases eminent speakers such as headliner Chris Ducker and Rob Law to talk about their experiences with entrepreneurship and marketing. We’re also going to have a wide range of discussions with speakers who will share their experiences and strategies for successfully transitioning into the role of a business advisor. Participants will gain insights on fostering client relationships, providing strategic guidance, and expanding their service offerings to meet evolving client needs.




In conclusion, as the accounting landscape undergoes significant changes, the Festival of Accounting & Bookkeeping 2024 brings together professionals, experts, and thought leaders to help you navigate this new era in the profession. With stimulating discussions on AI, bookkeeping, emerging tech trends, and business advisory, FAB promises to ignite fresh perspectives and equip attendees with the tools and knowledge necessary for success. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with industry-leading speakers and gain a competitive edge in the accounting world. Grab yourself a FREE ticket now, we can’t wait to see you there this March!

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Festival of Accounting & Bookkeeping 2024

13-14 March 2024 | NEC, Birmingham