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Free visitor pre-registration opens for the launch of Scotland’s Accountancy event, Accounting Live

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This November will see the much-anticipated launch of Accounting Live at Glasgow’s SEC. The two-day event runs alongside The Scottish Business Exhibition on 1st and 2nd November and offers Scottish accountants and finance professionals a unique opportunity to discover the latest industry innovations and network with their peers. More than sixty exhibitors are already in place, including show partners Intuit QuickBooks and Microsoft, and there will be more than a hundred industry leading suppliers showcasing their latest solutions come November. On the door entry will be £20, but visitors can get their tickets for free by registering online now at www.accountinglive.co.uk.

The CPD accredited conference programme will be a comprehensive source of guidance and up-to-date information. They’ll cover a wide range of topics including innovation, cloud accounting, pensions, digital tax, technology, legislation, growth and profitability. The growing list of keynote speakers includes

  • Gary Turner – Glasgow native and managing director at Xero UK
  • Douglas Fraser – BBC Scotland’s Business and Economy Editor
  • Ed Molyneux – Co-founder of FreeAgent
  • Steve Pipe – ‘The world’s most highly rated advisor to accountants’.

Gary Turner, Xero UK, co-founder and managing director will be exploring recent research into the changing landscape of accountants and small business owners, and Xero’s vision of what the accounting industry will look like in the future.

Douglas Fraser asses the state of Scottish and British economies, and the questions facing them, at a time when the constitutional politics of Brexit and Scottish independence pose unprecedented challenges.

Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent poses the question ‘Will you be replaced by a robot?’. In a fascinating glimpse of a future where mobile, banking, accounting, compliance, data and AI all converge.

Steve Pipe will be explaining how accountants can earn more and work less, with a simple three-step solution. As a bonus, every visitor who registers for the show qualifies for a free copy of Steve’s latest book ‘The World’s Most Inspiring Accountants’, described as ‘ground-breaking‘ and ‘desperately needed’.

There will be more than 80 CPD accredited seminars and workshops running throughout the show, creating an unprecedented and comprehensive concentration of industry information and knowledge over the two days of the show. The full list can be found on the show website.

Since registration opened on the show website just over a month ago, more than 1,500 professionals have registered for their tickets. The show is being actively promoted both north and south of the border by a broad range of partners including ACCA, Xero User Magazine, The Federation of Tax Advisers, The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, The Institute of Financial Accountants, The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, the Association of International Accountants and whole host of other associations and networking organisations. The event will be by far the largest of its kind ever to take place in Scotland and is expected to attract around 3,000 visitors, cementing a place on the Scottish Business Calendar alongside the co-located, and free to attend, Scottish Business Exhibition.

Many of the industry key suppliers are already signed up to exhibit. Show sponsors QuickBooks are will be joined by Sage, Companies House, Microsoft, MoneyCorp, MyFirmsApp and many more, see the website for a complete list.

The show is organised by New Start Exhibitions, a leading B2B exhibition organiser and partner to Comexposium, one of the world’s largest organisers based in Paris.  With years of experience producing some of the UK’s leading business and franchise exhibitions, New Start are building an impressive portfolio of national and international events. Also running at The SEC, Glasgow and co-located with Accounting Live are The Scottish Business Exhibition, New Start Scotland and Restaurant and Takeaway Business Live creating a bubbling melting pot of ambition, inspiration, valuable business connections and knowledge.

With many valuable shows features yet to be announced, the stage is set for this to be the most exciting exhibition launch Scotland has seen for some time.

The details:

Location: Hall 4 at The SEC Glasgow

Date: 1st and 2nd November, with the doors opening at 10 am.

Tickets: There will be an entry fee on the door of £20 for anyone without a pre-registered ticket. Registration for free, full access, VIP tickets is currently open online at www.accountinglive.co.uk. Both the free and paid tickets provide access to all of the suppliers, seminars and workshops.

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Ceri Rogers, Event Director at New Start Exhibitions