The AAT Annual Conference 2019: as seen on social

This year’s eleventh AAT Annual Conference had a new home in Stratford-upon-Avon, and the enthusiasm of accounting members and students was as strong as ever. 

With the future of accounting being firmly placed in a digital context, it’s clear that AAT members are already successfully engaging with technology, as evidenced by the hundreds of social interactions that played out over the two day Conference via our dedicated #AATConference hashtag. 

Here’s some of the highlights of the Conference…as seen on social. 

Members and exhibitors can’t wait to get started 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
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I’ve just booked my workshops for the AAT Conference in June. Looking forward to going! #aatconference #aat @youraat #workshops #bookkeeping #bookkeeper #lifeofabookkeeper #cpd #continuingprofessionaldevelopment

 

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On your marks…get set…

The day of the Conference dawned, and the weather was not going to be enough to dampen delegate spirits.

For the early birds, the ever popular Sue Tonks got the breakfast session underway discussing how to be an excellent networker, before AAT President Vernon Anderson formally opened the event. Xero’s Vikki Bean then delivered an engaging keynote speech on embracing digital education.

 

Work, work, work, work, workshops…

AAT Conferences attract a number of excellent speakers delivering on topics of great appeal to accountants. This year, our members listened to experts discuss themes including anti-money laundering, GDPR, Making Tax Digital and working capital clinics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
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#placesyoucanknit I’m enjoying the #aatconference this year. Catching up with people and learning! #littlegreygirl

 

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Rewarding awards

Two years ago, AAT launched its Professional Member awards, to be announced as part of the Conference’s gala dinner. The awards have quickly established themselves as a popular highlight of the Conference, and a chance for our members to unwind and enjoy themselves after a long day of upskilling their accounting knowledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
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We don’t scrub up too bad #AATConference #aat2019 #AATConference2019 #aat

 

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It’s off to walk we go…

Day Two kicked off with another mainstay of the AAT Conference as Henry Cooper led a number of delegates around the sights and sounds of Stratford in an early morning walk. This was prior to all attendees coming back together for the second keynote session of the Conference, with the BoB Group’s Darren Shirlaw discussing the face of modern accountancy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
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A great start to the morning with a lovely #netwalk around the canal. #aatconference #aat #lifeofabookkeeper #healthandwellbeing #walking #selfcare

 

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We hear from our experts 

Friday’s sessions brought expert commentary on Making Tax Digital, FRS102, employment law and ethical dilemmas, among a variety of others.

 

 

 
 

 
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Our author Steve Collings popped by our stand this morning to check out his titles proudly on display #AATconference #BPTax #BPAccounting

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#placesyoucanknit I’m enjoying the #aatconference this year. Catching up with people and learning! #littlegreygirl

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We’ll meet again

With a final keynote session from CFO Chris Argent and a closing address from AAT President Vernon Anderson, the Conference came to its conclusion. We hope all delegates had a wonderful time both learning and networking. See you all again in 2020!

Adam Harwood is AAT's Media Relations Manager.

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