By Accountex Members Accountex London releases 180+ session Seminar Programme 24 Mar 2023 This content is brought to you by Accountex. Thought leaders, trailblazers and pioneers in the profession will be delivering the 180+ education programme at Accountex London this Spring. The show will take place at ExCeL London on 10-11 May 2023, with 13 stages and a packed CPD-accredited programme. Over two days, 8000+ accountants, in-house finance professionals, and bookkeepers from all over the world will be returning to the capital for the free annual event. Here are some programme highlights to look forward to at this year’s show Taking the stage at the Small Business & Bookkeepers Theatre is Katherine McKenna, Head of Employer Engagement at Mindful Education for the session ‘Unlocking the power of AAT accounting apprenticeships.’ Katherine will delve into how Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to attract, train and retain talent for organisations. As well as looking at the key benefits, how they work, and fit with new ‘hybrid’ work patterns. The session will look at how apprenticeships can provide a sustainable way to build, retain and develop workforces. For ACCA and AAT students and employers, and visitors considering starting their ACCA journey, there is the session: ‘Why study ACCA? Join the community that could take your career sky high’. James Wright, Lecturer of Accountancy and Finance at the University of Lincoln; Jenny Dack, Business Development Manager at ACCA and Jess Harcourt, Management Accountant at Fearless Adventures will delve into the support and guidance that are on offer through the ACCA – from choosing the right route, to exam help and the global member community. Taking the main stage is Sharon Cooke, Technical Director at 2020 Innovation for her session ‘Top 10 tax considerations for 2023/24’ where she will explore tax considerations and offer plenty of practical take-aways. Delving into the world of bookkeepers, Zoe Whitman, Business Coach at The 6 Figure Bookkeeper, will be moderating a panel ‘The secret diaries for bookkeepers: what accountants don’t know about bookkeeping,’ where they will explore what it’s really like running a forward-thinking bookkeeping practice. With the programme putting emphasis on issues that affect people inside and outside the workplace, there are lots of sessions covering topics such as mental health, menopause, neurodiversity and diversity. Brad Burton, Motivational Business Speaker, will be taking to the main stage for his session ‘Now what? Suss out your next steps in life and in business’ where he will explore fulfillment, burnout and confidence as he helps participants work out their next steps in both life and business. For more wellbeing content, visitors can head to the session ‘Building a Premier League mindset’ with Marc Pugh, health and lifestyle coach and former Premier League Footballer. He will recommend the three key improvements that an accountant or bookkeeper can make to improve focus, mental clarity, and overall health and wellbeing. A further session not to miss is ‘Beyond ticking boxes: Why diversity and inclusion are the key to surviving and thriving’ with Mo Kanjilal, Co-Creator of Watch This Sp_ce. This talk will examine why Diversity & Inclusion matters, actions to take, and advice and tips. Lastly, Amy Brann, Founder and Director Synaptic Potential, will deliver the session ‘Discover the science of top Critical & Creative Thinking & Problem Solving.’ In today’s cognitively loaded world, you need discipline and habits to help you perform at the top of your game. Uncover the scientifically underpinned approaches that will help you focus and find the right balance between impulsivity and self-control. Visitors will also be able to meet the AAT team at stand 390, have their questions answered in person, and explore the opportunities they have on offer. Accountex London is taking place at ExCeL London on 10-11 May 2023. For further information and to apply for a free ticket to attend, please visit www.accountex.co.uk/london. Use priority code ACC242 when booking your ticket. This content is brought to you by Accountex. Accountex is Europe's No.1 Accountancy & Finance Conference and Expo.