Apr 12 2024 /

Top 5 UK accounting conferences to attend in 2024

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In 2023, TaxDome participated in major accounting events in London and Manchester, connecting with professionals across the UK. As we look ahead to 2024, the accounting industry is set to host a series of insightful conferences nationwide.

Interested in investing in your firm’s future by learning from experts and networking with peers? Then check out the top UK accounting conferences you won’t want to miss in 2024.

Join the most important UK accounting events in 2024

Attending industry conferences is an excellent way for accounting professionals to expand their knowledge, connect with colleagues, and explore the latest developments and trends in the field. These events provide invaluable opportunities for networking, which can open doors to new business prospects and career growth. 

We’ve curated a list of the top five events that promise to be informative, engaging, and professionally rewarding. Mark your calendars and prepare to elevate your expertise at these must-attend gatherings.

  1. Festival of Accounting and Bookkeeping 2024
  2. Digital Accountancy Show
  3. Accountex London 2024
  4. Xerocon London 2024
  5. Accountex Manchester 2024

Festival of Accounting and Bookkeeping 2024

Photo of the TaxDome team at the Festival of Accounting and Bookkeeping 2023

A two-day immersive event, offering a dynamic blend of expert-led discussions, hands-on technology exploration, and invaluable networking opportunities for accounting and bookkeeping professionals.

What you’ll find:

  • Over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest solutions and services
  • 8 stages featuring 50+ industry experts sharing insights and best practices
  • Interactive workshops and live demos to experience cutting-edge technologies such as AI

Reasons to attend

  • Gain practical knowledge through short, engaging sessions tailored to your specific needs and interests
  • Discover how AI can streamline your workflows and boost productivity through dedicated AI workshops
  • Test-drive the latest accounting and bookkeeping software solutions to find the right fit for your business
  • Network with like-minded professionals, exchange experiences, and expand your peer circle
  • Enjoy a festival-style atmosphere with delicious food, comfortable lounges, and seamless navigation

Format:  In-person

Dates: March 13-14, 2024

Location: NEC, Birmingham

Digital Accountancy Show

Photo of the TaxDome team at the Digital Accountancy Show 2023

The leading technology conference for accountants, bookkeepers, and finance professionals, bringing together over 3,000 attendees for two days of immersive educational content, emerging app showcases, and invaluable peer networking.

What you’ll find:

  • 100+ expert speakers across 8 stages covering a wide range of topics
  • Over 160 exhibitors showcasing the latest accounting technologies and solutions
  • How-To Hub featuring practical demos on firm growth and automation
  • Night Show with lights and lasers, DJs, networking, and deal-making opportunities

Reasons to attend

  • Gain insights into industry trends and best practices from thought leaders and experienced practitioners
  • Discover emerging apps and technologies that can streamline your workflows and enhance client services
  • Explore different avenues for personal and professional development through diverse session formats
  • Connect with colleagues, exchange expertise, and discover opportunities for potential partnerships

Format: In-person

Dates: April 16-17, 2024

Location: Evolution London, Battersea Park

Find out what we learned at the Digital Accountancy Show 2023>>

Accountex London 2024

Photo of the TaxDome team at Accountex London 2023

Europe’s top accountancy and finance conference and expo, bringing together over 10,000 attendees for two days of educational seminars, software demos, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

What you’ll find:

Reasons to attend:

  • Earn up to 16 CPD points by participating in the conference sessions
  • Discover innovative solutions from major financial technology companies and start-ups that can drive your business forward
  • Connect with prominent brands and emerging players to explore tools and strategies that address industry challenges and uncover growth opportunities
  • Expand your professional network by meeting and engaging with thousands of accounting professionals from across the UK
  • Join an eco-friendly initiative by having a tree planted for your attendance

Format: In-person

Dates: 15th-16th May

Location: ExCeL, London

Xerocon London 2024

Image showing a preview of the Xerocon London 2023 event

The premier event for the accounting and bookkeeping community, bringing professionals together for a remarkable experience filled with innovation, inspiration, and invaluable insights.

What you’ll find:

  • Thought-provoking sessions led by industry leaders in tech and business
  • Exclusive previews of upcoming Xero features and functionality from software vendors
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities to connect with peers and industry partners

Reasons to attend

  • Earn self-verifiable CPD points by attending educational sessions
  • Gain fresh perspectives and think outside the box with insights from pioneers across various domains
  • Enjoy the renowned event party featuring live music, entertainment, and complimentary food and drinks
  • Discover how technological advancements can revolutionise the way you and your clients conduct business

Format: In-person

Dates: June 12-13, 2024

Location: ExCeL, London

Accountex Manchester 2024

Photo of the TaxDome team at Accountex Manchester 2023

The North’s premier event for accountancy and finance professionals, attracting over 2,500 attendees for a day of insightful seminars, product demonstrations, and invaluable networking opportunities.

What you’ll find:

  • 32 seminars accredited for CPD credits
  • Over 100 leading accounting and finance suppliers exhibiting their products and services

Reasons to attend

  • Gain up to 8 CPD hours by participating in educational sessions led by industry experts
  • Discover the latest software solutions and technological advancements through live product demos
  • Network with fellow accountants, bookkeepers, and finance professionals from across the north of the UK
  • Stay updated on the latest industry trends, legislative changes, and best practices
  • Join an eco-friendly initiative, the same as in London, by having a tree planted for your attendance

Format: In-person

Dates: September 17, 2024

Location: Manchester Central, Manchester

Read about our experience at the Manchester Summit 2023>>

Wrapping up

The accounting industry in the UK is gearing up for an exciting year ahead, with a diverse array of conferences and events lined up — invaluable for learning, networking, and discovering the latest trends shaping the profession.

At TaxDome, we look forward to connecting with esteemed colleagues and peers at these premier events. Check out our events calendar to see where we’ll be showcasing our practice management solution in person.

If you can’t make it to a trade show, book a demo, and we’ll be delighted to demonstrate how TaxDome can streamline your workflows, enhance client communication, and fuel your firm’s growth.

Mari Sam

Mari Sam is a content writer at TaxDome who is passionate about crafting compelling copy. Her job is to ensure that TaxDome clients fully utilize the platform's latest features and enhancements. Through clear communication of updates, changes, and new capabilities, Mari produces engaging content that enables clients to make the most out of the platform.

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