Accountex Summit North focuses on latest trends

Date Added | July 24, 2019

Award-winning BBC broadcaster Joe Lynam will headline an enticing Accountex Summit North conference programme at Manchester Central on September 10.

Joe will deliver his keynote address ‘Are We in a Crisis?’ in the 800-seat main auditorium at the second one-day event for accounting and finance professionals.

Gordon Gilchrist will be opening the summit with a Welcome and Industry Update for firms.

Accountex Summit North made a successful debut in 2018. This year organisers are expecting 1,300 attendees, 86 exhibitors and packed seminar line-up in three theatres, with subjects ranging from AI and big data to MTD and mental health.

Wealth of knowledge

Joe is a highly experienced journalist who will be sharing his wealth of knowledge on business and the economy in the UK and Europe.

He’ll also focus on the fraught political environment as Britain stumbles towards Brexit.

And he’ll provide an insight to what he has learnt during his time with the BBC, which includes interviewing some of the world’s leading decision-makers and exposing the wrongdoings of big firms and politicians.

Making Tax Digital

The long-awaited policy of making tax digital for VAT came into play for businesses with an £85k-plus turnover in April this year. So HMRC will be delivering two seminars updating the profession on MTD from the front line.

Also on the subject of MTD, Andrew Hubbard, editor in chief of Tolley’s ‘Taxation’ magazine, will be sharing his knowledge and insights as we head towards the next phase of digital taxation in 2021.

Panel sessions

Panel sessions are always popular at accounting and finance events. There will be three on the Accountex Summit North programme. Please see the website for further details.

Accountex Summit North is free to attend for accounting and finance professionals only. Places are limited, and all registrations will be verified and confirmed.

Apply for a delegate ticket at and view the full conference programme online at 

Please visit our stand at Accountex Summit North (stand 8) – we look forward to seeing you there!