IRIS World 2017

Future-Proof Your Practice

Join us at the UK’s largest free annual conference for accountancy practices. Discover effective strategies and tools to increase competitive edge, evolve practice services and grow your business in a digital landscape.

Why you should attend


Industry insight and thought leadership into
becoming a more efficient and profitable firm


How you can survive, thrive and conquer in
an increasingly digital world


IRIS World counts as 8 points towards your annual CPD


With industry figures and domain experts as we
reveal how you can propel your practice into the future

Where and when

IRIS World 2017 - Twickenham


Twickenham Stadium London, TW2 7BA

IRIS World 2017 - Birmingham


Hilton Birmingham Metropole Birmingham B40 1PP

Where and when

Tuesday 20th September

Twickenham Stadium, London, TW2 7BA

Thursday 29th September

ICC, Birmingham, B1 2EA

Tuesday 4th October

Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow, G42 9BA

Tuesday 20th September

Twickenham Stadium, London

Tuesday 20th September

Twickenham Stadium, London

Tuesday 20th September

Twickenham Stadium, London

What our customers say about IRIS World


Kevin Whitehouse, Prime Entry


Alan Matthews, Dun & Bradstreet


Emma May, May & Co


What you can expect on the day

8:30 - 9:30
Pick up your personalised name badge and settle in with complimentary pastries, a hot drink and chat to exhibitors before the main event begins.
IRIS Spotlight
45 minutes
09.30 - 10:15
Sion Lewis (IRIS CEO, Accountancy) introduces the day with insight into how IRIS will continue to drive the accountancy market and deliver for UK accountants.
The Future of Accountancy
45 minutes
10:15 - 11:00
IRIS Chief Evangelist Steve Cox shares his vision of what the future holds for the accountancy industry with insight into how legislation, accountants, clients and technology will all be placed in a fast-forward economy.
30 minutes
11.00 - 11:30

Help yourself to refreshments and network with industry colleagues and suppliers.
Digital Government
30 minutes
11:30 - 12:00
Hear directly from HMRC guests Brigid McBride, Deputy Director HMRC Digital Service (Twickenham) and Mike Potter, Chief Digital & Information Officer (Birmingham) on the direction of digital tax in the UK and their plans for the future. MTD may have been delayed, but the Government is still pushing forwards for the UK to be the most digitally advanced country by 2020.
Industry Panel & Q&A
30 minutes
12:00 - 12:30
Hear from industry figureheads about what is happening in the UK accountancy market now and in the future. Put your questions to our panellists to get answers to your most burning questions.
90 minutes
12:30 - 14:00
Enjoy lunch on us as you explore the exhibition area, network with peers and like-minded businesses and get to know our solutions through Product Immersion sessions.
Future-proof your Practice
60 minutes
14:00 - 15:00
Join our Product Directors as they showcase the latest and greatest innovations from IRIS within an Accountancy Practice and solve the 5 biggest emerging pain points to future-proof your practice.
Join our product experts as they walk you through all the latest PTP innovations and get some top tips on how to get the most out of your PTP software.
Join our product experts as they walk you through all the latest Keytime innovations and get some top tips on how to get the most out of your Keytime software.

15 minutes
15:00 - 15:15
Help yourself to refreshments and network with industry colleagues and suppliers.


Choose one informative workshop from each group of sessions

Session One 15:15-16:00


Digital Practice Playbook

Accountants have been given a unique opportunity in the midst of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) delay to prepare for the extended digital mandate. During this time, it’s imperative that practices embrace digital, so when the mandate arrives, they are prepared for the significant increase to their workloads. See how IRIS CRM, IRIS Docs and IRIS Resourcing can drive efficiencies across your practice.


Expanding Client Services

As compliance becomes increasingly commoditised, practices need to focus on new revenue streams to supplement existing compliance streams. IRIS has a range of online HR and Payroll solutions that can help your clients cross the digital divide, realise significant productivity gains and free their time to focus on their business - not administration - whilst driving your practice’s bottom line.


Latest Compliance Updates

The volume of annual legislative change is constantly increasing. Hear from our legislative experts on all the latest compliance changes from FRS, MTD and AML, so you and your practice are up to date and prepared for the new legislative policies.

Session Two 16:15-17:00


IRIS Trainers Top Tips

Are you making the most of your IRIS software? Join the IRIS Training Team to understand how the recent enhancements delivered by IRIS support compliance, make your practice more efficient and smooth your workflows.


Digital Client Playbook

Whilst the MTD mandate may have been delayed, it is in your interest to use this time to get your clients’ digitally enabled. Online bookkeeping, forecasting software and file sharing solutions have the potential to redefine your relationship with your clients and play a pivotal role along your digital journey. See how our range of online solutions allow you to focus on developing new services, offering greater insights and building stronger, closer relationships with your clients.


Under the ‘Data Spotlight’; GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) builds on the current Data Protection Act (DPA) however, there are new elements and significant enhancements. This workshop helps you understand the impact on your organisation, plan your approach to GDPR compliance and roll out procedures to ensure compliance with the regulation.

Session Three


Brand Power through
Online Presence

Stand out from the crowd. Put your brand in front of your customers at every touchpoint & discover how IRIS can power a positive perception of your firm.


Inside Digital Documentation

We look at the simple steps you can take to become a paperless practice and the myriad benefits of being a digital practice both inside and out.


Empowering Your Clients

We explore the benefits of a modern digital accounting package for your clients and look at how it can directly strengthen client-accountant relationships.

Meet our speakers


Deputy Director HMRC Digital Service
Chief Digital & Information Officer
IRIS Accountancy Solutions
Chief Evangelist
IRIS Accountancy Solutions


Indigo Tax
Farnell Clarke
STP Accounts
Prime Entry
Stewart Accounting Services
Ingham and Co


Technical Manager IT Faculty
Head of Tax Faculty
Technical Consultant and Practitioner
Director of Digital
Companies House
Deputy Director
Director, Making Tax Digital for Business Programme


IRIS Accountancy Solutions
Product Director
IRIS Accountancy Solutions
Product Director
IRIS Accountancy Solutions

Exhibitors & Sponsors