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

DISCOVER

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

LEARN

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

DEVELOP

IRIS World counts as 8 points towards your annual CPD

CONNECT

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

Where and when

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

Agenda

What you can expect on the day

Registration
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.
KEYNOTE
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.
Break
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 a senior HMRC executive 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.
Lunch
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
IRIS
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.
PTP
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.
Keytime
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.



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

Workshops

Choose one informative workshop from each group of sessions

Session One 15:15-16:00

1.A

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. Following the session, you will understand how to change your processes using technology to drive efficiencies across your practice.

1.B

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, Payroll and Bookkeeping 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.

1.C

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

2.A

IRIS Accreditation & Trainers Top Tips

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




2.B

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.

2.C

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

3.A

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.

3.B

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.
 

3.C

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

Theresa Middleton
Director, Making Tax Digital for Business Programme
HMRC
Jack Mansfield FCA
Head of Digital Take Up
Companies House
Glenn Collins FCCA
Head of Technical Advisory
ACCA
Tom Herbert
Business Editor
AccountingWEB
Oliver Fisher
Deputy Director
HMRC
Steve Collings
Audit and Technical Partner
Leavitt Walmsley Associates Ltd
Jen Little
Deputy Director
HMRC
Anita Monteith
Technical Manager
ICAEW Tax Faculty
Thomas Toomse-Smith
Project Director
FRC
Dave Coplin
Chief Envisioning Officer
Microsoft UK
John Stokdyk
Editor
AccountingWEB
Jennifer Guest
Project Director
FRC

Exhibitors & Sponsors