Getting Ready
for G-Day

The Essential GDPR Conference for Accountants in Practice

Is your Accountancy Practice ready for GDPR?

On 25 May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force and will dramatically change how UK accountancy firms manage their client data.

Join us at the Essential GDPR Conference for Accountants in Practice to:

  • Understand the new legislation and your obligations
  • Learn how GDPR specifically applies to accountants in practice
  • Discover how colleagues in similar practices have already prepared for GDPR
  • Hear from leading sector experts in Data Protection, Information Security, Accountancy and Information Technology
  • Listen to practical lessons and strategies to help get your practice GDPR compliant
  • This GDPR conference counts as 7 CPD points

Who should attend

Business owners & partners of ACCOUNTANCY firms

Marketing leads & Heads of Business Development

Designated person in charge of Data Protection/GDPR

Client Engagement partners & managers

Where and when

Tuesday 20th September

Twickenham Stadium, London

Where and when



Edgbaston stadium Birmingham, B5 7QU

Book your place

Twickenham - 12 April


Twickenham Stadium London, TW2 7BA

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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

Tuesday 20th September

Twickenham Stadium, London

Tuesday 20th September

Twickenham Stadium, London

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Conference Booking and Fees

  • RRP: £500 + VAT per delegate
  • Additional delegates (same practice): 20% discount per delegate

Here’s what you get:

  • Leading experts in Data Protection, Information Security, Accountancy and Information Technology
  • Opportunity to discuss your needs with GDPR experts in the Exhibition area
  • Opportunity to network with our experts and industry peers
  • Delegate information pack to take back to your practice to get started with GDPR
  • Access to IRIS GDPR experts once you return to your practice
  • Lunch and refreshments at breaks on the day
  • This GDPR conference counts as 7 CPD points


What you can expect on the day

08:00 - 09:00

Pick up your personalised name badge and settle in with complimentary pastries, a hot drink and chat to exhibitors before the main event begins.

Welcome by Nick Gregory, CMO, IRIS Accountancy Solutions, opening remarks and goals of the day. Nick Gregory, IRIS
Game changing legislation

An overview of the GDPR legislation, timelines, fines & latest updates. Given its' importance, it's critical to look at the goals for Accountancy practices. Thus we'll look at how to identify where to focus and the challenges you might face along the way. William Richmond-Coggan, Pitmans Law
Who's role is it anyway?

What are the various roles? What are your responsibilities? Where should you start? With 2-3 months until G-Day, it's about risk mitigation rather than guaranteed compliance now. People & processes are key, make sure you identify owners for processes and practice what you preach by rolling out education to all your staff and provide your clients with the human factor in GDPR whilst carrying out GAP analysis to identify your weakest areas.

Scott Simpson, The Security Circle

Help yourself to refreshments and network with industry colleagues and suppliers.

Happy clients, happy compliance

Your processes may need to change to adhere to the new legislation, but how do you maintain excellent client service while remaining compliant? What is “need to know”? How do I give my clients the personal touch? Get answers to all of these as we explore the process changes you'll need to make.
Gyanu Raut,
Don't panic! Cyber security for the faint hearted! 

Practical considerations for your IT infrastructure – checking your hardware, software and cloud services are up to scratch. We look at how to analyse your client data collection, retention and processing policies to identify risks of non-compliance or data breaches as well as how to plan for & responding to a data breach. Dave Watson, Hosted Accountants 

Enjoy lunch as you explore the exhibition area, network with peers and like-minded businesses.
Opportunity or burden

Why consent is more important than ever before. Grow your business without falling foul of deemed consent to turn GDPR compliance into a strategic marketing opportunity. Andy Grant, Bowan Arrow
Software impact of GDPR

You rely on your software to ensure your compliance and automate your practice, but how do you make sure it helps rather than hinders your new GDPR processes? We look at the various software options available to you to alleviate the GDPR impact on your firm. David Clarke, The Trust Bridge (IBM partner)

Help yourself to refreshments and network with industry colleagues and suppliers.
Ask the experts!

What constitutes personal data? How long can you keep it? Conflict with other data retention policies. How can I respond to data subject access requests? Ask these and more to our panel of experts as they answer your questions and lead an industry discussion.
Hosted by Nick Gregory (IRIS) +
William Richmond-Coggan (Pitmans Law),
Scott Simpson (The Security Circle),
Gyanu Raut (QA),
Dave Watson (Hosted Accountants),
Andy Grant (Bowan Arrow),
David Clarke (The Trust Bridge) Vincenzo Ardilio(IRIS)
Wrap-up and closing remarks

An overview of the key points from the conference and the next steps to ensuring GDPR compliance in your practice Nick Gregory, IRIS
IRIS software workshop

For our IRIS customers, we will explore how IRIS has been preparing for GDPR and the changes coming to your IRIS software to complement these processes to enable efficient GDPR compliance. IRIS Product Manager & Vincenzo Ardilio, IRIS


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

The Security Circle
Pitmans Law
Managing Director
Bowan Arrow
Managing Director
Hosted Accountants
Cyber Security Trainer
IRIS Accountancy Solutions
Data Protection Officer
IRIS Software Group
Chief Technology Officer
The trust bridge

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