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ABN partners with Europe's top accounting and finance event Accountex for Australian launch
In what could be said to acknowledge the depth of Australian fintech innovation, Europe’s top accounting finance event, Accountex, launches in Australia in partnership with leaders including the Australian Bookkeepers Network (ABN).
Accountex is expected to attract many thousands over two days in Sydney on 15-16 March 2023.
Commercial Director of Diversified Communications, Alex Haughton, said Accountex has partnered with ABN as a bookkeepers’ industry association of choice to showcase our sector’s contribution to the entire business ecosystem supported in the jam-packed program.
“Bookkeepers are so much more collaborative with the accounting role, and have become critical advisors of technology,” said Alex. “It’s not just about advising what businesses use but recommending how to make the most of new efficiencies found in technology.”
So important are bookkeepers to the Accountex expansion, Accountex is hosting an introduction, with a Melbourne panel discussion on 10 November at an event called ‘Balancing the Books’.
As part of Global Bookkeeping Week, bookkeepers, accountants, and business advisors are invited to a half-day of forums with six key industry influencers including ABN Director, Peter Thorp.
Details of the event here – https://accountexaustralia.com.au/whats-on/balancing-the-books/ (we will have 16 speakers / industry influencers involved)
“We’re proud to launch this strategic partnership with Accountex at Balancing the Books,” said Peter. “ABN and Accountex share a commitment to providing an independent voice to our bookkeepers through advocacy, education, and creating a connected community.”
Technology in practice is a prevalent theme important to that cause, which will be discussed at Balancing the Books.
Peter will share the stage with leading accountants, software providers, as well as fellow BAS Agent and CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA), Alexi Boyd.
“I’m looking forward to some good debate at Balancing the Books about the sometimes-uneasy relationship our industry has with technology and innovation,” said Peter. “It’s important to define how we use technology to drive a sustainable future for the Australian business community.”
Alex is equally thrilled to mark Accountex’s arrival in Australia at Balancing the Books, seeing this as an exciting springboard for productive, independent debate toward a more robust industry.
“Understanding how to implement technology and unlock innovation has the potential to make advisors’ role easier,” said Alex. “This is our foundation for what we look forward to as our contribution to this thriving industry.”