Organiser Diversified Communications has welcomed more than 7,600 people to trade accountancy show Accountex on 23-24 May.
The event took place less than three months after the organiser launched Accountex Summit North in Manchester.
Zoe Lacey-Cooper, event director, commented: “This was the second year of Accountex being under the control of Diversified Communications and we are delighted to have notched up a second year of growth in terms of visitors, exhibitors and speakers.
“This year we had a sharp focus on new speakers (50 of them) and we were also keen to encourage more woman to speak. We hopefully achieved a tailor-made programme for the tech savvy, the curious, and the cautious, as well as a bespoke agenda for accountants in business and industry.
“An amazing 45 per cent of exhibitors were brand new to the show, which demonstrates the strong growth of businesses in the profession.
“And, of course, we are thrilled about the 8.5 per cent increase in visitors after investing in a social media marketing campaign, as well as launching Accounting Insight News to attract new interest and millennials to the show.”
Accountex 2019 will take place at ExCeL London on 1-2 May. Accountex Summit North will take place on 10 September 2019 at Manchester Central.