The organisers of Accountex, Europe’s largest accountancy exhibition, have raised £30,000 for the NHS through ticket sales.
Diversified Communications UK used their Accounting & Finance Virtual Summit which starts today, 13 May, to help raise the money to support frontline workers tackling Covid-19.
Zoe Lacey-Cooper, Accountex’s portfolio director, said: “This is the best thing to have come out of all this crazy time we are living in! With over 13,500 registrations and £30,000 raised for the NHS, how can you not feel good about what this collaboration has done for our accounting community. We love working with ACCA, Practice Ignition and Generation CFO around the Expos that we run – but this exciting joint venture has taken it to another level. A new family has been formed. And it is strong – and it is doing great things to all support our community.”
The Accounting & Finance Virtual Summit, delivered by Accountex, ACCA, Practice Ignition, and Generation CFO. This free, two-day virtual event will see over 13,500 CFOs, accountants and business owners take part in a programme of 46 sessions with over 100 speakers.
The Virtual Accounting Summit is then followed by Virtual Finance Summit on 14 May, and is for accountants working in business and finance.
Although registration is free, delegates upgraded to a VIP ticket for £10. The VIPs will get access to all session recordings while the NHS will receive all monies raised.
Trent McLaren from Practice Ignition says: “Collaborating on this scale with other influencers in the profession has been an absolute pleasure. We’re all coming together to support our accounting community to help everyone through these challenging times, while also raising money for a great cause. I’m really looking forward to it!“
Chris Argent from Generation CFO says: “The Virtual Summit talks were designed specifically for the accounting and finance community following GENCFO research into the impact on the CFO and what finance teams were going through right now. We realised we had an opportunity to do something good and inspiring for our communities and thousands of people have responded. We’re extremely proud of what we’re doing, why we’re doing it and who we’re doing it for.”
Accountex will now take place 18-19 November, ExCeL.