Accountex and Accountex Summit North have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic until next year. Event organisers Diversified Communications UK said the decision has been ‘widely supported by key exhibitors and association partners’.
Accountex, the UK’s flagship accounting and finance conference and expo, will be return to celebrate its tenth anniversary edition on 12-13 May, 2021, ExCeL London. According to the organiser the event sees over 10,000 attendees, including; accounting practice owners, CFOs and MDs, government departments, bookkeepers and tax bodies.
Accountex Summit North conference for accountancy practices and finance professionals has also confirmed its new date of 21 September 2021 at Manchester Central.
Zoe Lacey-Cooper, portfolio and event director, says: “Like all businesses, we have been closely following the rapidly changing developments during these difficult times. Whilst we were hopeful that the current tough measures on restricted social interaction would be lifted by the autumn, there are still too many questions surrounding hotels, travel, social distancing measures, and individual company policies, to make it viable to run this year’s events. Clearly, the best and most responsible option for everyone involved is to wait and host even better events in 2021.
“We appreciate how important Accountex is to the profession and are very sorry to disappoint the thousands of attendees that were planning on exhibiting and visiting. However, the success as well as the safety of our exhibitors, speakers and visitors has always been our priority and we are hoping that everyone will get behind this tough but necessary decision.
“The good news is that much of the event planning is already in place, and we go into 2021 with an incredible amount of good will and support. We look forward to working together to ensure that Accountex continues to be the celebration and gathering the industry deserves – and can be proud of.”
On 13-14 May Diversified also organised the Accounting & Finance Virtual Summit, which the Accountex team helped found (in partnership with ACCA, Practice Ignition, and Generation CFO) and raised over £44,500 for the NHS to support their work helping patients with Covid-19. The free two-day virtual event saw 15,600 registrations with content from over 100 speakers.
Accountex will now take place on the new dates of 12-13 May 2021 at ExCeL London. Accountex Summit North will run on 21 September 2021 at Manchester Central. For more information, visit www.accountex.co.uk/london or www.accountex.co.uk/summitnorth.