Pushing Boundaries, Embracing Change: Accountex Canada returns November 15-16, 2023
Accountex Canada makes a triumphant return this year to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Find out more about this year's features and exhibitors
THE atmosphere was electric with excitement as industry professionals and enthusiasts gathered for the much-awaited debut of Accountex Canada's inaugural event in November 2022. With a mix of curiosity and anticipation, the 60+ exhibitors and 650+ attendees descended upon the conference venue, eager to explore the untapped potential of this novel accounting and finance event entering the Canadian market.
Drawing on the triumphs of the Accountex brand globally, our team was ready to facilitate connections within the Canadian accounting and bookkeeping community, fostering much needed face-to-face learning and networking experiences. The inaugural year exceeded expectations, with boundless energy fueling the two-day event and receiving praise from all corners.
As we step into Accountex Canada 2023, brace yourself for a journey of pushing boundaries and embracing change. With the program nearing completion, our diverse topics will hit the notes the community wants to hear.
"90% of attendees rated the event positive and worthwhile."
As per the Intuit QuickBooks Tech-Forward Future Survey, released this year, an overwhelming 91% of accountants and bookkeepers in Canada concur that technology holds the key to business growth and expansion. This highlights the importance of staying updated with the latest advancements in the field and Accountex Canada is the one-stop shop where attendees can learn, discuss, and experience everything they need as they prepare to enter 2024.
To aid delegates in discovering the ideal technologies, services, and tools to foster business growth, the trade show floor will be a hub of ideas, information, and connections. With over 75 exhibitors expected to participate, esteemed companies like Sage, QuickBooks, Xero, and Canadian associations, start-ups, and other innovative companies will be present, offering their expertise and showcasing products that address the challenges of today's dynamic landscape.
A new addition to the exhibit floor this year will be the Cyber Zone. With cyber criminals targeting accountants and bookkeepers at an increasing rate, Accountex Canada will provide this new feature area on the trade show floor where delegates can interact and learn about the latest cyber threats, and most importantly, the solutions to protect themselves and their clients.
Laine Taylor, our newly appointed Account Manager, has been helping organizations secure their presence at Accountex Canada 2023. According to Taylor, "Most of our exhibitors are enthusiastic about returning, as they believe their participation in last year's launch played a crucial role in capturing quality leads, generating new sales and re-engaging existing customers."
She adds, "We've also received significant interest from new exhibitors looking to establish or expand their business in Canada." With over 30 companies already confirmed and several others under negotiation, the trade show presents an exceptional opportunity for delegates to personally connect with leading experts in the accounting and finance community.
"Great energy! Lots of new people visiting the booths and networking," said one delegate to Accountex Canada last year. Good News: The Networking Reception returns to Accountex Canada 2023 this year! CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE.
We are delighted to welcome Katie Tolin, presenting sessions on client experience and growth in unsettled times and Teresa Slack returns this year to help tame your e-commerce payment gateways. Additionally, other timely topics include AI implementation cyber security, and mental health strategies to prevent burnout.
"Amazing location, a successful first year, and looking forward to participating in the 2023 conference."
Based on the feedback we received last year, the Flash Meetings were incredibly successful, providing exhibitors with a platform to host product demonstrations. To further improve accessibility this year, we have streamlined the format, scheduling them between sessions.
The Networking Reception returns this year on November 15 where attendees and exhibitors can once again look forward to an opportunity to share experiences, discuss the day's topics, engage with peers, and make new connections. Based on last year's well-attended gathering, it promises to be an enjoyable experience for all.
Steve Dempsey is general manager of Accountex Canada. Accountex Canada 2023 takes place November 15-16 at the Metro Convention Centre. Visit accountex.ca for further information on attending or becoming an exhibitor. Images courtesy: Accountex Canada.