Following the success of the Accountex exhibition in London, which is set for another record edition when it opens this week, organiser Diversified Communications UK has announced the launch of Accountex Summit North.

The new event will take place at Manchester Central on 6 March 2018.

The launch follows feedback from exhibitors and accountants, who would like to see a regional event with the same high profile content as Accountex but one which is easier (more accessible) for accountants throughout the north to attend.

Commenting on the announcement, Zoe Lacey-Cooper, event director of Accountex says: “We’re very excited to bring the best of Accountex to accountancy professionals in the north.  This free one-day conference will feature an exciting Keynote speaker programme, helping visitors to benefit from real-time insights from their fellow professionals and industry leaders.

“Topics will include making tax digital, technology, cloud, pensions, pricing, plus every other subject relevant to the modern accountant.  In addition, dedicated break-out theatres will cover the latest trends and hot topics in more interactive sessions for visitors.

“Whilst Accountex Summit North will adopt a different format from the established London event, it will harness the previous experience, vital connections and extensive knowledge within the accountancy and finance profession.  We’re delighted that it has already garnered overwhelming support from our important key associations, partners and organisations,” she says.

“This is exactly what the northern powerhouse needs, an unmissable free conference focussing on the latest developments and issues facing the profession, with world class speakers, exhibitors and delegates all under one roof.  As a Leeds based FCA, I have already put 6 March in my diary, and I can’t wait until it comes around,” says Steve Pipe, strategist to the accountancy profession and author of The world’s most inspiring accountants.

“Our members – thousands of accountants across northern England – will benefit significantly from attending the Accountex Summit North.  I know they will receive first class insight into current and future issues from industry leaders, while also benefiting from the numerous networking opportunities the Summit will present,” says Jason Hinkle, head of member networks at ACCA.

The event will feature an innovative exhibition area, where key industry suppliers can choose from high quality, ‘plug and go’ pre-built pods (available in three different sizes); as well as sponsorship opportunities.

Accountex Summit North is free to attend and expected to attract around 1,000 carefully-targeted accountancy professionals.  Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided to delegates free of charge.  Places at all Keynotes and seminars will be allocated on a first come first served basis – tickets can be pre-ordered for free when registering.

To register to attend, please visit  For more information, please contact Zoe Lacey-Cooper at [email protected].



Media enquiries:
Emma-Louise Jones, Head of PR
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Sam Sloan, Group Director / Head of Marketing
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Sales and sponsorship enquiries:
Zoe Lacey-Cooper, Event Director
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Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, and Nailsworth.  Diversified UK’s portfolio includes Accountex; SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show; British Tourism & Travel Show; Casual Dining; lunch!; Commercial Kitchen; Natural & Organic Products Europe; Nordic Organic Food Fair & Natural Products Scandinavia in Malmö, Sweden; GEO Business; Ocean Business; MARELEC Marine Electromagnetics conference; Euro Bus Expo; and Coach & Bus UK.  For more information, visit:

Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital and print publications and television stations.  Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management.  Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified employs over 850 staff, across eight divisions in seven countries.  For more information, visit:

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