2019 UK & Ireland Partners, Directors & Managers Conference

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MGI UK & Ireland Meeting Programme

27-29 November, The Forest of Arden, near Birmingham

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We have a varied and interesting programme planned for this year's MGI UK & Ireland Partners, Directors & Managers conference which includes some exciting speakers and plenty of time for meeting and networking with your MGI Worldwide colleagues.

MGI UK & Ireland Meeting Programme


 27 November

Warwick Room

From 7.00 pm

An informal drinks reception and buffet dinner. Food will be available throughout the evening so join us whenever you arrive



28 November 

Arden Suite

From 8.30 am

Gather in the sponsors' arena to network with your MGI Worldwide colleagues and sponsors

9.00 am


Paul Winder
9.10 am

Driving the adoption of Artificial Intelligence into clients and the Professions    

Shamus Rae
Engine B 
10.00 am

What do clients want? Feedback from principal sponsor, Sage            

Chris Downing

10.30 am

Tea & coffee break


Outsourcing trends for 2020 by principal sponsor ForrestBrown

Jennifer Eastman
Jenny Tragner

11.30 am

Remaining relevant, what’s it all about?

Mark Lee

12:30 pm

Mercia/SWAT: Sponsor introduction

                     QA Review update

Alistair McGiffen

Jo Parker

12.45 pm



Remaining relevant, making it happen

Mark Lee

3.00 pm

Rickard Luckin: The Firm of the Future Roadmap

Darren Clarke
3.30 pm

Tea & coffee break

4.00 pm

MGI Worldwide update


4.45 pm

MindBridge update

Stuart Cobbe

5.00 pm

Ensors, introducing the UK CPAAI firm to MGI

5.15 pm Niche referral promotion  Various 
5.30 pm

Round up of the day and close

6.15 pm

A choice of two optional extra sessions:

An Instagram masterclass with Jo Edwards in the Morgan Room

An introduction/re-introduction to MindBridge to get us using Ai in audit………now, with Stuart Cobbe in the Jaguar Room
7.00 pm

Pre-dinner drinks

7.45 pm

Dinner with member reflections on MGI Worldwide

Arden Suite



 29 November

Arden Suite

9.00 am Welcome back  
9.05 am

Technology update in the accounting world:

Matt Flanagan:  Technology service provider in the accounting industry, what does good look like?

Satago: Debt collection, client profiling and short-term funding solution

Receipt Bank: An update from the first MGI Global Technology Partner

Practice Ignition: Structured client proposal and on-boarding

Silverfin: Efficient accounts production and valuable outputs

Circit: Cost-effective audit confirmations and more

11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am Change Management, how do we get started?

Gillian Fischer

12.45 pm

Conference round-up

1.00 pm


2.00 – 4.00pm

An informal opportunity to network with other MGI Worldwide members


If your travel arrangements allow, take the time to meet with other members. Consider others in the same technical area, with the same client types, with skills that your firm doesn’t have or in a geographic region that is relevant to your clients.

Alternatively, meet with your colleagues to create an action plan based on the conference - a number of firms did this very successfully last year.


Thank You to our Sponsors