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

From 7.00 pm

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



28 November 

From 8.30 am

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

9.30 am


Paul Winder
9.40 am

Driving the adoption of Artificial Intelligence into clients and the Professions             

Shamus Rae
10.30 am

Tea & coffee break


An introduction to Forrest Brown, our principal sponsor

Forrest Brown
11.30 am

Remaining relevant, what’s it all about?

Mark Lee

12:30 pm

Sponsor presentations

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


5.30 pm

Round up of the day and close

7.00 pm

Pre-dinner drinks

7.45 pm

Dinner with member reflections on MGI Worldwide



 29 November

9.00 am Welcome back  
9.05 am

Technology update in the accounting world

Chris Downing: Technology and the accounting industry over the last year.

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

Silverfin: Efficient accounts production and valuable outputs

Circit: Cost-effective audit confirmations and more

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

Practice Ignition: Structured client proposal and on-boarding

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

MindBridge: AI for audit
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