2024 Accountex London: Everything You Need to Know and What to Expect

14 Feb 2024

14 Feb 2024

5 min read

5 min read


This year, 2024 Accountex London emerges once again as the go-to event for accountants. It's all about the latest in the accounting industry, with over 295 leading fintech companies and experts sharing their insights. It's a chance to learn about new trends, solve your current challenges, and find new opportunities. Accountex London event brings together 10,000+ accountants, in-house finance professionals, bookkeepers and more from all over the UK.

Planning your visit is key to making the most of it, that's why we delve deep into it, equipping you with everything you need for a great experience.

2024 Accountex in numbers

Accountex London 2024 is set to be a landmark event, gathering over 295 leading fintech companies for a comprehensive 2-day event packed with learning and networking opportunities. Attendees can earn up to 16 CPD hours through a diverse range of over 180+ CPD-accredited seminars, led by industry experts.

This year, more than 10,000 professionals from the accounting and finance sectors will converge, including accountants, finance managers, and bookkeepers from across the UK, all bringing significant influence and decision-making power.

The event promises a rich seminar program, featuring over 200 free sessions across 13 theatres, covering the latest industry trends and updates.

An audience with real buying power:

  • 82% of visitors authorise or influence buying decision

  • 99% of exhibitors were happy with the 2023 event

  • 90% of exhibitors said attending accountex was important to their business

  • 90% visitors said attending accountex was important to their business

Who can attend Accountex?

Accountex London is designed for a broad spectrum of attendees within the accounting sector. This includes accountants, CFOs, finance managers, bookkeepers, and other finance professionals looking to stay ahead in their field.

Whether you're seeking to network, explore the latest fintech solutions, or gain insights through CPD-accredited seminars, Accountex offers valuable opportunities for professional development and industry engagement. So, don't be shy – join the party.

How can I access Accountex?

Accountex London 2024, hosted at ExCeL London, is easily accessible through various modes of transportation. The venue Adress is ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL

  • For rail travelers, the Elizabeth Line (Custom House station), Jubilee Line, and DLR offer quick routes, with Custom House station being the closest.

  • Car travelers can find ample parking with 3,070 spaces available at ExCeL; booking ahead is advisable, and checking the ULEZ charge is recommended.

  • Air travelers will find London City Airport less than a mile away, providing convenience for international visitors.

Additionally, for a unique experience, consider traveling by river or cable car, offering scenic routes to the venue.

What are Accountex opening times?

The opening times are:

  • Wednesday 15 May 2024: 9.30am-6.00pm

  • Thursday 16 May 2024: 9.30am-4.30pm

To ensure a smooth experience for all attendees, the last opportunity to enter Accountex London is set for one hour prior to the event's conclusion, allowing visitors ample time to enjoy and explore the show's offerings until the doors close.

How do I take advantage of Accountex and plan ahead?

Accountex London promises plenty of connections, learning and innovation, but with so much to see and do, navigating the event can feel overwhelming. To maximize the value of attending Accountex London, strategic preparation is key. To effectively plan for Accountex London, follow these steps:

Before the event:

  1. Prepare your mission & goals: What are your goals for Accountex? New tech? Industry insights? Networking? Knowing your "why" will shape your agenda, helping you select sessions and networking opportunities that align with your professional development plans and business objectives, ensuring a tailored and strategic approach to the event.

  2. Chart your course: Explore the website - exhibitors, seminars, and workshops. With over 200 free sessions across 13 theatres, build a personalized schedule with your goals in mind, including breaks and networking time. Start by identifying areas within your business you aim to enhance or modify. Then, sift through the list of exhibitors and speakers to pinpoint those most pertinent to your aspirations.

    After an initial exploration of the exhibit hall, consider revising your list based on whom you've discovered and wish to engage with directly. Accountex app will streamline this process, enabling you to easily select and organize sessions and meetings that best fit your needs.

  3. Connect: Update your online profiles and craft an elevator pitch. Join online forums and communities to start building connections before the event.

  4. Pack smart: Comfortable shoes, water bottle, notebook/tablet, business cards (optional), and a portable charger. Don't forget your enthusiasm!

During the event:

  1. Stick to your schedule and engage actively: But be flexible! While having a pre-planned schedule guides your Accountex journey, embrace the unexpected. Be open to intriguing sessions that spark your curiosity, whether planned or not. Prioritize keynotes and must-attend sessions, but be flexible to adjust on the fly. Actively engage with speakers and fellow attendees, asking questions and taking notes to maximize your learning and networking potential. Remember, sometimes the most valuable discoveries lie beyond the strictly planned path!

  2. Network like a pro: Prepare a quick intro about yourself, look for the right people to connect with, and don't miss out on meeting others in your field. It's the perfect chance to learn from others and spot new trends or services. Push yourself to explore beyond your usual interests.

  3. Explore new tech & services: Dive into the latest in the industry with over 250 exhibitors at Accountex London. It's a golden chance to check out new tools and services that could make your work easier and more efficient. After learning what your business really needs, use this opportunity to find fresh solutions and meet new vendors.

  4. Have fun! Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, learn something new.

Combinely will be present at the Accountex London event and are eager to connect with fellow professionals in the industry! We are excited to discuss how Combinely can support you and add value to your accounting practices.

Feel free to reach out to us through LinkedIn: Tom and Arthur!

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