4 Reasons Why CFOs Need to Attend In-Person Events in 2024

Posted by Angelica Garcia
Mar 14, 2024
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Attending in-person activities is still a valuable way to network within the industry. For CFOs, it serves as a cornerstone for professional growth and industry insight.  

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Driven by technological advancement and market complexities, accounting industry is rapidly changing this year, as such In-person events provide CFOs with a unique opportunity to forge connections with peers, potential partners, and industry experts.  


These events also allow the sharing of ideas and enable CFOs to stay updated on new insights and innovative accounting solutions and tools that can significantly enhance efficiency and productivity within their organizations.  


Reasons Why CFOs Need to Attend In-Person Events  

Here are more reasons why CFOs should consider attending in-person conferences: 


1. Enhanced Learning Opportunities 

In-person events offer an immersive learning experience that digital platforms can't replicate. From captivating keynote presentations to interactive panel discussions, attendees are enveloped in an atmosphere conducive to learning and growth.   


The ability to engage face-to-face with industry experts and peers also fosters a deeper understanding of complex financial concepts and helps CFOs to stay on top of emerging trends.   

Attending such events will grant CFOs access to exclusive insights directly from thought leaders. These experts will share their firsthand experiences and reveal cutting-edge strategies that can't be found in textbooks or online articles.   


Having this direct access to expertise and participating in practical exercises to this event, finance chiefs can pick up industry best practices and draw lessons from the successes and failures of other leaders. 


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2. Fostering Meaning Connection 


Another significant advantage of attending accounting conferences is the opportunity to network with industry leaders. CFOs can forge connections with peers, potential clients, and mentors who can offer guidance and support.  


These networking opportunities extend beyond the conference walls, often leading to long-term professional relationships facilitating knowledge-sharing and collaboration on the latest trends in accounting.  


Whether they are seeking new vendors, investors, or strategic partners, these events and conferences for accounting professionals and CFOs offer a conducive environment for fostering meaningful business relationships.  


By connecting with like-minded professionals, CFOs can identify synergies and opportunities for collaboration that drive organizational growth and understand the nuances of the finance industry.  


3. Staying Ahead of Emerging Trends  

Staying informed about the latest accounting trends is essential for CFOs as it allows them to get a better understanding of the developments in accounting standards, financial regulations, and market dynamics.  


By participating in these networking events, CFOs can gain insights into emerging trends with innovations such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and data analytics revolutionizing accounting practices.  


In-person conferences allow CFOs to explore these technologies firsthand through workshops, demonstrations, and expert-led sessions. By understanding emerging technologies' potential applications and challenges and staying abreast of regulatory developments and compliance best practices, CFOs can mitigate risk and ensure their organizations remain compliant in an ever-changing regulatory landscape. 


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4. Boosting Career Advancement  

Investing in professional development is essential for CFOs looking to advance their careers. Top accounting conferences offer many professional development opportunities.


Some examples are leadership workshops and certification programs. By expanding their skill sets and credentials, CFOs can enhance their marketability while unlocking new career opportunities.  


These in-person conferences provide a platform for CFOs to showcase their thought leadership and expertise. Whether speaking on a panel, presenting a case study, or participating in a roundtable discussion, these events offer plenty of opportunities for CFOs. 


Through sharing their unique insights and perspectives with a diverse audience, CFOs can establish themselves as significant professionals within the industry. Doing this can increase their visibility within the finance community. 


Upcoming Event that CFOs should Consider Attending 

Here is a list of top accounting in-person events that CFOs should consider attending: 


1. Accounting Business Expo 2024 

Date: March 20-21, 2024  

Location: Melbourne, Australia 


The 2024 Accounting Business Expo stands out as a highly anticipated event in Australia as this year's conference is dedicated to empowering accounting firms to succeed by embracing emerging trends, exploring industry innovation and crafting effective solutions. 


To learn more, you may check out the details here. 


2. Digital Accountancy Show 2024 

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Date:  April 16-17, 2024  

Location: Evolution London, Queenstown Rd, Chelsea Brg, London 


The Digital Accountancy Show 2024 is a groundbreaking 2-day event that centers around guiding accounting firms on their digital journey.


With over 100 industry-leading speakers and 160 sessions, attendees will gain invaluable insights and practical knowledge to thrive in the digital landscape. To learn more, you may check out the details here. 


3. Accountex UK 

Date: May 15-16 2024 

Location: ExCel London 


This conference is a great opportunity to learn and network with over 295 top fintech companies, which will bring new growth opportunities for progressive accounting and finance firms. To learn more you may check out the details here. 


4. Taxposium 2024 

Date: July 22-24, 2024 

Location: Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando 


This conference offers a valuable platform for accounting professionals to connect with esteemed tax law experts and IRS representatives.  


With a primary focus on empowering tax professionals, the event provides comprehensive education on the latest industry trends, in-demand topics, advanced practice management strategies, and cutting-edge technology. To learn more, you may check out the details here. 


5. The ONE National Conference 

Date: September 10-11, 2024 

Location: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Alberta Canada 


This conference is bringing over 1,700 professionals dedicated to sharing cutting-edge ideas, learning about industry trends and advancing the accounting and finance profession in Canada.  


As the profession's only national conference for CPAs, it will be a unique opportunity for attendees to network with their peers from across the country. To learn more you may check out the details here. 


6. REFRAME 2024 

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Date: October 24-26, 2024 

Location: Hollywood, FL – Diplomat Resort 


This conference has a strong focus on transforming the profession into the most innovative, enjoyable, and imaginative one of all. 


Attendees can expect a transformative experience that will invigorate and inspire them to push the boundaries of their work and reach new heights of excellence. To learn more, you may check out the details here. 



7. CFO Edge – Adapt 

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Date: November 14, 2024 

Location: Fullerton, Sydney 


This event will unite 120 CFOs and finance executives from major Australian companies to discuss strategies for growth, risk reduction, and improving efficiency and precision within their organizations. To learn more you may check out the details here. 


The Bottom Line 

Attending in-person events provides plenty of opportunities for accounting professionals and CFOs. Hence, attending such events should be prioritized to enhance their professional development, and stay at the forefront of the ever-changing finance landscape of 2024 and beyond.  


At D&V Philippines, we appreciate the immense value of in-person events and eagerly anticipate the chance to connect with accounting professionals and finance chiefs at these enriching gatherings, which is why we invite you to schedule a free consultation with us to know more how our team of experts is dedicated to providing unwavering support to CFOs and accounting professionals, aiding them in achieving their goals effectively. 


You can also grab a copy of our whitepaper, Premium CFO to learn more about our comprehensive CFO support services.   

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