Agenda

Capture the latest insights from the finance research and conversations with Accounts Payable and P2P professionals at AP/P2P Leadership Conference 2023.

Our 2023 conference agenda brings together our four content themes from the year: Finance Processes, People & Leadership, Technology, and Fraud. 

Through a range of interactive and thought-provoking sessions, our speakers will provide their valuable insight and experience as well as share the results of our 2022/23 research studies.

We’ve all missed speaking with other people for the last two years. So, on top of the conference sessions, we have maximised your opportunity to network and share your own experiences with like-minded colleagues.

Morning Sessions – 8:30am – 1:30pm

08:30 – 09:30am Registration & Expo

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Session 1 | Auditorium – Technology Panel

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Session 2 | Sustainable AP/P2P

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10:45am – 11:30am | Expo, Networking Break Out Sessions

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Session 3 | Fighting Fraud

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Morning Break Out Sessions

11:00am | Problem Solver

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12:30pm | Regulatory Reporting

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1:00pm | Problem Solver

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Afternoon Sessions – Start 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Session 4 | Next Generation AP

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Session 5 | Leadership

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3:00pm – 3:30pm Expo, Networking & Break Out Session

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Session 6 | Key Note Speaker

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4:30pm – 5:15pm – Drinks Reception

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Afternoon Break Out Sessions

3:10pm | Problem Solver

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Expert speakers from these companies

Special Guest and Keynote

Shaun Wallace

Hailed as one of the best brains in Britain, Shaun Wallace is a star on ITV’s The Chase, acting as one of the Chasers who uses his academic excellence to outwit contestants. Shaun is also a practising barrister and lecturer.

Placing in the top 300 people worldwide at the World Quizzing Championships, Shaun’s talents are recognised globally.

He has worked for Good Morning Britain as a reporter investigating the rise in racial tensions around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Having experienced racism throughout his life, Shaun described his experiences of repeated racial profiling by the police despite his legal and television career.

 After being told that he would never make it as a lawyer, with determined resolve Shaun proved his critics wrong, dismantling the stereotypes projected onto him in his youth, Shaun holds a BA in Law from Inns of Court School of Law.

He came to national prominence when he became the first black person to win Mastermind with specialist subject, FA Cup finals.

He has been a Criminal Defence Advocate for nearly 34 years and has worked tirelessly on cases ranging from murder to money laundering to firearms to drug trafficking.

His autobiography Chasing the Dream transformed his varied career into an entertaining read. It reveals how his passions helped turn him into the man he is today: staunchly just and fair, ruthless when he needs to be, kind, fun and a fiercely loyal friend.

The Agenda

08:15am

Registration, Breakfast & Expo

09:00am

Opening Remarks & Welcome

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Sue Beardsmore – IFOL Host
09:05am

Opening Panel:

IFOL Insights, Trends Uncovered in Our 2022/23 Research Reports

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We reveal some of the key trends and insights uncovered through IFOL’s annual research and data analysis. Some of the trends uncovered are the driving force behind our 2022 conference schedule.

Sam Hitchen-Rae, IFOL
Rob Israch – Tipalti
Panelist TBA
09:20am

Keynote

Process Mining, Where Process Improvement Begins

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Microsoft’s James Denning will exlplore and share the benefits of Process Mininig and how it can help P2P and O2C uncover a new level of efficiency.

James Denning – Microsoft
09:40am

Panel

Technology Changing The Landscape of Accounts Payable & P2P

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This expert panel comprising of technology experts and special guest Cristian Cataldo from Hugo Boss will explore how AI and RPA is changing the landscape of AP for both businesses and their people.

Cristian Cataldo – Hugo Boss
Patrick Wetzels – Kwik Consulting
Panelists TBA
10:20am

Morning Break:

Expo & Break Out Session 1 & 2

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Break out session #1.

Everything you need to know about CAPP Accounts Payable Certification

IFOL’s AP/P2P Trainer, Garry Stevens will be giving a guided tour of the newly refreshed CAPP certification program from IFOL. Garry will share the benefits of earning the CAPP credential and give a first hand view of the study content.

Garry Stevens – IFOL

Break out session #2.

Details coming soon.

11:10am

Keynote

AP Fraud: Think before your push!

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Push Payment fraud & Procurement fraud are rife, and that’s now, it is only going to get worse as we enter the “cost of living crisis”

• AP fraud is currently at the top of many peoples agenda,. Whether Business Email Compromise or you individuals we are being defrauded on a daily basis.

• why is it so simple,

• what can we do to help protect ourselves and our business,.

• How many of us think before we click, do we know the email is from who it says it is, do we know the website belongs to the retailer it purports to be?

• Internally do we have separation of duties, do we have checks and balances in place or do we hand the staff autonomy

None of us are immune to the fraud threat we all have to think before we click

Robert Brooker – PKF GM
12:00pm

Lunch Break

Expo & Break Out Sessions 3, 4 , 5 & 6

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Break Out Session #3

Martin Kirby – IFOL / Business Stream

Understanding the impact of ESG Reporting

In this session delivered by Martin Kirby, we will explore the purpose of ESG reporting and the impact it will have on businesses and their supplier selection process in the future.

Break Out Session #4

Cameron Keenan – Account Executive

Protect your work life balance

Break Out Session #5

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Break Out Session #6

Killian McCarthy – Sales Director SoftCo

Creating a business case for P2P Automation

1:30pm

Panel: Next Generation Accounts Payable, Business Partnering and Future Skills

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Our expert panelists will share their views on the changing world of Accounts Payable and the skills AP professionals need to continue adding more value to their businesses.

Keeley Tennant -Director of Central Finance and Business Improvement, Socotec UK
Andi Lonnen – Finance Business Partner Academy
Chris Luty, CEO – BCTG Training
2:00pm

Keynote

The Sustainable Leadership Adventure

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Putting our society on a more sustainable path, requires transformation across all walks of life including the workplace. Given that all of our everyday decisions have some kind of environmental consequence we all have a part to play in that transformation. However, it’s not always obvious what those consequences are or what the most sustainable option is. This interactive session will attempt to demystify some of the confusion around sustainable choices and set out the environmental impacts which our day-to-day decisions can have.

Rachel and Rick Lyons
2:30pm

Afternoon Break

Expo & Break Out Session 7

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Break out session #7

Why do I need an AP Health Check?

Caroline Adams – IFOL
3:20pm

Leading Transformation & Change: Are you Transforming or Just Tinkering?

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Are you transforming or just tinkering?

Transformation has become a buzz word in Finance operations over the last decade. Everyone’s doing it, right? Or are they really just tinkering around the edges, rushing to implement the shiny new tech and only adding to the chaos within the organisation.

Real, sustainable transformation requires a clear vision of a better world, as well as bold and decisive actions.

In this talk, Fiona challenges leaders to reflect on their own styles and shares her top tips for impactful leadership to drive lasting and sustainable results from their transformation programmes.

Fiona Bennett
3:50pm

Special Guest & Closing Key Note Speaker – Shaun Wallace

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Shaun Wallace

Hailed as one of the ‘best brains’ in Britain, Shaun is a star on ITV’s The Chase, acting as one of the Chasers who uses his academic excellence to outwit contestants. He is also a practising barrister and lecturer.

During the conference, Shaun will be sharing his inspirational personal story, including his own successes and failures. He will offer his unique experience on how to not give up, how to take accountability for your own success, and how to motivate yourself to achieve your goals.

4:30pm

Drinks Reception & Expo

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