Highlights from our fifth Accounts Payable and P2P Leadership Conference.

On March 14th, 2024, the vibrant city of London played host to a gathering of over 150 Accounts Payable (AP) and Procure-to-Pay (P2P) professionals and leaders, all converging to connect, learn, and inspire each other. Our Accounts Payable and P2P Leadership Conference provided a platform for education, training, and discussions on industry trends and insights. From enlightening keynotes to interactive workshops and panel discussions, attendees were treated to a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for networking.

Keynotes: Insights from Industry Leaders

The conference featured powerful keynote addresses from industry experts. Claire-Marie Boggiano emphasised the importance of resilience in times of rapid change, urging attendees to adapt and thrive in evolving landscapes. Jolander ter Maten delved into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI), offering a roadmap for future-proofing financial operations. Dr. Soroosh Saghiri shed light on mastering the supply chain, highlighting the pivotal role of procurement and AP. Martin Kirby explored the potential of AI in managing risk effectively, while Kriss Akabusi MBE shared insights on achieving goals and overcoming obstacles.

Panel Discussions: In-depth Conversations with Experts

Engaging panel discussions provided a platform for in-depth conversations on various topics. Accounts Payable leaders’ priorities for 2024 were revealed, offering valuable insights into industry trends and challenges. Discussions also revolved around realizing the full potential of AP automation and unleashing P2P potential, with project visionaries sharing their experiences and strategies for success.

Interactive Workshops: Practical Strategies and Solutions

Workshops offered practical strategies and solutions for navigating challenges in AP and finance. FISCAL Technologies presented five key strategies for navigating risk, while SoftCo focused on building a business case for AP automation. Bottomline emphasized the power of payables in driving growth, efficiency, and control, and Corcentric explored the role of AI and automation in P2P transformation.

Expo: Showcasing Leading Tech Solutions

The conference expo featured leading AP and P2P tech solution providers, offering attendees the opportunity to explore innovative tools and technologies. From automated invoice processing to spend management solutions, exhibitors showcased a diverse range of offerings to streamline processes and enhance efficiency.

Thank you to our conference sponsors, exhibitors and partners:

  • Headline Sponsor – SoftCo
  • Gold Sponsors – APMatching, Bottomline, Eye-share, Oversight, and Planergy Spend Management.
  • Silver Sponsors – AppZen, Basware Documation Software Ltd, and Xelix.
  • Exhibitors – Corcentric, DocuWare, Esker UK & Northern Europe, FISCAL Technologies, Quadient Accounts Payable Automation by Beanworks, and Symtrax. 
  • Partners – GENCFO Community and Performance Through People.

Delegate Feedback

The overwhelming feedback from delegates underscored the success of the conference. 100% of attendees expressing their willingness to recommend the event to colleagues and industry peers. Delegates praised the conference for its insightful sessions and networking opportunities.

“Wonderful conference, with great insights from the industry.”

“Very interesting and insightful, it was great to see a range of different topics covered and talked about with great speakers and lots of visual aids.”

“It has made me feel more confident within my role.”

“I loved the topics and the selection of experts. The topics around automation were very interesting and I appreciated hearing from other industry peers about their challenges in their daily P2P work, and to know that we share most of the same issues.”

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