Our 2020 Conference may be virtual, but we will be putting on a show to remember!
Jamie Radford, Mary Schaeffer and the UK’s no.1 Motivational Speaker, Brad Burton will be speaking during the conference !
Founder, 4Networking Ltd
Brad Burton is the UK’s No.1 Motivational speaker, a leading 5 * rated Amazon author and Founder of 4Networking, the UK’s largest joined-up national business network, coach, mentor & adopted son of the APA.
If you attended lasts year conference you will not want to miss this year's event as Brad will be with us for the entire day giving 3 individual world leading motivational sessions based on real life!
Be prepared to take on the world after these sessions…
Founder, AP Now
Mary S. Schaeffer is the founder of AP Now, a B2B organization focused on creating business intelligence around the accounts payable and payment functions. Mary is one the world's most renowned AP Gurus and was recently named a Top 50 Influencer in Accounts Payable. She has written 20 business books and is a frequent and popular speaker at both online and live events.
Mary joins us again this year to give her insight into the global world of AP Fraud & more importantly prevention!
CEO, AP Association
Jamie Radford is the founder of the Accounts Payable Association, speaker, coach and mentor. Jamie is considered amongst his industry peers as one the world's most recognised & leading influencers.
His overall drive & passion is to see AP get the recognition, voice & reward that it so rightly deserves.
Karen is a Director and recruiting expert at Hays Accountancy & Finance. She provides strategic leadership to a team of over 400 accountancy and finance recruitment professionals across nearly 100 UK offices. With 22 years of finance recruitment experience, Karen has a track record of recruiting top finance talent for businesses across a range of industry sectors, and is a trusted industry voice on recruitment, career planning and market insights.
Small Business Commissioner
In a career spanning over 40 years, Philip has held senior credit management roles in the high-tech and communication sector and in distribution and retail, which included spells at Olivetti and Vodafone. He was appointed Director General of the ICM in 2005, and later Chief Executive. Philip was behind the Institute’s drive to become a Chartered body (becoming the CICM in 2015). He was appointed to the post of interim Small Business Commissioner in January 2020.
Philip is the author of the Managing Cashflow Guides for government, and the architect of the Prompt Payment Code which the CICM administered on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) until it was transferred to the SBC’s office in March 2020. He has worked closely with successive governments in championing best-practice credit management and supporting small business.
In his time leading the CICM, Philip helped transform the Institute and elevate its profile, keeping professional credit managers in the minds of government and key influencers. He was a board member of the Start-Up Loans Company, the Red Tape Champion for Insolvency and the first ever lay Chair of the Joint Insolvency Committee.
Sue is the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM), the largest recognised professional body in the world for the credit management community. Before taking up this role, Sue held the post of Director of Strategic Relationships with the CICM – working collaboratively with a number of organisations in the sector, increasing awareness and building partnerships.
With over 25 years experience in operational credit management across finance, utilities and public sector, Sue is passionate about good business practice, improving cash flow and raising the profile of this critical role within companies and government. She also sits on a number of industry and UK government-led bodies.
The Chartered Institute of Credit Management is advancing the profession by raising awareness, developing and promoting best practice and developing its members across all roles that sit within the credit management lifecycle. Providing ongoing support, qualifications and access to a wide range of resources. CICM was instrumental in developing and supporting the Prompt Payment Code for BEIS and continues to work closely with it.
Marketing Manager, Documation
Fascinated by all things automation and working to help build awareness of automation within back-office processes with particular emphasis on Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Expenses.
Julia has worked at Documation for 2 years and brings with her the experience of owning and running her own business, as well as working for organisations from start-ups to blue-chips. Listening and understanding pain points are key to her knowledge and skill base, and understanding change, particularly in the current environment of remote working is an essential part of her study.
What is AP Conference?
Times may be uncertain, but one thing things remain true. The show must go on! That’s why AP Conference 2020 is going virtual this October.
Join us to be part of the biggest AP community uniting for one day during the conference. With the APA team inviting you to ‘ The Greatest show’ like you’ve never seen before.
Tom Wright is one of the most sought-after close up, stage and wedding magicians in the entertainment industry. He has a unique style of visual magic & off the wall comedy. Guaranteed to leave your guests not just entertained, but totally amazed. Over the course of his 20-year career Tom has been engaged to perform table magic at weddings, corporate dinners and a string of highly prestigious events throughout The world.
Full Agenda coming soon
Entry to the Virtual Conference is a ticket-only affair, and early booking is advised to ensure you don’t miss out.
This year’s conference is once again proud to be supporting the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity.
The APA will be donating a proportion of all ticket sales and we will also be holding a Prize Draw to win a fantastic piece of AP artwork.
Working with the fabulous artist Sammie Edgar from Journey of Words, she will be creating a bespoke piece of wall art just for us that encapsulates what being part of the AP Industry and membership of the APA means to its members.
We would encourage you to donate to the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity Covid-19 appeal throughout the day and everyone will be entered into the Prize Draw on the day.