Join the world’s biggest Accounts Payable Conference

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 AP Leaders Essential Tool Kit for 2022’ like you’ve never seen before.

9.30 - 9.45 AM

Welcome & Updates with Jamie Radford & Tom Wright

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Jamie Radford

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Tom Wright

9.45 - 10.00 AM

Karen Young & Alison Banks, HAYS

Karen & Alison will give an update on the current market trends when it comes to recruitment & salaries within the AP Industry.  

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Karen Young

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Alison Bank

10.00 – 10.15 AM

“Live in Studio” Evolution of Accounts Payable

Headline Partner - Kofax

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10:15 – 11.00 AM

Keynote – Mandy Hickson

Our 1st Keynote speaker Mandy Hickson the only female pilot on her Front-Line Tornado Squadron, flying multimillion-pound fast jets for the Royal Air Force. She has operated in hostile environments, including patrolling the ‘No Fly’ zone over Iraq. 

Drawing on her experience of calculated risk-taking, decision-making under pressure and the critical role of the human in the system, she transfers vivid lessons from the cockpit to other management and leadership contexts 

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Mandy Hickson

11.00 – 11:10 AM

Measuring success, Recognition and reward, Understanding what your team want and what makes your organisation and AP team the place to be.

Documation

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11:10 – 11:30 AM

Break & Networking

11:30 – 12.00 PM

Great British Bounce Back

In the 1st of our Live Panel’s we will be discussing how the AP Industry can help support the “Bounce Back” of the British economy. Looking in particular at payments, reporting & communication. 

 

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Jamie Radford

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Liz Barclay

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Sue Chapple

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Rachael Long

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Jude Songhurst

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Toni Lawrenson

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Karen Young

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Dan French

12.00 – 12:10 PM

One Step at a Time - Choose the best path to automated business processes for AP

Many AP Departments are thinking about how they can plan for higher efficiency in 2022 and understand that one of the biggest tools for growth available is digitisation. There are many steps to achieve full automation, so it is important that you move at the right pace for your business. 

 

Whether your mission is to become partly automated in 2022 or go the whole nine yards to 100% full automation, the next step of your journey begins with the question, what’s next? 

 

In this presentation, Sean Mclaughlan will discuss the many levels of AP automation and advise and explain why it’s important to start planning for 2022 sooner rather than later.

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12:10 – 12:30 PM

Mental Toughness/Awareness

John is a renowned expert in supporting individuals & organisations with their wellness & mental health. In the 1st of his two sessions John will look at ways we can assess ours/teams current wellness.  

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John Sunderland Wright

12.30 – 12.40 PM

Why AP is so much more than data capture – Esker live demo.

There’s no doubt that technologies such as AI and RPA can help with back-end data capture in AP – but Esker’s AP solution has so much more to offer.

Join us for a demonstration of what’s at the forefront of our technology: an intuitive, customisable user interface, giving rise to enhanced visibility and stakeholder understanding.

Easy to use, as-standard or fully-configurable dashboards and a wealth of readily available reporting capabilities, mean that any user can easily deduce what is happening in their AP process almost instantly.

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Dan Weston

12.40 – 13.00 PM

Meet the Education Team

APA’s Educational Director  Richard George  will be joined by Heather Peters, Gloria Burne & Teresa Foxall to talk about the new programme available. 

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Richard George 

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Heather Peters

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Gloria Burne

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Teresa Foxall

13.00 – 13:30 PM

Lunch & Networking

13.00 – 13.30 PM

Round Table 1 “Doing More With Less”

Hosted Live by – Sid Vasili with guest expert panellists 

With the theme for 2021 being “Doing more with Less” Sid will review with a panel of experts how technology has supported & continues to shape the future of the AP Industry. Join the online discussion. 

 

  • Mary Shaeffer – Founder, AP Now
  • Max Kent – Vice President - Global Procurement, Compleat
  • Naomi Secor – Global Managing Director, SSON
  • Gemma Durham - P2P Transactional Services Manager, Tarmac

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Mary Schaeffer

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Max Kent

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Naomi Secor

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Gemma Durham

13:30 – 14:00 PM

APA Awards & Top 100 Influencers

Join Jamie, Tom & Guest presenters for the Industries leading awards, this year there are 10 Categories plus the announcement of the APA Top 100 Industry Influencers’ Index.

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Jamie Radford

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Tom Wright

14.00 – 14:20 PM

Excellence & Continuous Improvement

Scott is a Six Sigma Black Belt & expert in all areas of continuous improvement & excellence. Scott will take us through the key elements to be aware of & how to shape for the future. 

Scott Yates

14.20 – 14:40 PM

Resilience Tool Kit

In Johns 2nd talk he will add a bit of humour as he takes us through some Live on stage processes/practices you can use within your organisation.  (not to be missed….) 

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John Sunderland Wright

14:40 – 15.00 PM

Supporting AP departments in their digital transformation journey.

Itesoft - In disruptive times, technology plays a vital role in helping companies maintain continuity... Join ITESOFT's talk and learn the drawbacks of manual AP processes, the benefits of digitalisation and how it supports greater efficiency and business continuity.

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15:00 – 15:15 PM

Break & Networking

15:15 – 15:50 PM

Time to Shine 

Tom & the panel will look at ways of Raising the level of esteem for the AP department within the larger organization including why this important & how to effectively get the message across within your organisation. 

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Tom Flynn

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Mandy Jenkins

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Kat Moy

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Diane Bamford

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Nicholas Brierley

15:50 – 16:00 PM

Lets talk Reality (Live Q&A with customer)

Yooz

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16:00 – 16:25 PM

Special Guest - Brenda Edwards

In this special interview Brenda Edwards star of screen & TV discusses her amazing career highlights which include 25 year’s of AP Management. You will not want to miss the passion & knowledge Brenda has to share.   

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Brenda Edwards

16.25 – 16.35 PM

Overcoming Hurdles (addressing why automation can fail)

Pagero

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16:35 – 17:05 PM

Building Confidence, Diversity and Inclusion in Accounts Payable

A firm favourite of the global AP Community Mary Schaeffer talks to a panel of experts around building confidence within AP as well as discussing Diversity & Inclusion. 

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Mary Schaeffer

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Stewart Griffiths

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Patsy Christian

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Rachael Long

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Jamie Radford

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Nicholas Brierley

17.05 – 17:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Jamie Radford takes us through the highlights of the day plus makes a special announcement for the first live face to face event of 2022. (We can’t wait..) 

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Jamie Radford

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