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HELPING CLIENTS COPE WITH THE RECESSION LEADS DIGITA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

06 January 2009

SEVEN TOP SPEAKERS LINED UP FOR MARCH EVENT

Meeting the recession head on will be a core topic for tax and accounting professionals attending the 7th annual Digita Conference at the Forest of Arden Hotel, near Coventry, on 26/27 March 2009.

Announcing the 2009 agenda and impressive list of keynote speakers which includes representatives from HMRC, Companies House and a Top 10 practice, Conference Organiser Karen Gardner said:

"Our annual conference has evolved into an industry-wide benchmark event where delegates learn from industry leaders and peers about best practices, tools and trends that will strengthen their practice through focused educational sessions and networking opportunities.

"This year promises to be exceptional particularly in the light of the worsening recession. There will be a significant focus on the real industry issues and practice challenges and opportunities including outsourcing, down-sizing and insolvency. Delegates know that they must become leaner to be stronger and to achieve more with less.

"The Digita Conference aims to help them achieve this."

Speakers include:• Graham Bushby – Partner in the Business Recovery team at Baker Tilly.‘Weathering the economic storm – tools and strategies to help your clients survive’

• David Heaton – Tax Partner at Baker Tilly.‘Employment Taxes Update’

• Simon Hurst - TKB The Knowledge Base and previous chairman of ICAEW Software Producers Group and member of the IT Faculty. ‘Getting more out of Microsoft Office’

• Shaun Crozier – Sales & Business Integration Director, ieTaxguard. ‘How to Make Outsourcing Really Pay’

• John Painter – Managing Partner, Crowther Beard LLP. ‘Get your strategy right – and double your profits by 2010’

• Anne-Marie McNab and Mark Hannan – HMRC ‘Update from the Carter team’

• Arthur West – Companies House ‘Update on progress in implementation of the Companies Act 2006 and the longer term strategy for e-filing’

Karen Gardner added:

"This conference provides an unmatched opportunity for tax and accounting professionals to learn about a wide range of issues important to them, while networking with Digita users, connecting with their peers and other leaders in the profession.

"Our workshops offer a wealth of information on product and system functionality while day-to-day interaction amid a programme of quality speakers provides vision and strategic thought on how to apply innovations and increase efficiency.

"The fact that places are selling out faster than ever is a clear indication that we are meeting and surpassing expectations."

Further information is available by contacting Karen Gardner on 01395 270 311, kareng@digita.com or by visiting www.digita.com/conference2009


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