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What is the difference between event types?

Frequently asked questions about our different types of events

Find out more about our different types of events, their benefits, and what to expect when you attend the session.

Virtual meeting events 

Once you have booked onto a Virtual Meeting event, you will see that the event will be hosted most likely by one of the below platforms.
Please select on the below to download the App as required:

A link or meeting ID details will also be provided either on the email booking confirmation or will be sent out by the event organiser closer to the time of the event. This is what you will use to enter and attend the virtual meeting via the above applications.

If your event is being viewed via Lifesize, you will be provided with a ‘extension number and pin’ which can be entered via the app or you can follow the link provided in the email.

Academy CPD courses

Facilitated by leading subject matter experts, these professional development courses are highly interactive and covers topic areas in depth. Equipping delegates with practical skills, not just the theory, which are immediately applicable to the workplace to transform the way you operate. Delegate places are limited to ensure you to get the most out of your learning and training. Course lengths range from half a day to three days.

Benefits include: CPD contribution. Specialised in applied-training. Gain immediately-applicable skills. Variety of dates and locations to choose from.

Conferences

The perfect opportunity to hear and discuss technical updates, thought leadership, personal development and topical debate sessions. Conference length tend to be greater, ranging between one to four days in length. Open to a large number of delegates, offering a variety of speakers and exhibitors to be involved at any given conference.

Benefits include: CPD contribution. Networking. Annual update.

Dinners and Awards 

A gathering for delegates across a wide variety of sectors to meet and listen to eminent speakers. Additional entertainment is often provided. These events can be either formal or informal. May or may not be invite only. Event length typically ranges between three and six hours long and capacity can vary between small groups or large groups.

Benefits includes: Networking. Recognition. Insight from eminent speakers.

Essentials CPD Roadshow

Designed for busy accountants' to enhance their technical know-how and to keep them up to date with the latest topical issues. Delivered locally in a seminar format and are typically 3 hours long. 
Covers: audit and assurance, tax, financial reporting, charity and business. 

Benefits include: CPD contribution, local, practical insights from eminent speakers. 

Exhibitions and Fairs 

The perfect opportunity to hear and understand a variety of technical updates, thought leadership, personal development and topical debate sessions. Exhibition lengths can range between one to four days and are open to a large number of delegates, offering a variety of speakers and networking opportunities.

Benefits include: CPD contribution. Networking. Meet suppliers and see demonstrations from a variety of sectors.

Lectures

Aimed at providing detailed topical discussions by high profile speakers. Lectures tend to be held in an informal environment. Discussion often last for several hours, accommodating large groups of individuals.

Benefits includes: Networking. Insight from eminent speakers. Free or low costing.

Panels

Aimed at providing detailed topical discussions by high profile speakers. Lectures tend to be held in an informal environment. Discussion often last for several hours, accommodating large groups of individuals.

Benefits includes: Networking. Insight from eminent speakers. Free or low costing.

Round tables

Designed as small structured decision groups. These events enable delegate to contribute and debate ideas and information. Often invite only. Group discussions typically last several hours with limited invitations being offered.

Benefits includes: Free or low costing. Exclusive forum to hear about new advancements and innovation in your field.

Seminars

Designed to bring delegates up to speed on the latest technical and regulatory developments within a specific sector. Seminars average between half a day to a full day, sometimes evenings, with availability being limited to enable individuals to have more interaction with the speaker(s).

Benefits includes: CPD contribution. Variety of dates and locations.

Socials and Networking

Often held in an informal environment, socials and networking events allow delegates to meet peers and colleagues whilst listening to speakers on a given topic. The events are usually several hours long and typically house a larger group of individuals.

Benefits includes: Networking.

Webinars

A digital learning platform enabling individuals to develop their understanding on certain topics from the convenience of their computer or other technical device. Webinars range from 20 minutes to two hours in length and there is not limit on how many delegates to book on.

Benefits include: CPD contribution. Convenient with limited time away from the office. Free or low costing. Accessible internationally.

Workshops

Designed to bring delegates up to speed on the latest technical and regulatory developments within a specific sector. These events can involve theory and practical work. Delegates may be encouraged work individually or within a group to discuss ideas and build networking skills. Group sizes can vary between small groups or large groups with workshops lasting an average of three hours.

Benefits includes: Free or low costing. Exclusive forum to hear about new advancements and innovation in your field.

Event Information Team

Due to the ongoing situation the Events Information team will be available via webchat from 9-5 Monday till Friday. Except Wednesday when we open from 10- 5pm.

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