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 The 2017 APA Annual Forum Event took place on Monday 06th November in Central Birmingham. Details of 2018 events including the Annual Forum will be announced in December 2017.


What is the APA Annual Forum?

Once a year, the APA invites all members to an Annual Forum which is held in Birmingham. Included within the event are a variety of guest speakers from the AP industry who will cover a wide spectrum of AP related topics. There event will also have a thought leadership roundtable, Q&A to industry experts, AP specific vendors, APA awards ceremony, Refreshments throughout the day and much more!

We encourage all members to attend this flagship event. It is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow AP professionals and also to meet the APA leadership team. Attendees will be able to talk through issues and to be able to compare their own AP function to others and compare performance levels, staffing, policies and processes, etc.


When is the next APA Annual Forum?

The date of the 2018 APA Annual Forum is yet to be released - check regulalrly for updates!.

All APA members are entitled to receive a discount off the cost of attending the APA Annual Forum. Check this page frequently for details about how to attend the 2018 event.


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 Highlights from the APA Annual Forum 2017

2017 APA Annual Forum Agenda 


09.30am to 10.00am       Registration & Reception (breakfast & networking)

10.00am to 10.30am       Jamie Radford CEO APA – Welcome & Intro to day. An overview of the Accounts Payable Association journey to date & future aspirations

10.30am to 11.00am       Hays Recruitment – 2017 Job Market & 2018 Outlook

11.00am to 11.30am       Coffee/Tea Break

11.30am to 12.00pm       Donna Austin - Supplier & Employee Exps Manager (Interserve)  - How Interserve have applied Lean principles giving AP a real benefit in their organisation

12.00pm to 12.30pm       Konica Minolta/Process Flows – How Automation & Technology are moving AP Forwards?

12.30pm to 13.15pm       Lunch

13.15pm to 14.00pm       Headline Guest Speaker – Michael Ryan  - TBA

14.00pm to 14.30pm       Jezz Gobran – I -Secured  Information Security & Data Protection. & - AI within AP 

14.30pm to 15.00pm       Coffee/Tea Break

15.00pm to 15.30pm       Daniel Caines – World 400m Track Champion Motivational Speech around the “Underdog winning & that perception being reality & his journey”

15.30pm to 16.00pm       Awards – Sponsored by Konica Minolta

16.00pm to 16.30pm       Jamie Radford – final thoughts & Giveaways


2017 APA Award Winners Announced

 APA Awards Categories are:

1. Accounts Payable Team Of The Year - The Guinness Partnership

2. Significant Acheivement - Lumesse

3. AP Manager Of The Year - Donna Austin - Interserve Support Services



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