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.
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. & Solv.ai - 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