getConnected

Premier international event for accountants and bookkeepers is coming to South Africa for the second time!

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Cape Town

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

09h00 – 14h00

Johannesburg

Thursday, 6 February 2020

09h00 – 19h00

Why  Attend?

QuickBooks Get Connected brings together accounting professionals and experts who wish to propel their practices by staying up to date with the latest in industry innovation. Gain valuable insights from renowned local and international speakers and connect with like-minded industry peers.


Here are the top 7 reasons to join us at a location near you:


Get Connected – Locations

Missed out on Get Connected last time? Well, you're in luck! Join us this February in a location near you.

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Cape Town

The Vineyard Hotel

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

09h00 – 14h00

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Johannesburg

The Forum I The Campus

Thursday, 6 February 2020

09h00 – 19h00

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Featured speakers

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Bruce Whitfield

Bruce Whitfield

702 and Cape Talk Money Show Host

Bruce Whitfield is best known to most as the Money Show host on 702 and CapeTalk. He is also an award-winning financial broadcaster, writer, TV presenter and master-facilitator. Bruce is a witty, creative and engaging presenter who makes money matters understandable and accessible to listeners. Bruce is an authority on the political economy and an esteemed financial journalist. Bruce presents the multi-award winning Money Show on 702 and Cape Talk, hosts ‘’The Moneymakers’’ on CNBC Africa and he writes a weekly column for Sunday Times, Business Times. He is a sought-after public speaker, MC and conference facilitator.
INTUIT QUICKBOOKS SPEAKER
KAYUR DESAI

Kayur Desai

Head of Sales & Marketing, Emerging Markets at Intuit

Kayur Desai (KD) lives in Sydney, Australia, where he leads sales & marketing for Intuit QuickBooks in Emerging Markets - which covers over 150 countries across the globe. He has more than 15 years of experience working in the Telecom and Software Industry, helping small business owners focus on the reason they got into business to begin with - to do what they love doing. KD is a certified innovation catalyst, using design thinking to improve customer’s financial lives. Outside of work, KD spends his free time with his spouse and two children, keeping fit, and reading biographies.
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE
Jason Blumer, CPA

Jason Blumer, CPA

CEO, Thriveal CPA Network

Jason founded Thriveal as a way to help entrepreneurial CPA firm owners connect, learn, and grow. He serves as the visionary and CEO of Thriveal. Thriveal helps many small firms grow by providing a community, coaching services, webinars, firm consulting, and live events. Jason is also the CEO of Blumer & Associates, CPAs. The firm serves as an advisory firm for the design, marketing, and agency creative services niches. He and his partner focus on business coaching and consulting with firms and agencies, while their team meets the technical and compliance needs of the customer.
LOCAL KEYNOTE
Lynette Ntuli

Lynette Ntuli

Founding Director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions

Founding Director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions, Lynette Ntuli has gathered diverse experiences in asset and infrastructure planning, management and development. She has been well profiled for her executive positions, amongst them becoming the first woman in South Africa to become GM of a super-regional shopping centre (The Pavilion) and CEO of the Durban Business Enhancement Initiative. She has won several awards for her business acumen and achievements. Lynette is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Founding Curator of a South African hub and was named an Institut Choiseul 100 Africa Laureate, in recognition of her leadership and work in advancing economic development in Africa.
LOCAL KEYNOTE
Zipho Sikhakhane

Zipho Sikhakhane

CEO and Founder, EMZ Advisory Group

Zipho Sikhakhane is a global speaker and business strategist. She has held positions in industry leading corporations worldwide and is the first black South African to complete an MBA at the top-ranked Stanford University in the USA. In 2016, she received the Outstanding Young Achiever Award from the UNESCO Center for Global Education.

In the last 15 years, she has presented in four continents, including a TEDx Talk in the USA on Africa’s potential. She delivers inspiring keynotes and facilitated interventions on leadership, change management and Africa’s potential. She has been featured in numerous publications worldwide and is published as a contributing author in Singapore in a book on inspirational women.

From being raised by a single parent in a poor township in northern KwaZulu Natal to overcoming the challenges faced by individuals from disadvantaged communities, Zipho’s journey has been one of consistently breaking barriers. She uses her inspiring life story to help individuals and businesses unleash their true potential.

Johannesburg Get Connected Agenda

View the agenda for Cape Town Get Connected Express here

08.30 – 09.30
Registration and light breakfast
09.30 – 09.45
Welcome to QuickBooks Get Connected South Africa

Bruce Whitfield, Master of Ceremonies

09.45 – 10.25
Intuit QuickBooks Keynote

Kayur Desai, Head of Sales & Marketing, Emerging Markets at Intuit

10.25 – 10.40
Lightening Talks with Intuit QuickBooks App partners hosted by Bruce Whitfield

Round robin discussion, 5 mins per partner

10.45 – 11.00
MOVING SPACE | GRAB A COFFEE/WATER, SNACK
11.00 – 12.00
AM Breakout Sessions:

Pick and choose from the sessions below. Whether you’re new or already on your journey with QuickBooks, we have a great range of sessions to help you grow your practice.

 

Scaling Your Practice through Business Development and Marketing

Mark Sham, Founder and CEO, Suits & Sneakers

 

Best Practices for Converting and on-boarding Clients

Andile Faku & SD, EasyBiz Technologies

 

Cloud Accounting - Your roadmap for success

Andrew Glenn, Sr. Marketing Manager, Accountant Segment, Intuit QuickBooks
Junaid Steele, Business Development Manager, EasyBiz Technologies

 

12.00 – 13.00
LUNCH AND NETWORKING
13.00 – 14.00
International Keynote Address

Jason Blumer, CPA, CEO, Thriveal CPA Network

14.00 – 14.40
Panel Discussion: The Future of my Practice

Bruce Whitfield, Master of Ceremonies

Kayur Desai, Head of Sales & Marketing, Emerging Markets at Intuit

Jason Blumer, CPA, CEO, Thriveal CPA Network

Zipho Sikhakhane, CEO and Founder, EMZ Advisory Group

14.40 – 15.10
REFRESHMENT BREAK AND NETWORKING
15.10 – 16.10
PM Breakout Sessions:

Pick and choose from the sessions below.

 

Scaling Your Practice through Business Development and Marketing

Mark Sham, Founder and CEO, Suits & Sneakers

 

Best Practices for Converting and on-boarding Clients

Andile Faku & SD, EasyBiz Technologies

 

Cloud Accounting - Your roadmap for success

Andrew Glenn, Sr. Marketing Manager, Accountant Segment, Intuit QuickBooks
Junaid Steele, Business Development Manager, EasyBiz Technologies

 

16.10 – 16.15
MOVING SPACE | GRAB AND GO REFRESHMENTS
16.15 – 17.40
Local Keynote Address and QuickBooks wrap up with attendees

Zipho Sikhakhane, CEO and Founder, EMZ Advisory Group

17:40 – 19.00
Networking Event

Join us for cocktails and networking into the evening


Cape Town Get Connected Express Agenda


View the agenda for Johannesberg Get Connected here

09.00 - 10.00
Registration and light breakfast
10.00 - 10.15
Welcome to QuickBooks Get Connected South Africa

Bruce Whitfield, Master of Ceremonies

10.15 - 11.00
Intuit QuickBooks Keynote Address

Kayur Desai, Head of Sales & Marketing, Emerging Markets at Intuit

11.00 - 11.45
Local Keynote Address

Lynette Ntuli, Founding Director and CEO of Innate Investment Solutions

11.45 - 12.00
Lighting Talks with Intuit QuickBooks App partners hosted by Bruce Whitfield

Round robin discussion, 5 mins per partner

12.00 – 13.00
International Keynote Address

Jason Blumer, CPA, CEO, Thriveal CPA Network

13.00 – 14.00
Networking Lunch Event

Join us for a light lunch and networking

*programme is subject to change

PARTICIPATING PARTNERS

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Contact the Get Connected event organizers for delegate queries:
IntuitQBEvents@eclipsepr.co.za

 

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