Keynote Speakers

Mary Schaeffer

We are extremely excited to be having renowned AP Guru, Mary Shaeffer, fly over especially for our event as one of our Keynote Speakers…

Mary S. Schaeffer is the founder of AP Now, a B2B media firm focused on creating business intelligence around the accounts payable and payment functions. Schaeffer is the host of the AP Now podcast. She has written 18 business books and is a frequent and popular speaker at both online and live events. Previously she held positions as an Assistant Treasurer for the Equitable Life Assurance Society, a Financial Risk Manager for O&Y and a Corporate Cash Manager for Continental Grain. She has an MBA in Finance from NYU and a BS in Mathematics from York College (CUNY).

Karen Young

We are very privileged to have Karen Young, Director of Hays, returning to our conference this year as one of our keynote speakers…

Karen is a Director and recruiting expert at Hays Accountancy & Finance. She provides strategic leadership to a team of over 400 accountancy and finance recruitment professionals across nearly 100 UK offices. With 22 years of finance recruitment experience, Karen has a track record of recruiting top finance talent for businesses across a range of industry sectors, and is a trusted industry voice on recruitment, career planning and market insights.

Brad Burton

We hope you’re ready for an inspirational talk like no other! Brad Burton will be joining our event this year to give you the full experience of one of his excellent talks…

Every single decision you’ve ever made in your life has brought you to this moment… the moment where you are reading this.

Brad Burton is the UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker. However, he left school with no qualifications, spent years on benefits before starting his own business in 2006. With £25,000 of debt he was delivering pizzas at weekends to help keep his business afloat. 10 years on, that business; 4Networking, now runs over 5,000+ business networking meetings each year with 1000’s of members.

 Brad is also the highest rated & reviewed 5* Amazon business author. With four best-selling business books under his belt, he knows his stuff.

An entertaining, humorous, thought provoking, high energy, motivational speaker, you’ll find out, that winning at life, is a whole lot more important than coming first in business.