Last updated on January 16th, 2023

With this first article of blog series “Accounting Events 2019”, we take you to the journey to the best and most trusted conferences and events that you – as a CPA, accounting professionals, business owner should attend in 2019 to stay up to date with the technology, grow your network, and promote your business.

Attending the events, conferences and webinars has become an essential practice for business owners, accountants and other professionals to keep themselves up to date and effective regarding technology, market trends, new strategies, and a lot more.

Attending conferences and seminars can help accountants in staying relevant and efficient. Moreover, it serves them as a way of networking with industry leaders, speakers, innovators, and like-minded professionals. Networking can be the most effective differentiating edge in the competitive world.

There are many events that you can attend but, how to make sure if that particular event is worthy of your time. Also, it may consume a considerable amount of time in research and selection of most useful and relevant events for you. That’s why we have prepared a list of upcoming events in 2019. These are the most acclaimed and popular events in the world of accountants and business professionals.

Event Name Recommended For
Accountex USA 2019 Accountants, CPAs, Consultants, and Bookkeepers
Intuit QuickBooks Connect Accountants, Entrepreneurs, Developers, CPAs, and Bookkeepers
Sage Summit Accountants, CPAs, Business Owners, and Financial Advisors
Scaling New Heights Accountants, CPAs, Business Executives, Entrepreneurs.
AICPA ENGAGE 2019  Accountants, Financial advisors, and Auditors
2019 CPA Annual Convention CPAs, Accountants, and Bookkeepers
Women Who Count National Conference Female Accountants and CPAs
The ONE National Conference 2019 Accountants, and CPAs
New Jersey Accounting, Business & Technology Show Accountants, CPAs, Business Owners, and Financial Advisors
IIA 2019 International Conference Auditors, Accountants, and CPAs
ACE2019 Accountants, Bookkeepers, and Auditors
TECHSPO New York 2019 Marketers, CPA Firm Owners, Designers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
National Forum on Technology Solutions 2019 Accountants, Finance Advisors, Business Executives, and Entrepreneurs
Commodity Tax Symposium 2019 Accountants, Academics, Lawyers, CPAs, and Consultants
Dreamforce 2019 Entrepreneurs, Business owners, Accounting firms, and Marketers
IBM THINK 2019 Entrepreneurs, CPA Firm Owners, and Technology Providers
Microsoft Ignite Entrepreneurs, CPA Firm Owners, and Technology Providers
AAA 2019 Annual Meeting Accountants, CPAs, Financial advisors, and Auditors


Upcoming Top Events of 2019


1. Accountex USA 2019

Accountex is an independent technology expo of accounting. It exhibits the innovative solutions for the accounting by 100+ exhibitors with more than 50 sessions. Accountants can learn some new skills, strategies and the best practices in the field of accounting.

Date: September 5-6, 2019

Venue: Boston, MA

Who should attend: Accountants, CPAs, Consultants, and Bookkeepers.


2. Intuit QuickBooks Connect 2019

QuickBooks Connect is a multi-day event that held every year and attended by accountants, developers and entrepreneurs around the globe who come together to network and grow their skills. Intuit CEO hints about the next year 2019’s theme that an Artificial Intelligence update may be launched in QuickBooks.

Date: November 6–8, 2019

Venue: San Jose, California

Who should attend: Accountants, Entrepreneurs, and CPAs.


3. Sage Summit 2019

It is one of the most significant events by Sage held every year. If you want to gain knowledge about new Sage products updates, business advisor, and thought leadership you must attend it. The Sage Summit is one of the most popular and renowned events among accounting professionals.

Date: Atlanta

Venue: Not decided yet


4. Scaling New Heights 2019

It is a conference held every year which offers a range of practice development, technology, and product training. The theme of 2019 Scaling New Heights Conference is “The Transformative Advisor” and will exhibit 18 sessions in the areas like financial analysis and leadership.

Date: June 16-19, 2019

Venue: Salt Lake City, USA

Who should attend: Accountants, CPAs, Entrepreneurs.



AICPA ENGAGE is an event with the opportunity to get in touch with the leaders and professionals in areas such as accounting, audit, financial planning, tax, and technologies to provide insights of new trends, ideas, and thought-provoking questions.

Date: June 9–13, 2019

Venue: Las Vegas, NV

Who should attend: Accountants, Financial advisors, and Auditors.


6. 2019 CPA Annual Convention

In this event, CPAs can connect with more than 1800 peers from accounting background, where they learn about best practices, share innovations, network with like-minded professionals, and grow their knowledge and profile.

Date: May 31 – June 2, 2019

Venue: Halifax, Canada

Who should attend: CPAs, Accountants, and Bookkeepers.


7. Women Who Count National Conference

Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) organizes this conference. The event offers female professionals in the finance and accounting industry with professional and technical development guidance and courses.

Date: October 21-23, 2019

Venue: Wyndham Grand, Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

Who should attend: Female Accountants and CPAs.


8. The ONE National Conference 2019

It is another renowned conference hosted by CPA Canada that is organized every year and theme for 2019’s event is ‘Sustainability Through Innovation’. Here, future-focused sessions will be attended by approximately 1000 CPAs which makes it a must-attend event for accountants to enhance their networking.

Date: September 23-24, 2019

Venue: Montreal, CANADA

Who should attend: Accountants, and CPAs.


9. New Jersey Accounting, Business & Technology Show

It is a show that brings technology experts, and accountants together and focuses on the performance of businesses and includes topics like funding, data analytics and result.

Date: Jul 10-11, 2019

Venue: New York, USA

Who should attend: Accountants, CPAs, Financial Advisors.


10. IIA 2019 International Conference

It is one of the renowned international conferences, and 2019’s conference theme is ‘A Vibe All Its Own’. Here auditors around the globe gather and gain insights and best practices relevant to all industries. Also, it’s an excellent place to expand your network with other fellow auditors from different nationalities.

Date: July 7-10, 2019

Venue: California, CA

Who should attend: Auditors, Accountants, and CPAs.


11. ACE2019

Institute of Management Accountants will be celebrating the 100th anniversary in 2019 where speakers are going to take sessions on various topics like budgeting, ethics, technology, leadership strategy and more for accounting management which makes it a must-attend event for accountants.

Date: March 9-12, 2019

Venue: Philadelphia, Panama

Who should attend: Accountants, Bookkeepers, and Auditors.


12. TECHSPO New York 2019

Techspo is a technology expo which showcases the emerging technology. It is a place where marketing experts, brands, designers and technology providers come together to inspire and educate about the impact of upcoming technologies on business.

Date: May 9 – 10, 2019

Venue: New York, NY

Who should attend: Marketers, CPA firm owners, Designers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs.


13. National Forum on Technology Solutions 2019

It’s a conference to educate accountants and business professionals regarding the emerging technologies in accounting and finance which makes it a must-attend conference for CPAs and accounting professionals.

Date: May 22-23, 2019

Venue: Toronto, Canada

Who should attend: Accountants, Finance advisors, and Entrepreneurs.


14. Commodity Tax Symposium 2019

The conference is aimed for CPAs in staying up to date with critical tax issues, new strategies, and technology and also helps them to network with other tax professionals. Every year an award ceremony is also held for those who have contributed to the field of accounting.

Date: October 23-24, 2019

Venue: Ottawa, Canada

Who should attend: Accountants, Academics, lawyers, CPAs, and Consultants.


15. Dreamforce 2019

It is a multi-day event where more than 200 sessions with thousands of solutions from the most significant cloud ecosystems are exhibited. Any business professional interested in attending innovative events for inspiration, motivation and those who want to contribute to the society should attend it.

Date: November 19-22, 2019

Venue: San Francisco, CA

Who should attend: Business owners, Accounting firms, Marketers.


16. IBM THINK 2019

It is one of those events where you can expand your skillset and network with professionals in the field of technology, science, entrepreneurship, and thought leaders. Latest technology updates and cloud services benefits will be the core focus of this conference.

Date: February 12-15, 2019

Venue: San Francisco, CA

Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, CPA firm owners, and Technology providers.


17. Microsoft Ignite

The main agenda of this two days event is to educate everyone on the new tools and cloud technologies and how to merge your skillset to meet the expectations of your accounting firms.

Date: November 4-8, 2019

Venue: Orlando, Florida

Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, CPA firm owners, and Technology providers.


18. AAA 2019 Annual Meeting

American Accounting Association is a century old community. It hosts many events every year, and AAA annual meeting is one of the most popular amongst the CPAs. AAA 2019 Annual Meeting mainly focuses on the upcoming technology updates, new opportunities and also challenges for CPAs.

Date: August 9-14, 2019

Venue: San Francisco, CA

Who should attend: CPAs, Financial advisors, and Auditors.

Next Steps

This is a lot. No doubt, attending the conference can be expensive and time-consuming. Considering the benefits – networking, fun, and learning, deciding which should you join is a difficult question.

Check out the infographic version of this article:

Events that Accountants Can’t Afford to Miss in 2019 Infographic

Let’s Move Forward

All the events mentioned above contribute to the development of accounting professionals in one way or the other. Depending on the type of process you are currently a part of, you can attend them to grow your profile and attain more clients.

However, the time-crunching accounting process may not allow you to attend all the events. Now that we know all the events with their scheduled dates, let us look at some factors to consider before choosing the event to attend.

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