I was excited to attend the ICBNZ Annual Bookkeeping Conference in Napier last weekend and it was terrific connecting with fellow Bookies for a couple of days for intensive learning, networking, and of course, socialising! Congratulations to everyone who has been involved in the association for the last ten years, and here’s to many more!
This event is important to me for various reasons. I love connecting with others in a similar industry, catching up with lifelong friendships, learning new things, and hearing amazing speakers sharing their skills, experience, and talents with others.
I was amazed by the number of first-timers to our conference and hope that this is a sign of things to come with the growth of our industry, having a fabulous association supporting our daily endeavours is a great asset to have. It shows the work going on behind the scenes within the association is working!
While I wasn’t able to convert my finalist award to being the winner, It was an absolute pleasure to be invited to sit with the Figuration Team and celebrate Amie winning two awards! Being recognised for our hard work and passion for the industry is great to see. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners in each of the categories. I hope you take Haylee’s advice next year and enter the awards!
My key takeaway from the event is from the keynote speaker William Pike, my goodness, what an amazing man! Goals certainly have helped William in his life, and I felt motivated to create my own goals, something I have just started working on both personally and professionally, so watch this space!