Zoe Lacey Cooper has worked in the media, events and exhibitions industry for over 20 years working on a wide variety of consumer and business events. But you may know her as the Events Director for the Accountex portfolio, including the flagship London expo which is the largest event dedicated to Accountant professionals in Europe. In 2018 she launched the successful Accountex Manchester Summit and Accounting Insight News. She has spent the last 5 years working with the top influencers, accounting associations and the leading technology providers to develop the most important networking event in the Accounting calendar.
Zoe is passionate and committed to promoting diverse opportunities within the events and accounting profession, and is a regular contributor in panel discussions, blogs and interviews. She is an active part of business groups, including being one of the founding members of the new ‘Woman in Events Charter’ and women in accountancy groups. She has judged numerous awards including: Woman in Finance Awards, Exhibition News Awards, Global Woman Influencer, BAMAS, and AEO Awards. She was also proudly nominated for a Woman Influencer in Business award as well as her events team receiving 11 award nominations in the past 18 months.
Zoe brings a different perspective to the ICPA speaker programme this year, utilising her influential “outsider” role within the industry.