Expensify, the payment platform, announced the return of ExpensiCon on May 18 to 22, 2023,  in Puglia, Italy. According to the announcement, a group of prominent accountants and financial technology leaders will be invited for five days of community building, thought leadership, networking, roundtable sessions and surprise events. Previous ExpensiCons in Bora Bora and Maui included attendees from PwC, Deloitte, BDO, CLA, Baker Tilly, and EisnerAmper, as well as fireside chats with Travis Kalanick of Uber, Zach Nelson of NetSuite, and Rod Drury of Xero. David Barrett, founder and CEO of Expensify, said that “ExpensiCon is how we share our motto ‘Live Rich, Have Fun, and Save The World’ with our top partners and industry thought leaders to build a new type of community that’s laser-focused on the future.” The conclave will include a mix of keynotes, roundtable discussions, fireside chats, 1-on-1 networking opportunities and strategy sessions, and VIP events. In addition, attendees and their guests will experience the destination on relationship-building excursions that feature pasta making, wine tasting, yacht tours and more. Clayton Oates, founder and chief solutions officer of QA Business and a previous ExpensiCon attendee, said that ExpensiCon throws out conventional wisdom about events. Rather than holding a large-scale, content-rich event focused on short-term impact at a “boring convention center,” he said, “they instead focus on laying a foundation for collaboration within and outside the accounting profession.”