The Melbourne challenge
Over in Australia, we’re two weeks into the Xero Payroll Roadshow, having tons of fun madly traversing the country and talking to accountants and bookkeepers.
We knew that lots of people would come to see Xero Payroll (all systems are go for a late April release). But our $20m capital raising and acquisition of cloud-based practice management sweetheart WorkflowMax have really turned the tide on attendance.
Just look at how far we’ve come since last year. In 2011 we had just 38 attendees in Sydney. This year? 240! Mind-blowing.
Then there was Adelaide, where 120 people came – up from 13 last year. Even some of the regional locations saw an uplift in numbers – as much as 10 times compared to last year.
Help us create the biggest Xero event ever
Which brings me to Melbourne, where a whopping 387 people (up from 42 in 2011) are registered for our event on 28 February. (Update: 401 people are now registered!)
Here’s the challenge. Earlier this month, 410 accountants and bookkeepers went to Xerocon NZ. We want to better that number and give Melbourne’s roadshow the largest attendance of any Xero event (worldwide) to date.
So if you’re up for it, register here and bring a colleague. From the feedback we’ve received so far things are looking good.