A fireside chat – Xerocon New Zealand 2014

A group of New Zealand’s top media and accounting partners joined Rod Drury, Amanda Armstrong and Stuart McLean for an intimate fireside chat (minus the fire, ‘cos it’s mid-summer in Auckland) at Generator last night, following day one of Xerocon New Zealand 2014.

Xerocon Fireside Chat

Accounting partners Edwin Read from Rightway – an innovative, 100% Xero firm based in Martinborough, and Neil Sinclair from Winstanley Kerridge joined the group for a chinwag, as well as Dr Michael Fraser from NZICA and Russell Jones from ASB.

The intimate setting provided a chance for media to get into the nitty gritty and find out not only from the Xero leadership team, but from some of its trusted partners just what Xero has achieved, what it’s doing for small businesses, and its huge goals for the future.

Some great questions came from the floor, delving deeper into yesterday’s announcement of Farming in the Cloud, as well as Xero’s market share, how it managed its capital raise and what benefits ASB sees from its strategic partnership with Xero.

Bank reconciling in bed made the discussion once again, with a great reveal from Neil Sinclair about his “client” who gets 20 minutes more cuddle time each morning thanks to the ease of Xero’s mobile app, allowing him to reconcile his bank account each morning before his wife wakes up!

All in all a great evening and a superb way to close off day one of Xerocon New Zealand 2014.

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