Xerocon London is less than a week away, and with two days packed with exclusive content, awards, networking events and a long lineup of inspiring speakers, it pays to have a plan for what you want to get out of your Xerocon experience.
Before we jump into a few tips for making the most of Xerocon, Xero UK managing director Gary Turner covers some FAQs in this short video.
1. Meet the exhibitors
Allow yourself plenty of time to check out the Xerocon exhibitor space. With almost 60 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, you don’t want to miss out on one that might be able to help you and your firm grow.
Take a look at our exhibitor list and shortlist the ones you’re keen to find out more about. You’ll have plenty of time over the course of the conference to get to know them, starting with our Welcome Reception on Monday night from 6pm. This is a great chance to get registered early, grab a drink and have a chat to the exhibitors. Registration will then open again at 8am each day before the keynotes begin at 9am.
Plus you’ll have morning tea, lunchtime and afternoon tea to check them all out!
2. Plan your breakout sessions
You’ll have a chance to choose three 30-minute breakout sessions on day two, covering topics from product, growth and productivity. To avoid rushing to decide at the last minute, take a look at the sessions ahead of time and suss out which ones sound most interesting to you.
And if there are a few of you from one firm attending, consider each heading off to different sessions. This way you can each take notes and report back to your team with insights – getting the most out of the sessions for your practice!
3. Download the Xerocon app
The Xerocon app is a great tool to use during the conference for networking and to get all the information you need about the schedule, speakers, exhibitors and more. Plus you’ll be able to collect plenty of information including keynote slides and documentation from the exhibitors via your smart badge.
4. Book a time with your account manager
For many Xero Partners, you might not get many opportunities to catch up with your dedicated account manager in the flesh. But Xerocon is a great time for you to meet face to face, say hi, have a coffee and a good chat about how Xero can help your business grow.
Just flick your account manager an email and they’ll get back to you with their availability across the two days of Xerocon. And if you don’t know their name or email address, just send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll point you in the right direction. Alternatively, you’ll be able to send them messages using the Xerocon app!
5. Stay well-fed and hydrated
Keep hydrated with cold-pressed juice from The Shack Revolution and suitably caffeinated with fine flat whites from London’s Grind & Co coffee.
We’ll also make sure there’ll be no tummy rumbles, with plenty of snacks, a hearty lunch each day and a tasty dinner to put you in good stead for a night of dancing at the Xero Party.
6. Get social and win
Xerocon gives you the perfect chance to network in person, but it’s also a good chance to get social online too.
Share your photos, insights, learnings and fun times using the #Xerocon hashtag – we’ll be giving out some great spot prizes across the conference for insightful tweets, beautiful Instagram photos and fascinating Facebook posts. And at the end of it all, we’ll pick one lucky winner to receive an Apple Watch Sport (or a Samsung Gear 2, if you’re that way inclined).
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!