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Making the most out of Xero Roadshow Asia 2018

Posted 10 months ago in Advisors by Shermin Oh
Posted by Shermin Oh

It’s the final countdown to Xero Roadshow Asia 2018! We’re all ready to welcome more than a thousand accountants and bookkeepers across Hong Kong and Singapore to learn the latest in accounting technology and Xero updates and announcements, all so you can power up your practice for the new year. To ensure you make the most out of Xero Roadshow Asia this year, make sure you do the following.

Document your roadshow objectives

What will you be looking to get out of Xero Roadshow Asia? Familiarity with the newest Xero product features? Better knowledge of Xero add-on apps? Relationships with fellow Xero partners to breed more partnerships within the Xero community? Whatever your objectives, keep them on top of mind or even jot them down ahead of the roadshow. Match them with your business objectives for 2018. Communicate them to your account manager and ensure you connect with the right people during the roadshow to help you meet them!

Bring everyone from your team

So, you’ve gotten yourself a ticket for Xero Roadshow Asia 2018. How many more from your team are attending? Have you gotten them a ticket too? Many of our accounting and bookkeeping partners bring their entire team to every Xero roadshow because it’s one of the best ways to get everyone aligned on the journey to online accounting and embracing new ways of working in the new year. Spots are filling fast, so be sure to send this on to your team!

Remember your business cards

Nothing is more frustrating than showing up to a room full of people and have your pockets run empty of business cards! Be sure to stock up on your business card inventory, and prepare to meet more than a thousand like-minded accountants and bookkeepers who form a part of the beautiful Xero mission. Also look for handy mobile apps that help you scan business cards quickly so you can follow up after the event. CamCard is a popular one (and the free version is great!). Evernote does the same, and the premium version further sends a follow-up email to the person whose card you’ve just scanned. Voila automation!

Set up your social media accounts

Prefer to go green? Paperless? This one’s for you! Set up your social media accounts ahead of the roadshow so you can instantly connect online with the people you meet. It’s the easiest way to stay in touch!

LinkedIn is an obvious one for professional business connections. Twitter is an important one so you never miss out on live happenings with the #xeroroadshow hashtag. Now go on and tweet away!

Know your account manager and meet the Xero team

Do you know your account manager? For many of our partners around Asia, Xero Roadshow is the opportunity for you to finally meet face-to-face with their account manager and the rest of the Xero team. While we love technology, it can never beat an in-person interaction! Roadshows can get very busy, so be sure to connect with your account manager in advance and arrange a time and place to meet.

Arrive early for your Xero Passport (and stand to win prizes!)

We’re rewarding early-birds this Xero roadshow. Arrive at least 10 minutes before the first keynote begins (1:20pm for Hong Kong and 8:20am for Singapore) to receive a Xero passport. We ask that you check out all eight destinations during the course of the roadshow and get your passport fully stamped for a chance to win in the lucky draw. A collection of the latest Apple products – an iPhone X, iPad and Apple Watch – are at stake!

Know your way!

Xero Roadshow Hong Kong takes place on 23 January 2018 at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The nearest MRT station is Wan Chai. Use exit A5 for a linkway/bridge leading to Grand Hyatt (10 to 15-minute walk).

Xero Roadshow Singapore takes place on 26 January 2018 at the MES Theatre. The nearest MRT station is one-north. The theatre is a 10 to 15-minute walk away from the MRT station (exit A), but we strongly recommend you take a ride on a Xero bus (read more below)!

Have breakfast on Receipt Bank

You already get a chance to meet representatives from Receipt Bank at both roadshows. How about the chance to interact closely, ask questions, and see their product in action? Receipt Bank is hosting pre-roadshow breakfast events in both Hong Kong and Singapore, exclusively for Xero partners. Spots are filling fast so hurry up, reserve a seat at the breakfast table for 23 January in Hong Kong and 25 January in Singapore!

Roadshow Singapore special – start your journey with beautiful Xero buses at one-north MRT from 8:00am 

We’re painting the town blue this roadshow with beautiful Xero buses! They start picking you up from One-North MRT at 8:00am (at the bus stop in front of exit A) and loop every 10 minutes. We recommend you begin your beautiful Xero journey here.

Get SGD5.00 off GRAB

Prefer the comfort of your own transport? We’ve got you Grabbers! Exclusively for pick-ups and drop-offs at MES Theatre on 26 January, Grab for Business is offering SGD5.00 OFF your ride with the promo code FUTUREISNOW for the first 300 riders for JustGrab, GrabCar, GrabTaxi, GrabShare or GrabCar Premium. Valid between 7:00am to 7:00pm and limited to two redemptions per rider.

Start 2018 with a bang. Xero Roadshow Asia is the must-go event for accountants and bookkeepers this season, so get your free tickets here for 23 January in Hong Kong and 26 January in Singapore.


January 26, 2018 at 5.34 pm

Please keep to time allocated to each segment.

Shermin Oh in reply to Margaret
February 6, 2018 at 6.23 pm

Hello Margaret, thank you for your feedback and we apologise there was an overrun at our recent Singapore roadshow. We’d encountered a few technical issues which meant the PA announcement for attendees to file in to the theatre had not worked as well as expected, resulting in a later start. We’re taking this feedback very seriously and will be doing all we can to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Best, Shermin

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