Xerocon Day 2

Thu 14 September 2017

9:00 AM


9:10 AM

Magda Szubanski, writer, actor and comedian

We all know Magda the comedian, we would now like to introduce Magda the author. Magda is one of Australia’s most beloved actors, having graced our screens for many years as Sharon in the sitcom Kath and Kim. She has also appeared in the award-winning film Babe and its sequel, worked alongside Robin Williams in Happy Feet, and even appeared in a national tour of Grease: The Arena Spectacular. She has received many accolades throughout her career and none more so than for her autobiography ‘Reckoning’. In the words of Peter Craven in his review published in the Australian: ‘Reckoning is a riveting, overwhelmingly poignant autobiography by a woman of genius. It is an extraordinary hymn to the tragic heroism at the heart of ordinary life and the soaring moral scrutiny of womankind. Every library should have it, every school should teach it.’

10:00 AM

Keynote: What’s new in Xero? Focus on Xero’s small business products
Laura Cardinal, Global GM, Xero Business Accounting

Want some shiny new tools for your Xero tool box? Of course you do! And it should be no surprise that  there are plenty of exciting innovations coming. Be the first to learn about new features that will power-up your practice and open the door to new growth opportunities. You’ll also hear how automation and machine learning is helping small businesses, and what this means for you and your practice.

10:45 AM

Morning Tea

1 PM


2:30 PM

Regional Keynote: The power of us
Trent Innes, Managing Director, Xero Australia
Craig Hudson – Country Manager, Xero New Zealand

Xero MDs Trent and Craig will close Xerocon Melbourne 2017 with an overview of what’s happening around your Xero region. They’ll walk you through some of the key outcomes you’ve helped to achieve and the impact our community is having on driving small business success and boosting economic prosperity. Plus, get the lowdown on some of the exciting regional projects coming your way.

3:20 PM

Xero Awards

We’ll present a variety of awards to our top-performing accounting, bookkeeping and add-on partners.

4:30 PM

Conference end

6:30 PM

Xerocon Block Party

Melbourne is synonymous for its streets. A melting pot of culture, art, food, beverage and live music scene. In true Melbournian style we are celebrating the laneways of Melbourne by creating the ultimate block party. The party will be a roving journey through Melbourne’s tastes, smells and sounds, venue hopping from one food experience to the next. Get excited for entertainment, surprises and one big block party.