Xerocon Day 2

Thu 5 October 2017

8:15 AM

Exhibition hall open

Coffee, tea, pastries served

9:15 AM

Welcome to Day 2
Gary Turner, Managing Director, Xero UK & EMEA

9:30 AM

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.


Hail the rise of the trusted adviser 

Emma Jones, entrepreneur and founder of Enterprise Nation

As small businesses are faced with opportunities from exporting to selling, to government and embracing the web. It's more critical than ever for accountants to play the role of trusted adviser. Enterprise Nation founder, Emma Jones, will outline the top three things on the mind of the small business owner, and how practices can increase business from SMEs and deliver the support they're after. 


11:00 AM

Morning tea

13:00 PM


2:15 PM

How to run a beautiful business in the age of machines
Tim Leberecht, author and consultant

Tim Leberecht, author of the widely acclaimed book The Business Romantic and advisor to organisations worldwide, argues that as machines take our jobs and do them more efficiently, the only work left for us humans will be the kind of work that must be done beautifully rather than efficiently: with care, character, and craftsmanship. Tim believes we are shifting from a smart age to a new romantic era in which companies rich with imagination and emotion will have an unfair advantage. In his talk, he inspires you to think about your business differently and proposes four concrete principles that enable you to thrive while maintaining your humanity in the age of machines.

3:00 PM

Panel: The journey to a thriving digital practice

We know that for accounting and bookkeeping practices the world over, evolving into a digital practice is no walk in the park. Ask any practice that has made, or is making, the move and they’ll tell you that significant changes can bring serious challenges. But we also know a little experience can go a long way. So we’ve gathered a panel of Xero partners – of all sizes – to share everything they’ve learned while covering the hard yards. From trials to triumphs, you’ll see how these practices made the transition to becoming a digital practice. They’ll reveal their catalyst for change, how they aligned their practice and how they’re tracking towards success.

4:00 PM

Conference end