Xerocon Day 2

Thu 6 September 2018

8:00 AM

Doors open

9:00 - 9:40 AM

Keynote: Choose your struggle: finding happiness by focusing on what matters
Mark Manson, Author. Thinker. Life Enthusiast.

Mark Manson is a super-star blogger and author with a message: if we want to be better, happier people, we’ve got to stop trying to be ‘positive’ all the time. His approach? A raw, hilarious, and inspiring keynote that cuts to the core of what it means to be happy and fulfilled in our era of feel-good, sugar-coated crap. From the author of the New York Times best seller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK, Mark Manson offers an in-your-face, ruthlessly honest, bracingly funny, and refreshingly stirring wake-up call for anyone looking for real talk (and actual help).

9:40 - 10:10 AM

Keynote: What's new in Xero Practice
Speaker: Anna Curzon, Chief Partner Officer, Xero

The accounting industry is changing incredibly fast and there are so many opportunities. Hear how accountants and bookkeepers are thriving in this period of change. Anna Curzon, Xero’s Chief Partner Officer, shows how putting your clients at the center of your practice and using Xero’ practice platform is helping advisors make the best use of their time, take on more clients, work more efficiently and coaching clients to higher levels of success. You’ll see the latest Xero Practice releases and discover smart actions you can take to move your practice forward.

10:10 - 10:30 AM

Keynote: The 1% is everything
Trent Innes, Managing Director, Xero Australia & Asia

One of the key secrets to success is incremental improvement - the 1% marginal gains.  People expect the 99% but the 1% is what they remember. This keynote will focus on how you drive incremental change by focusing on the 1% to surprise and delight your customers.

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Morning Tea

1:00 - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM

Keynote: Looking to the future
Steve Vamos, Chief Executive Officer, Xero

The future of technology is all about keeping things #human – especially when it comes to bookkeepers, accountants and small businesses. With that in mind, recently appointed Chief Executive Officer of Xero, Steve Vamos, shares his vision for how Xero continues to develop technology that’s designed to act more human, and less machine.

Rod Drury, Founder and Non-Executive Director at Xero

Where is the accounting and bookkeeping industry headed? What developments are on the horizon? Hear from Rod Drury, Founder and Non-Executive Director at Xero, on his vision for the future.

3:30 PM

Closing keynote

4:30 PM

Conference End

6:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Xerocon Wrap Party 2018*

Follow the red carpet and enter into a one night only Brisvegas experience in the lavish Cloudland nightclub, a three level space filled to the brim with unique and decadent decor with a surprise for guests around every corner. With seven custom designed and curated rooms this club will be transformed into a Xerocon Wrap Party to remember.
*Tickets sold separately

*Schedule is subject to change