Join us in Johannesburg

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The Forum
Wanderers Building
The Campus
57 Sloane Street
Bryanston, 2021


9.30 – 10.30 Registration

Grab some refreshments and meet local partners and the Xero team.

10.30 – 10.50 Introduction

Gary Turner, Managing Director UK & EMEA, Xero

Gary Turner opens the show with a preview of exciting stuff to come.

10.50 – 11.15 The entrepreneurial mindset: Embracing change and technology

Marnus Broodryk, CEO of The Bean Counter  

If there’s one thing you can rely on, it’s change. Marnus Broodryk – CEO of The Beancounter, an accounting firm making waves by disrupting the industry in South Africa, and Shark Tank SA judge – shares how you can take advantage of change to drive your practice forward.

11.15 – 11.40 State of accounts

Colin Timmis, Head of Accounting South Africa, Xero

Get the lay of the land as we explore research into accountants and small businesses. You’ll learn:

  • What small businesses expect from modern accountants
  • How your services can adapt to profit from automation
  • Which trends are likely to affect your practice

11.40 – 12:00 Break

12.00 – 12.30 Product demonstration

Neil Sheehan, Partner Consultant UK, Xero

Discover how Xero can help automate your workflow and facilitate better collaboration with your clients. Dive into powerful tools like Cash Coding, Find & Recode and Reports, then get acquainted with the new Xero HQ platform – designed to drive efficiencies within your practice. You’ll be all set to take the next steps to running an online practice. 

12.30 – 13.00 Accounting in 2020 and beyond

Paul Bulpitt, Head of Accounting UK, Xero

The landscape is changing. Learn how Xero has responded and see how sea changes are due to shake up the accounting industry.

  • Discover the mega trends that will shape the next ten years for accountants and small businesses
  • Learn what the most successful accounting and bookkeeping firms globally are doing
  • Plan your route through digital disruption to a thriving practice

13.00 – 13.30 Hear from the experts: The practice of the future

Paul Bulpitt, Head of Accounting UK, Xero

Join leading Xero Partners in South Africa and Paul as they reveal how to take the opportunities and meet the challenges of modern accounting.

  • Find out how top practices deliver value to clients in 2017
  • See how local leaders are adapting to meet tomorrow’s needs
  • Learn how to accelerate your practice with smarter processes

13.30 – 13.45 Closing comments

Craig Hudson, Regional Director, Xero

13.45 – 14.45 Networking lunch

Network with local advisors, our exhibitors and our team over lunch – our treat.

Please note, changes may be made to the agenda at any time.

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