September 3, 2013      3 min read

Xerocon came to the Tech Park in Sydney last week, and we came along for the ride. And what a ride it was. Like much to do with Xero, the event has grown rapidly and has a lot of buzz (but more than lives up to the hype). The annual event brings together accounting, innovative business and technology solutions providers and always makes us feel really excited to be part of the Xero ecosystem.

For the lucky members of Unleashed who represented us at the event, it was a brilliant opportunity to get out of the office environment (lovely though our Takapuna home is). Plus our Australian team who are spread out around Sydney and Melboune could join forces. Getting face to face with people and chatting about the benefits of Unleashed’s cloud-based inventory management is always really rewarding.

As well as the brilliant line up of speakers, there were of course some really exciting product announcements from Xero which have been well summarised here. Plus lots of mingling and eating… and eating. The catering was delicious. Big ups to the brains behind the event; it ran so well and has set a new benchmark for large scale events to live up to. A particular highlight was the entertainment for the awards gala dinner, a band formed by Xero staff and partners. This blog gives the background logistics of rehearsing remotely, no mean feat. Our congratulations to this year’s award winners, especially add-on partner of the year Receipt Bank and Growthwise, who took away the 100% Cloud award.

We met so many lovely people at our booth and Shellon Dunlop from Consolid8 Accounting took away the iPad mini prize. It really was the icing on her Xerocon cake.

There was a really fun energy around the event with all attendees very excited to be there, it would be difficult to come to Xerocon and leave not feeling inspired. We’re still buzzing and looking forward to the San Francisco and London Xerocon events!

 

 

 

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