We held a prize draw from attendees of the conference, who threw their business cards into a bowl. Congratulations to Michael McCook, who won a Cruz Tablet – we hope you enjoy this fabulous prize. A special thanks to Charlotte Hinton from Xero, who drew the lucky business card.
Tradevine, add-on partner to Xero, was an exhibiting sponsor at the Xerocon 2012, hosted at the beautiful Auckland Viaduct Events Centre. Tradevine has integrated with Xero, beautiful accounting software, to handle all the financial transactions for a complete back office solution. With 400 accountants from around New Zealand attending, Peter, Phil and Sandy were on hand to promote Tradevine.
We enjoyed listening to the speakers during the conference. There was a great keynote speech by Rod Drury where he announced WorkflowMax had been acquired, followed by some updates from the Xero Product Managers. I am sure there was not a dry eye in the audience when Dave Jessop (DJCA) , gave his talk around midday, which included a personal account of the earthquake, and the effect it had on his business. Key from the discussion is how the cloud enables business continuity. Well done to DJCA, who won Xero’s Partner of the Year award later on that evening.
All of us attended the Gala Dinner in the evening. With some drinking, a fine dinner and dancing into the night, a fun time was had by all. Well done to all the nominated practises and add-on partners, and winners on the night. We look forward to Xerocon 2013.