It’s the time of year that accountants and bookkeepers live for. It may have facetiously been dubbed ‘Coachella for Accountants’ but that’s not too far from the truth. The annual Xerocon event has become one of the most popular and highly anticipated accounting conferences in the world, and the largest one is taking place in Brisbane this September.
Conferences are a great chance to connect with others in your industry, gain insight into latest industry innovations, and pick up new ideas for your firm around marketing, business growth, and professional development.
If any conference deserves the title of ‘largest technology conference in Australasia,’ Xerocon South does. With over 2,000 attendees from Australia, NZ and Asia and nearly 90 exhibitors, the Brisbane Convention Centre was buzzing. SuiteFiles were fortunate to attend as an exhibitor alongside our partner Abacus Business Solutions – here’s what we loved about Xerocon South.
Previously known as ShareThePoint's annual SharePoint Conference, The Digital Workplace Conference was rebranded for 2015. Held at the end of August in Auckland, NZ, Day 1 focused heavily on small businesses. So of course Suite was there in a flash.
Microsoft WPC this year was held in Orlando, Florida, the home of Disney World. As with all WPCs, it was hot!
Another Xerocon has been and gone. This was the fourth time that I've attended New Zealand's premier event for accountants. It was the first year that I've attended solely as a delegate and not been on an exhibition stand, so I enjoyed looking in on the various speakers at the conference, meeting people on the exhibition stands and talking with our customers. I also had the odd chat to people interested in getting on to SuiteFiles.
It's official. We're a toddler!
2014 was a big year for us. We launched a partner programme, built new products, refined existing ones, and grew our customer base. Like any small business, we've had periods of absolute highs and times where it's just been hard slog. Hard work pays off though, and now we couldn't be prouder of what our small team has managed to accomplish. We've brought some of these achievements (plus some fun Suite facts!) together in the infographic below.