You're on the United Kingdom site →

Your Guide to Xerocon Brisbane 2018

With Xerocon Brisbane just around the corner, we’ve got the lowdown on what to do, who to see, and where to go at this year’s beautiful business event!

So get ready for some koala-ty Australian puns, some carefully placed Kylie song lyrics, and our top tips for the lucky lucky lucky few of you that are heading to what’s sure to be Accounting’s best event of the year!

xerocon brisbane


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


5th – 6th September 2018


Xerocon is known for attracting the best and brightest of speaking talent to talk at their events. This year they’re bringing on home the talent and attracting audiences to them like a boomerang.

With some familiar faces and newcomers to Xerocon Brisbane, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking which to attend.

From the upper echelons of Xero management to the courageous and inspirational London Bombings Survivor Gill Hicks, Xero has an aus-some selection of keynote speakers.

On G’Day 1 of the conference you can expect:

Steve Vamos, Chief Executive Officer, Xero

Opening Keynote


Professor Genevieve Bell of the Australian National University, director of the 3A Institute, and Senior Fellow at Intel

The AI Revolution? Human-Computer Relationships in the 4th Industrial Age


Herman Man, Vice President of Product and Alliances, Xero

What’s New in Xero

  • With a recent overhaul of their branding, including a beautiful new tagline, this talk is sure to be full of surprises and insights. Find out about new apps, new features, and what’s next on Xero’s roadmap.


Gill Hicks, London Bombings Survivor, Inspiring Advocate of Peace

What’s The Worst That Can Happen?


Jamie Skella, Co-founder, Horizon State

Unblocking the Blockchain

  • This keynote is designed to make blockchain accessible and comprehensible to everyone. Whether you’re a blockchain genius or a complete novice, this is the talk for you. Learn from Jamie Skella as she breaks down the jargon and gets to the root of the movement – shedding light on a much-debated topic and the future of the accounting-tech relationship.


G’Day 2 Keynotes include:

Mark Manson, Author. Thinker. Life Enthusiast.

Choose Your Struggle: Finding Happiness by Focusing on What Matters

  • Unapologetically honest and raucously funny, this New York Times best-selling author is here to bring you the hard-hitting truth about what it takes to be happier – without sugar-coating everything.


Anna Curzon, Chief Partner Officer, Xero

What’s New in Xero Practice


Trent Innes, Managing Director, Xero Australia & Asia

The 1% is Everything

  • Trent Innes is here to encourage you to revel in the small victories, rather than to hold your breath until the big one hits. Sometimes you paint by numbers until something sticks, but building a business slowly is the best way to delight your customers and ensure long-term success.


Steve Vamos, Chief Executive Officer, Xero

Rod Drury, Founder and Non-Executive Director at Xero

Looking to the Future


xerocon brisbane

From Expense Management to Cash Flow Forecasting you will be spinning around with the choices of exhibitor stands available.  

Why not visit the PayPal stand and find out why they’ve got over 7 million active users.

Check out Hubdoc and hear all about their goal of creating a paperless world through automated bookkeeping.

And head on over to the Float stand where the team will be waiting to welcome you with their knowledge of all things cash flow, and maybe even a dram of whisky.

Check out the full list of Exhibitors here.


There ain’t no party like a Xerocon party.

Whilst Xero are keeping the mystery alive by not yet announcing the venue of the Wrap Party, you can rest assured that it’ll be bigger and better than ever.

But the festivities aren’t limited to the second day of Xerocon. On the evening of the first day, you can attend Networking Drinks to get to know your fellow attendees, and maybe even a few Exhibitors.

On a night like this, you’d be a fool not to show up.

If all of this sounds “wow wow wow wow” then get your tickets whilst they’re still available to secure your place at Xerocon Brisbane 2018!


Number of Kylie song lyrics successfully hidden in this blog: 4

If you found them all, and now you can’t get these songs outta your head, tweet me at @FloatCatriona to let me know!


xerocon brisbane

The Best Xero Add Ons For Your Business

Catriona Bane

Marketing Executive with a passion for helping small business owners get to grips with their cash flow.