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Everything You Need To Know About Xerocon London 2017!

It’s that time of year again: time for all of us Xero users, Xero ecosystem partners and Xero certified accountants to get in a room together, put faces to names, share tips and find out what’s new in the world of Xero.

We’ve put together a handy guide to the London leg of the Xero world tour this year to help you navigate each day like a pro.

Our top 3 tips to get the most out of Xerocon London this year are:

  1. Plan your sessions. If you’ve not already got it then you can get your payroll certification at Xero Uni Day!
  2. Book in some demos! This is the best chance to meet Xerocon app partners and find out about all of the efficiency boosting add-ons out there. For more information check out the ‘What’s your client app stack’ breakout session at 11.15am on Day 2.
  3. Take your whole team! One thing Xero do well is inspire about what is possible and help you to dream a little bigger about how workflows could be improved. Having the whole team onboard will make implementing new solutions much easier.

Xerocon London 2017

When is it?

4-5 October 2017

Where is it?

ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

To get there you can take the Jubilee Line (alighting at Canning Town) and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train for the quick journey to ExCeL, getting off at Prince Regent. Remember that Custom House is out of bounds until late December, so don’t get caught out!

Who are the speakers?

As well as Rod Drury, Anna Curzon and Gary Turner, you can listen to inspiring speakers such as:

  • Emma Jones MBE, Founder of Enterprise Nation
  • Richard Susskind OBE, author and independent adviser
  • Tim Lebrecht, Author and consultant
  • Oliver Furniss, General Manager, Small Business, Xero
  • Rachael Powell, Chief People Officer, Xero
  • Matthew Syed, Journalist, author and broadcaster

How much are tickets?

£325 ex VAT – Grab yours here!

What’s the agenda?

Tuesday 3 October 2017 – Xero Uni Day & welcome drinks

  • Grow your practise for accountants (11:30 AM – 6:00 PM)
  • Xero payroll certification (11:30 AM – 6:00 PM)
  • Xero deep dive (11:30 AM – 6:00 PM)
  • Welcome drinks (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)


Wednesday 4 October 2017 – Xerocon Day 1, Awards & Party

  • How we help small businesses run the world (9:15 AM)
    • Gary Turner, Managing Director, Xero UK & EMEA
  • The future of the accounting profession (10:00 AM)
    • Richard Susskind, OBE, author and independent advisor
  • Morning tea (10:45 AM)
  • What’s new in Xero? Focus on Xero’s small business products (11:15 AM)
    • Oliver Furniss, General Manager – Small Business, Xero
  • Lunch (12:30 PM)
  • Building successful teams (2.30 PM)
    • Rachael Powell, Chief People Officer, Xero
  • Afternoon tea (3:00 PM)
  • The science of success (3:30 PM)
    • Matthew Syed, journalist, author and broadcaster
  • The future has arrived (4:15 PM)
    • Rod Drury, CEO and Co-Founder, Xero
  • Xero Awards (4:45 PM)
    • MC, Gary Turner, Rod Drury
  • Xerocon Party (7:00 PM)
    • Time to unwind!


Thursday 5 October 2017 – Xerocon Day 2

  • Exhibition hall open (8:15 AM)
    • Coffee, tea, pastries served
  • Welcome to Day 2 (9:15 AM)
    • Gary Turner, Managing Director, Xero UK & EMEA
  • What’s new in Xero? Focus on Xero’s small business products (9:30 AM)
    • Laura Cardinal, Global GM, Xero
  • Business Accounting Building business success through community (10.15AM)
    • Emma Jones, entrepreneur and founder of Enterprise Nation
  • Morning tea (10:45 AM)


Breakout sessions

  • 11:15 AM
    • What’s new in Xero (Ashley Driver)
    • What’s your client app stack? (James Coleman & Ben Johnson)
  • 11:45 AM
    • Realise your practice vision through the Xero digital blueprint (Damon Anderson & Doug La Bahn)
    • How to get paid faster with Xero + PayPal
  • 12:15 PM
    • How to create a thriving digital practice through marketing (Andrew & Pete)
    • Payroll in Xero deep dive (Aaron Bloom & Vikki Bean)
    • Unlock the power of working with apps in Xero HQ (Guy Alexander)
  • Lunch (12:45 PM)
  • How to run a beautiful business in the age of machines (2:00 PM)
    • Tim Leberecht, author and consultant
  • Panel discussion (3:00 PM)
  • Conference end (4:00 PM)
    • Xerocon London is officially over for another year!


There is lot’s to see, learn and do at this year’s Xerocon – to make the most of it remember to plan your sessions, pick which add ons to speak to and most of all, have fun!

Don’t forget to swing by our stand for a rubber duck and a chat about how Float can help you help your clients.

Rebecca Fowler

I'm a marketer and a lover of puns. Greggs fan ✌️