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Here’s why you should join us at the South African Roadshow this May

Colin Timmis

May 4, 2022

One of the things I’ve missed the most over the last few years is being able to bring our accounting and app communities together for our annual Roadshow events. It’s such an important opportunity to network, learn more about new technology driving the industry forwards, share ideas and collaborate.

Well this year, I’m really excited we’re bringing back our Roadshows with two physical events later this month themed around being ‘together’. The first in Cape Town on 24th May, followed by Johannesburg on 26th May – we can’t wait to see you there. Nearly 2,000 of you are signed up across the two days already. 

We’ll be sharing more on what Xero has planned this year, as well as hearing from some exciting guest speakers. Here are four reasons to come and see us at the Roadshows this year.  

Get inspired

As well as hearing from me and the team about what we’re doing to support you and some of the trends driving the industry, we also have some great guest speakers. This includes speakers from apps in our ecosystem like Capitalise, Payfast, Simple Pay and Syft, and our 2022 Accounting Partner of the Year – PKF Ignite.  

We also have some amazing speakers from outside the industry lined up including; John Sanei, author and leading ‘futures strategist’, and Saray Khumalo, the award winning mountaineer and Guinness world record holder. 

Explore the exhibition hall

We have the Xero App Store with over 1,000 apps that can help your practice to scale, reach new customers and expand your services amongst small businesses. We have over 20 app partners (Friends of Xero) exhibiting throughout the day.

Many of these apps are leading the way in making life easier for accountants and small businesses. Whether it’s giving you strong business insights instantly, helping clients better manage staff pay or rotas, to providing more seamless payments. Come and chat to the apps leading innovation in the industry. 

Hear from the product experts

We’re always busy innovating at Xero to make sure we’re supporting the industry with the best products and tools. You’ll hear more from our team about what we’re doing to support accountants.

We know it’s a critical time for you. In our recent State of Small Business research, 55% of small businesses said cloud technology helped them survive the last year. We know they are increasingly turning to you for advice on streamlining processes and moving to the cloud. We’ll be talking about ways you and your small business clients can digitise and take the pain away from processes like tax, bank reconciliation and payroll – and much more. 

Enjoy some downtime

We have some great speakers and sessions for you to enjoy, but we also want you to have some time to connect with others across the industry. The event is all about bringing the Xero South African community together to share ideas and learn.

There will be plenty of opportunities to grab a coffee or lunch and catch up with someone you haven’t seen for a while, or someone you haven’t met before. We’ve seen so many great collaborations across the industry – whether it’s accounting firms working together to mentor small businesses, or practices working with apps and other technologies to help businesses grow. 

If you’d like to join us, then please register here. Both events start at 8am and will close around 2.30pm. Look forward to seeing many of you there!

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