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Xerocon London: Announcing the first lineup

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Ashleigh Gibson

Mar 21, 2022

On 20-21 July, 2,000 boundary pushing accountants and bookkeepers will congregate on Tobacco Dock. It’s an unmissable event for any practice looking to stay ahead of the curve.

We’re really excited to share our first lineup of speakers, events and app partners who will be at Xerocon London 2022.

Meet our speakers

Steve Vamos – Chief Executive Officer

In a must-see opening session, Steve will kick off Xerocon London by sharing his vision for Xero as we come together to celebrate, learn and plan for what’s next. From partner stories of innovation and agility through to tales of great effort and challenge of the past two years, Steve will take you through ways in which we are creating a small business platform that puts our accountants and bookkeepers at the centre of our efforts.

Rachael Powell – Chief Customer Officer

The world of accounting and bookkeeping means tight deadlines and delivering on time to your clients every day. In this session, Rachael  will discuss the latest trends on customer expectations and how Xero is investing to put you in the driver’s seat when it comes to getting the support you need, long before you ever know you need it.

Anna Curzon – Chief Product Officer

Accountants and bookkeepers have carried a heavy load in the past two years as they’ve helped small businesses navigate digital acceleration and shift business models overnight to stay in touch with customers. In this session, Anna will take you through how we evolved and refreshed Xero’s products at every stage of this journey to meet the immediate needs of our advisors, and what we’re doing to ensure the business of doing the books will be more intuitive, connected and faster than ever before.

Alex von Schirmeister – Managing Director, UK & EMEA

Alex is responsible for leading Xero’s operations across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience, having led teams across Europe and Latin America in ecommerce, payments, telecommunications, FMCG and consultancy. Prior to Xero, Alex led the European operations for small business payments technology company SumUp, and before that held senior leadership positions at Electrocomponents plc and eBay, where he gained exposure to a large constituency of merchant sellers.

In what will be his first Xerocon as managing director for the UK & EMEA, this will be a chance to meet Alex and hear his fresh perspective on what is happening in our economy, the changing role of the accountant, and Xero’s role in supporting the community.

Explore the highlights of Xerocon London

Keynote and breakout sessions

There’ll be two days packed with content, giving you the opportunity to learn more about the Xero product and our plans for the future. Get inspired on other topics such as winning the war on talent, mental health awareness and everything in between.

Over 50 exhibitors for the Xero App Ecosystem

Xerocon offers you a unique opportunity to connect with more than 50 app partners from the Xero ecosystem. We’ve got an awesome lineup of app partners from the Xero app ecosystem this year, including Practice Ignition, Iwoca, Pleo and many more. Learn more about what apps integrate with Xero, how they can help take your practice to the next level as well as get an insight into what’s coming up.

The Xerocon party

The inspirational speakers won’t be the only thing to move you on day one. The famous Xerocon party features infectious live music and entertainment that will have you cutting shapes on the dance floor well into the evening. There’s a reason they call it ‘Glastonbury for accountants’. 

The party will be held at: Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DX. It’s a 25 minute walk from Tobacco Dock or a 10 minute journey by car so make sure you plan your visit to London with this in mind.

Immersive experiences

There’s plenty of time to have fun and form stronger bonds with your team. In previous years we’ve had karaoke rooms, bumper cars, a merry-go-round, virtual reality games, a pub on the green, and an indoor cricket pitch so you can expect more of the same at the 2022 edition.

Join us at Xerocon London

Xerocon London is the unmissable event for cloud accounting leaders from across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Get your ticket today and join accountants, bookkeepers and apps at Tobacco Dock to connect, learn and get inspired.

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