What an exciting few weeks it has been! After over 12 months of building and testing, Re-View launched at Xerocon in Auckland. The atmosphere was electric, as 900 attendees and over 30 add-ons converged on the Viaduct Events Centre for the annual conference hosted by Xero.
Xero is a truly global brand and the event was a fantastic way to launch Re-View, giving us the opportunity to present our product to the local market and beyond. Export opportunities for New Zealand products and services was one of the underlying themes of Xero CEO Rod Durry’s opening address, laying down a challenge for all attendees to expand their business and look for growth opportunities aboard. We plan on taking up this challenge as we grow and cannot wait to bring our software to the world.
As a new-comer in the Xero ecosystem, it was great to meet the Xero team and the people behind other Xero add-ons – the variety and quality of their products was impressive. One of the real highlights was walking around the exhibition hall and chatting to other exhibitors – getting to share our story and in turn, listening to their experiences and advice. What we have learned will help us hugely as Re-View expands further into the market.
However no amount of advice could calm the nerves as Re-View managing director, Rory O’Connor, prepared for his first public demonstration during the technology expo steams. These were well attended and Re-View launched to a packed house with over 100 people in attendance. This was a real thrill and it was hard to contain the excitement of bringing our software to the market.
The two day conference culminated in a gala dinner, where the Xero partner awards were announced. It was great to see these high performers recognised and even better to see Re-View co-founder Tom and the team at Re-Leased take home the award for emerging add on of the year! This was an outstanding result for the Re-Leased team and it is great to see their hard work being recognised amongst the Xero community.
Thank you to the team at Xero for hosting us and allowing us to launch Re-View to so many people. Without this platform, companies like ours wouldn’t get the opportunity to launch in such a special environment. Thanks must also go to the Re-View software developers at Red Jungle, and especially Phil – the effort you put in to get us here was amazing. It was a mad rush to the finish but we made it!