Last Wednesday I visited the sunny (or not so sunny as the case was) Hawke’s Bay for Accelerate 2010.
For a number of years Rod from Xero has been wanting to hold a conference to help accelerate growth in New Zealand business’ – specifically hi-tech.
The conference was held at the wonderful Black Barn Vineyard a wonderful setting.
Apart from the delayed flight the day got off to a great start with Andy Lark giving us his latest views on the Virtual Era.
A long lunch gave ample opportunity to network with everyone and sample some of Black Barn’s wines.
The afternoon session was quite loose with a chance to share ideas and issues that people are experiencing and hear insights from some of New Zealand most successfulÂ entrepreneursÂ and investors.
One of Rod’s aims was to get the ‘city folk’ into the provinces and as such it was great to meet a number of new people all based in the Bay.
Overall it was a fun day and I look forward to next years event
Cheers Rod, Odette and the Black Barn.