28-08-2019 12:59 PM
Who doesn’t love a free trip to Melbourne! I recently won a trip to Melbourne (thanks to PEXA) to attend their annual Open Day and tour of the PEXA Headquarters.
Here is my review of my little getaway to Melbourne and PEXA Headquarters.
I was up bright and early at airport on Thursday morning, I was feeling a little apprehensive about the “polar storm” on my approach to Melbourne and wondering whether planes can land sideways due to the wind, however all was forgotten when I was greeted at the airport by a driver holding my name plaque, who whisked me off in pure luxury to the Crown Metropol. I had nothing to do other than to fulfil my first agenda…shopping.
That evening PEXA took the 8 of us to dinner at Rosetta’s, one of Neil Perry’s signature restaurants. Melbourne know how to do dining right. The Pinot Gris was flowing, the food was amazing but the conversation was the highlight of the evening as we got to know each other. Our group was a mixture of Solicitors and Conveyancers from Mackay, Whitsundays, Redcliffe, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and of course Ipswich.
The following morning we were taken to the PEXA headquarters where we were introduced to the PEXA team and toured the premises which was an open plan office with a large central meeting place they call PEXAPLEX (decked out with its very own piano and basketball hoop which they are only let loose on after 4pm). After our tour we sat as a group and discussed the PEXA platform with our new found friends. How we all use the platform, what we like, what we love and what we loathe about it (we couldn’t come up with anything we loathe).
The PEXA Open Day was held that afternoon to showcase PEXA’S new developments and what they are currently working on. All I can say is AMAZING!!!! We spoke with the different teams working on Security, PEXAKey, PEXAPlus and future integration of PEXA with our Practice Management Systems.
The one thing that stood out was the level of support PEXA gives its users. They really do listen to suggestions to improve their platform and have a team dedicated to improving, creating and testing new features. I was excited by PEXAKey – I think this will improve our clients experience and have them more involved in the process.
Sadly all good things must come to an end, and there definitely was no driver holding my name plaque at the Brisbane airport. However, making lasting friendships along the way is always a bonus, and the Queensland competition winners and the PEXA team are already making plans for our next catch up in September in Queensland, inspiring us all to continue our learning journey to utilise the PEXA platform to its best advantage and give great service to our clients.
29-08-2019 10:53 AM
I also attended the open day on the 9th August and, even though I didn't get star treatment like the lucky ones from QLD, I had a fantastic day. I traveled from Shepparton down and the weather was atrocious but the day made it all worth while. All the staff at PEXA were amazing and I got to meet our support person Jeff Wulfsohn (he is terrific and has the patience of a saint as I often call him about issue that I have). It was very informative and seeing where the 'magic' happens was an eye opener.
I would highly recommend anyone thinking about attending any future open days to go, you will be amazed. I met people from QLD and NSW that had flown in and everyone was friendly and warm and the food was terrifice.
Thanks and congratulations to the QLD crew.
03-09-2019 04:46 PM - edited 03-09-2019 04:47 PM
Thanks for sharing your experience @SallyAdams
I am so pleased that all 8 competition winners have stayed in contact post the Open Day.
Although it's not at Rosetta's, I am still looking forward to our next dinner catch up with the group in Brisbane next week!
Here's to many more community posts from you and the team at McNamara Law.