Hear from international and domestic thought leaders who will share their views on the mega trends shaping the direction of the private capital industry globally.

Hamilton Lane's Tara Blackburn and Urs Wietlisbach of Partners Group will add a global view alongside local leaders such as the Future Fund's Wendy Norris.

Hear the latest economic drivers from Westpac’s Bill Evans and NAB’s Alan Oster and stories from CEOs of some of the country's biggest brands.

Join us on our journey - investing for growth - as we discuss the role of private capital as an increasing driver of innovation, productivity and economic growth.

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Day 1, 11 September 2019

08.30am  Registration open
09.30am  Investor Forum - Limited Partners closed session
12.30pm  Welcome networking lunch
01.30pm  Conference opening and introduction
Ali Moore | Journalist and Broadcaster (MC)
01.35pm  Chair's welcome
Andrew Major | Chairperson, Australian Investment Council
01.45pm  Opening address - Adapting to a changing world: how the Future Fund is investing in private markets
Wendy Norris | Deputy CIO, Future Fund
02.15pm  Global economic outlook
Bill Evans | Managing Director and Global Head of Economics, Westpac
Alan Oster | Chief Economist, National Australia Bank
Ali Moore | Journalist and Broadcaster (moderator)
03.00pm  Afternoon tea
03.30pm  Keynote address - Private markets as a driver for change
Urs Wietlisbach | Partner & Co-Founder, Partners Group
04.05pm  All-time highs: breaking down the record-breaking era for fundraising
Mounir Guen | CEO, Mvision
Tara Blackburn | Managing Director, Hamilton Lane
Nicole Connolly | Director, Investor Relations, Allegro Funds (moderator)
04.55pm  Innovation in global financial services – perspectives from the United Kingdom
Alderman Peter Estlin | Lord Mayor of the City of London
Ali Moore | Journalist and Broadcaster
05.25pm  Day 1 Wrap up
Ali Moore | Journalist and Broadcaster
05.30pm  End of day 1 plenaries
05.30pm  A tri-nations preview of the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Phil Kearns | Managing Director, InterRISK Australia
Andrew Mehrtens | Director of Asset Finance, Maia Financial
Dean Dorrell | Partner, Carthona Capital (moderator)
05.30pm  Women's Networking Drinks
06.00pm  Australian Investment Conference Cocktail Party
Please enter at Gate 3
11.00pm  Close

Day 2, 12 September 2019

09.30am  Opening introduction
Ali Moore | Journalist and Broadcaster (MC)
09.35am  #Salesandsocialmedia: How social media is transforming B2C businesses
Bridget Taylor | Founding Partner, Contagion
10.15am   Expanding into China: the opportunities and the challenges
Martin Matthews | CEO, Brand Collective
Kathy Chen | Partner & CFO, SB China Venture Capital
Mark Middleton | CEO, Icon Group
Ali Moore | Journalist and Broadcaster (moderator)
11.00am  Morning tea
11.30am  Bigger and more agile: the evolution in Australia’s superannuation sector continues
Sam Sicilia | CIO, HOSTPLUS
Shaun Manuell | Senior Portfolio Manager, AustralianSuper
Deanne Stewart | CEO, First State Super
Yasser El-Ansary | CEO, Australian Investment Council (moderator)
12.15pm  Ball tampering, doping and free speech – when culture, ethics and leadership goes wrong
John Buchanan | Former Australian Cricket Coach
Nicole Livingstone OAM | Head of Women's Football, Australian Football League
Peter FitzSimons AM | Former Wallaby, Author and Broadcaster (moderator)
01.00pm  Networking lunch
02.00pm  Smart technology sparking a new era for energy consumption and investment
Dan Adams | Co-Founder, Amber Electric
Valentin Muenzel | Co-Founder and CEO, Relectrify
Ali Moore | Journalist and Broadcaster (moderator)
02.35pm  The investment strategies boosting supply and quality of early childhood education in Australia
Sharyn Williams | Chief Financial Officer, G8 Education
Anna Learmonth | CEO, Only About Children
Brad Lynch | Partner, Advent Partners (moderator)
03.15pm  Afternoon tea
03.45pm  The economics of trust: cyber security and data privacy under the microscope
Tony Smales | CEO & Founder, Forticode
Danny Gilligan | Co-Founder and CEO, Data Republic
Simon Bligh | CEO, illion
Kate Marshall | Head of KPMG Law, Australia, KPMG (moderator)
04.20pm  Designing the private capital investment industry of the future
Cameron Dare | Operating Partner, The Riverside Company
Crystal Russell | Principal - Global Private Equity, QIC
Andrew Major | General Manager - Unlisted Assets, HESTA
Yasser El-Ansary | CEO, Australian Investment Council (moderator)
04.55pm  Closing remarks
Ali Moore | Journalist and Broadcaster
05.00pm  End of day 2 plenaries
05.15pm  Networking drinks
06.00pm  Australian Investment Council Awards and Gala Dinner
10.30pm  Close