VC Industry Forum 2019

VC Industry Forum 2019
The most anticipated event on the Australian Investment Council calendar for leaders in the venture capital community.

The Australian Investment Council is pleased to be hosting our second annual Venture Capital Industry Forum on Wednesday 1 May 2019, in partnership with leading global professional services firm, PwC. 

This half-day forum has quickly cemented itself as one of the premier knowledge sharing and networking events for the leaders of Australia's innovation ecosystem.

This year's forum will be attended by around 150 fund managers, investors, entrepreneurs and corporate advisors, who will gather at PwC's Sydney headquarters to hear from a range of leading international and domestic experts in a variety of fields.

Headlining this year's event will be Fred Giuffrida, Managing Director of global US investment firm, Horsley Bridge Partners. Fred will share his views on the state of play for venture in the US, Australia and other markets around the world, and outline the challenges and opportunities ahead for the sector. 

Speakers

Jonathan Armitage
Chief Investment
Officer MLC &
General Manager,
NAB Asset
Management
Ariane Barker
CEO, Scale
Investors
Anne-Marie Birkill
Managing Partner,
OneVentures
     
Simon Cant
Co-Founder and
Managing Partner,
Reinventure
Group
Federico Collarte
Founder & CEO,
Baraja
Dr Charles Day
CEO, the Office of
Innovation and
Science (OISA)
     
Yasser El-Ansary
Chief Executive,
Australian
Investment
Council
Nicholas Guest
Investment Director,
Global Private
Capital, QIC
Fred Giuffrida
Managing Director,
Horsley Bridge
Partners
     
Amanda Hjorring
COO, Square Peg
Capital
Craig Matthew
Director, Asia
Principal Capital
(APCL)
Kate Misic
Head of Alternative
Investments, Telstra
Super
     
Neil Stanford
Head of Private
Equity, HOSTPLUS
Prof. Salah Sukkarieh
CEO, Agerris
Stephen Thompson
Managing Director,
Brandon Capital
Partners
     


Kristin Vaughan
Director of the Clean
Energy 
Innovation
Fund, 
Clean Energy
Finance Corporation
Samantha Wong
Partner, Blackbird
Ventures

     

Further details about the half-day program will be provided in coming weeks. Highlights include: 

12:00pm   Networking lunch and forum open 
12:30pm   The Australian Agri-tech opportunity
  The technology enabling the autonomous vehicle revolution
    An entrepreneur's view on the role of VC 
14:20pm   Break
14:50pm    Perspectives from leading institutional investors  
    The big issues confronting early-stage investors right now

  Global industry overview and outlook 
    What the upcoming federal election will mean for innovation policy 
17:30pm   Networking drinks and forum close 

 

 A limited number of corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. If your firm would like to join PwC in supporting the growth and development of Australia's venture sector, please get in contact with us.

     

Major Corporate Partner

Major Government Partner

When
5/1/2019 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where
PwC Level 17, One International Towers Sydney 1 Watermans Quay Barangaroo, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
 

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