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
Rick Baker
Co-Founder,
Blackbird Ventures
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
     
Manoj Santiago
Audit Partner - Private
Clients, Assurance &
Advisory, PwC
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

     

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

12:00pm   Networking lunch and forum open
12:30pm   Opening welcome
12:35pm
  CEO address
Yasser El-Ansary, Australian Investment Council
12:45pm   Opening keynote address
Farms of the future: Cultivating Australia's AgTech opportunity
Professor Salah Sukkarieh, Agerris

13:20pm
  Are we there yet? Technology enabling the autonomous vehicle
revolution
Federico Collarte, Baraja
13:50pm
  Sector spotlight: Emerging themes and trends in CleanTech &
FinTech
Kristin Vaughan, Clean Energy Finance Corporation ; Simon Cant,
Reinventure Group
14:30pm   Afternoon tea
14:50pm    Institutional investor perspectives: Expectations of venture
strategies
Jonathan Armitage, NAB Asset Management ; Nicholas Guest, QIC ; Neil
Stanford, HOSTPLUS
 ; Kate Misic, Telstra Super ; Craig Matthew, Asia
Principal Capital (APCL)
15:30pm   Fund Manager insights: How to adapt, evolve and respond to the 
opportunities of the future
Rick Baker, Blackbird ; Amanda Hjorring, Square Peg Capital ; Anne-Marie
Birkill, OneVentures
 ; Stephen Thompson, Brandon Capital Partners ; Manoj
Santiago, PwC
16:10pm   Break

16:30pm

  Venture Capital: A global perspective
Fred Giuffrida, Horsley Bridge Partners

17:10pm   Innovation policy discussion: Realising prosperity through
innovation
Yasser El-Ansary, Australian Investment Council ; Dr Charles Day, the Office
of Innovation and Science Australia
17:40pm   Closing remarks and thank you
17:45pm   Networking drinks and First Robotics demonstration
FRC Team 3132: Thunder Down Under
18:00pm   End of demonstration and networking to continue
19:30pm   Close

 

 
     

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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