2022 VC Industry Forum

2022 VC Industry Forum

2022 VC Industry Forum


Established as one of the largest knowledge sharing and networking events for the leaders of Australia's innovation ecosystem, you will have the opportunity to broaden your network and connect with entrepreneurs, investors, fund managers and corporate advisors.


You will hear from leading international and domestic experts about the state of play for venture in Australia and abroad and the challenges and opportunities ahead for the sector.


10:00 AM Arrival morning tea   

10:30 AM

Opening welcome (MC)

Amanda Hjorring
Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Square Peg

10:35 AM

CEO address

Jonathan Kelly
Interim CEO, Australian Investment Council

10:40 AM

Keynote address

Eamon Waterford
Chief Strategy Officer, Investment NSW

10:55 AM

Fireside chat

Eamon Waterford
Chief Strategy Officer, Investment NSW

Annie Parker
Executive Director, Tech Central

Manoj Santiago
Partner, PwC

11:20 AM

Transforming access and delivery of healthcare through digitisation

Michael Wang
Founder & CEO, Telecare

Dr Silvia Pfeiffer
CEO, Coviu

Amanda Hjorring
Partner & Chief Operating Officer

11:55 AM Future proofing the industry and mega trends: ESG & Impact Investing

Zarmeen Pavri
Partner & Chief Impact Officer, SDG and Senior Adviser, Global Impact Investing Network

Giles Gunasekera
CEO, Global Impact Initiative

Will Mateu
Member Experience Manager, Australian Investment Council

12:40 PM

Networking lunch

01:10 PM

Samsara - how to design a venture backed business to tackle a civilisation-scale problem

Prof. Colin Jackson
Chief Scientist, Samsara and Senior Lecturer, Research School of Chemistry at ANU

Gabrielle Munzer
Principal, Main Sequence Ventures

Paul Riley
CEO, Samsara

Peter Bruce
Head of Waste to Resource, Woolworths Group

Blair Pritchard
Partner, Virescent Ventures

02:00 PM

Navigating the challenges of the skills shortage

Marin Peplinski
Chief People Officer, Morse

Josh Foreman
Founder & CEO, Indebted

Deborah Johns
Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

02:35 PM

Afternoon tea

03:00 PM Aussie founders taking gaming to new heights

Tim Ruse
CEO, Zero Latency

Robyn Tolhurst
Public Affairs Manager, Australian Investment Council

03:35 PM Limited Partner Insights: Allocations, Valuations, ESG & Impact Investing, and Innovation Strategy

Kate Misic
Head of Alternative Investments, Telstra Super

Neil Stanford
Managing Director, V-Ignite

Dr Mark Bonnar
Managing Director, Southern Cross Venture Partners

04:15 PM Wrap up & thank you note

Amanda Hjorring
Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Square Peg 

04:20 PM Networking drinks & canapés
05:30 PM Close

Major Event Partners




10:00AM - 6:00PM


PwC, Level 17, One International Towers Sydney
1 Watermans Quay
Barangaroo NSW 2000

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Members $360

Non-members $525

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