Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit 2020

Join us on Thursday 17th September, 2020 for the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit.

Yahoo Finance Australia brings together leaders in business, innovation and finance, alongside a host of investors and entrepreneurs who are flying the flag in a time of profound generational, cultural, and global economic change. Walk away with a deeper understanding of the economy, where to invest for more money in your pocket and how to spot the opportunities in the ever changing business landscape.

Hear from our experts on:

THE GLOBAL OUTLOOK: How the world changed forever in 2020

LEADERSHIP: True leaders are forged in a crisis

INVESTING: Learning from history

THE NEW INVESTORS: Businesses booming in a recession

A fully virtual event, streaming live from the Yahoo Finance studio in Sydney; Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit is a chance to bring our readers, journalists, clients and the business community together for one powerful day of ideas and inspiration.

Watch this space - full agenda and guest lineup to be announced soon.

For information on 2020 Sponsorship opportunities, please email


  • The Hon Peter Costello AC

    ECG Financial - Company Director

    Former Federal MP and Australia’s longest serving Treasurer

  • Lucy Liu

    Airwallex - President & Co-founder

    The latest tech startup to enter the billion-dollar “unicorn” club.

  • Paul Scurrah

    Virgin Australia Group - CEO

    A significant leader in driving transformation and improving customer satisfaction in complex and challenging businesses.

  • Ronni Kahn AO

    OzHarvest - CEO & Founder

    Driven by the simple purpose of rescuing good food for people in need

  • Clare O’Neil MP

    Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology and the Future of Work

    Federal Member for Hotham

  • Matt Barrie - CEO

    Australian technology entrepreneur of a global online freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace.

  • Lindley Edwards

    AFG Venture Group - Group Managing Director

    Non-executive director of multiple organisations including the Chair of Xinja Bank which is seeking to reinvent consumer banking.

  • Stephen Scheeler

    The Digital CEO - Founder

    Former CEO of Facebook ANZ, who helped build Facebook into one of the most disruptive businesses in history.

  • Amanda Stevens

    The Consumer Futurist

    Global thought leader on marketing, the customer experience and the future of consumers.

  • Dr Amantha Imber

    Inventium - Founder

    An organisational psychologist, best-selling author, and founder of Australia’s leading innovation consultancy.

  • Danielle Di-Masi

    Digital Communicator & Futurist

    Obsessed with how technology and our human behaviour interacts.

  • Stephen Koukoulas

    Market Economics - Managing Director

    One of Australia's leading economic visionaries, past Chief Economist of Citibank and Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister.

  • Neal Cross

    PictureWealth - Chairman

    Voted as the most disruptive Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)/ Chief Technology Officer (CTO) globally, by Steve Wozniak and Richard Branson.

  • Sally-Ann Williams

    Cicada Innovations - CEO

    After 12 years at Google Australia, Sally-Ann is now driving Cicada, Australia’s leader in the commercialisation of deep technologies that are creating the industries and jobs of the future.

  • Dr Sean Gallagher

    Swinburne University - Director

    Leading Swinburne’s Centre for the New Workforce, Sean is a recognised thought leader on the impact of technology and globalisation on education.

  • Steve Weston

    Volt Bank - CEO & Co-founder

    CEO of Volt Bank, A tech driven, mobile powered business seeking to rewrite the 600 year old rules of what it means to be a bank.

  • Sarah O'Carroll

    Yahoo Finance ANZ - Editor-in-Chief

    [Event moderator] Sarah relaunched Yahoo Finance in the Australian market in 2018. She is also the host of The New Investors show.

  • Andy Serwer

    Yahoo Finance US - Editor-in-Chief

    [Event moderator] Based in New York, Andy heads up Yahoo Finance in the US. He was previously the managing editor of Fortune and worked at Time Inc. for 29 years.


  • 8:00AM

    Join us

    Registration open, refreshments & networking.

  • 9:00AM

    Opening note

    Danielle Di-Masi - Digital Communicator, Futurist

  • Event welcome address: Shaping Tomorrow

    Sarah O'Carroll, Editor-in-Chief Yahoo Finance ANZ

  • 9:10AM

    The Global Outlook: A view from the US

    Andy Serwer, Editor-in-Chief Yahoo Finance US

    One tweet from Donald Trump can toss stock markets into disarray, risks of a global recession are mounting and US-China trade wars are a serious threat to the Australian economy. How can the US and Australia work together to “shape tomorrow”?

  • 9:15AM

    Australia’s economy: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Stephen “The Kouk” Koukoulas, Managing Director, Market Economics

    GDP growth and inflation are both tracking at a multi-decade lows; the unemployment rate is rising and wages growth remains in the doldrums. Are policy makers doing enough to change this or is Australia set for a few more years of sluggishness?

  • 9:35AM

    The Future of Australia

    The Hon Peter Costello AC, Australia's longest serving Treasurer. ECG Financial - Company Director.

    Australia’s productivity growth has stalled, contributing to a weaker economy. Coupled with the threat of escalating trade wars and local economic challenges – how can businesses adapt and invest to navigate this new world and shape tomorrow?

  • 10:00AM

    Global economics headwinds panel

    The Hon Peter Costello AC (Former Treasurer, Director ECG Financial)

    Paul Scurrah (CEO, Virgin Australia Group)

    Stephen Koukoulas (MD, Market Economics)

    Lindley Edwards (CEO, AFG Venture Group)

    Hosted by Andy Serwer

  • 10:35AM

    Morning tea

    Networking over freshly brewed coffee and a selection of teas

  • 10:55AM

    The consumer behaviour roadmap

    Danielle Di-Masi (Futurist)

    How prepared is your organisation to identify, respond and embrace disruption within your industry? Does your organisation need to reinvent its innovation agenda, strategy and roadmap? How have leading brands disrupted their industries to become the next unicorn?

  • 11:00AM

    Digital distractions and tech temptations: How leaders can find their focus

    Dr Amantha Imber (Founder, Inventium)

    Email, social media, endless pings and dings: we live in a world littered with digital distraction and temptation. When we need to do focused, impactful, and creative work, protecting that time is precious. Hear the latest research from psychology and neuroscience into doing focused work in the age of digital distraction and digital addiction.

  • 11:25AM

    Consumer behaviour in a digital age

    Amanda Stevens (Author, marketing guru)

    As Australia’s leading consumer futurist, Amanda will give your organisation a peek into the future of consumers. More importantly, she provides powerful strategies for future-proofing any business by creating epic customer experiences and building brand advocacy.

  • 11:50AM

    The New Investors Panel: How I did it

    Lucy Liu (Co-founder & CEO, Airwallex)

    Ronni Kahn (CEO, OzHarvest)

    Steve Weston (Co-founder & CEO, Volt Bank)

    Hosted by Sarah O’Carroll

  • 12:30PM

    Networking lunch

  • 1:20PM

    Reimagining the concept of work

    Dr Sean Gallagher (Director, Swinburne University)

    Technology is eating jobs from the bottom up: Gallagher reveals why we need to reimagine the concept of work.

    This keynote is powered by the Centre for the New Workforce (CNeW) at Swinburne University of Technology, a research centre focused on workforce transformation arising from digital disruption.

  • 1:40PM

    The future of the global marketplace

    Matt Barrie, (CEO,

    Global dynamics of the talent marketplaces are changing. Every job, every country, every language, every currency, at any time. How can start ups, entrepreneurs and corporate innovators - big and small - embrace crowdsourcing to find experts to drive growth and innovation. Hear from the award winning technology entrepreneur and CEO of the world’s biggest online talent marketplace,

  • 2:00PM

    The future of work is now

    Clare O’Neil (MP, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology and the Future of Work)

    Dr Sean Gallagher (Director, Swinburne University)

    Matt Barrie, (CEO,

    Hosted by Sarah O’Carroll

  • 2:35PM

    Break and networking

  • 3:00PM

    Walk the talk: Becoming a disruptive leader in a digital age

    Stephen Scheeler (Founder, The Digital CEO)

    Stephen shares his personal insights into the secrets of disruptive leadership in the 21st century, drawing on his unparalleled experience inside Silicon Valley to offer a provocative prescription for leaders of businesses large and small, including how they need to master data, analytics & AI in order to dominate the business battlegrounds of the future. This energising keynote will include practical advice for every business leader on how to remake themselves into disruptive leadership rock stars.

  • 3:30PM

    The future isn’t digital: Humans are the greatest asset

    Neal Cross (Chairman, PictureWealth)

    A growing number of companies are putting technology on a pedestal and are focusing on the construction materials rather than the problems they are trying to solve. But digital disruption isn’t caused by tech; it is the effect of unhappy customers needing a solution to their problems. Have organisations forgotten why they are in business? Is the premise, to sell products and monetise clients, a thing of the past?

  • 4:00PM

    Innovation and digital disruption

    Neal Cross (Chairman, Picture Wealth)

    Sally-Ann Williams (CEO, Cicada Innovations)

    Stephen Scheeler (The Digital CEO - Founder)

    Hosted by Andy Serwer

  • Closing remarks

  • *agenda subject to change