Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit ANZ 2020

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

Yahoo Finance 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
THE NEW INVESTORS: How to build a business of the future
INVESTING: Learning from history, where to invest in a recession

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

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2020 SPEAKERS - More announced soon

  • Hon Kevin Rudd AC

    Australia’s 26th Prime Minister (2007-2010, 2013) and Foreign Minister (2010-2012)

    Led Australia’s response to the Global Financial Crisis, reviewed by the IMF as the most effective stimulus strategy of all major economies. Australia was the only major developed economy not to go into recession.

  • Rt Hon Helen Clark

    Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms from 1999–2008.

    A Member of Parliament for over 27 years, Helen engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international affairs, economic, social, environmental, and cultural spheres.

  • Arianna Huffington

    Founder of The Huffington Post and Founder and CEO of Thrive Global

    Author of 15 books; Arianna also launched The Huffington Post. In 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live.

  • Paul Scurrah

    Virgin Australia Group - CEO

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

  • Susan Wheeldon

    Airbnb - Country Manager AU NZ

    Susan leads Airbnb Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on ensuring the company is sustainably growing tourism for the benefit of local communities across both nations.

  • Mark Delaney

    AustralianSuper - Chief Investment Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

    Mark has the formidable responsibility of investing currently around $180 billion of member’s retirement savings.

  • Jo Masters

    Ernst & Young, Chief Economist - Oceania

    Thought leader and active part of the economic debate in Australia for the last 20 years. Passionate about driving discussions around the traditional and disruptive forces that shape the economy.

  • Brett Armstrong

    TikTok - General Manager, Global Business Solutions

    As country leader, Brett oversees all aspects of the commercial business for TikTok Australia. Brett has 20 years' experience driving business results in entrepreneurial environments, most recently at Google.

  • Cameron Adams

    Canva - Co-founder and Chief Product Officer

    Founder of a unicorn-status startup; Cameron leads the Canva design and product teams, as well as focusing on future product directions and innovative experiences.

  • 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.


  • 2020: The year the world changed forever

    2020 has undeniably changed the world: from bushfires to a global pandemic, to addressing racism in the workplace and on the streets.

    We are challenging inequality. We are challenging traditional work structures. We are challenging companies to be socially responsible. And we are facing some of the toughest economic challenges of our time.

    What has happened this year will have flow-on effects for decades to come, with sweeping changes to travel and tourism, retail, the global economy and diversity taking place as we speak.

    So what have we learned? And how do we take our learnings, and make the world a better place?

  • 9:00AM

    Welcome address and ANZ market update

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

  • 9:05AM

    Welcome address and US market update

    Andy Serwer, Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Finance US

  • 9.15AM

    Keynote: The year the world changed forever

    Hon Kevin Rudd AC.

    Led the nation through the 2008/2009 GFC, implementing policies and huge government spending that meant Australia was one of the few countries to avoid a recession.

  • 9.45AM

    Panel: The year the world changed forever

    Hon Kevin Rudd AC and Rt Hon Helen Clark.

    As the world struggles to deal with an even greater economic catastrophe caused by the coronavirus pandemic, how would these leaders deal with today's crisis? How should we be working with our international partners and deal with China's growing assertiveness as the US wrestles to control the virus while tackling divisive issues at home, on the eve of the presidential election.

  • 10:10AM

    Panel: Leadership in a time of uncertainty

    Paul Scurrah (CEO, Virgin Australia), Susan Wheeldon (Country Manager, Airbnb ANZ)

    Leaders whose business models were devastated by the pandemic take us inside the boardroom as they led through the crisis. From making decisions with speed and adapting with conviction, to controlling costs and facing challenges with no modern precedent. All while leading with compassion and empathy for their people. So when yesterday's playbook was of no use - what have they learned about leading through crisis?

  • 10:35AM

    New Investors Panel: How to build a business of the future

    Cameron Adams (Canva - Co-founder and Chief Product Officer), Brett Armstrong (TikTok - General Manager).

    The incredibly quick changes we saw in consumer behaviour and in the economy more widely during the Covid crisis had a huge impact on every business. While many sectors imploded as the economy ground to a halt overnight, some grew from the chaos. And the way in which consumers behave may have fundamentally changed forever - from the way we shop to the way we work, live and travel. So what does this mean for the businesses of the future? What will they look like, and what industries will boom in a post-pandemic world.

  • 11:00AM

    Panel: Successful investors learn from history - where to invest in a recession

    Mark Delaney (AustralianSuper - Chief Investment Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer), Jo Masters (EY Oceania - Chief Economist)

    Investing is no longer a luxury for the rich, it’s a wealth-building necessity for all. Successful investors will tell you, what goes up must come down. So what can Australia’s economic history tell us about the future for investing? We speak to leading economists and investment chiefs on their top tips for navigating the coronavirus crash, and how to recession-proof your investment portfolio in a post-pandemic world.

  • 11.25AM

    Special guest: Arianna Huffington

    Founder of The Huffington Post and Founder and CEO of Thrive Global.

    Now is the time for opportunity. A chance to challenge our fundamental beliefs around work and success; a chance to rebuild a more balanced world. Arianna will also be discussing Thrive Global's plans in Australia and beyond.

  • 11.45AM

    Closing comments

    Sarah O'Carroll

  • *agenda subject to change