Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit

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After the huge success of the 2018 event in New York, we are delighted to bring Yahoo Finance's ‘All Markets Summit’ to life in Australia, the first of its kind for the Asia-Pacific market.

This groundbreaking event will take place on September 26th at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney in front of an audience of up to 400 guests, with coverage published to hundreds of thousands of Yahoo Finance readers online. The theme of this year’s Summit is ‘Shaping Tomorrow’ and will bring together some of the best minds in business, government, academia and entrepreneurship to examine the most critical issues facing Australia.

From global economic headwinds, to the changing world of work, innovation and transformation and our new generation of consumers, we will explore how businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, and millions of Australians can best navigate these changes and adapt to stay relevant. A mix of cutting-edge presentations, fireside chats and lively panel discussions with founders and CEOs - attendees will walk away with ideas and strategies to help drive their business and teams for the future.

Come join us as we explore this new world in a first-of-its-kind event. For additional information or questions please email


  • Peter Costello

    ECG Financial - Company Director

    Australia's longest-serving Treasurer in history.

  • Lucy Liu

    President & Co-Founder - Airwallex

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

  • Paul Scurrah

    Virgin Australia - CEO

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

  • Amanda Stevens

    The Consumer Futurist

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

  • Stephen Scheeler

    The Digital CEO - Founder

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

  • 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

    Picture Wealth - Chairman

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

  • Matt Barrie - CEO

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

  • Dr Sean Gallagher

    Swinburne University - Director

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

  • Jonathan Davey

    NAB - Executive General Manager

    Leads NAB Labs, a hub focused on the rapid experimentation and commercialisation of customer led innovation.

  • Clare O’Neil MP

    Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology and the Future of Work

    Federal Member for Hotham

  • Sally-Anne Williams

    Cicada Innovation - CEO

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


  • 7:30AM

    Join us

    Registration over freshly brewed coffee and a selection of breakfast teas.

  • 8:50AM

    The Grand Ballroom

    Doors open.

  • 9:00AM

    Acknowledgment to Country

  • 9:05AM

    Event welcome address

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

  • 9:10AM

    Global economic headwinds

    The global outlook: A view from the US with Andy Serwer, Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Finance US

  • 9:15AM

    Australia's economy: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Stephen Koukoulas, Managing Director, Market Economics & The Kouk

  • 9:35AM

    The Future of Australia

    Peter Costello, Australia's longest serving Treasurer

  • 10:15AM

    Global economics headwinds panel

    Hosted by Andy Serwer

    Peter Costello (Former Treasurer), Paul Scurrah (CEO, Virgin Australia), Stephen Koukoulas (Managing Director, Market Economics & The Kouk)

  • 10:35AM

    Morning tea

    Freshly brewed coffee and a selection of teas and seasonal whole fruits.

  • 11:05AM

    Changing consumer behaviour

    Dr Amantha Imber (Founder, Inventium)

  • 11:40AM

    Consumer behaviour in a digital age

    Amanda Stevens (The Consumer Futurist)

  • 12:15PM

    The Founders panel: How I did it

    Lucy Liu (Airwallex)

    Sally-Anne Williams (Cicada Innovation)

  • 12:30PM


  • 1:25PM

    The need to redefine "work"

    Dr Sean Gallagher, Swinburne University

  • 2:00PM

    The future of the global marketplace

    Matt Barrie (CEO,

  • 2:35PM

    Future of work panel

    Dr Sean Gallagher (Swinburne University), Matt Barrie (CEO,

  • 2:55PM

    Afternoon tea

  • 3:25PM

    Interruption & transformation

    Stephen Scheeler (Founder, The Digital CEO)

  • 4:05PM

    Innovation: The future isn't digital

    Neal Cross (Chairman, Picture Wealth)

  • 4:45PM

    Interruption & transformation panel

    Neal Cross & special guests

  • 5:00PM

    Networking drinks

    Blu Bar on 36, Shangri-La

    (Details released soon, not included in GA ticket price)

  • *agenda subject to change


  • Sarah O'Carroll

    Yahoo Finance AU

    Editor In-Chief

  • Andy Serwer

    Yahoo Finance US

    Editor In-Chief