Future Summit 2015 Highlights

Highlights from the 2015 ADC Forum Future Summit held on 28-29 September.

Anthony Glenning at ADC Future Summit 2015

Anthony Glenning, Investment Director for Starfish Ventures, filmed this video at the Future Summit to give his read on the current state of the Australian venture capital industry. He also tackles the critical issue for Australian entrepreneurs of the stigma of failure. If we are to become a successful nation of innovators, we must lose our fear of failure, Anthony says.

Gregor Freund at ADC Future Summit 2015

Silicon Valley legend Gregor Freund, CEO of Versal and co-founder of Zone Labs, gives his view on the good and bad of the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem. In this video filmed at the Future Summit, he talks about the narrowing expectations now dominating Silicon Valley start-ups and investors, and the opportunities these open up for Australia.

Kara Frederick

Australia shouldn’t try to emulate Silicon Valley, and we shouldn’t wait for offshore venture capital to come here, says GrowthPoint Technology Partners Director Kara Frederick in this interview filmed at the 2015 Future Summit. Australia has the talent, it has the capital – we just need to focus strategically, and make long-term investments in our own people and companies.

Professor Ian Palmer at Future Summit 2015

Industry collaboration with research institutions is one of the critical areas where Australia needs to get better, in order to turn innovations into commercially successful ventures. In this short video filmed at the Future Summit, Ian Palmer, Pro Vice-Chancellor Business, RMIT University, talks about the university’s leading approach to industry collaboration, and their focus on growing an entrepreneurial, innovative workforce for the future.

Jana Matthews at Future Summit 2015

The recent ADC Forum Future Summit identified key areas where Australia can improve its performance to grow innovative new businesses. In this short video, Dr Jana Matthews, ANZ Chair in Business Growth and Director of the University of South Australia Centre for Business Growth, talks about the enormous potential for rapid economic gains by focusing on growing small to medium enterprises into large, globally successful businesses.

The Hon Andrew Robb MP AO at the ADC China Summit 2013

China occupies a pivotal role in Australia’s international relationships.  While the export of natural resources has come to epitomise the strength of our modern day relationship with China, Australia’s links with China are strong across a range of sectors and symbolised by strong personal and business links.  As one of the Opposition’s key economic Shadow Ministers and Chairman of its Policy Development Committee, The Hon Andrew Robb MP AO has had longstanding engagement with Chinese issues.  He outlined policies for enhancing the benefits of the Australia-China relationship. This video is provided as an example of ADC Forum initiatives. Access to … Read more

Highlights of the ADC Future Summit on China 2013

The ADC Future Summit in 2013 was themed China – where to from here? Watch some the highlights from the two days of the summit held at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne on the 22nd and 23rd April 2013 This video is provided as an example of ADC Forum initiatives. Access to full catalogue of content via Corporate Membership.