Martin Wolf CBE at Australian Leadership 2016

Martin Wolf CBE gives his summary and recommendations for the delegates to the 2016 Australian Leadership Retreat.

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.

Prof Simon Molesworth AO QC at Creating Healthy Cities Summit

Heritage preservation is not a matter of freezing the past, says Prof Simon Molesworth AO, QC. Rather, it is a case of blending the unique character of a city with the new cultures to create a thread of continuity, and gives people a sense of belonging to a place. Failure to create belonging can lead to social dislocation, and anti-social behaviours amongst the alienated, which threatens social cohesion and stability.

Rohan Mead at the Creating Healthy Cities Summit

Australian Unity was the Major Partner with ADC Forum in the Creating Healthy Cities Summit, 30 Nov – 1 Dec. In this video filmed at the Summit, Australian Unity Group Managing Director Rohan Mead discusses the importance of inclusive and accessible city design for an ageing population, and for the differently abled. He also talks about the need for planning authorities to engage the community, and the market, to deliver on a vision for healthier cities.

Roz Hansen

Professor Roz Hansen is a leading Australian expert on urban planning, and Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Plan Melbourne Refresh. Professor Hansen spoke at the Creating Healthy Cities Summit, and also contributed this interview, in which she discusses the critical importance of building healthy cities starting at the neighbourhood level.

Richard de Cani

London is one of the world’s great metropolises, and key to its status is its world-leading transport system. Transport for London’s Managing Director of Planning, Richard de Cani, was a keynote speaker at the Creating Healthy Cities Summit. In this clip he offers public transport and housing density lessons from London.

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.

Nitin Dixit

India’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem has developed to the point now where talent no longer has to go overseas to Silicon Valley to achieve success. In this Future Summit 2015 interview, Earthwise Group founder and CEO, Nitin Dixit – who began his innovation career in Silicon Valley – talks about what Australia can learn from India’s experience as our own entrepreneurial ecosystem matures.

The RT Hon Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

The Rt Hon Lord Mayor Robert Doyle at the Creating Healthy Cities Summit 2015