AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum Australia & New Zealand 2023

The premier private equity & venture forum in Australia & New Zealand

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney and Online

The 20th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum - Australia & New Zealand successfully took place in Sydney and online on 7-9 March. The event brought together over 720 private market professionals including 280+ LPs representing 400+ different organisations from 26 geographies.

The conference, which focused on managing portfolios, and finding deals and exits at a time of global macroeconomic and political instability kicked off with a keynote presentation from Damien Webb, Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Head of International at Aware Super.

The forum also featured leading executives from Brookfield, IFM Investors, NZ Super Fund, Australian Retirement Trust, Quadrant Private Equity Future Fund, Permira, Pacific Equity Partners and Ares Management speaking on a number of well-researched topics including the impact of macro conditions on deal making, fundraising and portfolio management, the rise of private wealth as LPs and long-term implications of democratising access to alternatives, Climate change, decarbonisation and the roadmap to a net zero portfolio, how to ride out a downturn and find opportunities amid crises, the strategies LPs are employing for manager selection and portfolio balancing and the outlook for VC in Australia over the next 12 months.

The AVCJ Australia and New Zealand Forum returns to Sydney in March 2024.

2023 Forum Demographics

Limited Partners
Expert Speakers

LPs who attended in 2023:

  • Activus Investment Advisors
  • Albourne Partners
  • American Equity Investment Life Insurance
  • AMP
  • Aozora Bank
  • Australian Government Future Fund
  • Australian Retirement Trust
  • AustralianSuper
  • Aware Super
  • Banque Cantonale de Geneve
  • BT Financial Group
  • BTV Group
  • Capital Gateway Investments
  • Cbus
  • CFS
  • Challenger Life
  • Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation
  • Constant Innovation
  • Daiwa Capital Markets Australia
  • Development Bank of Japan
  • Empire Capital
  • Escala Partners
  • Fidante
  • First Capital Global Management
  • Frontier Advisors
  • Funds SA
  • Future Fund
  • IFC Asset Management
  • JANA Investment Advisers
  • JBWere
  • Koda Capital
  • KWAP
  • M&G
  • Manulife Investment Management
  • MetLife Investment Management
  • Minderoo Foundation
  • Mine Super
  • Mirae Asset Securities
  • MLC Private Equity
  • MUFG Bank
  • Netwealth
  • NGS Super
  • Nissay Asset Management Corporation
  • NRMA Motoring & Services
  • NZ Super Fund
  • OPTrust Private Markets Group
  • Paul Ramsay Foundation
  • Perpetual Private
  • Pictet
  • PlayfairTan
  • Polar 993
  • Potentum Partners
  • Prime Value Asset Management
  • Public Officials Benefit Association (POBA)
  • QBE Insurance (Australia)
  • QIC
  • QM
  • Rangatira Investments
  • Real Asset Management
  • Reddy Group
  • Rest
  • Revolution Asset Management
  • Shaw & Partners
  • SinoAm Capital
  • Soda
  • Spirit Super
  • Sudarskis & Partners
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust
  • Telstra Super
  • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • UBS Asset Management
  • Uniting Financial Services
  • Vision Invest
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Wilson Asset Management
  • Wilson Family Office
  • Yarra Capital Management

  • ...and many more!


AVCJ Australia & New Zealand Forum is now a CPD certified event.

10.5 CPD points can be claimed after attending the event (in-person only)

For further information on CPD accreditation please visit: www.cpduk.co.uk

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