Financial Review Business Summit

Shaping tomorrow's Australia...

PwC is proud to be a partner of The Australian Financial Review Business Summit presented by BHP Billiton, 15-16 March 2016 in Melbourne. 

The Summit will bring together industry leaders and policy makers to set an agenda for Australia's future prosperity. Themed 'Risk Takers, Growth Makers', the Summit will address the most critical issues for Australia's economic future and business growth including innovation, disruption, technology, Asia, risk and leadership. 

PwC Australia CEO Luke Sayers is presenting at the the Summit and said: "Australia is facing a growth problem, and the best way to spark growth is to create a bedrock for innovation and support businesses to disrupt themselves and take risks. Achieving this will take bold leadership - the AFR Summit will be crucial in progressing this agenda.

PwC followers can keep across Summit news, insights and activity here, and through following @PwC_AU on Twitter, PwC Australia on LinkedIn and Facebook and the official Summit hashtag #AFRSummit

To learn more about the Summit or to register, visit the official Summit website

PwC speakers at the Financial Review Business Summit 2016:

Luke Sayers

Session: Gaurdians of disruption

Luke Sayers is the CEO of PwC Australia and Vice Chairman for PwC Asia Pacific.

Luke leads a team of more than 500 partners and over 6,500 staff who are focused on helping Australian businesses solve their biggest problems and realise their potential in an ever changing world.

In addition to his work at PwC, Luke is currently on the Board of the Carlton Football Club and chairs the Melbourne Chapter of the Australian Business and Community Network, as well as not-for-profit organisation e.motion21. He is also a member of Monash University's Industry Council of Advisors, the Genazzano FCJ College Council, and leads the Victorian Branch of the Male Champions of Change.

Andrew Parker

Session: Unlocking Asia

Andrew leads PwC Australia's Asia Practice. Andrew joined Price Waterhouse in 1985, became a partner in 1999 and spent 12 years in PwC’s London, Moscow and Jakarta offices where he gained considerable experience advising companies investing in foreign markets. 

He is a Director of China Matters, and the Australia Indonesia Centre at Monash University, an Executive Committee Member of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee and a member of the Advisory Board of the Asia Society.

Andrew was also the lead author of PwC’s landmark report on Australia’s lack of business investment in Asia titled “Passing us by” and is a regular commentator in the media and presenter at forums on Asian trade and investment in Australia and Australian trade and investment in Asia.

Dani Fraillon

Session: Tomorrow’s leaders - Building the workforce of the future

Dani is a Senior Consulting Partner with 16 years experience in organisational culture, leadership, board effectiveness, top team development, CEO and executive assessment for succession and development. 

She partners with Boards, CEO and senior leadership teams to create healthy high performing organisations that deliver measurable and sustainable results. Dani utilises her skills and experience at the senior level to ‘make a positive impact’ to individuals and their organisations.

Prior to joining PwC Dani  was the Managing Partner Leadership Consulting Australia - Heidrick and Struggles.

Latest insights

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In our latest report, we take a detailed look at the different drivers of economic growth and identify the challenges impacting our current environment.

We'll explore economic growth across the globe and look at how can we jump start the economy’s engine by learning from other nations. View the report.

Summit focus - Our points of view and capability


As the Financial Review Business Summit will canvas, Australia is facing a growth challenge. The best way to spark growth is to create a foundation for innovation and to support businesses to disrupt themselves and take risks. 


Asia is a core part of the Financial Review Business Summit dialogue. If you're looking to grow your business into Asia, or from Asia into Australia, we can help connect you to an international network and position for success. 


What does the future look like for executive leadership in Australia and the globe? The Financial Review Business Summit will discuss this at length. PwC is passionate about ensuring you have the right leaders and best leadership teams to drive success.

Contact us

Imogene Aimers
Many Hats Program lead
Tel: +61 3 8603 0509

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