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Tech Garden Expo is now sold out and Leader, Explorer and Creator are running out. If you thinking of joining us this year, this is your last chance. This event will sell out – get your ticket today.

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AIRWALLEX GOES OUT BIG

EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENT

In this exclusive chat, Paul Bassat, Co-founder and Partner, Square Peg, speaks to two global financial services leaders from Airwallex and Visa – Jack Zhang, CEO and Co-founder, Airwallex, and Anthony Jones, Head of Innovation and Partnerships for Visa in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Hear about their goals and vision for 2020 and how the fintech industry will continue to innovate in the new decade. Don't miss out on a big announcement!

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11:05 - 11:35 on BEYOND STAGE (Sovereign Room)
International Panel, Finance, FinTech & VC

 

FINAL SPEAKERS ADDED TO THE LINEUP

We have few more exciting speaker joining us to round up the discussions for 2020 show. See below and ping them in Deal Room.

 

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Nastassia Kuznetsova, Senior Strategist, Jack Morton and Harriet Loughlin, Account Director Sustainability & Corporate, Weber Shandwick

A senior creative planner with consultancy roots, Nastassia Kuznetsova, is passionate about delivering excellent results for businesses through pioneering solutions and business models that reimagine, transform, and future proof businesses. Harriet Loughlin is dedicated to driving business engagement on responsible and sustainable business practices. Having worked for the UN Global Compact in Australia – the UN's and world's largest corporate sustainability initiative – she engaged Australia's corporate community to build knowledge on human rights, sustainable development and the environment.

 

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Founder & Creative Director, Electric and Analog

Peter Brennan is an award-winning designer and agency owner with a 20+ year career across three continents. He has worked with clients from AMP and the NRL to Pabst Blue Ribbon and Gloria Jean's Coffee. Peter founded a tech startup called Viewpop and was a finalist at Web Summit (Dublin) and Uber Pitch (Sydney). He was a week away from selling it to one of China's largest multinationals before Donald Trump got in the way. He once got hijacked and had a gun stuck in his mouth, and the trigger pulled. He flew to Tokyo and pitched to the founder of Softbank who wore slippers. An ex-CIA agent once invested in his startup.

 

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Michelle Mannering, The Hackathon Queen

Michelle will be your host of the Startup Pitch Competition each day and for the grand finale on day three, last session. Make sure you are there cheering up when she announces the winner!

Michelle is the Co-Founder of Raine Scooters, and Developer Community Manager at GitHub Melbourne.

 

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Luke van O, Founder, VAN O & Chairperson, AGDA

Luke van O is the Victorian chairperson of the Australian Graphic Design Association and the founder of strategic brand consultancy VAN O; a boutique practice that delivers large-scale, brand-led programmes of change for corporate and institutional clients in the region. Before VAN O, Luke introduced international brand consultancy Saffron to the Australian market and has held senior positions at FutureBrand and Designworks (now Landor), working with clients such as South32, the Alcohol & Drug Foundation, GPT, DT (now AKQA) and ANZ.

 

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Ravi Narayan, CEO, T-Hub

In a career spanning over two decades, Ravi Narayan has been a product engineer, entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and leader. He has co-founded three companies that he led from their inception to their successful acquisitions. Currently, Ravi is the CEO at T-Hub, which enables and empowers an ecosystem hungry for innovation. Based out of Hyderabad, India, T-Hub leads India's pioneering innovation ecosystem that powers next-generation products and new business models. It currently houses India's largest tech incubator and leads programs with large corporations like Boeing, Facebook, and United Technologies along with other international institutions

 

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Ben Bickford, Growth & Partnership, X Team

Benjamin John Bickford has over 25 years' experience helping businesses grow, leveraging strategy and software solutions to deliver cost-efficient, scalable and streamlined business operating models, as well asl, launching innovative new products and services into the market. He brings a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement to any team he collaborates with, drawing on the depth and breadth of his international experience across varied roles.

 

And we have three new panels for you too!

GOING GLOBAL FROM DAY DOT: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS WITH STRIPE AND LINKTREE
Fireside:
Mac Wang, Head of ANZ, Stripe
Alex Zaccaria, Co-Founder, Linktree

NEW INNOVATION PERSPECTIVES FOR ORGANISATIONS
Panelists:
Darren Sutton, Founder, The Common Purpose Collective
Dr Olga Kokshagina, VC Research Fellow Innovation & Entrepreneurship, RMIT
Margaret Ledwith, Activator Industry Innovation Fellow, RMIT
Leah Heiss, Design innovation, Health & Technology, RMIT

KICKASS WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Panelists:
Shira Levine, Founder, Franchismo
Sally Capp, Lord Mayor, City of Melbourne
Jodie Auster, GM, Uber Eats ANZ
Audrey Khaing-Jones, Co-Founder & COO, Glam Corner

+ Every day from 11 to Midday you can hop on the Startup Stage to share your startup ideas or just projects that you need help with.

 

DIVERSITY IS IMPORTANT

Pause Fest Australia is leading in speaker diversity with 54/46 against all major German tech conferences in the research found by BSBI Berlin School of Business and Innovation published on 15 January 2020. We are very proud because it took a lot of effort to get here. Not to mention that our attendees are closer to 50/50 split. Hands down to you all who make it possible!

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