19 & 20 SEPTEMBER 2024


The third major event in this region for the Search Fund & EtA Community.

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19 & 20 SEPTEMBER 2024


The third major event in this region for the Search Fund & EtA Community.

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Day 1

Forum Day

19th September - Establishment Sydney

Get ready for an action-packed day filled with networking, insightful talks, lively discussions, and plenty of networking opportunities. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just diving in, there's something for everyone! From early morning coffee chats to post event celebrations, this is the place to connect with the EtA Community.
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Day 2

Day 1

Day 2

Education Day

20th September - Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Ultimo

Get ready to jump back into the classroom for an adventure-packed day featuring six sessions bursting with real-world wisdom. Our lineup of speakers, each an expert in their industry will share their most practical and actional insights, leaving you armed and ready to put your learnings into action!


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Confirmed Speakers


Bernard Salt AM

Bernard heads The Demographics Group which provides advice on demographic, consumer and social trends for business.
He is well known to the wider community for his penchant for identifying and tagging new tribes and social behaviours, and he is a twice-weekly columnist with The Australian newspaper. 
Bernard is also one of the most in-demand speakers on the Australian corporate¬†speaking circuit, and he is responsible for popularising the phrase ‚Äúsmashed¬†avocado‚ÄĚ globally.
He was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2017 Australia Day honours.

Sponsored by Nexia Australia

Special Guest Speaker

Kristina Rivers

Kristina is a Guinness World Record Holder - Fastest Woman to Cycle Across Australia.  Her achievement wasn't without obstacles; Kristina's first attempt ended after 2,000 kilometres. Yet, it was this setback that catalysed the insights and resilience needed for her record-breaking success.
In her current venture, Howse & Rivers, Kristina incorporates these lessons into actionable strategies for business leaders. Their first product, The New CEO 90-day Toolkit, offers a structured approach to drive success in the top role. Kristina's keynotes are not just tales of adventure‚ÄĒthey're a masterclass in resilience. She provides frameworks and tools that audiences can immediately apply to their personal and professional lives.

Pete Seligman

EtA Investor

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Jason Andrew

Director/Head of Growth
SBO Financial

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James Frank

Chief Executive Partner
Frank Law + Advisory

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Cameron Honey

Founder & CEO
Current Future

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Jake Nicholson

Managing Director

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Rob Gaunt

ACE Training & MultiSkills Training

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Luke Taylor


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Rob LeBlanc

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Ambit Partners

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Tom McGhie


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Carmel Williamson

Crosby Street Capital

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Paul Carman

Founder & Managing Partner
Private Capital Group

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Charlie Lanchester

Chief Investment Officer
Hearts and Minds Investments 

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Alix Doherty

Principal Advisor
Alix Doherty Advisory

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Geoff Green

Principal Advisor
Harbourside Advisory


William Bracewell


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Thank you to the EtA Forum Sponsors! 

Platinum Partner Coffee Cart Sponsor

 The Home of High-Growth Business

SBO Financial is an operational finance firm that provides the full stack of finance function services to high-growth businesses. Our services include bookkeeping, financial modelling, cash flow forecasting and tax services.

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Platinum Partner

Frank Law + Advisory is a boutique, client centric, corporate and commercial law and corporate advisory firm.

We practice in areas where we can deliver expert advice: Corporate Advisory; Strategy & Growth; People, Culture & Safety; Corporate & Commercial Law; Restructuring & Turnaround and Litigation & Dispute Resolution.

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Platinum Partner

Driven by a belief that entrepreneurship is a powerful catalyst for change, SSE aims to empower more individuals with the skills to create a better future.

We see a world where every Australian is empowered with the skills to overcome barriers to employment and education. 

SSE’s mission is to build a nationwide culture of entrepreneurialism and shared prosperity.

As a national, independent not-for-profit organisation, SSE’s mission is to provide access to and foster the development of innovative work-relevant and knowledge-based skills training and learning pathways.

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Keynote & Gold Partner

Nexia Australia is a full service accounting and advisory solution supported by global links to Nexia International.

Specialising in several key industries, we support a range of clients including small to medium-sized businesses, large private company groups, not-for-profit entities, publicly listed companies, and high-net-worth individuals.

At Nexia, our purpose is to help people and businesses reach their potential by providing the insight, advice and support needed to navigate to success.

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Gold Partner

We are motivated by our client relationships to design banking and finance solution for Home Lending, Commercial and Corporate clients.

Founded by a team with half a century of banking experience we are driven to ensure you receive the right access to market solutions.

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Silver Partner

Ambit Partners is a dedicated global Search Fund investor, backing the next generation of business owners in diverse and compelling markets around the world.
To date, Ambit Partners has invested in 80+ Search Funds across 30+ countries on 6 continents.

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Education Partner

Current Future are experienced Operating Partners and scale-up specialists, focused on accelerating the growth of privately held businesses. 

We believe that responding to, and capitalising upon change needs to happen quickly.

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Silver Lanyard Sponsor

Liston Newton Advisory are an innovative Accounting and Financial Services firm that helps ambitious business owners grow and scale their business.

We provide owners and investors simplified financial insight into their business. With genuine Search Fund and EtA experience, our advisers can guide you through choosing the right tax structure, setting up your finance function, building out financial modelling, ensuring accurate reporting and minimising tax on your profits.  

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