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Thu, 07 Sept


Adelaide Hills Convention Centre

The Summit - Annual Conference 2023

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The Summit - Annual Conference 2023
The Summit - Annual Conference 2023

Time & Location

07 Sept 2023, 8:00 am – 08 Sept 2023, 1:00 pm

Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, 145A Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245, Australia


About the event

Join us as we redefine the boundaries of what’s possible and inspire you to scale new heights. Unleash your entrepreneurial drive, forge powerful partnerships, and gain insights from accomplished keynote speakers. Secure your spot today and embrace a future of limitless success. 

Summit 2023 Speakers:

Prof. Richard Turner (Innovation and Growth)

Richard Turner has founded businesses across four different industries and was, for a time, the entrepreneur in residence for the University of South Australia. A celebrated entrepreneur and business strategist, Richard delivers a practical, step-by-step approach to starting and growing a thriving enterprise. He will talk about how he looks at growth and strategy and relates it to the spirit of entrepreneurship.  If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, this session is a must.

Erin Phillips OAM (Leadership)

Erin needs little introduction –three-times Premiership Captain for the Crows’ AFLW team (now at her traditional home of Port Adelaide),a radio host, accomplished public speaker and former basketball player for Australia and in the US – she’s a household name. But what drove her to these heights? What set-backs did she suffer along the way and how did she overcome them? And, very importantly, what’s next –and what can you learn from her experiences and tenacity?

Gerry Cawson – Kain Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions – Joint discussion with Martin Perelman)

Gerry has been advising on capital raising transactions, mergers & acquisitions and capital structuring for over 30 years in key financial markets including Sydney, Hong Kong and London. An experienced board director, he is frequently called upon to provide expert commentary around M&A trends in the mid-market. Regularly named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for M&A, venture capital and private equity, Gerry will provide a gold mine of insights that will help every executive and entrepreneur in the room.

Martin Perelman – SILK Laser Clinics

Martin Perelman, Managing Director and CEO of SILK Laser Clinics will discuss his current takeover experience with Gerry Cawson during the M&A session on the first day of the Summit. This will provide outstanding personal insights into the process and it is extremely generous of Martin to share his first-hand experiences with you.

Sheree Sullivan – Grunthal Brew (Growing, Selling, and Growing more)

Sheree’s small Udder Delights family business grew to become a renowned and respected company across Australia and one of the nation’s largest producers of Brie style cheese. Sheree now continues her passion for entrepreneurship in their newest venture Grunthal Brew, a venue that combines beer, wine, gin, cheese, food and good times all-round and employs more than 40 staff to deliver on its purpose of ‘Because its fun’. Don’t miss Sheree’s presentation over Thursday night’s dinner.

Felicity McNish and Carlo Andreucci – Microsoft (What does the future look like?)

Want to learn more about new technologies and how they can benefit your business? Felicity is the Employee Experience Specialist at Microsoft and Carlo Andreucci is their Modern Work Solution Specialist. Knowledge Management is dynamic –what’s the next big thing and how can you use it to your advantage? In today’s fast-moving business landscape, this will be an invaluable session for every executive and business owner, so I do hope that you can make it.

Paul Sandercock (Growing, innovating and exiting)

When is the right time to exit a business? Paul has recently left Seed Terminator having sold his shares in the business 6 weeks ago and after its rapid transition to a $25m business from its 2016 turnover of 900k. Paul will discuss growth programs, innovation (including innovation in identifying and growing the team), collaborations and funding. This session prior to lunch will wrap up the conference for 2023.

Sally Paech – The Beerenberg Family Farm

Sally, Marketing Director of The Beerenberg Family Farm, renowned for jams, sauces, and dressings worldwide. An award-winning leader, she spearheaded successful rebranding in 2013 and heads the Beerenberg Foundation.


Your registration includes an evening meal and transport to and from the hotel to the restaurant but excludes accommodation.

You can book directly with the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre:

Michelle Buckley

Sales & Event Manager

0433 660 344 or 1300 919 830

Guests of members of The Executive Hub will also be entitled to register at member rates. Please notify us when making the booking. Places are limited, so please book early!

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