Speaker Brief

Event Details

Tuesday 27 February 2024
8:30am – 4:30pm (followed by drinks and networking at Ivy Penthouse)

Ivy Ballroom
Level 1
320 George Street, Sydney



Slatterys is managing this event in partnership with Private Equity Media. The Slatts team can be reached on 03 9663 3093 or team@growthcapitalforum.com.au and will be very happy to assist you with any questions you might have.

Who will be in the audience?

We expect a mix of approx. 150-200 from across the private equity ecosystem. Those currently registered include representatives from institutional investors, private equity and venture capital funds, investment firms, family offices, professional service firms, growth companies and startups.

Your Presentation

To assist you in preparing for your presentation, we have put together some information below which you will hopefully find helpful.
Speaker Briefings

To ensure we are all on the same page, we are organising 30 minute Zoom catch-ups with each panel (for panellists and moderator) to step through ideas for questions/areas to cover and the general format and flow on the day. Please look out for a calendar invite.

If you cannot make your teleconference briefing, please let us know and we can find another time to discuss any questions you may have. We will also be sure to circulate the notes from the briefing after the call so that the conversation can be continued on email if needed 🙂

How long will I speak for?

The working version of the program can be viewed here: growthcapitalforum.com.au/program/

Speakers with a presentation or involved in a fireside chat will generally speak for no longer than 20-25 minutes, allowing around 5 minutes for Q+A. Panellists will be involved in facilitated panel sessions of a total of 35-40 minutes (including Q+A).

A friendly member of the Slatterys team will indicate when you have FIVE minutes remaining, and when your time is up.

Who will be introducing me?
Adrian Herbert (Managing Editor, Private Equity Media) as well as representatives from the GCF24 sponsoring companies, will be sharing the emceeing on the day – and will introduce and thank you. Your biography will be included in the program booklet, so there will be no need to introduce yourself. Please be ready to take the stage at least ten minutes before your presentation/panel starts, to ensure a smooth transition between speakers. We suggest you sit close to the front to enable easy access to the stage.
Time for questions?
Time permitting, the moderator/MC of your session will facilitate questions from the audience. We are very keen to engage the audience as much as possible on the day – so your cooperation in keeping to time to allow this is very much appreciated.

There will be roving microphones available for audience Q&A.

There will also be many opportunities to network with the audience during the breaks.


If you plan to use slides/video, we would appreciate you send any material you will be using for your presentation by COB Wednesday 21 February 2024 via this dropbox link:

You will receive an email from Dropbox (no-reply@dropbox.com) confirming your files were uploaded.

Presentation requirements

  • Please make sure your first name and last name is in the filename:
    eg: gcf-2024-Firstname-Lastname.pptx
  • Append any versions (V1, V2, etc – the higher the number, the more recent it is) or date your files (YYMMDD) at the end
    eg: gcf-2024-John-Smith-V3.pptx
    eg: gcf-2024-Sarah-Smith-240221.pptx
  • Microsoft PowerPoint is the preferred presentation format. If you are using another format such as Apple Keynote, Adobe Acrobat PDF, Google Slides, Canva, etc, please let us know in advance.
  • It is preferred that your files are 150MB or less if possible (or otherwise zipped)
  • Please package (compress/zip) any fonts, videos, notes, instructions and upload them
  • Please load your preferred PDF version of your slides so we can send it out to attendees (post-event). You can also email us an external link to your slides (eg: slideshare)

If you are using videos in your presentation, we will not accept online video platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Please make sure videos are embedded in MP4 or equivalent format and saved as a separate file for backup.

If you have specific AV requirements, such as sound, internet connection (eg: Google Slides), etc, please advise Slatterys ASAP.

What is the slide ratio?

The screen ratio is 16:9 – please contact carolyn@teamslatts.com.au if you would like a template to use for your slides.

Will my slides be made available to the attendees after the event?

PDFs of your slides will be sent to attendees – if you have a specific slideshare link or a preferred PDF of your slides, please let us know. Otherwise, if you would prefer not to share your slides, please flag this by Wednesday 21 February 2024.

Will my presentation be recorded?

Growth Capital Forum 2024 is being recorded in video and audio format on the day – with the view to upload the edited presentations onto the Private Equity Media website following the event. If you would prefer not to have your session recorded, please flag this by Wednesday 21 February 2024.

Stage Setup and Audio Visual (AV)
Ivy Ballroom

An image of the room in which the presentations will take place.

The stage will be set up with a lectern and microphone and comfortable seating for the panel sessions.

All speakers will be fitted with a lapel microphone at the AV desk in the break before their session (i.e. either during Registration, Morning Tea, Lunch or Afternoon Tea). A wireless remote mouse (a ‘clicker’ or ‘pointer’) will also be available at the lectern.

If you would like to familiarise yourself with the setup, we will be there from 8:00am on the day of the event and you are more than welcome to come along early to check your slides and get a feel for the room.

To avoid the potential issue of device incompatibility, we encourage you to send your slides to us by COB Wednesday 21 February 2024, rather than bringing in your own laptop. Please send these via the Dropbox link above. You may bring your slides on a USB if needed.

If you have any specific AV requirements, please do let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Venue Details

Ivy Ballroom is located within the Ivy Complex (via Palings Lane) at 320 George St in Sydney.

The closest station is Wynyard Station, take the George Street exit, turn right and cross the street at the pedestrian lights. Palings Lane is between Bar Totti’s and Will & Co coffee shop. At the end of the lane, turn to the left and then take the lift or staircase up to level 1.

The Ivy is a 15min walk from Circular Quay wharf – and within close proximity to a number of secure parking stations – including Wilson Parking – Angel Place – accessed via 123 Pitt Street.

Spread the word

We’d love for you to spread the word far and wide about your involvement in Growth Capital Forum 2024! As a speaker, we invite you to share a 20% discount code GCF24-FRIENDS with your colleagues and network.

Keep your eye out for a link to some sharable banners – coming very soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the event be Covid-Safe?
All Merivale Venues are registered as COVID Safe businesses. Please rest assured that we, and the Ivy staff, will be taking the utmost care and all necessary precautions to provide a safe experience for all involved in Growth Capital Forum 2024, following the advice of the Australian Health Authorities.
Where will I sit?
The room will be set up cabaret style – in tables of 8. We will have a table or two down the front of the room specifically reserved for speakers – however you are most welcome to sit anywhere you’d like in the room (outside of the corporate tables which will be signposted).

We do strongly encourage all attendees to keep their same seat for the duration of the day where possible.

We ask that you please be sure to make yourself known when you arrive, and that the friendly Slatterys team know where you are so that we can reach you prior to your presentation.

To be mindful of others in the audience, it would be great if you could sit closer to the stage to ensure a smoother transition between speaking slots.

What do I wear?
The dress code for the day is smart casual or business.
Will there be food and drinks?
Yes – you will be well looked after during the event! A networking morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea – as well as closing drinks and canapes will be provided.
What time do I need to be at the venue?
Registration for the event will open from 8:30am, with formal proceedings beginning at 9:00am. We will be at the venue from 8:00am, so you are welcome to come a little earlier if you would like to familiarise yourself with the space and/or check your slides.

We would love for you to be there for the whole event if you can, however if not possible, we do ask that you arrive at the venue at least one hour before your speaking session to ensure we have enough time to have you mic’d and ready, and allow for any unexpected timing changes in the program.

About the Growth Capital Forum 2024

The 2024 Growth Capital Forum (GCF24) – the only Australian live event for private capital growth investing – will return to Sydney on Tuesday 27 February 2024..

Now in its fifth year, GCF24 will pivot on the theme of Thriving Through Turbulence: The advantages of growth investing in uncertain times.

The event will explore topics such as:

  • Healthcare investing;
  • Opportunities in a decarbonising economy;
  • Are venture capital investors the right people to support technology start-ups as they transition into growth companies?
  • Why some of the world’s largest private capital firms have developed growth strategies, and why they favour investing in Australia.

The event will also feature case studies of successful growth investments from both investor and management perspectives.

Growth Capital Forum has been generously sponsored by:

  • Platinum Sponsor – Macquarie Bank
  • Silver Sponsors – CEFC