Forbes Australia launches the Forbes Forums


Sydney, AUSTRALIA (May 18, 2023) – Forbes Australia today announced the launch of the Forbes Australia Forums, a series of exclusive business events that will offer a unique opportunity to meet, learn from and interact with world-class leaders who are growing and disrupting the business world.

The first two Forbes Australia Forums will focus on Growth and Leadership respectively. The Growth Forum will be held on July 31 and August 1, followed by the Leadership Forum on August 3. They will be hosted by TikTok’s former Global Head of Entertainment, Felicity McVay. The speakers for the two-day Forbes Australia Growth Forum will include some of the country’s most successful and innovative business founders and operational leaders who are responsible for driving the growth of their brands.

The confirmed speakers for the Forbes Australia Growth Forum are:

Lucinda Barlow, APAC CMO, Uber
Adam Jacobs, Co-founder, Hatch and THE ICONIC
Ben Rolleston, Country Manager Australia, Audible
Taryn Williams, Founder, Wink Models and
Simon Beard, Founder, Culture Kings
Anthony Zaccaria, Co-founder, Linktree
Dr Karen Nelson Field, Founder and CEO, Amplified Intelligence
TanéHunter, Co-founder, Future Crunch
Dr Shasta Henry, Ecologist, Future Crunch
Leena Wood, Managing Director, Winning By Design
Charlie Wood, Managing Director and CEO of Wiise, Winning By Design

The Forbes Australia Leadership Forum will be a one-day workshop featuring business founders, senior leaders and strategic consultants with proven track records of growing teams, building company cultures and driving results.

The confirmed speakers for the Forbes Australia Leadership Forum are:

Amy Glancey, Chief of Staff, Atlassian
Jacinta McDonnell, Co-Founder, Anytime Fitness Australia
Jennie Rogerson, Global Head of People, Canva
Dan Carter, Former New Zealand All Blacks
Ron Ferdinands, Founder and Strategy Consultant, ThinkAhead
Michael Frizell, Founder and CEO, Pet Circle
Wade Kingsley, Creative Coach and Consultant

Forbes Australia Editor-in-Chief, Sarah O’Carroll, said: “We have created the Forbes Australia Forums to give Australians close and detailed access to world-class leaders, hands-on skill development and opportunities to connect with like-minded people.

“Attendees will learn from the speakers’ experience and the proven strategies they are deploying across some of the most successful businesses in the world.

“Our first in the series, the Forbes Australia Growth Forum, is for anyone who wants to accelerate the growth of their business or expand their knowledge of business growth fundamentals, strategies, tactics and more. It will provide
attendees with exclusive access to business leaders across a range of industries as they share what they have done to get to where they are today, and where they are investing their time and resources to accelerate growth tomorrow,” she said.

“Our founder speakers for the Forbes Australia Leadership Forum have built some of the most significant companies in Australia. At the Forum, they will share how they did it and what they are doing in 2023 and beyond.”

To register for the Forbes Australia Growth Forum and the Forbes Australia Leadership Forum, please visit