Celebrating one year of Forbes Australia


What a year it has been. From insightful interviews with industry leaders to some of the year’s most talked about moments at our events, the first 12 months at Forbes Australia have been nothing but extraordinary.
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For more than 100 years, Forbes has championed success by celebrating those have made it and those who aspire to make it. Our mission for Forbes Australia is to continue to provide Australia’s creators, innovators and changemakers with the tools, insights and inspiration to ignite change and shape the conversation of the future.

When we launched, our Editor-in-Chief, Sarah O’Carroll, said ‘our promise is to tap into the deep well of Australian innovation‘ and we have done just that. We’ve highlighted the people and companies who are striving to solve some of the world’s greatest problems and who are innovating to forge a prosperous future for Australia, and we’re only just getting started.

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We’ve been busy…

Six Magazine Issues

Over the past year, Forbes has embarked on a captivating editorial journey. From our launch issue, to the 50 Richest List, to the latest issue highlighting the work that ‘Venture CatalystCarol Schwartz AO is doing to support female VCs, each edition has been a testament to our unwavering commitment to deliver excellence.

These stories have captured the essence of Australian leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship, showcasing prominent figures such as billionaire Richard White whose software powers half the world’s transport logistics, blockchain gaming pioneers Robbie & James Ferguson and ‘turnaround bossChristine Holgate whose resilient approach to leadership left 1600 people in awe at the Women’s Summit. These are the game-changers who have stories of their own success and failures that we can all learn from. 

Explore and order past issues here >

Returning gems: Don’t miss Sarah O’Carroll’s video series Beer with a Billionaire on David Dicker’s private jet, and breakfast with philanthropist Judith Neilson. Plus, Where I’m Putting The Money: with the latest one featuring Alphinity Global Portfolio Manager  Mary Manning on the tech companies to avoid. 

The Summits: In 2022 we had our first ever Business Summit, where founders from The Iconic, Airtasker, Bondi Sands, Employment Hero and JS Health to name a few, alongside VCs Blackbird, Airtree and Skip Capital, discussed the big issues for 2023.

In March this year, we had our sold-out Forbes Australia Women’s Summit, which sought to address the unique challenges faced by women in business and provide a platform for growth, connection and change. 1600 people filled the room to hear from speakers like Miranda Kerr, Wendy McCarthy AO, Christine Holgate and many more. An event that is still being talked about months later. 

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We introduced a more intimate workshop-style event where leaders and founders of successful brands exclusively share their strategies and tactics they are using now. 

Exclusive Member Events

Sydney members had the opportunity to get together after work and hear fascinating VC insights from Flying Fox Ventures founding partner Rachael Neumann.

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What’s next?

This anniversary is just the beginning. We invite you to explore all that Forbes Australia has to offer.

Learn more about our upcoming events here. Secure tickets to the Business Summit this week to save up to $500. 

Catch up on the latest articles and what’s trending here.

As we look back on this incredible year, we’re reminded of the power of community, knowledge and connection. Thanks for being a part of the Forbes journey. We’re committed to delivering solutions-focused journalism, immersive storytelling and dynamic live events that will continue to inspire and inform you. 

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