It was lovely to see so many shareholders and friends of Future Generation at the Future Generation Summit in Sydney on Thursday 26 October 2023.

We heard from leading minds in investment, philanthropy and the community and are pleased to share a recording of the Summit with you if you would like to watch the panel discussions. The full agenda and time stamps are also included below.

The Summit featured an inspiring discussion with Future Generation Founder Geoff Wilson AO and entrepreneur, author and activist Dan Pallotta, as well as panels with David Gonski AC, Jack Heath from Philanthropy Australia, Mark Holowesko from Holowesko Partners and Kate Bowditch from Australian Philanthropic Services.

Thank you to our speakers for your time and valuable insights, and to Herbert Smith Freehills for hosting The Summit pro bono.

Read about some of the ideas discussed at The Summit in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age;

You can access the recording of The Future Generation Summit below and subscribe to receive the latest updates from Future Generation.

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The Future Generation Summit Agenda

3:15 – 11:00 minutes
The Giving Circle: Government, Business and Philanthropy​​
Caroline Gurney, Future Generation 

11:05 – 25:50 minutes 
Giving In Their Veins
Moderated by Dominic Powell, The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age
David Gonski AC
Michael Gonski, Herbert Smith Freehills

25:53 – 1:00:22 minutes 
Turbocharging Philanthropy with Strategy and Structure 
Moderated by Dominic Powell, The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age
Jack Heath, Philanthropy Australia
Kate Bowditch, Australian Philanthropic Services
Emily Fuller, Future Generation
Alan Burrell, Mercy Ships

1:00:34 – 1:44:43 minutes 
Reshaping Australia’s Future 
Moderated by Clancy Yeates, The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age
Geoff Wilson AO, Wilson Asset Management
Jun Bei Liu, Tribeca Investment Partners
David Paradice AO, Paradice Investment Management
Dr Eamonn McCarthy, Lighthouse Foundation

1:44:45 – 1:51:16 minutes
The Case for Being UnCharitable
Jessica Mendoza-Roth, The Social Impact Hub

(Not available in the recording)
In Conversation with Dan Pallotta
Geoff Wilson AO, Wilson Asset Management
Dan Pallotta, Entrepreneur, Author and Activist

1:51:17 – 2:30:12 minutes 
Conflict and Complexity: What’s Next for Global Markets?
Moderated by Clancy Yeates, The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age
Mark Holowesko, Holowesko Partners
Jacob Mitchell, Antipodes Investment Management
Nikki Thomas, Magellan Financial Group

2:30:14 – 3:06:32 minutes 
AI: Artificially inflated? 
Moderated by Dominic Powell, The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age
​Dr David Allen, Plato Investment Management
Zehrid Osmani, Martin Currie
Solly Brown, QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey
Bill Simpson-Young, Gradient Institute

3:06:33 – 3:08:23 minutes 
Geoff Wilson AO

​​​​If you have any questions about the Summit, please call us on (02) 9247 9202 or email

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