AVCAL alpha conference® 2017

The biggest event for the private equity and venture capital industry, the 24th annual AVCAL alpha conference®, is taking place at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 September 2017.

This year’s conference is based around the theme ADAPT. CREATE. INSPIRE. which reflects our evolving ways of working in a dynamic world; the value we create in building better businesses; and the partnerships and stories which will strengthen and inspire the future of our industry.

The conference program features a diverse and fascinating line up of speakers from the world of sport and science alongside portfolio company CEOs sharing perspectives across health, education and retail.

Want to attend alpha but not an AVCAL member? Find our more about membership here.

Thank you to our alpha 2017 sponsors

AVCAL Annual Partners

AVCAL Philanthropy Partners

Additional activity (OPTIONAL) - $28
Register to take part in a guided tour of the MCG and visit the National Sports Museum with other alpha delegates in groups of 20 between 11.30am - 1.30pm

Day 1: 13th Sep 17, 1:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Day 2: 14th Sep 17, 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Avenue, Richmond, VIC, 3002

Payment Terms:

This is a credit card only registration process. You must have a valid credit card to proceed. We accept Diners, Amex, Mastercard and Visa. A credit card surcharge will apply.

Early bird rate expires on 30 April 11.59pm (AEST).

Cost: Early Bird rate - Corporates $2800, General Partners $2256 (including GST)

Registrations Open: 30th Mar 17 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 15th Sep 17 11:59 PM

Places Available: 84


In September 2016, AVCAL hosted its 23rd annual alpha conference in Melbourne, attracting over 400 delegates from the private equity and venture capital industry and beyond. Attendees were treated to a varied program of speakers including General David Morrison AO, ‘engineer for humanity’ Dr Jordan Nguyen and collaborative economy expert Rachel Botsman.

Other speakers included industry experts and thought leaders such as MYOB’s Tim Reed, CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall and Future Fund Chief Investment Officer, Raphael Arndt. Panel discussions and informal networking lent itself to knowledge sharing and further understanding of how private equity and venture capital build better businesses and impact the broader economy.

The event concluded with the announcement of the AVCAL ‘Deal of the Year’ Award winners and the inaugural AVCAL Diversity Award. 

The event was made possible thanks to AVCAL’s 2016 partners.

We’re gearing up for alpha 2017 with venues and dates to be revealed in the coming months.

alpha 2016 video highlights

alpha 2016 photo highlights



Thank you to our 2016 partners





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