What a difference a year can make; and in a decade everything can change. As for a century ...

The Family Office Congress is Private Wealth Network's flagship annual event, which brings together members and guests from across Australia, New Zealand and the world. Join us as we look back and forward, exploring how time changes us, our families and our communities. 


Family Office Congress X -  11-12 October 2017

Pre Congress Masterclass - 10 October 2017

Next Generation Summit - 10 October 2017


Property Big Day Out - 13 October 2017


We have secured discounted room rates of $309 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth for Congress participants.

To confirm your booking please contact the Sofitel reservation team via
+61 2 9228 9188 or email h3665@sofitel.com and quote PRIVATE101017.


Family Office Congress X

11 - 12 OCT

 Venue Details

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000 - Sydney


Please click here to register you and your family for Family Office Congress X

MEET OUR SPEAKERS / 11 - 12 OCT Sydney


David Albert Group CEO, Albert Group of Companies

  For many years, David managed iconic Australian music business Alberts, founded by his family in the late 1800's. Last year, David managed the journey of selling the business, and now leads the family's investments.


III Sr Don Sergio A. Fernandez de Cordova De Veyga (Spain/Peru/USA)

  Sergio is an entrepreneur with a family whose history dates back over 900 years. Sergio is an internationally recognised entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist working at the intersection of media and leveraging public-private partnerships for social impact. In 2003 he co-founded Fuel Outdoor, and has since founded several global organisations including the PVBLIC Foundation and P3 SmartCity Partners.


HRH Fahad bin Faisal Al Saud

  His Royal Highness Prince Fahad Bin Faisal Al Saud of Saudi Arabia is a pioneer in the creative and technology sectors who has enhanced education, job creation and social empowerment across his home region, and the world. In 2009 he worked closely with Facebook HQ to launch the platform's Arabic version and inspired Saudi Arabia's first "start- up weekend". Today, as a pivotal example of the nation's 2030 Vision, Prince Fahad continues his evangelical works as a serial entrepreneur for Arab youth, and their role in an undeniably tech-focused future.


HRH Prince Francisco de Borbon Graf Von Hardenberg (Spain/Germany)

  His Royal Highness Prince Francisco de Borbon Graf Von Hardenberg is a global entrepreneur with a dual family legacy. He is a Partner of Graf Hardenberg GMBH, and Founder and Co-founder of numerous other businesses and is a member of magistrate council, of the St Lazarus military and the Hospitality Order.


Rachel English Trustee, English Family Foundation

  Rachel has experience across many sides of philanthropy, including fundraising, service delivery and granting. In addition to working in Philanthropy for Mutual Trust, she is also trustee of the English Family Foundation and Chair of NEXUS Australia, part of a global network working to create positive social change.


Belinda Hutchinson AM Businesswoman and Philanthropist

  Belinda is Chancellor, the University of Sydney, Chairman, Thales Australia, and Future Generation Global Investment Company. She is also Director, AGL Energy, Australian Philanthropic Services, and sits on many not- for-proit boards.


Michael Southam 4G Family Member; Rockcliffe Partners

  Michael descends from two wealthy European families with business roots going back to the 1800's. A rapid decline in his family's wealth led him to study the journey of "once wealthy" families and develop a series of rules for maintaining family wealth across generations.


Yash Mishra Managing Director, Taurus Family Office

  Yash works with Asian families of wealth to develop lifestyle and investment planning strategies that achieve their goals. She has over 25 years' investment experience, successfully guiding clients through the Asian Financial Crisis and the Global Financial Crisis.


Matt Handbury Executive Chairman, Murdoch Media

  Matt bought Murdoch Magazines from his uncle Rupert Murdoch in 1991, which he managed until its sale in 2004. He is now Chairman of software business Blueshyft and Executive Chairman of Australian Rain Technologies.


Louise Walsh Future Generation Investment Companies

  Louise is CEO of the Future Generation Investment Companies, and has previously held prominent roles at Philanthropy Australia, Artsupport Australia, Sydney Symphony, the Sydney Olympics and Allens.


Richard Walley Leading Indigenous Performer

  A proud Noongar man, Richard is recognised as a Western Australia State Living Treasure for his lifetime contribution to the Arts and Culture. He will share the lessons of over 2000 intergenerational transitions in his own unique, entertaining and moving way.


Adam Levin Partner, Jackson McDonald

  Adam has over 20 years' experience specialising in HNW private clients and Family Offices in WA. He holds a Masters of Taxation, is on the advisory panel of the Board of Taxation, Director of a number of philanthropic foundations and has also been recognised by Best Lawyers for his work in wealth management/succession and tax law.


Charles A. Lowenhaupt (USA) Chairman and Founder, Lowenhaupt Global Advisors

  Charles is a world recognised thought leader in managing wealth for significant families. He has been recognised as one of the most influential people in the space by Private Asset Management magazine. In 2011, Charles co-authored the well-regarded book "Freedom From Wealth", alongside Don Trone, the Chief Ethos Officier of 3ethos.


Michael Graf Business and Philanthropic Leader

  A former IBM Executive with over 24 years of experience in the IT industry, Michael has business and philanthropic experience across all business continents. He currently sits on a number of boards and is Non-Executive Director at tech start up mPort


Hunter Johnson CEO, Man Cave

  Hunter Johnson is CEO of HeadQuarters Australia (HQ), an organisation which teaches social and emotional intelligence to young people. Hunter's work has led him to speak around the world including presenting at the United Nations, the Sydney Opera House, Graduation Ceremonies and various Universities. Hunter is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, an Honouree of the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award and a nominee for the 2017 Young Australian of the Year award.


Evana Lithgow Psychologist, Working Minds

  Evana is a registered psychologist with more than 17 years' experience. Growing up in a successful family business, she launched Working Minds after seeing a need for fresh, practical approaches to developing people and organisations.


Elise Elliott Partner, Deloitte Private

  Elise has over 17 years' experience assisting private businesses and family groups, and has worked extensively with over 75 of Australia's wealthiest families. She presents across Australia on family office topics and recently led a private business sector submission to an Australian Parliamentary Committee.


Doug Balfour CEO, Geneva Global

  Doug has 30 years' experience in philanthropy, international development, leadership, and organisational development. He authored Doing Good Great and founded philanthropic consulting business Geneva Global.


Esther Oh Founder, AusAsia Resources

  Esther grew her family business from paper into resources, industrial, property and technology. She then founded AusAsia Resources, helping businesses to strategise, optimise and globalise. She is a lifetime sponsor for Business4Good, B1G1 initiative and Compassion Australia.


Tony Steel Founder, Terrapinn

  Tony founded Terrapinn, one of the world's most successful media and event companies. However, Tony's passion is Happiness and its Causes, a long-running conference series on the tools and techniques for a happier life.


Alexander Davis

  The grandson of oil billionaire Marvin Davis, Alexander is a highly successful entrepreneur and investor in his own right. He built Auction.com, now the world’s largest online real estate auctioneer, and Disruptive Technology LLC, which invests in late stage tech companies.