19-22 September, 2023 |

Who will be there?

GEC2023 is a gathering of startup champions from around the world, working together to build one global ecosystem of innovation and economic growth. ​

Be there if you want to: ​

  • Develop expertise​
  • Find and leverage opportunities​
  • Connect with like-minded, inspiring peers​
  • Discover new ideas​
  • Gain visibility​
  • Build new relationships​
  • Join your tribe


Build new relationships in markets of interest, learn the latest trends and support tools, identify new business opportunities, and network with investors, ecosystem builders and other entrepreneurs from around the world.


Network with a global community that shares invaluable sources of knowledge, partnerships and promising founders in target industries or geographies.


Evaluate your policy structure against similar economies by sharing with and learning from your global peers.

Community Leaders + Ecosystem Builders

Share efficient ecosystem-building programs and tools emerging to meet post-pandemic priorities.

You will be joining a growing roster of Australian peers – people, like you, who value strong networks and great relationships. Here are some of the people contributing to the GEC 2023 program:​

Chad Renando, Managing Director, GEN Australia

Renu Kannu, National Innovation Hub

Emma Coath, MD, Rocket Seeder

Thomas Gooch, CEO, Office of Planetary Observations

Renee Hakendorf, Core Innovation Hub ​

Charlie Gunningham, Director, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Dr Martin Schlegel, Australian Sports Technology Network

Tyler Miscannon, Flight Centre

Tristonne Forbes, CEO, Pathwize

Margaret O’Brien, Young Change Agents

Mick Liubinskas, Climate Salad​

Julia Spicer AOM, Goondiwindi Regional Innovation Network​

Warwick Peel, United Nations Association of Australia​

Rebecca Rozencwajg, Alice Anderson Fund

Matthew Salier, Director, RMIT Activator

Cheryl Mack, Aussie Angels

Georgia McDonald, LaunchVic

David Burt, UNSW