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AFR National Policy Series

Welcome to the Australian Financial Review National Policy Series for 2017
Banking & Wealth | Innovation | Infrastructure | Retail | Higher Education

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For more than 50 years, the Australian Financial Review has been a leading Australian voice in business and policy. Its reputation for thought leadership and insightful, independent analysis now finds fuller expression in the AFR National Policy Series.

To lead the debate, we are assembling the biggest names, the most influential decision-makers, and the most insightful thought-leaders from government, industry and the international community. Input is invited from all major stakeholder bodies, and we will endeavour to make sure the agenda for each event is hard-hitting, timely and truly independent.

And of course, in addition to providing extensive pre- and post-event coverage, the Australian Financial Review will also infuse the events with the incisive questioning and analysis for which it is famous.

Take your seat at the table – join us at the upcoming AFR National Policy Series.



AFR events for 2018


“Very interesting – gave real insights into global developments and local trends.”
“A great balance between short sharp topical presentations & discussions.”
“Excellent content from keynote speakers.”
“An excellent opportunity to gain further insight into the sector.”
“Excellent. Fantastic range of presenters on very topical issues. Well done.”
“Great content, quality of speakers and excellent format.”
“Certainly under-sold and over-delivered!”

Banking & Wealth

AFR Banking & Wealth Summit

With the backing of the AFR, and the input and support of the sector’s major industry and stakeholder groups, this summit stands to be a definitive forum for the banking and financial services sector. Learn more.


AFR National Infrastructure Summit

Following the success of last year’s event, the Australian Financial Review’s National Infrastructure Summit returns, bigger and better, in 2017. Learn more.

Higher Education

AFR Higher Education Summit

The AFR Higher Education Summit will again interrogate prevailing Higher Education policies and practices, and showcase true, transformational innovation from Australia and abroad – all with an eye to uncovering the critical forces that will shape the competitive HE landscape in the years ahead. Learn more.


AFR Innovation Summit

Going beyond buzzwords and platitudes, to really interrogate what needs to be done to create the capabilities, industries and mentalities Australia needs for the future. Learn more.


AFR National Energy Summit

As the national energy market is undergoing significant transformations and reshaping itself to face the pressure of the supply crisis, this 2-day event will examine how the power market is changing, will identify the policy priorities, will evaluate the various proposed solutions (from governments, industry and experts) to the current critical energy situation and will discuss the most appropriate steps towards energy security for our country. Learn more.


AFR Retail Summit

The AFR is proud to announce the return of its annual Retail Summit, a high-profile, independent and outwardly-focused platform for retail leaders to discuss the future of retail in Australia and lay out the case for reform. Learn more.

Boss Leadership

AFR Boss Leadership Summit

The Australian Financial Review is pleased to present the inaugural Boss Leadership Summit, to be held on 15-16 November at the Intercontinental, Sydney. Taking inspiration from the excellent content found in Boss Magazine, this event is set to bring together the nation’s most influential leaders and innovators from across all industries. Learn more.


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General Manager, AFR National Policy Series
Keith Barks
+61 2 9080 4342

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