Conference 2017

Join us for the ASA 2017 Conference at Grand Hyatt Melbourne for Australia's largest and most highly regarded conference for investors and shareholders. With Securing Your Investing Future as our theme, we have planned a comprehensive and ambitious program with a range of knowledgeable industry specialist speakers. 

The conference provides maximum opportunity for discussion, networking and informal engagement. We have ensured you receive the maximum return on your registration investment. We have included several excellent optional extras that are well worth consideration.

The conference also offers opportunities to socialise with fellow investors and the presenters during our breaks, happy hour and at the conference dinner.


Our industry leaders and expert speakers include: 

  • David Bassanese, Chief Economist at BetaShares
  • Jason Beddow, Managing Director at Argo
  • Jenny Campbell, Partner at Allens
  • Peter Costello, Chairman of the Australian Future Fund
  • Louise Davidson, CEO at ACSI
  • Paula Dwyer, Chairman at Tabcorp
  • Tim Eisenhauer, Managing Director at OnMarket BookBuilds
  • Shayne Elliott, CEO at ANZ
  • Saul Eslake, Vice-Chancellor Fellow at University of Tasmania
  • Graham Hand, Managing Editor at Cuffelinks
  • Adrian Harrington, Head of Funds Management at Folkestone Limited
  • James Kirby, Wealth Editor at The Australian
  • Alan Kohler, The Constant Investor
  • Richard Murray, CEO at JB HiFi
  • Elaine Prior, Managing Director at Citi Research


The conference

The conference will be held over two days from Monday 15 May to Tuesday 16 May 2017. A range of optional extra activities have been organised for Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 May.



Date Registration type Member Non-member
15-16 May Early bird conference 2 day registration - to 31 March 2017 $425 $575
15-16 May Standard conference 2 day registration - from 1 April 2017 $495 $645
15 May Happy Hour - Guest ticket $20 $20
15-May Conference dinner sponsored by Lincoln Indicators $125 $125
17-May Optional one day seminar - "Structuring your investments" $150 $170
17-May Optional one day masterclass - "Outperforming the Index" $150 $170
17-May Computershare Site Tour $35 N/A
17-May CSL Site Tour $40 N/A
18-May Lendlease Site Tour $30 N/A
18-May ANZ Site Tour $30 N/A
18-May Vicinity Centres Site Tour $40 N/A
  Conference special 12 month Green membership*   $90
  Conference special 12 month Classic membership*   $125
  Speaker booklet $50 $50

*This offer is available to non-members only.


Partners of members can attend all conference activities on the same basis as a member. Please note accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NON-MEMBERS: We are offering conference registration and membership for a discounted rate. Non-members can register and just pay an additional $90 for a green membership (usually $120) or $125 for a classic membership (usually $140). However, to access this special rate you must register for the conference and join the ASA at the same time. To do so either complete the registration form (available early Jan) or call the office on 1300 368 448.



Grand Hyatt Melbourne
123 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000

Grand Hyatt Melbourne is located prestigiously on Collins Street, the heart of the city’s high fashion and fine dining areas, and within walking distance of many of Melbourne’s tourist attractions and business, shopping and theatre districts. The Hotel is within walking distance of the Princess Theatre, Federation Square and Southgate shopping precinct.

The conference facilities are located on level 8 of the Hotel. Delegates will be treated to a seated buffet lunch daily.

Special room rates of just $260 per night have been negotiated for conference delegates. You can book your accommodation online here (room only) or here (room + breakfast)



The Grand Hyatt is approximately 23 km from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. Taxis to and from the airport take approximately 30-35 minutes and cost between $50.00-$60.00 AUD each way.

The closest train stations are Flinders Street Station (500m from the Hotel) or Spencer Street station (2km from the hotel).
Skybus Super Shuttle
Skybus is an airport transfer coach that operates 7 days a week, including public holidays. On average it takes 25 minutes between the airport and the Southern Cross Terminal. Skybus departs every 10-15 minutes between 6:00AM and 9:30PM and half hourly or hourly at other times.

Arriving at Melbourne Airport:
You do not need to book the Skybus Hotel Shuttle to get to your hotel.
From Melbourne Airport, take the Skybus Super Shuttle to the Melbourne city terminal at Southern Cross Station (in Spencer Street). Then, transfer onto a Skybus Hotel Shuttle mini-bus, which delivers you to the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. No booking is required and the mini-buses are available during operating hours.
Skybus Super Shuttle operates from two locations at Melbourne Airport, right outside arrivals at:

  • Terminal T1, serving Qantas Domestic, QantasLink and Jetstar Domestic
  • Terminal T3, serving Virgin Domestic, Rex, and all International flights.

Per Person $18.00 AUD each way



The car park located beneath the Hotel is privately operated by Wilson Parking.

We invite you to visit the website to view Wilson Parking’s most current rates: Early bird parking (entry between 6am & 10am and exit between 2pm & midnight) is $18 Monday - Friday. Please note, you must park on Level 1.

Alternatively, valet parking at the hotel is $55 per night, per vehicle.


We are very pleased to be supported by the following sponsors:









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