11:30AM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Michael McGrath – Business Leader, Entrepreneur and Advisor. Michael is an
entrepreneur with over thirty years’ experience creating, growing and
divesting businesses across the globe.
Sharing his expertise as CEO of Oasis M&A since 2009, Michael now helps
others to create, grow and extract wealth from their businesses through
Getting your business ready for sale and the grow the value of your business for exit:
Selling a business is not like selling your house. A business is a dynamic living asset made up of customers,
management, staff, stock, intellectual property and good will. The business fortunes invariably ebb and flow and valuing
a business is far from an exact science. It’s also difficult to try and fix it up quickly, especially for the purpose of selling.
• How to prepare a strategy and plan for selling your business
• Analysing and mitigating risks
• Optimising your corporate strategy
12:30PM | MEET SYDNEY’S NEWEST CHAIR
Michelle Laforest – Coraggio Chair
Michelle has extensive senior executive and board experience spanning a range of diverse industries including
publishing, software, professional services, media and entertainment, health and not for profit organizations.
Recent roles have included Regional Vice President at Harlequin Enterprises where she led the growth strategy for the
Japanese business and Managing Director at Wolters Kluwer where she led the organizational, cultural, and digital
transformation of the tax and accounting content business.
Currently CEO at Coeliac Australia, Michelle is passionate about implementing strategy and leading teams to scale up