Learn valuable insights into the investment opportunities available from the following topics at the Credit Suisse Global Supertrends Forum on 28 October 2021.


Welcome address

  • Michael Marr, Head of Private Banking Australia, Credit Suisse

Will the COVID-19 pandemic prove to be the great inflection point of our time?

Will COVID-19 accelerate the uptake of robotics and AI universally across the work force as most pundits are predicting or is the story more complex than that and what are the consequences for the jobs of the future? The panel brings together two leaders in the field of technology and robotics for a lively discussion of the societal consequences, both positive and negative, of innovation and automation.


Panel I: Sustainable transport in a decarbonising World: Are electric vehicles the answer?

  • Kara Frederick, Managing Director, Tiger Financial Group and Director Elect of DCFC
  • Annie Liu, Non-Executive Director, Vulcan Energy and ex Head of Battery and Energy Supply Chains, Tesla

Innovation in new mobility technologies has grown exponentially over the last decade, so much so that we now have a range of new energy cars: battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles. We also have new energy commercial vehicles, buses, two/three-wheeled vehicles, all with potential applications for autonomous driving and shared mobility. Our panel will discuss the infrastructure, technology and materials required to support these new forms of transport. How essential are electric vehicles for the decarbonisation of the world economy and what are the hurdles to the general adoption of EV technology?


Panel II: Infrastructure, where are the opportunities and how is the emphasis on sustainable infrastructure changing the investment landscape?

  • Institutional global infrastructure investors IFM Investors and Partners Group

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect developed and emerging countries to make an even greater effort to strengthen the backbone of their economies by overhauling vital transport, power and telecom systems. Moreover, efforts are underway to build resilient infrastructure to enable the achievement of carbon neutrality and to replace outdated transport infrastructure that poses safety hazards. Our panel will highlight where they see opportunities, and where value can be found in a world where the cost of money is cheap.


Concluding remarks: The Impact of Supertrends

Sessions times are in AEDT. Program is subject to change