Funding a solo expedition to Antarctica next month is the latest philanthropic endeavour by our guest speaker Samuel B Hordern.

Sam, a 7th generation descendent of the Hordern family, will be interviewed at our Aus-China philanthropy and SLO (social licence to operate) event, organised by BasisPoint in association with Deloitte. 

A profile of the polar adventurer Geoff Wilson, and the Hordern family’s support of the Mawson exploration of Antarctica over a century earlier, can be found here.

Sam is also a film maker and is involved in the Aus-China film sector, building industry to industry relationships between the two countries.

Meanwhile, confirmation of seven new stations for the Sydney to Parramatta metro could be a catalyst for property developers to consider driverless single-seater micro-car fleets ferrying residents to the metro stations in 2030. This MaaS (Mobility as a Service) could change the value of hundreds of development sites currently considered ‘too far’ from a station.

Essentially, driverless cars disrupts our biggest individual asset…. this asset is not property, shares, or businesses… this asset is… time.

Click here for the Driverless Micro Cars seminar –From China to Cherrybrook, on Monday 28th Oct, organised by BasisPoint in association with Deloitte.

The US and China are both racing to adopt this and other related technology such as 5G for game-changing productivity and management benefits. 

This tech will also enable the developing world to leap-frog into first world status if they can get their political governance models right. This topic will be explored in the Investing in an age of Superpower Rivalries event, also organised by BasisPoint in association with Deloitte.

I hope to see you at one or all of these events. Early-bird pricing ends soon.