Australia Summer Series 2022-2023
Australia Summer Series 2022-2023

Welcome to GEO’s Australia Summer Series

This Australian Summer, join local and global share plan colleagues for a multi-venue event that features sessions specifically designed for the Australian equity compensation industry.

Suitable for both small and medium-sized companies, as well as those with larger national and global operations, the all-new Summer Series is an event with a difference.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet industry influencers and partners, coupled with the convenience of accessing the latest share plan industry information from your office or home.

Attendance is free for issuing companies, and academic or government representatives. Providers pay from just $179 to access all four events!

If your business operates employee equity plans in Australia, this is THE event for you!

Register for the First Webcast NOW!

13 December 2022 12.30pm - 2.00pm (AEDT)

Register now to join the first Summer Series webcast!

Hosted by
Baker McKenzie



In this Q and A session, the speakers will discuss Australia's new securities law regime for employee share schemes (ESS) and its effect on Australian ESS design.

The session will cover the key benefits - but also the potential perils and pitfalls - of the new regime. Jonathan and Erica will be joined by Morgan Schwartz of Canva to share her practical experience in navigating the new rules.


  • Morgan Schwartz, Corporate Counsel - Canva
  • Erca Kidson - Baker McKenzie
  • Jonathan Kelt - Baker McKenzie


Four Events – One Price – Issuers Attend for Free!

Join local peers and experts at the Morgan Stanley offices in Sydney to start this series off with an education-packed and fun-filled event featuring cocktails, canapés and a facilitated panel discussion.

Hosted by
Morgan Stanley AT WORK

Kick-off Event

IN-PERSON - Sydney
24 November 2022

Join attendees from around the globe for two virtual meetings that provide insights, hot topics and thought leadership content curated specifically for the Australian marketplace.

Hosted by
Baker McKenzie

Two Virtual Sessions

December 2022 - February 2023

To close out the Summer Series, enjoy the company of share plan industry leaders and senior stakeholders at a memorable education and networking event that promises to be fun and engaging.

Series Wrap-up

IN-PERSON - Melbourne
March 2023

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Attendance is free for issuing companies, and academic or government representatives.

Providers pay just $179 to access all four events!

Your ticket includes access to:

  • four educational and networking events: two in-person and two online
  • all keynotes, panels and sessions
  • refreshments at the in-person events
  • exhibitors that span all industry disciplines and geographies
  • GEO's online platform, session recordings and speaker materials

Please note: The registration fee covers attendance to all FOUR Summer Series events. While we hope our registrants will join us for all events during the Series, we are unable to prorate, refund or discount the price for attending less than four events.

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Be in Great Company

GEO’s Australia regional events attract enthused and engaged industry professionals. You will meet representatives from public household name companies and smaller, private companies who are looking to share their knowledge and connect with you.

Attendees offer share plans and equity compensation as part of their company’s remuneration and serve in the roles of analyst, manager, senior manager, director, senior director, vice president and various other executive level positions in functions such as human resources, accounting, finance, tax and stock plan administration.

You’ll also meet employees and management of the top companies providing services to companies who offer share plans.

  • Aristocrat
  • CSL
  • Culture Amp
  • Fletcher Building
  • Meld Studios
  • Oracle
  • Woolworths

What Attendees Say

"I view it as an invaluable opportunity, not only to meet and talk with other issuers, but to meet potential new suppliers."

General Manager Share Plans

Fletcher Building

"The regional events always provide a great opportunity to find out about what is going on in the equity space within Australia. The remit often also covers global topics that are really relevant to CSL as a global company operating plans on over 30 countries. There is a great mix of topics and speakers and all content is relevant and topical. It also provides a great networking opportunity."

Head of Executive Compensation, Performance Management and Employee Equity


Why Attend?

Join the best equity minds as the Australia Summer Series brings together academics, thought leaders, stock plan experts and policy makers from across the globe to explore best practice in equity compensation and work together to drive a vision for future employee share ownership.

  • Increase industry knowledge
    Expose yourself to the most current, up-to date information on specific industry challenges and gain valuable insights to help stand out from the competition and push the industry forward.
  • Network with like-minded event professionals
    Widen the quality of your professional network as our roundtables bring together senior decision-makers throughout the industry.
  • Be thought leaders
    Position yourself and your company as a trusted advisor and support the promotion of employee share ownership worldwide.
  • Excel our industry
    Show your commitment to the industry and align with the largest non-profit organization focused on promoting share ownership for the benefit of all employees, companies and communities.