Sustained investment in the datacentre and cloud sector drives new opportunities across the region
Oct 15, 2013

15 October, Sydney: Experts and Investors from the Australian datacentre, hosting, and cloud finance sectors will meet to discuss regional growth opportunities at the 2nd Finance and Investment Forum Australia. The presentations will cover such topics as transforming enterprise IT and implications for datacentre outsourcing, assessing the risk of investing in datacentres, and market energy challenges. The forum will be held on 13 November 2013 at 2 Park Street, Sydney.

Finance and Investment Forum Australia is researched and produced by consulting firm BroadGroup and presents an annual opportunity to focus on datacentres as an asset class. The Forum offers tremendous networking value, as it brings together senior executives from investors, funds, operators, property specialists, and legal counsel and user companies engaged in the sector.

“The publicly quoted datacentre, hosting and cloud sector is now valued globally at around USD50 billion and rising,” commented Steve Wallage, managing director of BroadGroup Consulting. “We foresee M&A and consolidation in the industry, future IPOs and sustained investor returns”.

Mr Andrew Constance MP, Minister of Finance & Services NSW, will provide the welcome and introductory speech. Other speakers include Kris Kumar, Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Asia Pacific, Digital Realty, Andrew Kirker, Pacific Sales Director, Cloud, Colocation and Telecommunications, Schneider Electric, Bernadette Jew, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin Mike Foster, CEO, Fujitsu, Tim Palmer, Senior Manager, Data Centre Transformation, NAB, Damon Rees, Head of Strategy & Performance, Woolworths Ltd, and many other experts. The official media partner is

Discounted 3 for 2 tickets are available for purchase until October 30, 2013.


For more information or to organize interviews, please contact Jason Hemens at Gilbert + Tobin T +61 2 9263 4072 or Gregory Gerot at BroadGroup T +44 20 7 1995 732.

About the Finance and Investment Forum:
The Finance and Investment Forum for Datacentres first forum took place at the Cass Business School in London in 2007 and since then it has become recognized as the only annual international meeting point for investors, operators, professional intermediaries and legal counsel focused on the data centre sector.

About BroadGroup:

BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services company providing a value chain of publications, conferences and consulting services to fast growing niches in the IT and Telecoms sector.

Founded in 2002, the company aims to provide senior managers with a different perspective, create communities of interest, and inspire them with fresh insight.

With an acclaimed consulting practice and the largest library of research reports in the datacentre sector worldwide, our research methodologies are free from potential conflicts of interest. BroadGroup’s consulting work specialises in commercial due diligence, demand analysis, and financial and business planning analysis.

BroadGroup serves a customer base comprising of operating companies, technology innovators, investment and financial principals, government investment agencies, regional development authorities and professional service companies.

Working internationally, the company was among the first to address cloud, and has also pioneered research into dark fibre and developed the innovative Finance and Investment conferences globally. It publishes the daily newsletter Datacentre News.

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