ASX Small and Mid-Cap Conference 2019

ASX Small and Mid-Cap Conference - 5 September 2019
The annual ASX Small and Mid-Cap Conference, provided investors with a unique opportunity to hear from leaders across a broad range of ASX-listed small and mid-cap companies. This year’s conference featured an insightful market update and a lively panel discussion; hearing from leading brokers, fund managers and other capital markets professionals on navigating the small-cap universe.

 

 

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Presenting Companies

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Apiam Animal Health Limited (ASX: AHX) is a leading rural and regional veterinary group that operates a vertically integrated model across the animal health chain. It is comprised of 42 veterinary clinics, which are located in large production animal areas of Australia and employs over 150 veterinary professionals. The Company services the whole spectrum of production & companion animals. Apiam’s business model generates strong revenues, cash flows and dividends. The Company is executing its 3-year plan to generate cost efficiencies and drive business growth, as well as expand into new areas such as genetic exports and international markets which offer attractive and complementary revenue streams.

Speaker: Dr Chris Richards, Managing Director

Auswide Bank Limited (ASX: ABA) has operated for over 50 years and has assets under management of over $3 billion. Auswide Bank is an Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) offering an extensive range of finance and banking products, operating with an Australian Credit Licence and an Australian Financial Services Licence. Auswide originated as a mutual building society in regional Queensland which has grown into an Australia-wide lending presence supported by branches, business bankers, accredited mortgage brokers and online channels. We play an active part in the communities we serve and have built our reputation around a true community banking philosophy.

Speaker: Martin Barrett, Managing Director

Bailador Technology Investments Limited (ASX: BTI) is a growth capital fund focused on the information technology sector, actively managed by an experienced team with demonstrated sector expertise. Bailador provides exposure to a portfolio of information technology companies with global addressable markets at attractive valuations before they are public. The Company invests in private technology companies at the expansion stage. Investors gain exposure to this difficult to access asset class through Bailador's listing on the ASX.

Speaker: Paul Wilson, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Cassini Resources Limited (ASX: CZI) is a base and precious metals developer and explorer based in Perth. Cassini’s flagship West Musgrave Project (WMP) is a new mining camp located in Western Australia, with three existing nickel and copper sulphide deposits and other significant regional exploration targets identified.

The WMP is the largest undeveloped nickel - copper project in Australia.
In August 2016, Cassini entered into a $36M Farm-in/JV Agreement with OZ Minerals Ltd, providing a clear pathway to a decision to mine and potential cash flow for Cassini.

Cassini is also progressing its Mt Squires Gold Project, and Yarawindah Nickel - Copper - Cobalt Project (CZI 80%), both located in WA

Speaker: Richard Bevan, Managing Director

The Fiducian Group (ASX: FID) is a specialist financial services organisation providing financial planning, funds management, superannuation, investment platform administration and information technology services.

Speaker: Indy Singh, Executive Chairman

 

Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) operates in two sectors: Defence Systems and Space Systems.

EOS Defence Systems specialises in technology for weapon systems optimisation and integration, as well as ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) for land warfare. Its key products are next-generation vehicle turrets and remote weapons systems.

EOS Space Systems specialises in applying EOS-developed optical sensors to detect, track, classify and characterise objects in space. This information has both military and commercial applications, including managing space assets to avoid collisions with space debris, missile defence and space control.

Speaker: Ben Greene, Group Chief Executive Officer

EMvision Medical Devices Limited (ASX:EMV) aims to be a leader in transformational point-of-care imaging, solving clinical problems for which there are no current solutions. The Company’s lead product in development is a portable brain scanner for the rapid diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disorders. EMvision’s CEO, Dr Ron Weinberger, is the former CEO of Nanosonics (ASX:NAN).The technology underpinning EMvision has been developed by world leaders in biomedical imaging at the University of Queensland, led by Professor Amin Abbosh, who has over 400 peer reviewed papers, and Professor Stuart Crozier, who created technology central to most MRI machines manufactured since 1997.

Speaker: Scott Kirkland, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Heron Resources Limited (ASX: HRR) is engaged in the production, exploration and development of base and precious metals in Australia. Heron’s primary focus is on its 100% owned, high-grade Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project located 250km southwest of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia is one of the few new zinc projects that is fully funded to production.

With production having commenced in the second quarter of CY2019, the Company is on track to participate in the pricing environment supported by a strong zinc physical market. In addition, the Company has a number of significant high quality, base and precious metal tenements regional to the Woodlawn Project.

Speaker: Wayne Taylor, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Hazer Group Limited (ASX:HZR) is a technology development company undertaking the commercialisation of the Hazer Process, a low-emission hydrogen and graphite production process. The Hazer Process enables the effective conversion of natural gas and similar methane feedstocks, into hydrogen and high quality graphite, using iron ore as a process catalyst.

Speaker: Dr Andrew Cornejo, Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

Jaxsta Limited (ASX: JXT) is a music technology company developing an online platform to hold global official music data. Through direct industry partnerships, the company aims to credit the 'who, what, when and where' of music. Jaxsta was founded in 2015 and listed on the ASX in 2018. The company’s core platform, Jaxsta.com, is now live. Jaxsta Pro, the Company’s B2B subscription-based service, will launch in the coming months. Jaxsta’s head office is in Sydney, with representatives in New York, London and Los Angeles.

Speaker: Jacqui Louez Schoorl, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

LBT Innovations (ASX: LBT) is an Australian medical technology company. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver automation in healthcare, the company has developed a patent protected machine learning and intelligent imaging platform technology to deliver the only FDA cleared instrument utilizing AI technology in clinical microbiology.

The Automated Plate Assessment Systems (APAS®), automates the imaging, image analysis, interpretation and reporting of growth on microbiology plates after incubation. The APAS Independence instrument improves the clinical efficiency of microbiology laboratories and enables faster diagnosis and reporting of infectious diseases.

Speaker: Brent Barnes, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

 

Leigh Creek Energy Limited (ASX: LCK) is an emerging energy company focussed on developing its 1.15 peta joule 2P reserve Leigh Creek Energy Project, located in South Australia. This energy project has successfully completed demonstration of capability and capacity through a demonstration plant and is now on the cusp of commercialisation of either the production of high value ammonium nitrate products (fertiliser and industrial explosives) or the production of significant gas volumes from the remnant coal resources at Leigh Creek, utilising In Situ Gasification technologies.

Speaker: Tony Lawry, Head of Investor Relations

Marley Spoon AG (MMM) is a subscription-based weekly meal kit service that services customers in three primary regions: Australia, United States and Europe. Meal kits offer a convenient option for customers to cook healthy meals with fresh ingredients following chef-designed recipes.

Speaker: Rolf Weber, Managing Director

Matrix Composites & Engineering Limited (ASX: MCE) specialises in the design, engineering and manufacture of composite and advanced material technology solutions for the oil & gas, defence, civil & infrastructure, resources and transportation industries. With over 40 years experience, Matrix has gained a reputation as an industry leader and is a major exporter of Australian goods and services with customers located worldwide. Matrix’s head office in Western Australia is home to Australia’s largest, most technologically advanced composite manufacturing facility. The facility is ISO 9001 certified and boasts a large R&&D office run by scientists and material engineers from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

 

Speaker: Aaron Begley, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Mayfield Childcare Limited (ASX: MFD) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in November 2016. In that time Mayfield has grown to own and operate 21 Victorian childcare centres representing 1,777 registered childcare places, with a clear vision of enhancing and delivering high quality childcare.

Established specifically within the Victorian market, Mayfield’s tight geographical distribution delivers a centralised and cost-effective management structure, simplifying day to day operations and integration of centres. Mayfield will drive growth organically with a focused effort on the delivery of quality education and care in line with the National Quality Standards. Further, Mayfield will look to expand its business through targeted acquisition of established Childcare centres with potential for growth, against agreed criteria including supply/demand metrics, centre size, location, utilisation and profitability.

Speaker: Dean Clarke, Chief Executive Officer

McPherson’s Limited (ASX: MCP) established in 1860, is a leading supplier of health, beauty, household and personal care products in Australasia, with operations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. McPherson’s markets and distributes beauty care, hair care, skin care and fragrances, kitchen essentials, and personal care items such as facial wipes, cotton pads and foot comfort products. McPherson’s manages some significant brands for agency partners and via joint venture arrangements such as Kotia and SugarBaby; however, the majority of revenue is derived from the company’s diversified portfolio of owned market-leading brands, including Dr. LeWinn’s, A'kin, Manicare, Lady Jayne, Swisspers and Multix.

Speaker: Laurie McAllister, Managing Director

 

MedAdvisor Limited (ASX: MDR) is a world class medication management platform focused on addressing the gap and burden of medication adherence. Founded with a desire to simplify medication management, the highly automated and intuitive Australian software system connects patients to tools and education materials through over 55% of community pharmacies.

Available free on mobile and internet devices, the platform incorporates a variety of valuable and convenient features including reminders, pre-ordering of medications and medicines information, which together improves adherence to chronic medications by over 20%. Since 2013, MedAdvisor has connected with over one million users and a network of 1000s of GPs.

Speaker: Robert Read, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Osprey Medical Inc (ASX: OSP) is an innovative medical device company with a suite of proprietary dye (contrast) reduction and monitoring technologies that are designed to help physicians reduce the amount of dye delivered to patients and monitor the dose of dye delivered in real time throughout angiographic imaging procedures. Our vision is to make heart imaging procedures safer for patients with poor kidney function. The amount of dye used increases the patient's risk for dye-related kidney damage known as Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury (CI-AKI). The DyeVert™ System reduces dye delivered to patients while maintaining image quality in a self-adjusting easy-to-use design that monitors dye usage.

Speaker: Mike McCormick, Chief Executive Officer

Powerwrap Limited (ASX: PWL) is a financial services technology company providing better ways for financial advisers to manage their client’s investments. Its innovative platform delivers the comprehensive product range and tailored customer service increasingly sought by high net worth investors.

Founded in 2008 and with $8 billion in funds under administration (July 2019), Powerwrap’s platform is used by financial advisers, wealth managers, brokers and accountants. The Powerwrap platform stands apart for its ability to offer tailored solutions to advisers and its broad range of asset classes. Powerwrap listed in May 2019.

Speaker: Will Davidson, Chief Executive Officer

Revasum INC (ASX: RVS) specialises in the design and manufacturing of equipment used for the global semiconductor industry. Revasum’s equipment helps drive advanced manufacturing technology for critical growth markets, including automotive, IoT, and 5G.

Our product portfolio includes state of the art equipment for the grinding, polishing, and chemical mechanical planarization processes used to manufacture devices for those key end markets. All of Revasum’s equipment is designed and developed in close collaboration with our customers. Learn how we create the equipment that generates the technology of today and tomorrow.

Speaker: Jerry Cutini, Chief Executive Officer

Shekel Brainweigh Limited (ASX: SBW) is a global leader in developing weighing technology for the retail, healthcare and manufacturing markets. The Company operates two businesses, Shekel Scales and a newly established Retail Innovations Division. Shekel Scales provides weighing solutions to blue-chip customers such as Toshiba, Fujitsu, Diebold Nixdorf and GE Healthcare and has regular and growing revenue (FY18 US$18.7 million) with profitable core operations. Shekel’s new division leverages on the 40 years’ expertise of Shekel Scales and is focused on disrupting and digitally transforming the traditional retail industry through the deployment of new smart weighing and shelf management solutions.

Speaker: Danny Nadri, Country Manager Australia

 

Straker Translations Limited (ASX: STG) is one of the world’s leading translation companies and New Zealand’s premier Language Service Provider, and is ranked in the top 60 out of more than 27,000 LSPs around the world. Their 50,000 customers worldwide are serviced 24/7 by production centres in New Zealand, Spain, Germany, Ireland and the USA.
Their Ai powered translation technology platform enables translations to be delivered with speed and simplicity. Through dedicated in-house teams and portfolio of more than 13,000 translators, they use technological innovation to provide instant and award-winning translation services across every conceivable subject and medium, and in more than 80 languages.

Speaker: Grant Straker, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Vitalharvest Freehold Trust (ASX: VTH) is an agricultural real estate investment trust and is managed by goFARM Asset Management. VTH provides exposure to agricultural property assets that target growing global demand for nutritious healthy foods and owns Australia’s largest aggregation of citrus and berry farms with substantial water entitlements.

The properties are diversified across crop type, climatic region, water source and product end markets. The tenant is ASX-listed Costa Group, Australia’s largest horticulture company and fresh produce supplier. Rental income includes both a fixed component and a profit share.

VTH is an experienced manager (acquired and developed over 50,000 ha of grain, cotton, almonds, citrus and wine grapes assets).

Speaker: Liza Whitmore, Executive Chairperson, goFARM Asset Management

Volpara Health Technologies Limited (ASX: VHT) is a leading MedTech company dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer by improving the quality of mammographic screening. Its AI imaging algorithms enable breast imaging centres to provide personalised, high-quality breast cancer screening based on automated, objective measurements of breast density, positioning, radiation dose, and compression. Volpara has numerous patents, trademarks, and regulatory clearances, including FDA clearance and CE marking, and a volume of peer-reviewed publications unrivalled in the breast density industry. The Company recently gained a stronger US presence through the acquisition of medical software company MRS Systems.

Speaker: Dr Ralph Highnam, Chief Executive Officer

Wisr Limited (ASX: WZR) is a pioneer in Australia's consumer lending market, focused on building a purpose-led business in consumer finance. As Australia’s first neo lender and one of Australia’s fastest-growing fintech companies, it has built a unique ecosystem of smarter, fairer personal finance products and services including WisrCredit and Wisr App. It fuses the best of emerging fintech with the operational reliability of a traditional lender, to provide exceptional customer experiences and a business model that is scalable and built to deliver long term profitability.

Speaker: Anthony Nantes, Chief Executive Officer

Xref Limited (ASX: XF1) is a fast-growing human resources technology company which serves more than 1,200 clients worldwide. Its cloud-based, automated platform provides a robust and reliable candidate referencing solution that saves clients time and money during the recruitment process and enables them to make smarter, more informed hiring decisions.

Xref collects up to 60 percent more data, five times faster than traditional reference checking methods. Its addressable market includes more than 180 million employees in North America, 120 million employees in Europe and 15 million employees in Australia and New Zealand. Xref has been used by candidates and referees in more than 195 countries.

Speaker: Lee-Martin Seymour, Chief Executive Officer

Agenda

Timings

Description

8:30am - 9.10am Registration opens and breakfast  
9:00am ASX welcome  
9:15am Market update
Session 1 Resources  
9:30am Leigh Creek Energy Limited (ASX:LCK)
9:45am Hazer Group Limited (ASX:HZR)
10:00am Cassini Resources Limited (ASX:CZI)
Session 2 Finance and Fintech  
10:15am WISR Limited (ASX:WZR)
10:30am Powerwrap Limited (ASX:PWL)
10:45am Fiducian Group Limited (ASX:FID)
11:00am Auswide Bank Limited (ASX:ABA)
11:15 - 11:35am Morning tea
Session 3 Micro Cap Speed Round  
11:35am LBT Innovations Limited (ASX:LBT)
11:42am Shekel Brainweigh Limited (ASX:SBW)
11:49am Matrix Composites & Engineering Limited (ASX:MCE)
11:56am EMVision Medical Devices Limited (ASX:EMV)
Session 4 Medical and Biotech  
12:05pm Medavisor Limited (ASX:MDR)
12:20pm Osprey Medical INC (ASX:OSP)
12:35pm Volpara Health Technologies Limited (ASX:VHT)
12:50 - 1:50pm Lunch
1:50pm Panel: Small cap investing
Session 5 Food & Beverage & Lifestyle   
2:10pm Vitalharvest Freehold trust (ASX:VTH)
2:25pm Marley Spoon (ASX: MMM)
2:40pm Apiam Animal Health Limited (ASX:AHX)
2:55pm Mayfield Childcare Limited (ASX:MFD)
3:10pm McPherson's Limited (ASX:MCP)
3:25 - 3:45pm Afternoon tea
Session 6 Technology   
3:45pm Straker translations Limited (ASX:STG)
4:00pm XREF Limited (ASX:XF1)
4:15pm Jaxsta Limited (ASX:JXT)
4:30pm Bailador Technology Investments Limited (ASX:BTI)
4:45pm Revasum INC (ASX:RVS)
5:00pm Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited (ASX:EOS)
5:15pm Closing remarks & networking drinks
6:00pm Event concludes

Past Speakers

Presenting Companies Presenters Presentations

Apiam Animal Health Limited

Apiam Animal Health Limited (ASX: AHX) is a leading rural and regional veterinary group that operates a vertically integrated model across the animal health chain. It is comprised of 42 veterinary clinics, which are located in large production animal areas of Australia and employs over 150 veterinary professionals. The Company services the whole spectrum of production & companion animals. Apiam’s business model generates strong revenues, cash flows and dividends. The Company is executing its 3-year plan to generate cost efficiencies and drive business growth, as well as expand into new areas such as genetic exports and international markets which offer attractive and complementary revenue streams.

(ASX:AHX)
Dr Chris Richards
Managing Director

 Presentation
Interview
Slides

Auswide Bank Limited

Auswide Bank Limited (ASX: ABA) has operated for over 50 years and has assets under management of over $3 billion. Auswide Bank is an Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) offering an extensive range of finance and banking products, operating with an Australian Credit Licence and an Australian Financial Services Licence. Auswide originated as a mutual building society in regional Queensland which has grown into an Australia-wide lending presence supported by branches, business bankers, accredited mortgage brokers and online channels. We play an active part in the communities we serve and have built our reputation around a true community banking philosophy.

(ASX:ABA)
Martin Barrett, Managing Director
Managing Director

 Presentation
Interview
Slides

Bailador Technology Investments Limited

Bailador Technology Investments (ASX: BTI) is a growth capital fund focused on the information technology sector, actively managed by an experienced team with demonstrated sector expertise. Bailador provides exposure to a portfolio of information technology companies with global addressable markets at attractive valuations before they are public. The Company invests in private technology companies at the expansion stage. Investors gain exposure to this

(ASX:BTI)
Paul Wilson
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

 Presentation
Interview
Slides

Cassini Resources Limited

Cassini Resources Ltd (ASX: CZI) is a base and precious metals developer and explorer based in Perth. Cassini’s flagship West Musgrave Project (WMP) is a new mining camp located in Western Australia, with three existing nickel and copper sulphide deposits and other significant regional exploration targets identified.

The WMP is the largest undeveloped nickel - copper project in Australia. In August 2016, Cassini entered into a $36M Farm-in/JV Agreement with OZ Minerals Ltd, providing a clear pathway to a decision to mine and potential cash flow for Cassini.

Cassini is also progressing its Mt Squires Gold Project, and Yarawindah Nickel - Copper - Cobalt Project (CZI 80%), both located in WA

(ASX:CZI)
Richard Bevan
Managing Director

Presentation
Interview
Slides

Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited

Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited (ASX: EOS) operates in two sectors: Defence Systems and Space Systems.

EOS Defence Systems specialises in technology for weapon systems optimisation and integration, as well as ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) for land warfare. Its key products are next-generation vehicle turrets and remote weapons systems.

EOS Space Systems specialises in applying EOS-developed optical sensors to detect, track, classify and characterise objects in space. This information has both military and commercial applications, including managing space assets to avoid collisions with space debris, missile defence and space control.

(ASX:EOS)
Dr Ben Greene
Group Chief Executive Officer

 Presentation
Slides

EMvision Medical Devices Limited

EMvision Medical Devices Limited (ASX:EMV) aims to be a leader in transformational point-of-care imaging, solving clinical problems for which there are no current solutions. The Company’s lead product in development is a portable brain scanner for the rapid diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disorders. EMvision’s CEO, Dr Ron Weinberger, is the former CEO of Nanosonics (ASX:NAN).The technology underpinning EMvision has been developed by world leaders in biomedical imaging at the University of Queensland, led by Professor Amin Abbosh, who has over 400 peer reviewed papers, and Professor Stuart Crozier, who created technology central to most MRI machines manufactured since 1997.

(ASX:EMV)
Scott Kirkland
Executive Director & Co-Founder

 Presentation
Slides

Fiducian Group Limited

The Fiducian Group (ASX: FID) is a specialist financial services organisation providing financial planning, funds management, superannuation, investment platform administration and information technology services.

(ASX:CYP)
Indy Singh
Executive Chairman

 Presentation
Interview
Slides

Hazer Group Limited

Hazer Group Limited (ASX:HZR) is a technology development company undertaking the commercialisation of the Hazer Process, a low-emission hydrogen and graphite production process. The Hazer Process enables the effective conversion of natural gas and similar methane feedstocks, into hydrogen and high quality graphite, using iron ore as a process catalyst.

(ASX:HZR)
Dr Andrew Cornejo
Co-founder & Chief Technical Officer

 Presentation
Interview
Slides

Jaxsta Limited

Jaxsta Limited (ASX: JXT) is a music technology company developing an online platform to hold global official music data. Through direct industry partnerships, the company aims to credit the ‘who, what, when and where’ of music. Jaxsta was founded in 2015 and listed on the ASX in 2018. The company’s core platform, Jaxsta.com, is now live. Jaxsta Pro, the Company’s B2B subscription-based service, will launch in the coming months. Jaxsta’s head office is in Sydney, with representatives in New York, London and Los Angeles.

(ASX:JXT)
Jacqui Louez Schoorl
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

 Presentation
Interview
Slides

LBT Innovations limited

LBT Innovations (ASX: LBT) is an Australian medical technology company. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver automation in healthcare, the company has developed a patent protected machine learning and intelligent imaging platform technology to deliver the only FDA cleared instrument utilizing AI technology in clinical microbiology.

The Automated Plate Assessment Systems (APAS®), automates the imaging, image analysis, interpretation and reporting of growth on microbiology plates after incubation. The APAS Independence instrument improves the clinical efficiency of microbiology laboratories and enables faster diagnosis and reporting of infectious diseases.

(ASX:LBT)
Brent Barnes
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

 Presentation
Interview
Slides

Leigh Creek Energy Limited 

Leigh Creek Energy Limited (ASX: LCK) is an emerging energy company focussed on developing its 1.15 peta joule 2P reserve Leigh Creek Energy Project, located in South Australia. This energy project has successfully completed demonstration of capability and capacity through a demonstration plant and is now on the cusp of commercialisation of either the production of high value ammonium nitrate products (fertiliser and industrial explosives) or the production of significant gas volumes from the remnant coal resources at Leigh Creek, utilising In Situ Gasification technologies.

(ASX:LCK)
Tony Lawry
Head of Investor Relations

Presentation
Interview
Slides

Matrix Composites & Engineering Limited

Matrix Composites & Engineering Limited (ASX: MCE) specialises in the design, engineering and manufacture of composite and advanced material technology solutions for the oil & gas, defence, civil & infrastructure, resources and transportation industries. With over 40 years experience, Matrix has gained a reputation as an industry leader and is a major exporter of Australian goods and services with customers located worldwide. Matrix’s head office in Western Australia is home to Australia’s largest, most technologically advanced composite manufacturing facility. The facility is ISO 9001 certified and boasts a large R&D office run by scientists and material engineers from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

(ASX:MCE)
Aaron Begley
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

 Presentation
Interview
Slides

Marley Spoon AG

Marley Spoon (ASX: MMM) was founded in 2014 in Germany with the core mission to help customers solve the daily problem of “what are we going to cook tonight?” Its product is a meal kit delivery service whose aim is to provide fresh, quality ingredients in combination with recipes developed in-house to simplify the purchasing and cooking process to enable customers to prepare healthy home cooked meals.
Marley Spoon has delivered over 14.5 million individual meals and developed more than 9,000 recipes. Marley Spoon has approximately 111,000 Active Customers as at 31 March 2018 across both the Marley Spoon and Dinnerly brands.

(ASX:MMM)
Rolf Weber
Managing Director

 Presentation
Interview
Slides

Mayfield Childcare Limited

Mayfield Childcare Limited (ASX: MFD) listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in November 2016. In that time Mayfield has grown to own and operate 21 Victorian childcare centres representing 1,777 registered childcare places, with a clear vision of enhancing and delivering high quality childcare.

Established specifically within the Victorian market, Mayfield’s tight geographical distribution delivers a centralised and cost-effective management structure, simplifying day to day operations and integration of centres. Mayfield will drive growth organically with a focused effort on the delivery of quality education and care in line with the National Quality Standards. Further, Mayfield will look to expand its business through targeted acquisition of established Childcare centres with potential for growth, against agreed criteria including supply/demand metrics, centre size, location, utilisation and profitability.

Mayfield’s management team consists of seasoned industry professionals with significant experience in both the ownership and management of childcare centres, with a reputation for taking on and improving underperforming childcare centres.

(ASX:MFD)
Dean Clarke
Chief Executive Officer

 Presentation
Slides

McPherson's Limited

McPherson’s Limited (ASX: MCP), established in 1860, is a leading supplier of health, beauty, household and personal care products in Australasia, with operations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. McPherson’s markets and distributes beauty care, hair care, skin care and fragrances, kitchen essentials, and personal care items such as facial wipes, cotton pads and foot comfort products. McPherson’s manages some significant brands for agency partners and via joint venture arrangements such as Kotia and SugarBaby; however, the majority of revenue is derived from the company’s diversified portfolio of owned market-leading brands, including Dr. LeWinn’s, A'kin, Manicare, Lady Jayne, Swisspers and Multix.

(ASX:MCP)
Laurie McAllister
Managing Director

Presentation
Interview
Slides

Medavisor Limited

MedAdvisor Limited (ASX: MDR) is a world class medication management platform focused on addressing the gap and burden of medication adherence. Founded with a desire to simplify medication management, the highly automated and intuitive Australian software system connects patients to tools and education materials through over 55% of community pharmacies.

Available free on mobile and internet devices, the platform incorporates a variety of valuable and convenient features including reminders, pre-ordering of medications and medicines information, which together improves adherence to chronic medications by over 20%. Since 2013, MedAdvisor has connected with over one million users and a network of 1000s of GPs.

 

(ASX:MDR)
Robert Read
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Presentation
Interview
Slides

Osprey Medical INC

Osprey Medical Inc (ASX: OSP) is an innovative medical device company with a suite of proprietary dye (contrast) reduction and monitoring technologies that are designed to help physicians reduce the amount of dye delivered to patients and monitor the dose of dye delivered in real time throughout angiographic imaging procedures. Our vision is to make heart imaging procedures safer for patients with poor kidney function. The amount of dye used increases the patient's risk for dye-related kidney damage known as Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury (CI-AKI). The DyeVert™ System reduces dye delivered to patients while maintaining image quality in a self-adjusting easy-to-use design that monitors dye usage.

(ASX:OSP)
Mike McCormick
Chief Executive Officer

 Presentation
Slides

Powerwrap Limited

Powerwrap Limited (ASX: PWL) is a financial services technology company providing better ways for financial advisers to manage their client’s investments. Its innovative platform delivers the comprehensive product range and tailored customer service increasingly sought by high net worth investors.

Founded in 2008 and with $8 billion in funds under administration (July 2019), Powerwrap’s platform is used by financial advisers, wealth managers, brokers and accountants. The Powerwrap platform stands apart for its ability to offer tailored solutions to advisers and its broad range of asset classes. Powerwrap listed in May 2019.

(ASX:SMP)
Will Davidson
Chief Executive Officer

Presentation
Interview
Slides

Revasum INC

Revasum INC (ASX: RVS) specialises in the design and manufacturing of equipment used for the global semiconductor industry. Revasum’s equipment helps drive advanced manufacturing technology for critical growth markets, including automotive, IoT, and 5G.

Our product portfolio includes state of the art equipment for the grinding, polishing, and chemical mechanical planarization processes used to manufacture devices for those key end markets. All of Revasum’s equipment is designed and developed in close collaboration with our customers. Learn how we create the equipment that generates the technology of today and tomorrow.

(ASX:RVS)
Jerry Cutini
Chief Executive Officer

 Presentation
Interview
Slides

Shekel Brainweigh Limited

Shekel Brainweigh Limited (ASX: SBW) is a global leader in developing weighing technology for the retail, healthcare and manufacturing markets. The Company operates two businesses, Shekel Scales and a newly established Retail Innovations Division. Shekel Scales provides weighing solutions to blue-chip customers such as Toshiba, Fujitsu, Diebold Nixdorf and GE Healthcare and has regular and growing revenue (FY18 US$18.7 million) with profitable core operations. Shekel’s new division leverages on the 40 years’ expertise of Shekel Scales and is focused on disrupting and digitally transforming the traditional retail industry through the deployment of new smart weighing and shelf management solutions.

(ASX:SBW)
Danny Nadri
Country Manager Australia

Presentation
Interview
Slides

Straker translations Limited

Straker Translations Limited (ASX: STG) is one of the world’s leading translation companies and New Zealand’s premier Language Service Provider, and is ranked in the top 60 out of more than 27,000 LSPs around the world. Their 50,000 customers worldwide are serviced 24/7 by production centres in New Zealand, Spain, Germany, Ireland and the USA. Their Ai powered translation technology platform enables translations to be delivered with speed and simplicity. Through dedicated in-house teams and portfolio of more than 13,000 translators, they use technological innovation to provide instant and award-winning translation services across every conceivable subject and medium, and in more than 80 languages.

(ASX:STG)
Grant Straker
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Presentation
Slides

Vitalharvest Freehold trust

Vitalharvest Freehold Trust (ASX: VTH) is an agricultural real estate investment trust and is managed by goFARM Asset Management. VTH provides exposure to agricultural property assets that target growing global demand for nutritious healthy foods and owns Australia’s largest aggregation of citrus and berry farms with substantial water entitlements.

The properties are diversified across crop type, climatic region, water source and product end markets. The tenant is ASX-listed Costa Group, Australia’s largest horticulture company and fresh produce supplier. Rental income includes both a fixed component and a profit share.

VTH is an experienced manager (acquired and developed over 50,000 ha of grain, cotton, almonds, citrus and wine grapes assets).

(ASX:VTH)
Liza Whitmore
Executive Chairperson, goFARM Asset Management

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Volpara Health Technologies Limited

Volpara Health Technologies Limited (ASX: VHT) is a leading MedTech company dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer by improving the quality of mammographic screening. Its AI imaging algorithms enable breast imaging centres to provide personalised, high-quality breast cancer screening based on automated, objective measurements of breast density, positioning, radiation dose, and compression. Volpara has numerous patents, trademarks, and regulatory clearances, including FDA clearance and CE marking, and a volume of peer-reviewed publications unrivalled in the breast density industry. The Company recently gained a stronger US presence through the acquisition of medical software company MRS Systems.

(ASX:VHT)
Dr Ralph Highnam
Chief Executive Officer

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WISR Limited

Wisr Limited (ASX: WZR) is a pioneer in Australia’s consumer lending market, focused on building a purpose-led business in consumer finance. As Australia’s first neo lender and one of Australia’s fastest-growing fintech companies, it has built a unique ecosystem of smarter, fairer personal finance products and services including WisrCredit and Wisr App. It fuses the best of emerging fintech with the operational reliability of a traditional lender, to provide exceptional customer experiences and a business model that is scalable and built to deliver long term profitability.

(ASX:WZR)
Anthony Nantes
Chief Executive Officer

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XREF Limited

Xref Limited (ASX: XF1) is a fast-growing human resources technology company which serves more than 1,200 clients worldwide. Its cloud-based, automated platform provides a robust and reliable candidate referencing solution that saves clients time and money during the recruitment process and enables them to make smarter, more informed hiring decisions.

Xref collects up to 60 percent more data, five times faster than traditional reference checking methods. Its addressable market includes more than 180 million employees in North America, 120 million employees in Europe and 15 million employees in Australia and New Zealand. Xref has been used by candidates and referees in more than 195 countries.

(ASX:XF1)
Lee-Martin Seymour
Chief Executive Officer

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AUDINATE GROUP LIMITED

Audinate Group limited (ASX: AD8) is the leading provider of professional digital audio networking technologies globally. Audinate's Dante platform distributes digital audio signals over computer networks, and is designed to bring the benefits of IT networking to the professional AV industry. Using Dante-enabled products ensures interoperability between audio devices and allows end users to enjoy high quality, flexible solutions—typically with a lower total cost of ownership. Dante is the preferred audio networking solution that has been adopted by more pro-audio AV manufacturers than any other networking technology.

(ASX:AD8)
Rob Goss
Chief Financial Officer

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AUSCANN GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED

AusCann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: AC8) is an Australian cannabinoid pharmaceutical company established to produce quality, economical and clinically validated medicines for patients. AusCann brings together leading expertise and operations across all aspects of the medicinal cannabis value chain, beginning with cultivation and production, through to manufacture and distribution of pharmaceuticals. AusCann have built a strong team of experts and partners with international connections and the right expertise across all aspects of the medicinal cannabis value chain. By leveraging the intellectual property and capabilities of their global partners in addition to proprietary developed expertise, AusCann are positioned to become a leading producer and provider of cannabinoid pharmaceuticals in Australia.

(ASX:AC8)
Elaine Darby
Managing Director

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AUSTRALIAN DAIRY FARMS GROUP

Australian Dairy Farms Group (ASX: AHF) is a vertically integrated dairy producer that includes fully owned and controlled paddock-to-table and supermarket shelf operations. The Company owns and operates six dairy farms across a total of 1,425 HA (3,525 Acres). The farms carry both livestock and Milkers producing approximately 17,800,000 litres annually. Australian Dairy Farms acquired Camperdown Dairy Company in 2016. AHF is focused on growing its business by producing a full range of high quality dairy products and delivering them into expanding domestic and international markets.

(ASX:AHF)
Peter Skene
Chief Executive Officer and Director

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BLACKWALL LIMITED

Blackwall Limited (ASX: BWF) is a vertically integrated property funds manager. They manage, develop and finance income producing real estate on behalf of retail, high net worth and institutional property investors. The fund and property segment engages in funds and asset management as well as property services that include property management, leasing and general property consultancy. Blackwall hold over $600 million of real estate in property investment trusts, capitalised by both retail and sophisticated investors.
Blackwall wholly own WOTSO, an operating subsidiary of Blackwall Limited. WOTSO secures conventional office space and adds value through contemporary fit out, high-speed connections, concierge and secretarial services and community engagement. The space is rented by the desk or the office on short-term, flexible rates. In Australia WOTSO‘s network covers over 220,000 square feet in 13 locations housing over 1,000 businesses

(ASX:BWF)
Stuart Brown
Chief Executive Officer

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BUBS AUSTRALIA LIMITED

Bubs Australia Limited (ASX: BUB) is engaged in the business of production and sale of infant milk formula and organic infant food in the infant food category under BUBS brand. BUBS produces Australian-made, certified organic infant food products which includes first and second stage fruit and vegetable purees, protein meals, cereals and healthy toddler snacks. The recipes are based on organic ingredients, such as blueberries, banana and pumpkin, with an allergy-friendly menu including gluten-free ancient grains, such as quinoa and amaranth, to cater to the rise in food intolerances in children. BUBS also produces BUBS ADVANCED PLUS+ Goat Milk formula, which is made in Australia and available in 3 stages from infant to toddler.

(ASX:BUB)
Kristy Carr
Founder & Executive Director

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COMET RIDGE LIMITED

Comet Ridge Limited (ASX: COI) is a publicly-listed Australian energy company focused on Coal Seam Gas exploration and appraisal. Based in Brisbane, Comet Ridge has tenement interests and a suite of prospective projects in Australia and New Zealand, and an investment in a limited liability company-based in the United States. The Company is focused on creating shareholder value through the discovery, certification and commercialisation of CSG reserves amid increasing domestic and international demand for gas as a source of clean, greenhouse-friendly energy.

(ASX:COI)
Tor McCaul
Managing Director

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CYNATA THERAPEUTICS LIMITED

Cynata Therapeutics Limited (ASX:CYP) is a clinical stage stem cell and regenerative medicine company that is developing a therapeutic stem cell platform technology, Cymerus™. The proprietary Cymerus technology addresses a critical shortcoming in existing methods of production of multi-donor derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for therapeutic use, which is the ability to achieve consistent, economic manufacture at commercial scale. Patient enrolment was recently completed in a Phase 1 clinical trial of the Company’s first product in graft-versus-host disease; initial results are very promising. Cynata has a strategic partnership with Fujifilm, which is one of the Company’s larger shareholders.

(ASX:CYP)
Dr. Kilian Kelly
Vice President, Product Development

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ELMO SOFTWARE LIMITED

Established in Australia in 2002, ELMO (ASX: ELO) is a cloud-based HR & Payroll software provider. The company offers customers a unified platform to streamline processes for employee administration (HR Core), recruitment, onboarding, learning, performance, remuneration, compliance training and payroll. ELMO operates on a Software as a Service (“SaaS”) business model based on recurrent subscription revenues.

(ASX:ELO)
Danny Lessem
Chief Executive Officer

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GAGE ROADS BREWING CO LTD

Gage Roads (ASX: GRB) is a West Australian-based brewery and the only ASX-listed brewery. After a period of part-ownership by Woolworths and a related contract-brewing agreement the Company regained its independence in 2016 buying back its shares owned by the retailer. This opened the doors for its growing own proprietary products to be introduced into previously untapped markets (being the independent retailers, Coles and on-premise) and now allows the Company to transition away from contract-brewing over time as its own products continue to grow. This shift towards higher-margin own-brand products is expected to grow the Company’s earnings. The Company is 2 years into its five-year proprietary brand strategy and is meeting or exceeding all of its key leading indicators. Gage Roads also recently won the Optus Stadium beer and cider tender, allowing for exclusive pourage of the Company’s drinks at the world-class venue for the next 5 years. In June 2018, Gage Roads announced the acquisition of Matso’s Broome Brewing, whose products Gage Roads already brews under contract, a highly earnings accretive transaction that is expected to accelerate the Company’s earnings growth.

(ASX:GRB)
Marcel Brandenburg
Chief Financial Officer

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GENETIC SIGNATURES LIMITED

Genetic Signatures Limited (ASX: GSS) is a specialist molecular diagnostics (MDx) company focused on the development and commercialisation of its proprietary platform technology, 3Base™. Genetic Signatures has released a suite of real-time PCR based products for the routine detection of infectious diseases under the EasyScreen™ brand . This proprietary MDx technology provides hospitals and pathology laboratories with the ability to screen for a wide array of infectious pathogens with a high degree of specificity in a rapid throughput (time to result) environment.
Genetic Signatures’ executive management team combines the scientific skills of the technology developers with the business acumen of industry veterans experienced in critical expansion markets.

(ASX:GSS)
Dr. John Melki
Chief Executive Officer

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HUON AQUACULTURE GROUP

Huon Aquaculture Group Limited (ASX: HUO) focuses on farming, processing, marketing, and distributing fresh and value added Atlantic salmon and trout products in Australia and Asia. Huon is the largest family owned and operated vertically integrated salmon producer in Australia. Its operations span all aspects of the supply chain, from hatcheries and marine farming to harvesting and processing, as well as sales and marketing. Huon’s marine farms are located in Tasmania, with the company’s logistics infrastructure delivering salmon quickly and efficiency to the major fish markets around Australia. Huon’s primary product is fresh HOG salmon, but the Company also sells a range of value added products including fresh portions, fillets and cutlets, smoked and cured products as well as gourmet products such as pate and caviar under the Huon brand.

(ASX:HUO)
Philip Wiese
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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JUMBO INTERACTIVE LIMITED

Jumbo Interactive Limited (ASX: JIN) is a leading digital retailer of official government and charitable internet lottery business with operations in Australia and Germany. Founded in 1995, Jumbo pioneered e-commerce in Australia after developing and launching one of the world's first online shopping malls. Currently in an expansion phase, Jumbo has been actively pursuing further opportunities in the USA, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Jumbo Interactive’s flagship product, OZLotteries.com, is one of Australia's largest digital retailers, processing over AUD$150 million in lottery tickets sales per annum and managing over 2 million customer accounts.

(ASX:JIN)
Mike Veverka
Chief Executive Officer and Founder

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LIVETILES LIMITED

Livetiles Limited (ASX: LVT) is a global technology company headquartered in New York, with operations across USA, UK, Europe and Australia. LiveTiles offers intelligent workplace software for the commercial and education markets, and is an award-winning Microsoft partner. LiveTiles is defining the market for the intelligent workplace by giving developers and business users tools to easily create dashboards, employee portals, and corporate intranets that can be further enhanced by artificial intelligence and analytics features.

(ASX:LVT)
Matthew Brown
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

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MARLEY SPOON AG

Marley Spoon (ASX: MMM) was founded in 2014 in Germany with the core mission to help customers solve the daily problem of “what are we going to cook tonight?” Its product is a meal kit delivery service whose aim is to provide fresh, quality ingredients in combination with recipes developed in-house to simplify the purchasing and cooking process to enable customers to prepare healthy home cooked meals.
Marley Spoon has delivered over 14.5 million individual meals and developed more than 9,000 recipes. Marley Spoon has approximately 111,000 Active Customers as at 31 March 2018 across both the Marley Spoon and Dinnerly brands.

(ASX:MMM)
Rolf Weber
Managing Director

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OPTHEA LIMITED

Opthea Limited (ASX: OPT) is a public Australian biotechnology company developing a novel biologic therapy, OPT-302, for the treatment of ‘back of the eye’ diseases. OPT-302, blocks two members of the vascular endothelial growth factor family, namely VEGF-C and VEGF-D, which cause blood vessels to grow and leak. Aberrant blood vessel growth and vascular leakage are hallmarks of several eye diseases including wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME), which are the leading causes of blindness in the elderly and diabetic populations respectively. Opthea is currently investigating OPT-302 in two clinical trials to determine if OPT-302 improves vision in patients receiving standard of care therapy for wet AMD and DME.

(ASX:OPT)
Megan Baldwin
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

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PENGANA CAPITAL GROUP LIMITED

Pengana Capital Group Limited (ASX: PCG) is a diversified funds management group specialising in listed equities. The Company’s focus is on delivering distinct investment strategies that aim to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns to investors, with a focus on capital preservation.
Pengana Capital Group Limited carry a vastly experienced team specialising in Australian and international equities and have access to best-of-breed managers through global partnerships. The Company strives to give investors access to superior global funds management strategies which will create an impact on portfolio returns. Pengana’s premium investment products employ active strategies with non-benchmark mandates, giving their investment teams the freedom to invest in their best ideas. For further information visit: pengana.com

(ASX:PCG)
Russel Pillemer
Chief Executive Officer

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RAIZ INVEST LIMITED

Raiz Invest Limited (ASX: RZI) provides Australians with financial services through its mobile-led micro investing platform, offering customers an easy way to regularly invest either small or large amounts of money using technology offered through the Raiz app or its website.

It provides affordable financial services and products at a lower cost and with greater efficiency, than a traditional financial services business.

Its end-to-end technology platform supports an all-encompassing service of registry, operations, administration, funds management and customer communication. This enables the company to deliver a superior customer experience and supports future growth in its product portfolio.

 

(ASX:RZI)
George Lucas
Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

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SERKO LIMITED

Serko Limited (ASX: SKO) is the leading online travel and expense management solution provider in Australasia. Distributed through a reseller channel of 52 Travel Management Companies globally, more than 6,000 corporate and government organisations use Serko to help them manage their corporate travel programs and make sense of their corporate expenses. Approximately 60% of Australia's corporate travel spend passes through Serko’s booking platform every year. Serko is growing rapidly and is one of New Zealand's most successful tech companies, employing 125 people worldwide, with offices across New Zealand, Australia, China, India and the U.S.

(ASX:SKO)
Darrin Grafton
Chief Executive Officer

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SMARTPAY

Smartpay Holdings Limited (ASX: SMP) is a payments focused FinTech compant offering innovative payment solutions to retailers across Australia and New Zealand. Smartpay has a leading market position in the New Zealand EFTPOS market and a growing presence in the large Australian market.

(ASX:SMP)
Bradley Gerdis
Managing Director

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ZENITH ENERGY LIMITED

Zenith Energy Limited (ASX: ZEN) are independent power producers, specializing in delivering reliable and cost-effective power generation solutions, primarily in remote areas in Australia and South East Asia. Zenith Energy recognises that financial pressures generated by worldwide legislation, designed to reduce emission levels, will inevitably impact heavily on conventional power generation costs, and has addressed this issue via the use of ground-breaking hybrid technologies and the use of sustainable energy sources alongside its proven conventional technologies.
Zenith provides its services under both a Build, Own, Operate (BOO) model, and a Manage, Operate, Maintain (MOM) model for the resources industry. The BOO model, involves building power stations on client sites (generally remote mine sites), and then selling electricity through a Power Purchase Agreement on an average 5-10-year term.

(ASX:ZEN)
Hamish Moffat
Managing Director

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ZIP CO LIMITED

Zip Co Limited (ASX: Z1P) operates in the digital retail finance industry. Zip creates simple, fair and transparent payment and credit solutions for all Australians. Zip offers Zip Pay, Zip Money and Pocketbook. Zip Pay is a friendly, interest free payment solution for everyday spending, and Zip Money is great for life’s bigger buys. With Zip, it’s win-win. Customers love the freedom and flexibility offered. Zip’s retail partners enjoy providing the best customer experience at checkout. And to help everyone better manage their money, Zip’s award-winning Pocketbook App lets people track, budget and save. Over 700,000 customers choose to pay with Zip, and its available online and instore at more than 10,000 retailers. You can find out more by visiting zip.co and getpocketbook.com

(ASX:Z1P)
Larry Diamond
Chief Executive Officer

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