ASX Small and Mid-Cap Conference

ASX Small and Mid-Cap Conference 2018

ASX Small and Mid-Cap Conference

Join ASX for the inaugural ASX Small and Mid-Cap Conference, showcasing emerging leaders in the small and mid-cap category. This is a unique opportunity to hear from a broad range of ASX-listed small and mid-cap companies and meet their CEOs in the comfortable surrounds of the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.

What’s included
Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, networking drinks, full day of 15 minute presentations, opportunity to meet directly with companies at their trade stands, plus give-aways and prizes.

Live streaming
All presentations will be filmed and live streamed to our YouTube channel for those who cannot attend in person. Register for this service below.

Sydney, Thursday 6 September 2018

Presenting Companies

Presenting Companies Presenters Presentation


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.

Lee Ellison
Chief Executive Officer


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.

Elaine Darby
Managing Director


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.

Peter Skene
Chief Executive Officer and Director


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

Stuart Brown
Chief Executive Officer


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.

Nicholas Simms
Chief Executive Officer


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.

Tor McCaul
Managing Director


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.

Dr. Kilian Kelly
Vice President, Product Development


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.

Danny Lessem
Chief Executive Officer


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.

Marcel Brandenburg
Chief Financial Officer


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.

Dr. John Melki
Chief Executive Officer


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.

Peter Bender
Chief Executive Officer


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,, 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.

Mike Veverka
Chief Executive Officer and Founder


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.

Matthew Brown
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director


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.

Rolf Weber
Managing Director


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.

Megan Baldwin
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director


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:

Russel Pillemer
Chief Executive Officer


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.

George Lucas
Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director


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.

Darrin Grafton
Chief Executive Officer


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.

Bradley Gerdis
Managing Director


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.

Doug Walker
Executive Chairman


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 and

Larry Diamond
Chief Executive Officer


Presentation times will be published closer to the event date



8:45am Registration Opens and Breakfast
9:15am Market update
9:30am Presentations: Finance and Fintech
11:00am Morning Tea
11:20am Presentations: Health / Biotech
12:20pm Presentations: Oil & Gas
12:50pm Lunch
1:50pm Panel Discussion: Investing in Small Caps
2:20pm Presentations: Technology
3:30pm Afternoon Tea
3:40pm Presentations: Food & Beverage
4:55pm Wrap Up & Networking Drinks

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International Convention Centre Sydney
Level 3 - Cockle Bay Room
14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000
T: (02) 9215 7100