Speakers Profile - Alan Kohler

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Alan Kohler is one of Australia's most experienced commentators and journalists. Founder of Eureka Report, Australia's most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. Alan hosts Inside Business and is the finance presenter on the ABC

A financial journalist for over 46 years, Alan Kohler, knows the world of business, commerce and finance inside out, and to say he has his finger of the pulse would be an understatement. He was Editor of The Age, and a columnist and Editor of the Australian Financial Review. Alan appeared on the ABC's 7.30 Report, and is still the finance presenter for the ABC news. Informed, current and respected, Alan speaks in real terms and provides invaluable information to his audiences.

Alan's career began as a financial journalist in 1970, at the peak of the Poseidon boom. After failing to make, and lose, a fortune he travelled the world before settling back in Melbourne as the Australian Financial Review's Chanticleer columnist, having had a year under the expert tutelage of the first Chanticleer, Robert Gottliebsen.

He then became Editor of the Financial Review, and then Editor of The Age in Melbourne, before moving to the world of television at the ABC's 7.30 Report, for which he was business and economics correspondent while continuing to write columns for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald and, later, the Financial Review.

Alan founded Eureka Report, which has become Australia's most successful investment newsletter, and then in 2007, with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, he launched Business Spectator, a 24-hour a day, free business news and analysis website.

Alan is an engaging keynote presenter for the savvy investor, the financially studious and any organisation seeking a relevant and meaningful understanding of where it sits, and the opportunities available, in the economic and business marketplace.