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What’s next in a Future T.B.D?

2 Lacey Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Friday 1 July from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Visiting Entrepreneur Tim Kentley Klay will unfortunately not be able to speak at the VEP closing event. We are happy to announce that Zareh Nalbandian will now be the Visiting Entrepreneur for this closing event!

Join us to explore how to navigate an ever-evolving landscape, what's next on the emerging digital horizon and what it means for a limitless future.

For over 30 years, Animal Logic has been producing great work including award winning design, visual effects and animation, with great people. Visiting Entrepreneur Zareh Nalbandian, co-founder and CEO of Animal Logic, sits down with Holly Ransom to discuss his work, the cross intersection of where creative meets technical, and his vision for the future of the sector.

The conversation will cover topics ranging from the cyclical nature of the industry, leading with innovation, opportunities from emerging digital technologies, pushing the boundaries of storytelling and supporting the next generation of creatives.

Following this unwired chat and Q&A on what’s next, stay and be part of the celebration in the closing event of the 2022 Visiting Entrepreneur Program.

The closing event of the 2022 Visiting Entrepreneur Program is delivered in partnership with Canva. We look forward to seeing you in person in Surry Hills courtesy of our host Canva - enjoy the beautiful venue, drinks and nibbles, and vibe. 

Moderator: Holly Ransom, CEO of Emergent

In Conversation: Zareh Nalbandian, Co-founder and CEO, Animal Logic


  • 4:30pm: Arrival, grab a drink, nibbles and get ready for the Conversation with Zareh

  • 5pm: In Conversation with Zareh

  • 5:30pm: Live Q&A from the audience

  • 5:45pm: Wrap up, thank you and celebration of the official close of 2022 Visiting Entrepreneur begins

  • 6:30pm: Event concludes

About Zareh

Zareh is the co-founder and CEO of Animal Logic. Under his leadership, Animal Logic has created seminal feature animation and VFX for over 30 years, collaborating with visionary filmmakers and major studio partners around the world. Zareh was most notably Producer of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, and Executive Producer on Academy Award-winning Happy Feet, Walking With Dinosaurs 3D, The LEGO Movie, The LEGO Movie 2, The LEGO Batman Movie. In his role as Animal Logic Group CEO, Zareh oversees Animal Logic Studios’ world-class animation pipelines in Sydney and Vancouver, and production companies Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) and Truant Pictures in Los Angeles.

The Visiting Entrepreneur Program is produced by the City of Sydney with partner organisations from the local startup ecosystem. The 2022 edition is kindly supported by Tech Central and the Greater Cities Commission.

We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access and communication needs please contact Julie Macey, Tech Startups Program Manager on 9265 9850.

Covid-safe information

The health and safety of everyone at our City of Sydney venues is our top priority. If you plan to visit, you must be familiar with the processes and measures in place and follow Covid-safe rules during your visit. See our website for the most up-to-date entry requirements and what to expect when visiting.

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