For the second edition of the United States Studies Centre's CEO-to-CEO Series, we brought together two of Australia's most prominent leaders in the sharing economy space.
Few companies have shaken up the business environment in Australia as US startups Airbnb and Uber. About one in six Australians aged over 18 have an Airbnb account, and there are more than 60,000 Uber drivers across the country and 3 million riders using the Uber app.
The event heard from Airbnb Country Manager (Australia & New Zealand) Sam McDonagh and Uber General Manager (Australia & New Zealand) David Rohrsheim, who appeared in conversation with USSC CEO Professor Simon Jackman. They looked at the future of peer-to-peer services domestically, trends in the US market, and the challenges and opportunities for the tech industry in Australia.