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BIS SHRAPNEL'S 106th BUSINESS FORECASTING CONFERENCE – MARCH 2017


BIS SHRAPNEL'S 102nd BUSINESS FORECASTING CONFERENCE – MARCH 2015
BIS SHRAPNEL'S 102nd BUSINESS FORECASTING CONFERENCE – MARCH 2015

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Forecasting Conferences
Now run for over 51 years, these briefings assist senior decision makers from both the private and public sectors with short to mid-term planning, strategy and budgeting. The unique feature of our business presentations is the industry-level forecasts for activity, investment and employment in addition to the overall economic outlook. The conferences are designed to give a clear understanding of the economic and building industry outlook over the next 18 months with insights into emerging issues that business will face over this time, resulting prospects and key actions required. Delegates will receive a Chart Book of the presentations shown during the conference, and key forecasts.
Accreditation
The Economic sessions are accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia for 3 points of Continuing Professional Development Generic Knowledge – The Economic Environment – Accreditation
 
Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, a substitute or replacement would be welcomed. It is regretted that no refunds can be made for cancellations received less than one week prior to the Conference. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations received in writing one week before the Conference. Full refunds will be made for cancellations received in writing at least two weeks prior.







Tuesday, 07 March 2017 to Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Nationwide
Conference
Brisbane Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Stamford Plaza Hotel
Sydney
Thursday, 9 March 2017
Shangri-La Hotel
Melbourne
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Park Hyatt Hotel
Adelaide
Thursday, 16 March 2017
InterContinental Hotel
Perth
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Hyatt Regency Hotel


Transition to a strong post-mining boom economy is just beginning. It will be slow and difficult.

Don’t underestimate the magnitude of the forces shaping Australia’s future. 
– Mining investment still has further to fall (negative impact partly offset by strong production).
– ‘Transition’ involves structural change and substantial rebuilding of industry.

Other cycles and economic drivers are a mixed bag:

  • Residential cycles are running their course – building will fall.
  • Infrastructure spending is beginning a phase of growth after years of decline.
  • Businesses aren’t ready to invest yet. Low interest rates won’t help. Weak demand, weak profits and excess capacity will delay new investment until it makes sense for them to invest. That will take time.
  • It’s unlikely that Brexit, a Trump presidency or China will upset the applecart. Our primary problems are domestic.
  • Nor will the impending phase of slowly rising interest rates worldwide change our lives.

This phase of weakness will run its course before non-mining industries emerge from the ashes of the mining boom.
We face years of slow growth before non-mining business investment emerges as a primary growth driver.

We know the shape of recovery. Improved competitiveness from the lower dollar will boost dollar-exposed industries. They will be the first to invest, stimulating services and broadening through non-mining industries.

Structural change will drive growth, employment & population by industry and region. That has already begun.
The outcome, by industry & by region, will depend on our ability to rebuild non-mining industries.

Don’t expect some magical rebound in the economy. We’ll be in this slow growth limbo for years yet.
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Our 106th bi-annual Business Forecasting Conferences will provide a clear picture of the economic and industry outlook. We examine economic conditions, emerging structural and cyclical shifts, policy issues, the logic of investment, regional and industry prospects, financial and business conditions and the issues businesses will face. These briefings held since 1964, assist decision makers to formulate business strategies and actions. Delegates receive a Chart Book and key forecasts. 

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