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BIS SHRAPNEL'S 104th BUSINESS FORECASTING CONFERENCE – MARCH 2016


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

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BUILDING & ECONOMICS SESSIONS

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Forecasting Conferences
Now run for over 50 years, these half day 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 economic 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.
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, 08 March 2016 to Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Nationwide
Conference
Brisbane Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Stamford Plaza Hotel
Sydney
Thursday, 10 March 2016
Four Seasons Hotel
Melbourne
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Park Hyatt Hotel
Adelaide
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Intercontinental Hotel
Perth
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel


There’s no magic wand for the economy. The drivers are already in place. But change happens slowly. The transition from mining investment to non-mining drivers will take years.


Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This is just the beginning of the fall in mining investment. The bulk has yet to come.
The negative shock will largely be offset by growth in mining production and exports. But the economic drivers are a mixed bag:

  • Residential cycles are running their course,
  • Infrastructure spending is on the threshold of an upswing after years of decline,
  • Businesses aren’t ready to invest yet. Demand and profits are weak. Excess capacity will delay new investment.

The press and public are impatient. Confidence is fickle. Politicians’ power is limited. But you can’t push a piece of string.
This period of weakness has to run its course before non-mining business investment takes over as the primary driver of growth. That’s still years away.

We know the shape of recovery. Improved competitiveness from the lower dollar will boost export & import-competing industries. After a decade of weakness, they will be the first industries to invest, stimulating services demand and broadening through non-mining industries. Strong growth, employment and population will boost those industries and regions.

Already, NSW and Victoria are the strongest growth states, with the mining states weakening. We face two or three more soft years before the recovery builds momentum, boosting growth and jobs.

The next growth industries and regions will be very different from the last decade.

Our 104th 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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Sydney

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North Sydney NSW 2060
Australia

Phone: +61 2 8458 4200
Fax: +61 2 9959 5795
Email: shrapnel@bis.com.au

Melbourne

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Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Phone: +61 3 8679 7300
Fax: +61 3 9614 0033
Email: bis@bis.com.au

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