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Forecasting Conferences
Now run for 51 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.
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 September 2015 to Friday, 18 September 2015
Brisbane Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Stamford Plaza Hotel
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Four Seasons Hotel
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Park Hyatt Hotel
Thursday, 17 September 2015
InterContinental Hotel
Friday, 18 September 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel

A time of Great Danger and Great Opportunity. 
Cyclical and structural shifts will play havoc with industries and regions.
What do we need to do?

The economy will stay soft as we absorb the shock of falling mining investment. It will be only partially offset by growth in residential building and export-driven mining production.

The collective lament is the weakness of non-mining business investment. It’s not about interest rates. Businesses aren’t ready to invest yet – that will come as demand recovers. 

We now know the shape of recovery.

The lower dollar is the key to competitiveness and the strength of non-mining recovery.

  • Tourism and education are already recovering.
  • Other trade-exposed industries will follow, firstly with demand growth and then investment, broadening to non-mining services sector growth and then to non-mining business investment.
  • Next comes infrastructure investment as and when governments fund projects.

We face two more soft years before growth and investment build momentum.
How should we steer our businesses?_____________________________________________________________________

BIS Shrapnel’s 103rd Business Forecasting Conferences will examine economic drivers, emerging cyclical and structural shifts, policy issues, the logic of investment, regional and industry prospects and changing financial and business conditions.

Delegates will receive Conference Papers with our 18 month forecasts for the related session.

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North Sydney NSW 2060

Phone: +61 2 8458 4200
Fax: +61 2 9959 5795


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525 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: +61 3 8679 7300
Fax: +61 3 9614 0033

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