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Australian Conferences

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 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 morning sessions are accredited by the Financial Planning Association of Australia for 3 points of Continuing Professional Development Generic Knowledge – The Economic Environment – Accreditation #007037
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, 10 March 2015 to Friday, 20 March 2015
 Brisbane Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Stamford Plaza Hotel
Thursday, 12 March 2015 
Four Seasons Hotel
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 
Park Hyatt Hotel
Thursday, 19 March 2015
InterContinental Hotel
​ Perth 
Friday, 20 March 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel

Slow and difficult transition from mining-driven back to balanced growth.
Cyclical and structural shifts to come.
Lower dollar will hasten the transition.

We’ve known for a long time that mining investment would fall significantly. That has just begun. The impact on growth will be partially offset by the continued strength of mining production and residential investment.

The new development is the dramatic fall in commodity prices triggering falls in the Australian dollar.

The next stage involves a recovery in non-mining business investment, recovery in infrastructure spending and structural change back towards non-mining industries.

The saving grace is that the dollar has fallen more quickly than we could have hoped six months ago. That will boost the competitiveness of export and import-competing industries, containing the losses in some and boosting others, broadening the recovery, flowing on to services and speeding recovery in non-mining business investment. That’s a good outcome.

Meanwhile, there is no risk of recession. But the outlook is for continued weakness until the next round of cyclical and structural drivers build momentum. That will take time.

In this environment of soft growth and contained inflation, interest rate rises look a long way off. The economy is weak now, but setting up for stronger, more balanced growth later this decade.

This 102nd bi-annual Conference will provide a clear understanding of the economic and industry outlook for the next 18 months. We will examine economic conditions, emerging structural shifts and policy issues, investment markets, together with regional and industry prospects. We will discuss the issues and implications businesses will face over this period. These briefings, held since 1964, assist decision makers to formulate key business planning strategies and actions.

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North Sydney NSW 2060

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


Level 1, Rialto North Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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

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