ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BRIEFING
9:00am – 12:30pm
Stuck in slow growth. Slower employment growth. Rising unemployment.
The economy seems stuck in slow growth, with employment sluggish and rising unemployment in prospect. How long will growth stay soft? With household incomes softening, can expenditure be sustained? Will increased production offset falling resources investment? We’ll look at the outlook for interest rates and whether the RBA will intervene to weaken the dollar. The fall in the dollar will be a big factor in 2014, as will the impact of overseas conditions on Australia, including tapering of Quantitative Easing in the United States.
Understand when your business conditions will improve, and the implications for your revenue and profit outlook. Conference Invite 2014
12:30pm – 2:00pm
What housing adjustments are needed in South Australia to meet the new demand – post the State Election?
When considering the effect of housing in SA, inevitably the demand must focus on changes in net total population and in dwelling composition, housing location, features, price & cost of associated living, and other required reforms to the industry.
Terry will highlight housing’s contribution to the economy and government’s stimulants to affect this: cost factors affecting affordability, changing household types and choices for buyers, factors affecting buyer choice, including supply of land for new housing, and the likely effect of the State Election in March on the SA residential building market.
BUILDING INDUSTRY PROSPECTS BRIEFING
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Is home building set to break previous records in this upturn? Where can the best non-residential opportunities be found?
Interest rates are at 50 year lows, and building has a very positive outlook. Is home building set to break previous records in this upturn? When will the fledgling dwelling recovery expand beyond apartments to detached houses? Spread to regional areas? Stimulate home renovation activity? And gather up first home buyers? We analyse the implications of net overseas migration for how many new dwellings will be needed, along with the outlook for alterations and additions.
Non-residential building needs new drivers, with health and education projects on the wane. We’ll look at offices, retail and others to identify the next surge and where the best non-residential opportunities will be found. Conference Invite 2014