Business Forecasting Conference - Brisbane
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Stamford Plaza, Grand Ballroom, Corner of Edward and Margaret Streets
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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
Housing and Construction – Pillars of the Queensland Economy
As one of the pillars of the Queensland economy, the construction industry is critical to the state’s future prosperity.
In this address, the Minister will outline the policy priorities that will allow the housing and construction sectors to drive growth in Queensland, and expand on the Government’s reform agenda, including improvements to building regulations and the role of private sector resources in improving access to affordable housing.
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