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Business Forecasting Conference - Brisbane

Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Stamford Plaza, Grand Ballroom, Corner of Edward and Margaret Streets
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ECONOMIC SESSIONS 9:00am – 12:30pm: Outlook & Overview; Investment, Infrastructure & Mining and State Outlook

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AND OVERVIEW • TIME: 9:00AM –10:30AM

Slow and difficult transition with cyclical and structural shifts. Lower dollar is key to future strength. Current weakness is good news.

  • How long will the economy stay weak? How weak?
  • Mining boom was windfall gain, now reversing. Sectoral impacts.
  • Growth, Employment, Spending, Inflation, Interest rates. 
  • The dollar. How low should it go? Winners and losers.
  • Will interest rates stay low here when they’ll be rising overseas?
  • Business still cost-cutting, deferring investment. Investment recovery?
  • When will conditions improve? For whom?

INVESTMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE & MINING, & STATE OUTLOOK • TIME: 11:00AM –12:30PM

Cyclical shifts in construction sectors and regions.

  • Outlook for the global economy, commodity prices and the dollar?
  • How big will be the fall in resources investment? Will it recover? 
  • How do we finance infrastructure with budget deficits as far as the eye can see? 
  • How long can residential recovery be sustained? Will prices rise further?
  • Prospects for investment markets? Interest rate strategies?
  • Directions & drivers. Prospects by industry & state.

Conference Invite 2015

SPEAKERS
Frank Gelber
Chief Economist and Director
Adrian Hart
Senior Manager – Infrastructure & Mining
A$ 825.00   Includes GST.



LUNCHEON

12:30pm – 2:00pm

'DEFINING OUR FUTURE – THE WAY FORWARD FOR QUEENSLAND'

With resource sector investment due to taper in coming years as projects move into production phase, QLD Government is creating new ways to increase private capital expenditure. This will see a focus on regional growth and strengthening global supply chains, adding value to government land by de-risking investment, having a central point of contact and whole-of-government case management for proponents, and the creation of economic hubs with mixed-use facilities. A key priority remains driving economic growth by creating the best conditions for business and industry to flourish.

SPEAKERS
David Edwards
Director-General - Dept. of State Development, Infra & Planning, QLD
A$ 99.00   Includes GST.



BUILDING SESSIONS 2:00pm – 5:00pm Residential and Non-residential Building & Property

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & PROPERTY • TIME: 2:15PM – 3:45PM

Home building is booming – how high and how long will it run?

  • Population intake from overseas is slowing sharply. What does it imply for dwelling activity, this year and beyond?
  • Is Australia’s new love affair with apartments here to stay? Get the outlook for medium and high density building.
  • Can detached houses take over from high rise as the growth driver in 2015/16?
  • Have alterations and additions finally joined the recovery?

Residential building prospects by state and dwelling type, ahead to June 2016.
Australia’s leading independent dwelling outlook conference of its kind.

NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & PROPERTY • TIME: 4:05PM – 5:00PM

Will 2015/16 be a vintage year for non-residential building?

  • Public spending on non-residential building is slow. Where can you look to maintain your business volumes, this year and beyond?
  • Commercial property cycles are out of sync. How will this play out? What should we do? What impact on investment returns and building?
  • Find out which segment of non-residential building will rank #1 this year.
  • Will the rise in private building offset declining public building? 

Non-residential building outlook by state and across 12 sectors.

SPEAKERS
Robert Mellor
Managing Director
Kim Hawtrey
Associate Director – Building Forecasting
Frank Gelber
Chief Economist and Director
A$ 825.00   Includes GST.