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Sylvia Foo
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Phone:+61 3 8679 7310

Business Forecasting Conference - Melbourne

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Square off Parliament Place


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9:00am – 12:30pm

Damagingly high dollar impeding recovery.

  • Will increased production offset falling resources investment?
  • Will the residential recovery be sustained? Will prices rise further?
  • Will continued confidence underwrite sustained household spending?
  • Have we seen the peak in unemployment?
  • How long will interest rates stay low? Here and Overseas?
  • What Impact of tapering of QE on bond rates and asset prices?
  • How long will business focus on cost-cutting, deferring investment?
  • How long until the government turns around infrastructure spending?
  • Any continuing damage to confidence from fiscal initiatives?
  • What damage from the high dollar? When will it fall?
  • When will business conditions improve? Revenue and profit outlook.
  • Prospects for investment markets? Interest rate strategies?
  • Impending cyclical and structural changes.
  • Directions & drivers. Winners & Losers. Prospects by industry & state.


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


12:30pm – 2:00pm

Political outlook — Polls, Policies, Predictions.

A little over two months out from the Victorian State Election this presentation will give the audience an overview of the current state of play. It will also highlight what are likely to be the key issues in what should be a hotly contested poll. The ground covered will include battleground seats, the parties, the leaders, the polls, the policies and even a prediction or two.

Mathew Dunckley
Melbourne Bureau Chief - Australian Financial Review
A$ 99.00   Includes GST.


2:00pm – 5:00pm

Home building is surging – which cities and sectors will perform best?
Are record low interest rates enough to create the next boom in non-residential building?

  • Population growth is driving expanding building activity. How can you take full advantage?
  • How big is Australia’s structural shift to apartments? What will be the impact?
  • Much has been said about the impending softening in Western Australia.
  • What will it mean for building volumes?
  • When will first home buyers start returning to the market?
  • Will Aussie households shrink even further? How many new dwellings will be needed as a result?
  • Are alterations and additions fading with the baby boomers? Or will Generation X out-renovate their parents?
  • Find out where non-residential building is set to grow.
  • Ask a question. Meet the BIS forecasters. Network. Know your industry 

Detailed forecasts of building by state and segment. Residential prospects by dwelling type. Non residential outlook across 12 sectors of construction. Australia’s leading independent building outlook conference of its kind.

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