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Phone:+61 2 8458 4220

Business Forecasting Conference - Perth

Friday, 19 September 2014
Hyatt Regency, Freshwater Bay, 99 Adelaide Terrace


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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
Adrian Hart
Senior Manager – Infrastructure & Mining
A$ 825.00   Includes GST.


12:30pm –2:00pm

Creating Communities People Want to Live In – Residential Land and the Perth Home Buyer.

The Perth residential land market enjoyed a strong twelve months in 2013 with high buyer demand, increasing prices and excellent buyer confidence. Driven by skyrocketing rents and low rental vacancies, first home buyers moved from renting to buying in record numbers in 2013; all great news for the residential land industry.

But what challenges face the industry in 2014 and beyond? Join Satterley Property Group chief executive Nigel Satterley as he explores current market conditions, changing home sites and sizes, creating affordable and attractive product, and the issues surrounding land supply in Perth and key regional areas.

Nigel Satterley, AM
Chief Executive – Satterley Property Group
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.