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Business Forecasting Conference - Sydney

Thursday, 12 March 2015
Four Seasons, Ballroom 1, 199 George Street
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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

'NSW ELECTION – TRENDS & TENSIONS' 

Quentin Dempster analyses the competing campaigns for the March 28 state election. Will it be a walkover or, seat-by-seat will we see hand-to-hand political combat?

SPEAKERS
Quentin Dempster
Political Journalist
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.