2017 Economic and Political Overview

2017 Economic and Political Overview

WA
Feb 16
The economic landscape in Western Australia is on the cusp of change and transformation, as directions for growth and opportunity are explored.

Speakers

Nev Power, Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue Metals Group
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Rick Newnham, Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

Event overview

CEDA’s annual flagship event, the Economic and Political Overview (EPO) presents an opportunity to reflect on past success and discuss opportunities for the State and Nation with a business, economic and political focus. 

With a State election on 11 March and continuing shifts in economic conditions, join a distinguished line-up of business and political commentators to examine the economic and political issues that will shape national and state prosperity. This event will include:

  • A business outlook presented by Innes Willox, Chief Executive, AiGroup outlining the challenges faced in a transitioning economy and the appropriate response by Business and Government;
  • A keynote address by Nev Power, CEO of FMG, outlining the contribution of business through value creation, innovation and investment for stronger communities;
  • Economic outlooks from both the National level and local West Australian perspectives, including a projection of looming economic headwinds and impact on business conditions;
  • An examination of the issues that are defining the 2017 West Australian election and likely priorities for the incoming Government.
  • An assessment of policy priorities for the Federal Government in 2017 and prospects for key economic and social reforms.

Don’t miss this opportunity to mix with business, government and community leaders while aiding your planning priorities for the year ahead.

All guests will receive a copy of CEDA's 2017 Economic and Political Overview report.

Meet the keynote speaker

Nev Power
Chief Executive Officer, Fortescue Metals Group

Meet the speakers

Michael Blythe
Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economics, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Rick Newnham
Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

Innes Willox
Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group

Meet the panel

Peter Kennedy
Columnist and Political Commentator, Business News

Jessica Strutt
Political Reporter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Meet the facilitator

David Harrison
Director, Government and Corporate Communications, University of Western Australia

Supported by CEDA members

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