2020 Economic and Political Overview in Canberra

2020 Economic and Political Overview in Canberra

ACT
Feb 14
CEDA welcomes the Hon. Andrew Barr MLA to address CEDA’s 2020 Economic and Political Overview (EPO), along with additional speakers outlining what will shape Australia’s economic development and social progress in the year ahead.

Speakers

Andrew Barr MLA, Chief Minister, Australian Capital Territory
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Arturo Bris, Professor of Finance, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Martin Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Insurance Agency

Event overview

CEDA’s annual EPO report and forums across the country provide senior executives with new data and insights into the big issues that will shape the coming year and assist you with navigating the year ahead.

Join a senior gathering from across CEDA’s broad based membership, as we examine how will the national economy perform?  How will policy priorities and politics impact that performance? How will the private sector invest and grow, and will the growing demand for good public policy and better economic outcomes be met?

This event will:

  • Provide a keynote address by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA;
  • Outline the potential of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and priorities in delivering participants with choice and control; and
  • Highlight trends in trust and priorities for corporates, government, and not-for-profits in Australia in connecting with the community.
All attendees will receive a copy of CEDA's 2020 Economic and Political Overview report.

Meet the keynote speaker

Andrew Barr MLA
Chief Minister, Australian Capital Territory

As a social progressive and economic reformer, Andrew has led a positive agenda for Canberra since being elected ACT Chief Minister in 2014. Andrew’s strong and diversified economic agenda has led to record job creation in the ACT, and a consistently low unemployment rate. Andrew has led significant growth in the ACT’s tourism sector, enticing international flights into Canberra and encouraging a booming hospitality industry. During his time as Chief Minister, Canberra has been ranked by the OECD as the best city in the world to live and by Lonely Planet as one of the best cities in the world to visit. Andrew is also the ACT Treasurer and Minister for Trade, Industry and Investment.

Meet the speakers

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

Michael monitors, analyses and forecasts trends in the Australian economy. With more than 30 years’ experience in economic policy and financial markets he leads significant research and provides macroeconomic analysis. He was previously Senior Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Arturo Bris
Professor of Finance, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Arturo Bris is Professor of Finance at IMD. Since January 2014 he is also leading the world-renowned IMD World Competitiveness Center. At IMD he has directed programs for senior executives in several industries and continents. Prior to joining IMD, Professor Bris has worked extensively on issues of Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, and International Valuation.

Martin Hoffman
Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Insurance Agency

Martin Hoffman was appointed CEO of the National Disability Insurance Agency from 4 November 2019. He recently led the Services Australia Taskforce for Minister Stuart Robert. He was Secretary of the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation for four years from August 2015. He was previously Deputy Secretary at the Commonwealth Department of Industry & Science from July 2010, after joining the APS in March 2009 in the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet.

Mukund Narayanamurti
Chief Executive Officer, Asialink Business

As the CEO of Asialink Business, Mukund is leading the organisation's mandate from the Australian Federal Government (Department of Industry, Innovation & Science), the Myer Foundation and the University of Melbourne to create an Asia capable workforce in Australia, through the delivery of best in class capability development programs, research and information, and forums and events. Mukund works with Australia's top business and public sector leaders and decision makers to assist organisations in all sectors harness new opportunities with Asia, enhance performance and respond positively to change.

Additional participants to be confirmed.

 

Supported by CEDA member

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