2018 Economic and Political Overview in Darwin

2018 Economic and Political Overview in Darwin

Mar 8
CEDA's annual Economic and Political Overview conference will bring together key thought leaders and commentators to review, analyse, and discuss the climate in which business and industry will be operating across 2018.


The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister, Northern Territory
Wendy Morton, Executive Director, Northern Territory Council of Social Service
Kristina Clifton, Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
David Malone, Executive Director, Master Builders NT

Event overview

For more than 30 years, CEDA's Economic and Political Overview (EPO) forum and report have been important resources for business to inform and support their strategic planning for the year ahead.

The EPO brings together leading federal and state commentators to provide an in-depth analysis of the key milestones and potential influences on the political and economic landscape. A must-attend forum for all those whose business can be impacted by the swings and roundabouts of economic and political decisions. Join CEDA for the best and most concise analysis for 2018.

All attendees will receive a copy of the 2018 Economic and Political Overview.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA
Chief Minister, Northern Territory

Michael Gunner is the member for Fannie Bay and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory. He is a fourth generation Territorian whose family have lived and worked there since the 1930’s. Michael was first elected to the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly in August 2008, following the retirement of former Chief Minister Clare Martin. His experience serving in Government from 2008 to 2012, as the Member for Fannie Bay, helped him develop a deep understanding of how Government works. As Chair of the Public Accounts Committee for four years, he also exposed the inner workings of Government to proper public scrutiny. He was elected Leader of the Northern Territory Branch of the Australian Labor Party on 23 April 2015. As Labor leader Michael’s key approach is to seek a rational balance to policy development. This approach is also based on applying broadly based principles of social equity.

Meet the speakers

Wendy Morton
Executive Director, Northern Territory Council of Social Service

Kristina Clifton
Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

David Malone
Executive Director, Master Builders NT

Ian Kew
Chief Executive Officer, Northern Territory Airports

Meet the chair

Professor John Wakerman
Associate Dean, Flinders University, Northern Territory

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