2017 Economic and Political Overview in Townsville

2017 Economic and Political Overview in Townsville

Feb 23
CEDA is pleased to again present this premier national event, the Economic and Political Overview, and the opportunity to engage in national policy and national economic debate in Townsville.


The Hon. Jason Clare, Federal Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia and Federal Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment
Michael Workman, Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Event overview

A critical start to the year for more than 30 years, the annual Economic and Political Overview (EPO) brings together business, political, community and policy leaders and provides an economic and political forecast for the year ahead.

In 2017 the EPO analyses domestic and international factors, in the United States, in Asia and in Europe, shaping Australian politics and impacting our economy. The Australian Government is in its eighth continuous year of substantial fiscal deficit, circular politics and the unlikelihood of a return to surplus creates increasing concern. In this environment the EPO focusses attention on economic drivers, foreseeable policy shifts, the politics at play and the 2017 growth and response strategies required in States across the country and sectors across the economy.

For up to date insights, keynote addresses and robust discussion to inform your year ahead gather colleagues and guests and join senior leaders at the 2017 EPO. All attendees will receive a copy of CEDA's 2017 EPO report.

In addition to the 2017 EPO lunch in Townsville on Thursday 23 February, CEDA presents the 2017 EPO half day forum in Brisbane on Friday 17 February.

Meet the speakers

The Hon. Jason Clare
Federal Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia and Federal Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Jason Clare has held portfolio’s in Defence Materiel, Home Affairs and Justice and has held senior roles in the office of former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr and with Transurban. He has been the member for Blaxland since 2007.

Michael Workman
Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Michael analyses local and international economic trends and their implications for interest rates and currencies, with a particular interest in impacts for Australia’s regional and sectoral growth. His 25 years’ in financial markets includes senior investment analyst roles.

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