2018 Economic and Political Overview in Townsville

2018 Economic and Political Overview in Townsville

Feb 23
CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview is Australia's premier national publication and series of briefings on the year ahead. 


Jim Chalmers MP, Federal Shadow Minister for Finance
Kristina Clifton, Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Event overview

CEDA again presents this premier national event in Townsville in 2018.  CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview provides trusted political analysis, economic forecasts and the full picture for your work in 2018.

Across sectors and across Queensland there are high expectations of 2018, pressurising demand for good public policy and better economic outcomes.  Government and business strategy is increasingly reliant on information accuracy, data mining and digital intelligence; tools which are redefining stakeholder, customer and voter influence.

Against this backdrop the 2018 EPO lunch in Townsville convenes senior national economists and leading data analysts and thinkers to present their insights into 2018.

Gather your colleagues and guests and be briefed on the operating environment ahead and participate in an important discussion of regional and national matters in Townsville.

All attendees will receive a copy of CEDA's 2018 EPO report.

(In addition to the EPO lunch in Townsville on Friday 23 February, CEDA will present the 2018 EPO forum in Brisbane on Friday 16 February.)

Meet the speakers

Jim Chalmers MP
Federal Shadow Minister for Finance

Jim has been a member of the Shadow Cabinet since 2015. He as a PhD in political science and international relations; has previously served as Chief of Staff to a Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer; and as Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre.

Kristina Clifton
Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Kristina identifies economic trends and analyses interest rates and currency markets for Australia’s largest bank. She presents CBA’s economic views to the national media and spent 10 years at the Reserve Bank of Australia before her current role.

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