2019 Economic and Political Overview in Townsville

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Townsville

Mar 1
CEDA presents this premier national event in Townsville in 2019.  CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides big picture political analysis, trusted economic forecasts and advice for the year ahead.


Belinda Allen, Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Professor Simon Jackman, Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

Event overview

In 2019 federal leadership, the impacts of policy change and inaction on critical sectors and competing agendas for Australia’s future will be front and centre, and critical to the further development of regional Australia.

You, your colleagues and guests will be briefed on the forward political cycle, key economic trends that will impact across sectors and how to minimise disruption to your business.

To hear if it’s likely that our expectations of policy makers will be met and what global trends mean for local outcomes join CEDA’s senior audience and leading political commentators and economists in Townsville.
All attendees will receive a copy of CEDA's 2019 Economic and Political Overview report.

In addition to the EPO lunch in Townsville on Friday 1 March 2019, CEDA will present the half day 2019 EPO forum in Brisbane on Thursday 14 February 2019.

Event presentations

Belinda Allen, Commonwealth Bank of Australia MP3

Professor Simon Jackman, United States Studies Centre MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

Belinda Allen
Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Belinda identifies and reports on key economic trends for Australia’s largest bank.  She specialises in global markets and is a Committee Member of the Women in Economics Network.  She has previously held senior positions with Colonial First State Global Asset Management.

Professor Simon Jackman
Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

Simon directed work on the world’s longest running survey of political behaviour and attitudes, American National Election Studies, during the 2012 and 2016 United States Presidential elections. Simon is a dual citizen of Australia and the United States and political scientist whose work at Stanford focussed on public opinion, political participation and campaigns in the United States and Australia.

Supported by CEDA members

Major sponsors

Public event advice – Coronavirus

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