2019 Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne

2019 Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne

Mar 15
CEDA’s Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne provides expert analysis and forecasts for the year ahead. Hear from our annual keynote speaker Treasurer of Victoria, the Hon. Tim Pallas and Commonwealth Bank Chief Economist, Michael Blythe.


Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria
Michael Blythe, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Event overview

The 2019 Economic and Political Overview explores the factors reshaping the Australian and global economy, state and national policy agendas, and the outlook for growth and investment. Be briefed on the key trends and opportunities that will impact your organisation in the year ahead.

All attendees will receive a copy of the 2019 Economic and Political Overview report.

Event presentations

The Hon. Tim Pallas, Victorian Treasurer, Presentation MP3
The Hon. Tim Pallas, Moderated discussion MP3
Michael Blythe, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Presentation MP3
Michael Blythe, Moderated discussion MP3

Meet the keynote speaker

Tim Pallas MP
Treasurer of Victoria

Tim was elected to the Victorian Parliament in 2006 and is the State Member for Werribee. Following the election of the Andrews Labor Government in November 2014, he was sworn in as Victoria’s 50th Treasurer – a position he holds to this day. He is also currently the Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Industrial Relations.

Tim previously served in the Bracks and Brumby Governments as Minister for Roads and Ports, and later added Major Projects to his responsibilities. He was also previously Minister for Resources in the last term of the Andrews Labor Government, overseeing a period of significant growth.

Meet the speaker

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.

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