2020 Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne

2020 Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne

VIC
Mar 11
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, Tim Pallas and Commonwealth Bank Chief Economist and Managing Director, Michael Blythe.

Speakers

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

Event overview

The 2020 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.

Event presentations

Michael Blythe, Commonwealth Bank of Australia MP3

Tim Pallas MP, Treasurer of Victoria MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

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 Minister for Economic Development; Industrial Relations; and Coordinattion of Treasury and Finance: COVID-19. 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 identifies trends in the Australian economy and leads research, economic analysis and forecasting at Australia’s largest bank. He has worked as Senior Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia and long contributed the Economic overview to CEDA’s annual EPO report.

Meet the chair

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda is a company director, economist and experienced senior executive. She is a non-executive director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors.

Melinda was previously a Non-Executive Director with Woodside Petroleum, Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.

Additional participants to be confirmed.

 

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