Economic and political overview in Perth

Economic and political overview in Perth

Feb 26
CEDA is delighted to welcome Treasurer, Hon. Mike Nahan MLA, and a leading panel of economic and political commentators for the 37th Economic and Political Overview, our flagship event.


Mark Barnaba, Chairman Western Australia, Macquarie Group
Hon. Dr Mike Nahan MLA, WA Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
Sue Ash AO, Chief Executive Officer, UnitingCare West
Brad Geatches, Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport

Event overview

Western Australia has experienced a challenging 18 months as economic conditions readjust following the mining boom. Key questions on the agenda include:

  • How are WA businesses and communities adapting to the new paradigm?
  • Can we spark the next wave of economic growth and improve competitiveness by focusing on technology and innovation?
  • What will be the growth industries of the future and how can we capitalise during this period of rapid transformation?

At the Federal level, the political landscape has been tumultuous with Malcolm Turnbull assuming the Prime Ministership, and a new cabinet and direction. Meanwhile, with the WA state election only one year away, transport and economic management are shaping up as key election topics. What can we expect in the political sphere for the coming year?

Don’t miss this opportunity to come together with industry, government and the community sector to aid your planning and business priorities for the year ahead.

All guests will receive a copy of CEDA's 2016 Economic and Political Overview report.

Meet the keynote speakers

Mark Barnaba
Chairman Western Australia, Macquarie Group

Hon. Dr Mike Nahan MLA
WA Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Meet the speakers

Sue Ash AO
Chief Executive Officer, UnitingCare West

Brad Geatches
Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport

Lisa Gropp
Chief Economist, Business Council of Australia

Dr Peter van Onselen
Contributing Editor, The Australian; Anchor, PVO NewsDay, Sky News

Dr Tony Warren
Group Managing Director, Corporate Affairs, Telstra

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