2018 Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne

2018 Economic and Political Overview in Melbourne

Feb 23
CEDA’s annual Economic and Political Overview will feature a keynote address by Victorian Treasurer, the Hon. Tim Pallas. Join us as we discuss the key trends, policy agendas and prospects for growth in 2018.


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

Event overview

CEDA's Economic and Political Overview (EPO) is Australia's premier publication and series of briefings on the Australian economy and politics for the year ahead.

The 2018 Economic and Political Overview explores the factors reshaping the Australian economy and political landscape and the opportunities for growth and investment.
Treasurer of Victoria, the Hon. Tim Pallas will again deliver the keynote address as we examine:

  • Key indicators and trends in the domestic and global economy;
  • The pipeline for infrastructure and major projects;
  • Skills, workforce development and shifts in the labour market; and
  • The transition and development of Australia’s future industries.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Tim Pallas
Treasurer of Victoria

Tim was elected to the Victorian Parliament in 2006 and is the State Member for Werribee. Tim has previously served as the Minister for Roads and Ports and later Minister for Major Projects under the previous Labor Government. As a Minister in the Bracks/Brumby Government, Tim was responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects including the M1 upgrade, Deer Park bypass, Geelong Ring Road, the AAMI park development and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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 advice. He was previously Senior Economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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