mining investment falls, growth is being sustained by mining production and the
residential recovery. The dollar remains stubbornly high, damaging
competitiveness of trade exposed industries. When will it fall?
Manufacturing is still losing industry and jobs and, the economy is marking
time with low employment growth and weak profits in non-mining sectors. There
is no danger of a recession. However, it’s a soft outlook until non-mining
investment and structural change drive recovery. When will business conditions
improve? How long until the government turns around infrastructure spending?
Will the residential recovery be sustained and when and where will
non-residential building grow?
101st conference will provide a clear view of the economic and industry
outlook while discussing structural shifts, policy issues, business conditions,
regional and industry prospects, investment markets and implications. Delegates
will receive papers with our commentary and latest forecasts through to mid
2016, to assist businesses with mid-term planning, strategy and budgeting.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Friday, 19 September 2014
9:00am – 12:30pm
high dollar impeding recovery.
- Will increased production offset
falling resources investment?
- Will the residential recovery be
sustained? Will prices rise further?
- Will continued confidence underwrite
sustained household spending?
- Have we seen the peak in unemployment?
- How long will interest rates stay low?
Here and Overseas?
- What Impact of tapering of QE on bond
rates and asset prices?
- How long will business focus on
cost-cutting, deferring investment?
- How long until the government turns
around infrastructure spending?
- Any continuing damage to confidence
from fiscal initiatives?
- What damage from the high dollar? When
will it fall?
- When will business conditions improve?
Revenue and profit outlook.
- Prospects for investment markets?
Interest rate strategies?
- Impending cyclical and structural
- Directions & drivers. Winners &
Losers. Prospects by industry & state.
INDUSTRY PROSPECTS BRIEFING
2:00pm – 5:00pm
building is surging – which cities and sectors will perform best?Are record low interest rates enough to create the
next boom in non-residential building?
- Population growth is driving expanding
building activity. How can you take full advantage?
- How big is Australia’s structural shift
to apartments? What will be the impact?
- Much has been said about the impending
softening in Western Australia.
- What will it mean for building volumes?
- When will first home buyers start
returning to the market?
- Will Aussie households shrink even
further? How many new dwellings will be needed as a result?
- Are alterations and additions fading
with the baby boomers? Or will Generation X out-renovate their parents?
- Find out where non-residential building
is set to grow.
- Ask a question. Meet the BIS
forecasters. Network. Know your industry
forecasts of building by state and segment. Residential prospects by dwelling
type. Non residential outlook across 12 sectors of construction. Australia’s
leading independent building outlook conference of its kind.