BIS Shrapnel is organising its 100th Business Forecasting Conferences in March this year, with the series to cover Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

BIS Shrapnel's 100th Business Forecasting Conferences provide a forum for the presentation of their latest 18-month forecasts and a concise overview of major issues influencing the economy, building and property markets. 

Now run for over 50 years, and held every March and September, these half day briefings regularly assist senior decision makers from both the private and public sectors with their short to mid-term planning, strategy and budgeting. The briefings are designed to give a clear understanding of the economic and industry outlook through to December 2014, with insights into emerging issues that business will face over this time, resulting prospects and key actions required. 

BIS Shrapnel's 100th Business Forecasting Conferences in March will provide key insights into the economy covering issues such as the timing and magnitude of the fall in the dollar, falling government and mining investment being offset by residential recovery and strong growth in mining production, slow economic growth and the need for a lower dollar non-mining business investment to lift growth up to a healthy level. 

Delegates will receive a set of Conference Papers with BIS Shrapnel’s latest 18-month forecasts, along with a summary of the analysis and commentary.

BIS Shrapnel's 100th Business Forecasting Conferences schedule

11 March: Brisbane - Stamford Plaza Hotel 

Hon. Tim Mander MP, Minister for Housing and Public Works, Queensland, will discuss: ‘Housing and Construction - Pillars of the Queensland Economy’

13 March: Sydney - Four Seasons Hotel 

Hon. Brad Hazzard MP – Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, New South Wales, will discuss: ‘How will the proposed new Planning System operate and will it help to meet the pent-up demand for housing in Sydney?’

18 March: Melbourne - Park Hyatt Hotel 

Peter Seamer – Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Planning Authority, Victoria, will discuss: ‘Plan Melbourne – Planning and Implementation: Both, not Either’

20 March: Adelaide - Intercontinental Hotel 

Terry Walsh – Executive Director, Urban Development Institute of Australia, SA, will discuss: ‘What are the housing adjustments needed in South Australia to meet the new demand – post the State Election?’

25 March: Perth - Hyatt Regency Hotel 

Michelle Andrews - Deputy Director General Strategic Policy, Department of Mines and Petroleum, WA, will discuss" ‘Policy Reform for the Emerging Shale and Tight Gas Industry’

The morning Economic Outlook session will cover key issues influencing business conditions, and will present BIS Shrapnel’s forecasts for the national economy. The afternoon Building Industry Prospects session will focus on the outlook for residential and non-residential building and property markets, at both the national and State levels.