The Paradise Point Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank is thrilled to announce its third annual
Economic Update Breakfast Event, this year partnering with Griffith University to deliver a more interactive event than ever before.
Welcomed back to the stage is guest speaker David Robertson (Head of Economic & Market Research,
Bendigo Bank), with his informative (and palatable) update on the state of global markets and the
outlook for the Gold Coast’s economy. Hot on the tail of the Federal Election, David will cover the likely
direction of interest rates, the Aussie Dollar and the impact of both the election and Royal Commission
on outlooks for business and consumers.
Joining David on stage for the popular Q&A session are Sam
O’Connor MP, Member for Bonney, and Professor Fabrizio Carmignani, Dean (Academic) and Professor
of Economics, Griffith Business School.
This year, we are thrilled to reveal three exclusive workshops following the Economic Update, giving
guests the opportunity to learn from leading experts and expand on topics discussed during
breakfast. In addition to David Robertson and Professor Carmignani, Griffith Expert Professor Bela
Stantic will join the workshop line-up. Professor Stantic is renowned for his work in Big Data, Social Media
Sentiment Analysis and Data Management. The third workshop will be hosted by Dr Julienne Senyard, Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Griffith Business School.
Our Guest Speaker David Robertson
About Our Panel
Sam O’Connor became the first Member of Parliament for the new seat of Bonney in late 2017 and was appointed Shadow Assistant Minister to the Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Assistant Minister for Youth. Being the youngest member of the opposition, he wants to pave the way for a new generation of emerging leaders in Queensland.
Fabrizio Carmignani is Dean (Academic) and Professor of Economics at Griffith Business School. His research is in the broad field of applied macroeconomics and applied econometrics. He is a regular contributor to various media outlets where he writes and speaks about fiscal and monetary policy issues in Australia and overseas.
We welcome back to the stage Bendigo Bank’s esteemed Head of Economic and Market Research David Robertson for his informative (yet entertaining) update on the state of global markets and the outlook for the local economy. He will cover the likely direction of interest rates, the Aussie Dollar and the impact of the Royal Commission and Federal Election on the outlook for business and consumers.
930 – 1100 am
Economics and Business
Hosted by: David Robertson & Professor Carmignani
930 – 1100 am
Information and Communication Technology
Hosted by: Professor Bela Stantic, Head of School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University
Professor Bela Stantic is Head of School of Information and Communication Technology at Griffith University. His area of research is efficient management of complex data structures as well as Big Data Analytics. Bela successfully applied his research interdisciplinary and published more than 90 peer reviewed conference and journal papers, which helped to attract external funding from different sources.
930 – 1100 am
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Hosted by: Dr. Julienne Senyard, Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Griffith Business School
Skilled in analytics, research design, qualitative and quantitative research in entrepreneurship, lecturing, and public speaking, Julienne is an experienced academic with a demonstrated history of working both as an entrepreneur and in the higher education industry. Her work showcases crossovers with social entrepreneurship and social marketing.