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The Event

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.

Speakers

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.

Workshops

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.

DATE
June 6, 2019 7 AM – 9 AM
Networking/ Coffee Break 9AM-930AM
+ 3 Workshop Sessions 930AM – 11AM
 
PRICE

$40 per person (breakfast and update)
$360 per table of 10
$20 per person (workshop)

*Early bird until Friday 10 May.

*$30 per person (breakfast and update)
*$270 per table of 10
*$10 per person (workshop)

LOCATION

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Sanctuary Cove, Manor Cir,
Hope Island QLD 4212
 

Our Guest Speaker David Robertson

 

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About Our Panel

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Sam O’Connor

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.

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Fabrizio Carmignani

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.

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David Robertson

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.

Workshop One

930 – 1100 am

Economics and Business

Hosted by: David Robertson & Professor Carmignani

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Workshop Two

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.

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Workshop Three

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.

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