SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leaders from national government, global corporations, investment firms and universities will gather on April 10, 2013, for the Bloomberg Australia Economic Summit to discuss Australia’s sustained recession-free growth and key challenges the country will face in 2013. The inaugural Summit serves to explore the country’s position as a standout performer in the global economy.
“We anticipate hearing from Australia’s top government and business leaders their projections for the banking system, currency, energy markets, housing industry and more.”
Speakers will address topics including how government plans to balance its budget, increased investment in mining and resources, the world's second-most costly housing market, and the gender imbalance in corporate leadership. The Summit will be held at the Bloomberg L.P. headquarters in Sydney.
“Unlike many economies around the world, Australia has remained resilient amid several global financial threats, including the recent fiscal crisis in the U.S. and Europe, and it now faces the challenge of weaker growth by other major developed economies,” said Jason Kelly, managing editor of Bloomberg LINK. “We anticipate hearing from Australia’s top government and business leaders their projections for the banking system, currency, energy markets, housing industry and more.”
At the start of the event, the Hon. Wayne Swan, MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Commonwealth of Australia, will give a 15-minute special address, followed by a one-on-one conversation with Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News.
The Summit will also feature one-on-one discussions on elements of the Australian economy with Bloomberg News journalists and speakers including:
- The Hon. Joe Hockey, MP, Federal Member for North Sydney and the Shadow Treasurer, Commonwealth of Australia
- Christopher Kent, Assistant Governor (Economic), Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)
- Graham Kerr, Group Executive and CFO, BHP Billiton
- The Hon. Barry O’Farrell, MP, Premier of New South Wales; Minister for Western Sydney
Additional key speakers include:
- Anne Anderson, Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Asia Pacific, UBS Global Asset Management
- Terry Davis, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA)
- Michael Fraser, Managing Director and CEO, AGL Energy Ltd.
- Launa Inman, Managing Director and CEO, Billabong International Limited
- Heather Ridout, Member of the Board, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA); Trustee Director, AustralianSuper; Former Chief Executive, Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)
For more information on the program and speakers, please visit: http://www.bloomberglink.com/australia
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