/Revealing Queensland’s Economic Drivers of Growth
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AmCham Qld Business Luncheon
TUE 30 April | 11.30am – 2pm | The Westin Brisbane


The strength of Queensland’s economy now rivals some of the world’s biggest nations, but there are big challenges now and on the horizon that threaten the progress that has been made and the great state Queensland has become.

How can we lift productivity in a way that sustains economic growth, improves living standards and balances the natural environment? How can business, government and communities come together to shape a future that will further unlock prosperity for all Queenslanders? What can we do individually, as communities and as a state to put Queensland out in front?

Panel facilitated by Kristin Devitt, Director, KDPR

On our panel of speakers:

Dr Matthew Peter
Chief Economist

Matthew joined QIC in July 2008. As QIC’s Chief Economist, he oversees global economic forecasting and research. Prior to joining TGM, Matthew was Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. Here, he led the development of a regional model of the Australian economy. This model is widely used by Federal and State Government agencies and by most large consultancy firms. Matthew and his team are among Australia’s top forecasters as ranked by Bloomberg. Matthew is a CEDA Trustee, an American Chamber of Commerce Governor and is frequent…read more.

Erin Strang
Treasurer – Banking and Wealth

After graduating, Erin joined the Reserve Bank of Australia in the Payments Policy Department, focusing on improving the payments system. After completing her Masters in Applied Finance, she took a secondment to the Bank of England, working initially in Payments and then Financial Stability looking at stability of the UK financial system. Wanting to deal more with people she tried out recruitment, then took a corporate advisory role at the Queensland Treasury Corporation and became a small business owner, before joining QR National prior to privatisation, where she…read more.

John Kettle
McCullough Robertson

John Kettle heads up the international practice and is a leader of the renewables practice at the Queensland’s biggest independent corporate law firm, McCullough Robertson. John has worked extensively with US corporates, multinationals and private equity funds when in Ireland and since coming here to Australia. He is more than aware through this personal professional experience of the importance and reliability of US trade and innovation for the global economy and Australia…read more.


Tuesday 30 April 2019

The Westin Brisbane
Level 1 Grand Ballroom
111 Mary Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Members and guests
$159.00 Per Person
$1,590.00 Table of Ten (10)

$199.00 Per Person
$1,990.00 Table of Ten (10)