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State Economist Lunch

State Economist Lunch


With Guest Presenter Rick Newnham
Chief Economist
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCI)

Rick Newnham is passionate about making Western Australia a world leading place to live and do business. He joined the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCI) as Chief Economist in January 2017. Prior to joining CCI Rick worked as an Economist for Shell around the world, including postings in Australia (Brisbane and Perth), the UK (Aberdeen) and the Middle East (Dubai).

Rick is recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper, he is an Ambassador for Australia Day and a State Advisory Council member and a Trustee of CEDA – The Committee for Economic Development Australia. In 2011, Rick was awarded Young Western Australian of the Year for establishing the Left Right Think-Tank, Australia’s first non-partisan think-tank of young minds.

Key topics Rick will be presenting on:

How the Trump Administration will impact the Australian Economy
How the Federal Budget will impact the State
How the State Budget will impact business
What are the wins for SME’s from both the Federal & State Budget
The outlook and potential of our Economy in the Global Market