MELBOURNE - Mastering the Mayhem: Canada & Australia in a World of Trade Chaos

  • 25 Oct 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Mills Oakley

Mastering the Mayhem: Canada & Australia in a World of Trade Chaos

25 October 2018 | 7:30AM - 9:45AM


The global economy is facing significant turbulence. On an almost daily basis, the world is faced with political volatility, populist uprisings, the protectionism contagion, and rising interest rates that have elevated emerging market uncertainty. What's worse, we are ten years beyond the last recession and some believe the next one is imminent. Amid the confusion, global growth is accelerating. Does any of this make sense? And where do Canada and Australia fit in? Hear from Peter Hall on how to piece this challenging puzzle into a picture that reveals the global economy’s future path – and your next move.

This event is for:

  • Canadian exporters and investors into Australia

  • Partners who can support these Canadian investors and exporters
  • Business people interested in a Canadian and Australian perspective on current economic affairs and how to operate within these changing realities.

Morning includes a light breakfast. This is an invitation-only event.

International Guest Speaker

Peter Hall, Chief Economist
Export Development Canada

Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004. With over 25 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Mr. Hall is responsible for overseeing EDC’s economic analysis, country risk assessment and corporate research groups. In addition to preparing strategic advice for senior management at EDC, Mr. Hall is a featured speaker at conferences, international roundtables and policy fora, and regularly appears in television, radio and print media commenting on the world economy and Canadian international trade issues. He produces a widely circulated print and video weekly commentary covering an eclectic range of current global economic issues.

Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Hall directed the economic forecasting activities of the Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Hall has served as president of both the Canadian Association for Business Economics, a 600-member national association of professional economists, and its largest local chapter, the Ottawa Economics Association. He has also been a volunteer board and committee member for two Ottawa area private schools. Mr. Hall has degrees in economics from both Carleton University and the University of Toronto.

EDC is Canada’s trade finance agency, providing financing and insurance solutions locally and around the world to help Canadian companies of any size respond to international business opportunities. As a profitable Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles, EDC works together with private- and public- sector financial institutions to create greater capacity for Canadian companies to engage in trade and investment.


PROFESSOR PHILIP ADAMS, Centre of Policy Studies - Victoria University

PhD (UniMelb), MCom (UniMelb), B Ec Hons (Monash), FASSA

Philip is Professor at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University, Melbourne. Prior to his current position, Philip was Director and Professor at CoPS, Monash University (2004-2013). He is also past Australian coordinator for the Economic Outlook taskforce of the Pacific Economic Co-operation group. Philip was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (FASSA) in Australia in 2016. In that year he was also awarded the GTAP Research Fellow distinction for the term of 2016 to 2019. He holds a Masters Degree and a PhD, both in economics, from the University of Melbourne.

Philip's main area of expertise is the application of large multi-sectoral and multi-regional economic models for policy analysis and forecasting. Since completing his PhD, he has been involved in the implementation of several large models of the Australian economy, including the MMRF dynamic model.

Philip has around 60 refereed publications. His recent work has focussed on greenhouse issues. He has completed projects for the Garnaut Climate Change Review and the Federal Treasury, assisting them in model development and model-applications. His October-2007 report for the Climate Institute on the economic implications of forcing large cuts in greenhouse emissions in Australia was reported widely in the Australian Press. Philip also delivered one of the key invited lectures (November 2008) of Monash's 50th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, focussing on the insurance-aspects of an emissions trading scheme.









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