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Business Outlook Series features Curtin’s top business minds

Media release

Some of Curtin Business School’s (CBS) leading thinkers were at the table for this year’s Business Outlook Series, hosted by The West Australian in conjunction with CBS.

The eight-part Business Outlook Series encompassed a range of roundtable ‘year ahead’ discussions, focused on different issues of vital importance to the State, Australia and the economy. Each session looked at the economic forecasts, business conditions and stability, and political influences impacting on one of eight topics, hosted by The West’s Ben Harvey and experts from Curtin Business School.

Curtin professors who participated in the discussions included: Professor Robert Durand (on superannuation and equities); Professor Nigel de Bussy (on media and marketing); Professor Christian Porter (on small business and resources); Professor Alan Fenna (on political economy); Professor Alan Duncan (on people and housing); and Professor Dale Pinto (on regulation and tax).

Other Western Australian leaders who contributed to the conversations included: David Flanagan (Atlas Iron); Sharon Hicks (NWQ Capital Management); Alana McTiernan(Mayor, City of Vincent); John Driscoll (Marketforce) and Mario D’Orazio (Channel Seven).

Pro Vice-Chancellor, CBS, Professor Tony Travaglione said CBS was well placed to contribute to the varying think-tanks on such important subject matters.

“The series provided a great opportunity for some of the State’s industry leaders to come together and discuss topics of broad interest to the future of WA,” Professor Travaglione said.

“CBS is delighted to have been involved in this initiative and to have contributed to the discussion. The input and opinions that were shared throughout the series are invaluable in determining challenges and solutions for some of the key concerns facing this state.

“We hope that contributions made to the series will inform future thinking and policy on the issues discussed.”

A series of editorials by The West on each topic captured key ideas discussed.

More information on the Business Outlook Series