Date: Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
Time: 6:00pm for 6.45pm start
Where: RACV Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne

2018 Ticket prices:
Corporate Table (10 seats) $2200 inc gst
CFA Member $180 inc gst
Affiliated Group Member (CAIA / AIST / Q-Group) $190 inc gst
Guests $220 inc gst

Event sponsor  – contact Graeme Miller for further information.

Register here

We invite you to hear guest speaker, Bret Swanson discuss how new technologies can catalyse economic growth and what policy makers can do to accelerate these positive trends while making sure their benefits are realised by more people.

Guest Speaker – Bret Swanson, Entropy Economics

Bret Swanson is president of the technology research firm Entropy Economics LLC, which advises institutional investors and technology companies. He is also a fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies information technology and its impact on the economy. He writes frequently for the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

His research often counters the prevailing conventional wisdom. For example, in the early 2000s, as the economy reeled from the tech crash and a supposedly overbuilt Internet, he said digital cameras, smartphones, and online content were about to create floods of Web video. And in 2006, at the height of “peak oil” doom, he predicted America’s shale energy boom. Now, Bret Swanson believes a resurgence of tech-led productivity growth will overwhelm the widely predicted “great stagnation.”

Come and listen to Swanson share with us how new technologies can catalyze economic growth and what policy makers can do to accelerate these positive trends while making sure their benefits are realized by more people.

He believes smart public policies will hasten the diffusion of these technologies and enable innovation, entrepreneurship and growth. Policy innovations are likewise critical to maximizing the number of people able to reap the rewards of these extraordinary opportunities; and hence, translating into significantly higher economic growth rates

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