Boardroom Brief: Australian Federal Budget Update and Economic Outlook

  • Thursday, May 16, 2013
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • "Decanter Restaurant", The St. Regis Bangkok, Rajadamri Road


  • Open to any employee of an AustCham member company. To register for website access please go to the 'member info' tab on the AustCham home page and select 'apply for website access'.

    Members may register guests at the non-member price.
  • For those who do not belong to the Chamber or are not employed by an AustCham member company.

    You may register additional guests.

Registration is closed

Treasurer Wayne Swan has confirmed a $A7.5 billion blow to the Australian Federal Budget since the mid-year update in October 2012.  So just how bad will this year's Budget be? Will the Federal Government be cutting 'to the bone' to make up for declining revenues? Can the Budget deficit only be closed through higher taxes - meaning the days of "painless" budget fixes are over?

These questions and more will be the focus of this year’s Australian Federal Government Budget presentation by leading Australian economist - Carey Ramm. He will provide expert analysis and comment on the Budget and its impact on business both within Australia and overseas.  In addition Carey will update the outlook for the Australian and Global economies and provide his practical insights on the opportunities and challenges we will face in the coming year.

Event details

Thursday 16 May 2013
12:00 - 14:00
Cost: Baht 700 for members
  Baht 950 for non-members
Location: "Decenter Restaurant", The St. Regis Bangkok, Rajadamri Road
Rajadamri (skywalk from BTS into hotel)

Guest speaker

Carey Ramm

Chairman, AEC South East Asia Co., Ltd

Carey is the Executive Chairman and Principal Economist of the AECgroup, one of Australia's largest economic advisory firms operating in ASEAN. Carey founded the AECgroup in 1993 and was formerly a Ministerial Adviser on Transport, Communications and Economic Development issues to two Australian Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers. Carey is now a prominent economic commentator and adviser to a vast number of major national and international businesses in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Carey is held in high esteem throughout the business and government communities and regularly provides key strategic advice for a range of issues covering:

  • Infrastructure planning, sequencing and financing
  • Financial compliance and structuring
  • Project evaluation and feasibility assessment
  • Tourism, leisure and recreation development
  • Economic development
  • Economic, social and environmental impact assessment
  • Property advisory
  • Corporate advisory
  • Business development, planning and market research

Carey is also a prominent businessman in his own right with investments in property development and construction, biofuel, aquaculture, retail trade, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, hospitality and funds management in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

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