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The agenda

Arrival: Perth

2.00 pm
Check into accommodation
Duxton Hotel
1 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Welcome dinner – Keynote speaker
Frasers Restaurant
Function Centre, Kings Park
Speaker – Hon Troy Buswell MLA, Treasurer of Western Australia

Day 1: WA

Charter flight to Kalgoorlie

Site Visit:

The Super Pit Gold Mine

Australia’s largest gold open pit mine managed by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines in Kalgoorlie.

Charter flight to Newman

Site Visit:

Mt Whaleback Iron Ore Mine

BHP Billiton’s iron ore mining operation at Mt Whaleback – the largest single-pit, open-cut iron ore mine in the world.

Charter flight to Port Hedland

Fly over Port Hedland Port

Pilbara BBQ Dinner -  Keynote Speaker
The Esplanade Hotel
2–4 Anderson Street
Port Hedland

Speaker - Stephen Pearce, Chief Financial Officer, Fortescue Metals Group

Day 2: WA/Perth

Site Visit:

Port Hedland Port

Harbour tour of the largest bulk minerals export port in the world.

Presentation - John Finch, Harbour Master and General Manager Operations, Port Hedland Port Authority

Charter flight to Karratha

Site Visit:

North West Shelf Project
Burrup Peninsula

Australia’s largest oil and gas resource development and one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers.

Charter flight to Perth
Fly over North West Shelf gas platforms and Barrow Island

Closing Dinner - at Duxton Hotel - Keynote speaker
Duxton Hotel
1 St Georges Terrace
Keynote Speaker – to be confirmed

Day 3: Perth/Sydney

QF574 – Perth to Sydney

Free time activities

Signorelli Gastronomia

Day 4: Sydney

Doltone House - Jones Bay Wharf
South Pier-Piers 19-21, Upper Deck,
26-32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009

George Confos
Executive General Manager, Markets
Commonwealth Bank

Ian Narev
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank

Australian economic outlook
Michael Blythe
Chief Economist, Commonwealth Bank

Overview of the Australasian bond market
Adam Donaldson
Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Commonwealth Bank

Morning Tea

Semi Government Perspectives
Adam Donaldson
Head of Debt Research, Commonwealth Bank

NSWTC – Stephen Knight
TCV – Bill Whitford
QTC – Richard Jackson
SAFA – John Powell
WATC – Melvin Nunes
TASCORP – John Hindmarsh


Commonwealth Economic & Fiscal Outlook
Simon Duggan

General Manager, Macroeconomic Policy Division
Commonwealth Government Treasury

CGS Issuance Trends and Market Activity
Rob Nicholl
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Office of Financial Management

Sovereign, Semi-Government & Bank Sector Views
Claire Curtin
Associate Director, Sovereign & International Public Finance Ratings
Standard and Poor's

Craig Michaels
Associate Director, Sovereign & International Public Finance Ratings
Standard & Poor's

Afternoon tea

Supranational Perspectives
Laura Fan
Head of Funding, Inter-American Development Bank

Heike Reichelt
Head of Investor Relations & New Products
The World Bank

Session concludes

NSW Treasury Corporation dinner
Quay Restaurant (Green Room),
5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks Sydney

Day 5: Sydney

Welcome back / Housekeeping
Pierre Katerdjian
Global Head of Fixed Income
Commonwealth Bank

Breakfast presentation
New Zealand Economic and Interest Rate Outlook
Grant Spencer
Deputy Governor and Head of Financial Stability
Reserve Bank of New Zealand

New Zealand Economy, Government Bond Funding Program
Andrew Hagan
Head of Risk Policy and Balance Sheet
NZ Debt Management Office

Currency Markets and Outlook for AUD and NZD
Richard Grace
Chief Currency Strategist and Head of International Economics
Commonwealth Bank

Morning Tea

Commodities and Resources Outlook
Lachlan Shaw
Commonwealth Bank

Tour of Dealing Room

Traders Forum
Commonwealth Bank Fixed Income, Interest Rates, Swaps and Foreign Exchange discussion


Business Conditions: An RBA Perspective
Dr David Orsmond
Deputy Head, Economics Analysis Department
Reserve Bank of Australia

Funding in the new Regulatory Environment
Simon Maidment
Deputy Group Treasurer
Commonwealth Bank

Introduction to Australian Corporates
Scott Rundell
Head of Credit Strategy
Commonwealth Bank

Afternoon Tea

Australian Corporate Overview
John Kite
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Sydney Airport Corporation Limited

Asrar Rahman
Group Treasurer
Woolworths Limited

Michael Larkin
Group Treasurer
Lend Lease

Victor Howard
Chief Financial Controller
Perth Airport

Close of Sydney Conference

Harbour Cruise
Casino Wharf pick up

Cocktail Reception
Top Deck, Watsons Bay Hotel

Conference Wrap Up dinner
Sunset Room, Watsons Bay Hotel