Annual Economic Update - Presentation by Dominick Stephens

Annual Economic Update -
Presentation by Dominick Stephens

Wellington, Tuesday 13 March 2012

Chartered Secretaries New Zealand Inc cordially invites all Members, Affiliates and Friends to an Annual Economic Update Presentation by Dominick Stephens, Director, Senior Economist at Westpac Institutional Bank in Wellington on Tuesday 13 March 2012.

Dominick will address the New Zealand economy advancing post the election, impact of European and North American issues on Australasian economies, productivity, savings, partial sale of SOEs, the redevelopment of Canterbury and likely impact on growth, along with interest and exchange rates through 2012.

Registrants will be invited to participate in a pro-active Q&A session.


Dominick joined Westpac as a Senior Economist in 2006, and became Chief Economist in 2011. His most well-known research concerns the roles of taxation, interest rates and inflation on the New Zealand housing market. He has also published research on the exchange rate, New Zealands labour market and macroeconomic modelling.

Dominick started his career at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He was closely involved in forecasting and interest rate decisions as second-in-charge- of the RBNZ's forecasting team. He is from Christchurch and graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Science with 1st Class Honours in Economics.

His travels include crossing Mongolia on horseback, riding 1,000 miles down the Peruvian Andes and a year spent in the Amazon jungle.

Event Details:

Tuesday 13 March 2012
5:00pm for 5:30pm presentation
The Wellington Club, Level 4, 88 The Terrace, Wellington
Event No:
$40.00 (including GST)
CPD Credit: 1.0 hour

Coffee and tea will be available at 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start. We look forward to your attendance at the lecture. The lecture will be followed by a networking session with canapes, wine and refreshments.

Benefits of attending:

  • Update your understanding of projected NZ economic conditions in 2012 and beyond
  • Recognise the factors that are likely to influence GDP
  • Appreciate the likely trends in interest rates and fiscal policy
  • Awareness of the internal and external factors influencing exchange rate fluctuations in 2012/13
  • Ensure your budgeting, forecasting and projections reflect informed economic opinion

To Register:

Online: registration with credit card payment

Email: with credit card details

Free phone: 0800 242 669 - Telephone: 09 377 0130 - Fax: 09 366 3979

  • 05:00 - 06:30

  • 13 Mar 2012