Is Western Australia ready for the slowdown in China? Featuring Bill Evans, general manager economics at the Westpac Banking Corporation. China is currently challenged by a US recession, record food and oil prices and an unstable financial system. How will we be able to maintain our stellar growth? Taking place from 11am to 2:15pm on September 2 at the Grand Ballroom, Burswood Entertainment Complex., ph 0402 344 352, email firstname.lastname@example.org. RIU Good Oil Conference Australia’s position on the international oil scene, created by global economic turmoil and spiraling oil prices, will be among issues raised. The conference has attracted more than 40 chief executives and managing directors from across the Australian petroleum exploration and producing sector. Westpac Banking Corporation’s Bill Evans will provide the keynote address and presentations over the two days will include those from Beach Petroleum Ltd, Otto Energy Ltd, Oilex Ltd, Roc Oil Company Ltd, Tap Oil Ltd, Strike Oil Ltd and Oil Search Ltd. To be held at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, from September 2-3, $1,100 standard registration, ph 9388 2222, email email@example.com.