Residential Property Outlook New home sales in Western Australia have risen 8 per cent in November, a housing industry survey has found. However, building approvals have fallen 30 per cent to a nine-year low. Economists are citing a lack of credit and financial uncertainty has slowed investors from buying property. So what does this mean for the outlook for residential property in the coming year? Experts speaking are BankWest chief economist Alan Langford (left), Real Estate Institute of WA president Rob Druitt and RP Data National Research director Tim Lawless (right). To be held 7am-9.15 am January 28 at the PCEC. Tickets $95 members or $110 non-members. Call 1300 346 742 or email email@example.com for more information. Sustainability: the next economic opportunity? The debate on sustainability has come a long way, to the point where there’s now a genuine recognition that what is good for people and the planet can also be profitable. With the global economic crisis, will there be a turn against sustainability or is it the basis of the next economic boom? This forum aims to consider the commercial opportunities and challenges of sustainability in the areas of transport, buildings and our cities in this fast-changing century. Forum to be held from 9.30am with lunch commencing at 12.00pm until 2pm on February 12 at the Parmelia Hilton, Perth. From $264 members, $352 non-members for the full program or $135/$175 for lunch only. Contact Alicia Richards on 08 6104 7102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2009 Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition With more than 300 local and international exhibitors from China, Germany, Norway, US and the UK, the expo will showcase the latest in the industry and provide the opportunity to liaise directly with key stakeholders. The exhibition will be held at the PCEC on February 17 from 11am to 7pm, February 18 from 11am to 7pm, and from 11am until 4pm on February 19. For more information call (03) 9261 4500 or visit www.aogexpo.com.au. CEDA economic and political overview The annual CEDA economic and political overview previews Australian politics and the economy at state and federal levels for the year ahead, and dovetails with the EPO research report to provide senior executives and management with insights and information on the environment in which they will be operating in 2009. The half-day forum will conclude with a keynote luncheon address by WA Premier Colin Barnett (top left), who will outline his vision for the state for 2009 and beyond. Other speakers include Azure Capital director John Poynton (above right). To be held from 9.30am with lunch commencing at 12.00pm until 2pm on March 3 at the Hyatt Regency, Perth. From $264 members, $352 non-members for the full program or $135/$175 for lunch only. Contact Alicia Richards on 08 6104 7102 or email Alicia.email@example.com. CME 2009 Safety and Health Conference Registrations are now open for The Chamber of Minerals & Energy 2009 Safety and Health Conference. With a theme of ‘Raising the Bar’, the conference will focus on the importance of safety leadership and culture and the broader people issues affecting the industry. The conference will be held at The Hyatt Regency Perth on March 9 and 10. For more information contact the conference secretariat 9389 1488 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org Australian Masters Marketing Summit A big line-up of marketing experts is set to hit Perth for this year’s Australian masters marketing summit. Industry leading thinkers, innovators and practitioners from Australia, Asia the US and UK will discuss the latest trends for ‘real’ marketing and branding solutions designed for local level activation. Focusing on topics of branding, sponsorship and promotional marketing techniques and practices, the summit will arm you with new ideas, solutions, strategies, mindsets and networking contacts, timed for implementation into your marketing budgets. To be held March 17 and 18 at the Sheraton Hotel, Perth. Tickets $1,750 for full conference, options available. Contact Yellow Empire 9288 1883, email email@example.com for more information or register online at www.amms09.com.au.