CEO Breakfast to serve up economic insights for Ashburton District


Mid Canterbury business owners and managers will have the chance to hear from one of New Zealand's leading economic commentators this month when Brad Olsen arrives in Ashburton to guest speak at the district's CEO Breakfast.

The Council will be hosting the event at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre on Thursday 23 July, and places are strictly limited to 100 people.

Council Chief Executive Hamish Riach says the CEO Breakfast will be a great opportunity for the local business community to get together and assess how the district is placed to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

"We are absolutely delighted to have Brad Olsen from Infometrics join us for this year's event. Brad is one of the country's leading economists and I'm sure will have some very useful insights to share about the New Zealand economy and particularly how our own district is positioned to recover in the months and years ahead.

"The coronavirus continues to raise many questions for local businesses, so coming together for this event will be a great chance to share ideas and take stock of the things we should be thinking about to aid our recovery."

The CEO Breakfast will begin at 7.15am in the Bradford Room, with breakfast to be served at 7.30am. Mr. Olsen will speak from 8am.

Bookings are essential by Monday 20 July. To book, email Tickets are $25.00 per person and are to be paid on the day at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.

Numbers are limited so people are encouraged to book early.​

About Brad Olsen

Brad is a Senior Economist at Infometrics and a leading economic commentator across New Zealand who focuses on getting useful information to businesses, decision-makers, and the public. At present, he is focused on the economic effects of COVID-19 and the reimagination of the New Zealand economy, as jobs are lost, business practices change, and a “new” normal emerges.

Since joining Infometrics in July 2015 as a part-time data analyst while studying at Victoria University of Wellington, Brad has risen to be one of New Zealand’s more prominent (and youngest) economic commentators, regularly featuring across TV, radio, print, and online.​
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