Economic Briefings 2018 - Sydney, NSW

Steel Industry Economic Update

The Australian Steel Institute’s popular national series of Economic Briefings returns with support from ASI sustaining member Liberty Steel and corporate partner, AustralianSuper.

It will deliver the latest outlook on…  

  • The global economy  
  • Main developed economies (US, Europe and Asia)  
  • Main developing economies (China and India)  
  • Foreign economic performance impact on Australia  
  • Our macroeconomic and steel-consuming sectors  
  • Prospects for local steel industry


7.15am – 7.30am Registration

7.40am – Breakfast (Seated)

8.10am – Intro and Presentations

10.00am - Finish 


Mei Leong

Mei has been a Senior Strategy Analyst for Liberty Steel (previously called OneSteel) since 2008. Mei’s responsibilities include forecasting external drivers that impact Liberty Steel, market intelligence and insights. She is passionate with researching the commodities and steel markets as well as keeping track of the performance of China and other major economies as well as the Australian economy. Mei has been an active participant of the Raw Materials Committee and Expert Groups for the World Steel Association since 2012. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, a Graduate Diploma in Marketing and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours). 

Mark Tierney

Mark has a BEc (economics and industrial relations) and MEc (international and monetary economics). Since graduating from university Mark has had 35 years’ experience in financial markets in Australia including roles as both a trader and analyst. This period included the float of the Australian Dollar, the 1980s boom and crash, the Asian crisis, the technology boom and crash, the rise of China and the commodities boom, the GFC and the extraordinary changes in economic policy over the past ten years. In 2012 Mark joined AustralianSuper as the economist in the asset allocation team within Investments with coverage of the main developed economies, including Australia. The role includes forecasts of these economies and commentary on key policy/political changes that may affect the performance of asset markets.

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