Olsen coming to breakfast

Economist Brad Olsen is coming to a breakfast event next week in Ashburton

He’s something of a mover and a shaker as far as economists go – and now he’s coming to Ashburton.

He’s Brad Olsen, a senior economist and leading Industry commentator, who will speak at an Ashburton business breakfast function next week.

Olsen, who works for leading New Zealand economic consultancy Infometrics, will talk at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre next Thursday from 7-9am.

Olsen will talk about the state of the New Zealand economy, how Ashburton was performing and he would also give his view on what 2022 was likely to serve up for us.

Ashburton District Council economic development manager, Simon Worthington, said it would be an “unmissable event’’ because Olsen focused 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,’’ Worthington said.

“This is a free event, so please book your seat quickly. Tickets are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis.’’

Breakfast and refreshments would be provided at an event, which would also be an excellent networking opportunity for Ashburton district business leaders.