In conjunction with the Australian Transport Research Forum

ACE 08

About ACE 08
Program Overview
Keynote Speakers
The Forum Day
Social Functions
General Information
Contact Details

Gold Coast, QLD

Travelling the Gold Coast
Hire a Car
Train and Coach Travel
Air Travel

User Area

Registration, Submission
Committee Administration

Invited Speakers

- Gary Banks
- Chairman of the Productivity
- Commission
- (Productivity Commission)

- Kathryn Dominguez

- Professor of Public Policy and
- Economics
- (Federal Treasury)

- Ian MacFarlane
- Former RBA Governor 
- (Goldman Sachs)

- Charles Perrings
- Professor of Environmental
- Economics
- (UQ)

- John Quiggin
- Head of RSMG
- (UQ)

- Adonis Yatchew
- Editor ‘The Energy Journal’
- (courtesy QUT)

- Joshua Gans
- Professor of Management
- (Information Economics)
- (University of Melbourne)

Major Sponsors


Queensland Treasury Corporation

Reserve Bank of Australia

Queensland Government

Queensland University of Technology

Goldman Sachs

The University of Queensland

Griffith University

Australian Government

Queensland Treasury Copropration

Other Sponsors

The International Review of Economics Education




Gold Coast, Queensland

The Gold Coast, in South East Queensland is a world famous tourism destination.  With pristine surf beaches, some of Australia’s best theme parks, lush rainforests, and a thriving restaurant and entertainment scene the Gold Coast caters to the tastes of all travelers.  Warm weather year round, accommodation to suite all tastes and excellent conference facilities make the Gold Coast a great place to combine work with leisure.

Photo courtesy of Gold Coast Info No sleepy beachside town, the Gold Coast is now Australia’s largest regional city.  Part of the rapidly growing South East Queensland, young families are moving to the region in large numbers attracted by the region’s lifestyle benefits, job opportunities and cheaper housing than Australia’s major capital cities.  The Gold Coast also boasts a diversified economic base.  Aside from being a key tourism destination, the Gold Coast is home to a world-class marine manufacturing industry and is one of Australia’s leading destinations for film and television production. 

Photo courtesy of Gold Coast Info Its international exposure and strong population growth make the Gold Coast the perfect setting to discuss the trade and infrastructure challenges facing Australia.  Queensland is in the midst of a wave of infrastructure investment which conference participants will experience firsthand through a tour (insert link to tour page) of the state’s first desalination plant.