Advertorial: PMI property seminars

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PMI use their industry knowledge and their relationship with leading property market forecaster BIS Shrapnel, to provide you with a relevant forecast and concise overview of the Australian housing market.

Tuesday 14th October 2008
Westin Hotel Ballroom 3,
1 Martin Place, Sydney

Wednesday 15th October 2008
Crown Plaza Studio 3
8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne

Friday 17th October 2008
Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom
115 Queen Street, Brisbane 

Speakers include:
Ian Graham, Chief Executive Officer, PMI Mortgage Insurance Ltd (PMI Australia), Group Senior Vice President, The PMI Group, Inc.
Ian is CEO of PMI Mortgage Insurance Ltd (PMI Australia), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The PMI Group, Inc, and Group Senior Vice President of The PMI Group, Inc.

Ian has more than 35 years’ experience in the financial services and lenders' mortgage insurance market in Australia and New Zealand. He was appointed Managing Director of MGICA Ltd in 1991, and appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2005. Prior to these appointments, Ian served as a Company Secretary, Manager of Finance and Administration and Regional Branch Manager.

Ian is a Certified Practicing Accountant, a Chartered Secretary, and a member of the Australian Computer Society and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a member of the ICA Lenders’ Mortgage Insurers Standing Committee, an industry body whose membership includes representatives of Genworth, PMI, and Westpac lenders’ mortgage insurance companies, which together write in excess of 90% of all lenders’ mortgage insurance credit enhancement business in Australia.

Robert Mellor, Director, Building & Construction, BIS Shrapnel Pty Ltd
Robert joined BIS Shrapnel in 1984 and was appointed a Director of the company in 1987. He has 25 years' experience in forecasting building activity.

Robert is also regarded as Australia’s leading forecaster on the Australian building and residential market. His views and comments are regularly sought by the national media. Many of Australia’s leading builders and building material manufacturers consult with Robert in preparing their annual budget plans.

Angie Zigomanis, B.Bus (Property), Senior Consultant, BIS Shrapnel Pty Ltd
Angie holds a Bachelor of Business (Property) from the University of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a research officer in the property consultancy of CB Richard Ellis (Victoria), before beginning his tenure at BIS Shrapnel on assignment to VicUrban, providing an in-house consultancy role.

Angie is responsible for the majority of BIS Shrapnel’s residential market studies, including the Inner City Apartment market reports, various other multi-client studies, demand/supply analyses of Australia’s capital cities, as well as private client work.

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