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Economic Indicators 2022

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Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
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04 Feb
Friday 4 February 2022 | 12:30am – 2:30pm
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This event is brought to you by the Financial Services Institute of Australia and the Australian Property Institute.

Paul Bloxham provided numerous insights into what 2021 would hold at Economic Indicators 2021.

At the time Australia had done well to hold a reputation of a ‘safe’ country with minimal Covid cases. A risk highlighted by Paul was what would happen should the virus mutate and how new strains could impact the economy. An unfortunate point which unfolded in the months that followed.

Join the forecasts for 2022 and the implications to the property and finance markets as the country enters 2022 with over 80% of people fully vaccinated and a country that’s ready for business.

We are delighted to welcome back Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC as Economic Indicators Keynote speaker. Followed by a panel discussion including Ross Israel, Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC. The Panel Discussion will be moderated by Paul.

Keynote and Moderator

Paul Bloxham (Moderator)

Paul Bloxham (Moderator)

Chief Economist, HSBC

Paul Bloxham is HSBC’s Chief Economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities and is a Managing Director. He is chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies. Paul is also a key spokesperson on HSBC’s unique view on global commodity markets and works closely with HSBC’s global equities team. He is also a member of the Australian National University's Shadow Reserve Bank Board and is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University. 

In 2017, Paul’s team won Focus Economics awards for best overall forecaster for each of Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, Paul Bloxham spent 12 years as an economist within the Reserve Bank of Australia's Economic Analysis Department. Paul holds a Master's degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics.

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Ross Israel

Ross Israel

Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Ross co-founded QIC Global Infrastructure (‘GI’) in early 2006. Ross provides overall leadership to the team which currently manages 19 direct investments across 6 countries out of offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New York and London. He has had oversight as a member of the QIC Global Infrastructure Investment Committee of all of the team’s investments. In addition to his infrastructure responsibilities, Ross is also a member of QIC’s Executive Committee Management.

Ross has over 28 years of experience in the field of corporate finance and funds management with specialist skills in infrastructure, asset management, capital raisings and M&A.

Prior to QIC, Ross was with AMP Capital from 2000 to 2005. He co-led the AMP team responsible for the creation of the Diversified Utility and Energy Trusts (DUET). After which he was seconded into the management joint venture between AMP Capital and Macquarie Bank established prior to DUET’s listing on the ASX in August 2004. He was DUET’s Chief Operating Officer until his departure to QIC. Prior to joining AMP Capital, Ross worked for ABN AMRO and BZW in their Australian Infrastructure Corporate Advisory and London M&A teams and with Ernst & Young in their Sydney Corporate Tax division.

Ross is currently a director of Pacific Energy and Generate Capital, and an alternate director of CampusParc.

Ross holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law from the University of Queensland.

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Josephine Sukkar AM

Josephine Sukkar AM

Principal, Buildcorp

Josephine is a professional company director who works across a range of industries, including property, construction, finance, sport, the arts, medical research and social services.

Josephine is Principal of Buildcorp, and serves on a number of private, public, government and not-for-profit boards, including The Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited, Growthpoint Properties Australia, Opera Australia, the Australian Museum, Property Council of Australia, Green Building Council of Australia, Centenary Institute of Medical Research and the Buildcorp Foundation.  

She is president of Australian Women’s Rugby and through Buildcorp has been a major sponsor of rugby in Australia for over 30 years.

Josephine is a Fellow of the University of Sydney, and in 2017 she was recognised for her services to the community, the arts and sports in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

In 2021, Josephine was appointed Chair of the Australian Sports Commission.

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