Economic Indicators Lunch - Table of 10 (Q190201)

12:30pm Friday, 1 February 2019
2:30pm Friday, 1 February 2019
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
Brisbane, Queensland 4000

Online registrations for this event have now closed, however it's not too late to attend. Please contact Rebecca Guthrie, Qld Member Services Manager on 07 3832 3139 or

Implications for the 2019 Queensland Property and Finance Market

What does 2019 hold for the Queensland property and financial markets? How will interest rates and the markets be affected by the domestic and global economies in 2019? What would happen if there is another round of tightening measures from APRA and further cooling of offshore investor demand? Will the current supply finally outpace demand in the near future? What is the future of Australia's lending landscape?

Find out from Paul Bloxham, one of Australia’s leading economists what the economic indicators are forecasting for the property and financial markets in 2019. 

Following his presentation, Paul will join our expert panel for an insightful Q&A session. This is an economic update not to be missed.

The Economic Indicators Lunch is hosted by the Australian Property Institute and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.


  • Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC

Panel Members

  • Don O'Rorke, Executive Chairman, Consolidated Properties
  • Leigh Warner, Senior Director of Research, JLL
  • Philip Lee, Executive Director, Corporate Advisory, Morgans
  • April Cavanagh, State Manager QLD Agribusiness, Business Customers, Suncorp
Read more about the Presenter and Panel Members
Paul Bloxham

Paul Bloxham
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.

Don O'Rorke

Don O'Rorke
Executive Chairman, Consolidated Properties

As a founding member of Consolidated Properties Group, Don has successfully shaped the business over almost 40 years to its current $2 billion development pipeline, as at 1 July 2018. Don ranked #3 on the Courier Mail’s 2018 Top 10 Property List and #66 on the Top 100 Influencers List.

Don is devoted to instilling strong values into the business and is focused on building sound and lasting relationships with stakeholders and business partners. Don proudly encourages a fun working culture and is a supporter of woman in the workforce, as well as work-life balance. Furthermore, Don values and supports philanthropic initiatives that benefit our community. Don currently holds non-executive directorships for Brisbane Marketing, PCA Queensland as President, Wesley Research Insitute as Deputy Chairman and was awarded Honorary Life Member of Surfing Australia in 2017.

Leigh Warner

Leigh Warner
Senior Director of Research, JLL

Leigh is the Senior Director of Research for JLL, based in Brisbane.  He leads JLL’s residential and alternative sectors research nationally. He also oversees Queensland research across all sectors and has responsibility for coordinating the firm’s macroeconomic research.

Leigh is an experienced industry researcher with over eighteen years’ experience in commercial property and economics. In addition to over 11 years with JLL, Leigh spent nearly three years in research and strategy for LaSalle Investment Management and almost five years’ at the start of his career in economics focused roles at the Reserve Bank of Australia and Queensland Treasury.

Leigh is leading commentator on commercial and residential property markets through quality media coverage and public speaking engagements. He is also a member of the Property Council’s Commercial and Corporate Real Estate Committee. He holds an honours degree in Economics from the University of Queensland.

Philip Lee 
Executive Director, Corporate Advisory, Morgans

Philip has experience in all aspects of equity capital raising for listed public companies and companies seeking to list, including offer structure, prospectus preparation, due diligence, accounts and forecasting, risk management, sales and marketing, logistics and legal requirements.

Philip has been working in the stockbroking industry for over 29 years. He has been with Morgans since 1986 and has been an Executive Director since 2003.

Philip is a Senior Fellow with FINSIA and has previously chaired the FINSIA QLD Regional Council.

April Cavanagh
April Cavanagh 
State Manager QLD Agribusiness, Business Customers, Suncorp

April is passionate about Agribusiness and Regional Australia. Across her 20 year career she has gained diverse experience in Financial Services, Agriculture, and Manufacturing having worked in Brisbane, Sydney and London before returning to Regional Australia. She is currently employed by Suncorp, a Bank steeped in rural Queensland history, holding the senior position of State Manager Agribusiness Queensland, based in Toowoomba. April was recently appointed to the board of Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE).

She is highly respected for her dynamic leadership style; track record of transforming businesses and ability to get the job done. Originally from Outback NSW, she is married to Luke and mother to three boys. Renowned as a passionate leader in the community, April values making a difference and giving back. She has taken an active role in supporting a number of other community endeavours including Toowoomba Hospital and the South West Region’s breast cancer van raising $60,000 in 2018.


11:45amRegistration opens and pre-function drinks served
12:30pmLunch commences
2:30pmLunch concludes

Registration Fees

Table of 10 seats$1260
Registration fees include sit down two-course lunch and beverages for 10 guests. All fees include GST. 

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