Economic Indicators Lunch - Table of 10 (Q200131)

12:30pm Friday, 31 January 2020
2:30pm Friday, 31 January 2020
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
Brisbane, Queensland 4000

What does 2020 hold for Queensland property and financial markets?

How will domestic and global economic policy affect local interest rates and markets in 2020?

Join the Australian Property Institute and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia for our not-to-be-missed annual Economic Indicators Lunch.

Our expert panel led by Paul Bloxham - one of Australia’s leading economists - will dig into 2020, providing their expert thoughts and expectations on current trends.

The panel will explore the impact of the current record low base rate of 0.75%, the potential for a Queensland property boom and the likelihood of a 20% increase in the property market in the next five years.

They will also touch on the significant role world affairs continues to play in local markets. Including the continuing impact of the US-China trade war and the uncertainty of a no-deal Brexit.

(please note: some content may change with market conditions closer to the event)


  • Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC

Panel Members

  • Allison Hill Director of Investments, QIC
  • James Lane, QLD State Head of Business Banking, ANZ
  • Matthew Miller Development Director QLD, Lendlease
  • Heidi Samoilenko, National Manager, Strategy & Performance: Corporate Health & Retirement, Bank of Queensland
Read more about the Presenter and Panel Members


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 the 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 the Focus Economics awards for best overall forecaster for 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.


Allison Hill
Director of Investments, QIC

Allison Hill joined QIC’s Global Multi-Asset (GMA) team in January 2018. The GMA team is a leading provider of innovative multi-asset class and sector specific asset class solutions.

Allison is the Director of Investments within the GMA Team. She has direct responsibility for the investment strategy for various funds, including WorkCover Queensland. In addition, Allison leads GMA’s external manager research program.

Allison has 24 years’ experience in investment management and financial markets. Prior to joining QIC, Allison was the Chief Executive Officer at DMP Asset Management, where she oversaw the investment process and asset consulting practice. Prior to this, Allison spent 11 years at Frontier Advisors as a Senior Consultant. Allison was the lead consultant for several of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, was the Head of Debt and Alternatives Research and a member of Frontier’s investment and leadership committees.

James Lane
QLD State Head of Business Banking, ANZ

James currently leads ANZ Agribusiness in Australia with a focus on strategy and Industry Insights designed to deliver information and promote positive change for the industry. James is directly accountable for ANZ’s portfolio of large or complex commercial businesses in regional Australia that together with Agri make a significant contribution to our regional economy.

Working in Agribusiness for 25 years with previous senior business management roles at Rabobank that exposed him to agribusiness in Australia and around the world.

James’s family continue to farm on a dry land cropping property at Waitchie, Northwest Victoria where he was brought up.

Matthew Miller
Development Director QLD, Lendlease

Matthew has over 25 years’ experience in the property industry including roles with some of Australia’s leading property companies including Colliers International, FKP Property Group, Urbis and Grocon.

Matthew joined Lendlease in 2016 as a Senior Development Management, Commercial within the Urban Regeneration team and was promoted to Regional Manager Qld – Commercial in late 2017. In May 2019 he was promoted to Development Director Qld and is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of Lendlease’s $2.9 billion Brisbane Showgrounds precinct and Pine Valley a 2,500 dwelling communities project located 40km north of the Brisbane CBD.

Matthew is a current board member of Brisbane City Council’s Inclusive Brisbane Board and was a past board member of South Bank Corporation and Chair of the PCA’s Qld Commercial & Corporate Real Estate Committee. He was president of the Brisbane Development Association (BDA) from 2010 to 2012.

Heidi Samoilenko
National Manager, Strategy & Performance: Corporate Health & Retirement, Bank of Queensland

BOQ's Health and Retirement niche is a high-growth business, supporting industry clients with their commercial lending requirements. BOQ's industry reach extends to medical & health businesses, hospitals, land lease communities, retirement villages and aged care facilities. BOQ prides itself as a relationship bank with an intimate understanding of the Health & Retirement markets and a reputation for doing the right thing by clients.

Heidi leads this business with her role encompassing strategy and policy development, industry and market research/analytics, support for staff and transactions and business development nationally.


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

Registration Fees

Members Early Bird (closes 8 November)$1350
Registration fees include sit down two-course lunch and beverages for 1 person. All fees include GST.

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API is proud to partner with the Women’s Legal Service as our 2020 Economic Indicators charity partner. Women's Legal Service provides free legal and welfare help to Queensland women and their children whose safety is at risk from domestic violence. Their services have a life changing, and often life saving impact. Every year Women’s Legal Service provides more than 30,000 to those at greatest risk. But almost 40% of calls to their Statewide Helpline still cannot get through. Women's Legal Service will be selling raffle tickets at the Economic Indicators event. Your support will help to ensure that when a woman reaches out, help is available. 

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