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Australia in 2021: Upswing to a ‘new normal’ presented by Paul Bloxham


Dexus Place Melbourne

385 Bourke Street #Level 14, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Australia in 2021: Upswing to a ‘new normal’ presented by Paul Bloxham

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s economy has fared better than most Western economies. A favourable geography assisted, as did adept economic policy responses.

A solid customer-led upswing is now firmly underway. Vaccines are anticipated to be rolled out in the coming months, which is likely to add to consumer confidence. Substantial government stimulus packages have boosted household savings, which is likely to facilitate ongoing consumer spending as restrictions ease and more services become available.

Coraggio is delighted to extend to you a complimentary invitation to join us to hear first-hand how we can expand and future-proof your business, followed by an exclusive keynote speaker session with one of Australia’s leading economists, Paul Bloxham.

Opened by our CEO, Richard Skarzynski, who will discuss how being part of a Coraggio peer-to-peer Advisory Board provides a sustainable solution to navigate your business effectively throughout 2021 and beyond.

Followed by Paul Bloxham who will provide insights into:

  • Why Australia has fared better than most Western economies during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • A domestic upswing is underway and will be supported by a vaccine rollout in 2021
  • Cross-border issues, a post-pandemic ‘new normal’, monetary policy limits and a rising AUD all present challenges for the year ahead.

About Paul Bloxham

Chief Economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities, HSBC

Paul Bloxham 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. He is also a key spokesperson on HSBC’s unique view on global commodity markets.

Paul is a regular commentator on local and international business television and frequent contributor of opinion editorials to Australian newspapers. He is also a member of the Australian National University’s Shadow Reserve Bank Board and an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University.

Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, Paul spent 12 years as an economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia. Paul holds a master’s degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics.

About Richard Skarzynski

Chief Executive Officer, Coraggio

Richard is a leader committed to delivering significant value, enabling business owners and entrepreneurs to future proof their business. He has been a Chair of Coraggio for more than six years and the CEO since 2017.

What is Coraggio?

Coraggio brings together Australian private business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs in a secure and confidential boardroom environment to challenge assumptions, discuss new ideas, discover next steps and share concerns with neutral parties committed and accountable to one another.

Coraggio Members gather at their monthly Advisory Board and collectively with their fellow group of peer members from diverse industry sectors, work with their Chair, a lawyer, and an accountant to tangibly drive business success.


Date: Friday 12 March 2021

Venue: Dexus Place, 385 Bourke Street | Melbourne VIC 3000

Arrive: 9:00AM (9:30AM start) to 12:30PM

Morning tea will be served at 11:00AM. Food and beverages are individually packaged, and all guidelines and physical distancing measures are followed as per Government regulations.

Pre-meeting requirements

Registration does not guarantee a place at the event. Seating is limited to this complimentary session aimed specifically at business owners and entrepreneurs. Following your registration, you will be contacted by Vivian Kooyman from our Coraggio Advisory Team.

To find out more please call Vivian Kooyman on 0402 421 648 or email vivian@coraggio.com.au

RSVP by Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Wishing you all the very best and good health! We look forward to meeting you there.