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The economy and COVID: where are we and where are we headed?


Dexus Place Brisbane

Waterfront Place, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Brisbane City, QLD, AU, 4000

The economy and COVID: where are we and where are we headed? Presented by Dr Matthew Peter.

Successful development of COVID-19 vaccines have improved the medium-term outlook for Australia’s growth. Vaccination programs are currently underway in several countries. As these are administered, health-related restrictions can be eased, and many types of activity can return to something close to their pre-pandemic trends.

Coraggio is delighted to extend a complimentary invitation to you to join us to hear first-hand how we can sustainably expand and future-proof your business, followed by an upfront and personal keynote speaker session with QIC’s Chief Economist, Dr Matthew Peter.

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

Followed by Dr Matthew Peter who will provide insights regarding:

  • The vaccination roll out, along with fiscal and monetary stimulus pumping the economy, a buoyant mood is enveloping investors, businesses and households
  • The Australian dollar now at a three-year high, interest rates are at all-time lows and the housing market is poised to take off
  • If we expect a quick return to pre-COVID norms, or are we likely to be disappointed?
  • The economic recovery and financial market outlook this year and the next.

About Dr Matthew Peter

Chief Economist, Queensland Investment Corporation

Dr Matthew Peter is the Chief Economist for QIC, one of Australia’s largest institutional funds managers, where he oversees global economic forecasting and research.

Matthew previously worked with fund manager TGM, heading up the economic and financial-market forecasting team.

Prior to joining TGM, Matthew was Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. Here, he led the development of a regional model of the Australian economy. This model is widely used by Federal and State Government agencies as well as by most large consultancy firms.

Currently, Matthew and his team are among Australia’s top forecasters as ranked by Bloomberg. He is president of the Queensland Economic and Finance Council and a CEDA trustee.

He is a frequent commentator in the press and at industry forums and has 20 years of economic modelling experience in both industry and academia.

Matthew holds a PhD in economics from Monash University.

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 26 March 2021

Venue: Dexus Place, Level 31, 1 Eagle Street | Brisbane QLD 4000

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 Simone Dunlop from our Coraggio Advisory Team.

To find out more please call Simone Dunlop on 0406222361 or email simone@coraggio.com.au

RSVP by Wednesday, 24 March 2021

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