2022 Economic Update Dinner

5:30pm Thursday, 24 March 2022
8:30pm Thursday, 24 March 2022
Small Group
Oaks Toowoomba Hotel
25 Annand St
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350

Join TSBE at our upcoming SQ Export Hub Dinner event sponsored by Western Union Business Solutions.

This dinner is a networking session for the oil, gas and energy resources and food & agribusiness sectors who are looking to capture new business opportunities. It is also relevant for any local business interested in valuable insights about our regional economy. 

The keynote speaker is the Currency Strategist – APAC for Western Union Business Solutions with over 15 years’ experience in the financial services, Steven Dooley. 

Originally covering markets as a journalist, Steven later worked as an investment specialist at global fund manager Aviva Investors and then worked as head of trading at research house Australian Stock Report.

Steven makes regular TV appearances including AusBiz Network, Sky News and ABC Lateline. Steven has written columns for wide range of publications, including Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Singapore’s Business Times and the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

Financial markets will experience greater volatility in 2022 as rising inflation and interest rate increases impact on sentiment. Steven will be discussing how best to take advantage of the current financial market. He’ll explore the growth profile around the region and ways local businesses can benefit.

Steven will be discussing:

  • How has inflation changed over the last year and have central banks made a massive policy mistake by waiting too long to raise rates?  
  • What strategies can be used to take advantage of market volatility?
  • What’s driving the rise in commodity prices – is it just the Ukraine crisis? Will the rise in commodity prices be longer-lasting? 
  • Across Asia, which markets have the most potential in 2022? 

With global growth considerably slower, but central banks holding on interest rates, uncertainty may continue for some time yet. For businesses with international exposure, this uncertainty can create headaches. But some simple tricks can make managing the risks in financial markets less dangerous – and can even make it easier to take advantage of potential market opportunities.

Western Union Business Solutions are one of the world’s leading providers of cross-border business payments; they are transforming how businesses can expand globally through one of the largest and most diverse payment networks in the world. 

It is a sit-down dinner with drinks included. 

TSBE Member Price: $55
TSBE Non-Member Price: $75


COVIDSafe event requirements:

We ask that if you are not feeling well or are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms to NOT attend this event. 

You should not enter the event if in the previous 14 days you have:

  • returned to Australia from overseas
  • been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case
  • been in a Queensland declared COVID-19 hotspot, place of concern, or exposure venue, as defined by the Chief Health Officer
  • had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting, or any cold/flu like symptoms in the last 72 hour

    Under the current Queensland Health directive, venues must adhere to the vaccine mandate to continue operating; therefore, we ask you to please advise your vaccination status during registration to ensure that you are not turned away upon entry to the venue.
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