2022 Commonwealth Bank Global Markets Conference 

We welcome you to the Commonwealth Bank Global Markets Conference, October 2022.

Over five days, you will have the opportunity to network with peers from across the world and engage with and learn from leading market professionals and policy-makers.

The event will be hosted by Commonwealth Bank in Sydney for the first three days, with Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) hosting international delegates for the final two days in Brisbane, Queensland.

The conference will consist of seminar style sessions, panel discussions, hospitality events and bespoke experiences at some of Australia's most famous landmarks.

This is an excellent opportunity to discuss fixed income and foreign exchange opportunities with leading economists and market experts.

We look forward to welcoming you in October!

Conference Dates

Sunday 23 October 2022 (Sydney): Arrivals and sunset cruise & cocktail reception

Monday 24 October 2022 (Sydney): Full day business session & casual dinner

Tuesday 25 October 2022 (Sydney): Full day business session & gala dinner

Wednesday 26 October 2022 (Sydney/Brisbane): Half day business session in Sydney & departures to Brisbane; welcome dinner in Brisbane

Thursday 27 October 2022 (Brisbane): Full day business session, sunset cruise & alfresco dinner

Friday 28 October 2022 (Brisbane): Special excursion, & closing dinner











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Conference Agenda


Sydney Harbour Cocktail cruise followed by the Sofitel, Champagne Bar



Commonwealth Bank Place
Level 1 Entry
11 Harbour Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Click here for a location map


Activity  Details


Conference & introductory breakfast with Reserve Bank of Australia

Andrew Hinchliff  

Group Executive, Institutional Banking and Markets, CBA

Breakfast keynote 

Australia's financial markets' current state

Christopher Kent

Assistant Governor (Financial Markets), Reserve Bank of Australia


Setting the scene: issues impacting Fixed Income markets

Adam Donaldson

Executive Director, Institutional Sales, CBA

Anthony Kritikides

Managing Director, Instiutional Sales, CBA


Global macro economic outlook

Robert Robis

Global Fixed Income Strategist, BCA Research 


Commonwealth Bank global Foreign Exchange outlook

Joseph Capurso

Head of International Economics, CBA


Australian economic outlook 

Gareth Aird

Head of Australian Economics, CBA

Panel Q&A

Robert Robis, Gareth Aird and Joseph Capurso

Chief Economist, CBA


The outlook for Australia’s commodity markets

Vivek Dhar

Commodity Strategist, CBA

Stuart Gray

Industry Manager, Energy, AME Research 

Felicity Lloyd


Nadine Mueller

Commodities and Carbon, CBA


Australian banks and funding conditions

Terry Winder

Group Treasurer, CBA

Lunch session

Megatrends in a sustainable world

Stefan Hajkowicz

Senior Principal Scientist, Strategy and Foresight, Data61


International perspective and rationale for investing in the Australian dollar and Fixed Income markets

Ximena Alfarache Morales

Manager of International Operations, Mexico Central Bank


Australia & New Zealand banking environment

Matt Comyn

Chief Executive Officer, CBA

Chris Mclachlan

Executive General Manager, Global MarketsCBA


Sustainable investing in Australia:

Analysis of the current green wave in Fixed Income markets

and a detailed discussion of the 2022 KangaNews/CBA ESG fixed Income Survey

Charles Davis

Managing Director Sustainable Finance and ESG, CBA

Murray Ackman

Credit ESG Analyst, Pendal Group

Sam Swiss

CEO, KangaNews

Lauren Holtsbaum

Head of ESG Origination 

Tamar Hamlyn

Principal, Ardea

Anthony Kirkham

Head of Investments & Australian Operations, Western Asset Management

Casual dinner hosted by CBA Gin Tasting and dinner at Three Blue Ducks


Activity  Details



Mitch Grosser

Head of Trading, CBA


The Reserve Bank of New Zealand update

Paul Conway

Chief Economist, The Reserve Bank of New Zealand


New Zealand's economic outlook

Nick Tuffley

Chief Economist, ASB Bank


New Zealand's debt management update

Kim Martin

Head of Debt Management, NZ Treasury


Key New Zealand issuers update

Mark Butcher

Chief Executive, NZ LGFA Ltd


New Zealand Q&A

Danny Keene

Director DCM Origination New Zealand, CBA


International Trade Landscape and supply chains

Heather Cotching

Chief Economist

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Adam Rowe 

Executive Director Commodities, Trade Sales, CBA

Peter Candy

Group Treasurer, GrainCorp Limited

Avin Luther

Executive Director Industrials Transport & Consumer, CBA


Australlian credit markets

Gus Medeiros         

Director Credit Solutions, CBA



The rise of sustainable finance in SSA products


Nikolas Romuld

Head of High Grade Originiation and Syndicate, CBA

Laura Fan

Head of Funding

Inter-American Development Bank

Anthony Ruschpler

Senior Treasury Specialist,  Asian Development Bank

Andrea Dore

Global Head of Funding, Treasury World Bank

Marcin Bill

Head of Funding, Asia Pacific, IFC Treasury

Liam Carden

Senior Treasury Officer - Funding, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Lunch session

The Asian economy and regional credit trends

Michael Taylor

Managing Director, Chief Credit Officer Asia Pacific, Moody’s


The regulative environment in Australia: LIBOR....and what about BBSW?

Pieter Bierkens

Group Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Lead, CBA


NSW and Sydney Metro presentaiton on latest projects

Rob Kenna 

GM Financial Markets, NSW Treasury Corporation

Nicholas Wolff

Program Director, Central Precinct Renewal Program, Transport for NSW

Tim Parker

Head of Project Delivery, Sydney Metro

NSW Treasury (NSW TC)


Sydney immersive infrastructure tour 


NSW and Sydney Metro presentation on latest projects

Bus to pick up attendees with leaders from NSW Treasury and Sydney Metro

Gala Dinner and Budget Viewing hosted by CBA

Tim Harcourt

The Airport Economist

Stephen Halmarick

Chief Economist, CBA



Activity  Details


Federal Budget Update

Debrief on the 2022 - 23 Australian Federal Budget 2.0

Stephen Halmarick

Chief Economist, CBA

Belinda Allen

Senior Economist, CBA


Rating outlook for Australasian sovereigns and semis

Anthony Walker

Director, Sovereign and International Public Finance, S&P Global


Commonwealth Government funding plans

Matthew Wheadon

Head of Funding & Liquidity, Australian Office of Financial Management


Export funding

Export Finance Australia's expansive mandate and funding needs


Sonia Kammel

Chief Financial Officer, Export Finance


State Treasury presentations and panel Q&A

Adam Donaldson

Head of Fixed Income and Rates Sales, CBA

Philip Brown

Senior Fixed Income Strategist, CBA

Paul Kelly

Head of Markets, TCV

Daniel Chandler

Head of Funding & Sustainability, NSWTC

Jose Fajardo 

Head of Funding & Liquidity, Funding & Markets, QTC 

Deputy Chief Executive and Managing Director, Funding and Markets, QTC

Kaylene Gulich


Andrew Kennedy

Director Treasury Services, SAFA

Sydney conference ends


Bus to pick up international delegates who are joining the Queensland Treasury Corporation in Brisbane

Queensland Treasury Corporation

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Sydney accommodation will be at the cost of the delegate. Should you wish to extend, Eventscape can assist you with these requests. You will simply pay direct to the hotel upon check-in for any additional nights. 

Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
12 Darling Drive
Sydney NSW 2000
Click here for their website
Room Rate: AUD360.00 per night
Breakfast is an additional cost of AUD30.00 per person per day charged on consumption.

The ultimate urban resort in Sydney, the Sofitel Darling Harbour was recently voted Australia's Luxury Hotel of the Year & Australasia Hotel of the Year. Located in the heart of Darling Harbour and next to the new International Convention Centre, enjoy 5-star service, waterfront sophistication and the vibrancy of four world class bars and restaurants. 


Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour
58 Bathurst St
Sydney NSW 2000
Click here for their website
Room Rate: AUD299.00 per night
Breakfast is an additional cost of AUD25.00 per person per day charged on consumption.

Enviably located, the Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour is your sanctuary away from home. Within a 5-minute walk, you can be exploring Town Hall, Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and Sydney’s iconic shopping precinct, the waterside pocket of Darling Harbour with entertainment, museums, incredible wildlife centres, and delicious dining options, including neighbouring China Town.










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Flights, Transfers & Visas


Flights to and from the Commonwealth Bank Global Markets Conference are at your own arrangement and cost. Should you require any assistance please contact Jane Sloane at Eventscape via email jane@eventscape.com.au

Once you have booked your travel, please email Jane a copy of your flight itinerary for us to secure your airport transfers to and from your hotel. Transfers will be arranged during the conference dates only.


All foreign nationals, except New Zealand passport holders, require a visa to enter Australia. It is your responsibility to obtain your visa when booking your flights. Eventscape will be collecting all flight details to arrange airport transfers, as well as proof of visa issuance. 

Travel Insurance

We recommend that all travellers have travel insurance to cover their travel period. Please arrange this when you book your flights.

Airport Information

International Terminal

All international flights arrive into Terminal 1 at Sydney airport. Once you have cleared customs and have collected your luggage, please make your way to the arrivals hall. A driver will be waiting for you with a sign displaying Global Markets Conference to transport you to your hotel.

Domestic Terminals

If you are arriving on a domestic connection flight, you will land at Terminal 2 or 3, depending on the airline. Please collect your luggage and look for your driver in the arrivals hall, who will be waiting for you with a sign displaying Global Markets Conference to transport you to your hotel.

If for any reason you are unable to locate your driver, please contact Sara Braid from Eventscape on +61 415 411 945.

Transfer time from Sydney Airport to Hotels

Located approximately 11km from the Sydney central business district (CBD), you can expect to arrive at your hotel within 20 to 30 minutes after meeting with your driver. All airport transfers will be arranged for you by Eventscape, our Event Management Company.

Flights to Brisbane

For those international delegates joining the QTC in Brisbane, these flights are included and will be arranged for you as part of this experience.

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Social Activities


PRE-ARRIVAL DAY - Sunday 23 October

Sydney Harbour cocktail cruise followed by the Sofitel, Champagne Bar


Board Captain Cook 3 from Darling Harbour for a cocktail cruise on beautiful Sydney Harbour. Upon boarding with cocktails and canapes, enjoy the Top Deck, a generous outdoor space with incredible panoramic views of Sydney's eastern coastline.

The Champagne Bar at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, is the perfect location for a welcome event showcasing Sydney's spectacular harbour views and lifestyle. Make yourself at home, with a glass in hand and enjoy the perfect night out with chic interiors, cozy leather booths, majestic high ceilings, warm mahogany-hued timber floors and dazzling panoramic views over the city skyline. Champagne flows, perfectly chilled. 









DAY ONE - Monday 24 October

Archie Rose Distillery tour and tasting followed by Dinner at Three Blue Ducks Restaurant at Rosebery


Archie Rose Distilling Co. is Australia's most highly awarded distillery. Archie Rose strives to re-define Australia's rich tradition in distilling production of whiskies, gins, vodkas, and rums as well as one-off collaborations, limited releases and spirits.

First enjoy a guided tour and tasting at Archie Rose, followed by dinner at The Three Blue Ducks. Located in a converted warehouse, Three Blue Ducks' true rustic history comes alive in the exposed beams, high ceilings, stripped back walls and concrete floors with a strong emphasis on cooking with smoke and fire. 



DAY TWO - Tuesday 25 October

Gala dinner at Watersedge at Campbells Stores

Boasting uncompromised views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney Harbour, Watersedge at Campbell's Stores is located on the harbour front in the historic Rocks area. The gable fronted, three-storey heritage masterpiece underwent a multi-million-dollar remediation and restoration effort in 2018 to convert this historically significant building into an innovative dining and events destination.

Queensland Conference hosted by QTC


The conference is an excellent opportunity to gain a deeper insight into Queensland’s diverse economy and engage with business and government leaders from around the State through seminar style sessions, panels and bespoke experiences.

The event will be hosted in Brisbane, Australia's fastest growing capital city, with $15 billion in infrastructure projects in the pipeline. These projects will support the economy, which is set to expand by 33 per cent to $239 billion by 2041. This is expected to be underpinned by a 31 per cent increase in population over that period.


Activity  Details

Welcome dinner

Opening remarks

Philip Noble

Chief Executive

Queensland Treasury Corporation

Dinner keynote

2022–23 State Budget and Future Opportunities

The Hon. Cameron Dick 

MP, Queensland’s Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment


Activity  Details

Breakfast presentation

Economic and Fiscal Outlook for the State

Leon Allen 

Under Treasurer, Queensland Treasury

Session 1 : Queensland’s Diverse Economy

Queensland has a diverse and resilient economy, with strong post-Covid economic growth. A panel session will discuss economic opportunities in several industries.

Mike Kaiser

Director General, Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Bob Gee

Director General, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Leanne Coddington

CEO, Tourism and Events Queensland

Session 2 : Queensland’s Energy Future

The Government recently released the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan outlining the State’s pathway to clean, reliable and affordable energy for generations. At this session, speakers will discuss initiatives that will transform the State’s energy system to deliver on its new renewable energy targets of 70 per cent renewable energy by 2032 and 80 per cent by 2035.

Paul Martyn

Director General, Department of Energy and Public Works

Paul Simshauser

CEO, Powerlink

Felicity Underhill

Director, Fortescue Future Industries, East Australia and New Zealand


Networking lunch


Session 3: The State’s approach to sustainability

Environmental, Social and Governance factors are important considerations in developing a low carbon, sustainable economy. This session will outline Queensland’s approach to sustainability.

Dennis Molloy

Deputy Under Treasurer - Economics and Fiscal, Queensland Treasury

Session 4: Innovation Opportunities in Queensland

Queensland has been recognised by the World Bank as a global innovation hot spot. The economy is experiencing increased levels of innovation, and research and development within business and industry.

Emily Hughes

Director, Boeing Phantom Works Global, Boeing Defence Australia

Professor Scott Bell

CEO, Translational Research Institute

Dr Kelvin Ross

Director, Queensland AI Hub


Sunset cruise and dinner event  

Transfer to Riverlife, a special dinner location along the Brisbane River.



Activity  Details

Visit to the University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) will host a private tour for delegates to explore flagship sustainability projects and one of the world’s 50 most impressive environmentally friendly university buildings. 


While at UQ, Mr Paul Nicholls, Executive Director, Research Partnerships will chair a roundtable where you will hear about some of the current and exciting research programs being undertaken at the university.


• Professor Peta Ashworth, Chair, Sustainable Energy Futures
• Professor Xiwang Zhang, Endowed Dow Chair
• Professor Alan Rowan, Director Australian Institute                     for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
• Dr Dean Moss, CEO, UniQue

Keynote speech

Delivering economic benefits through the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games

Jock O’Callaghan, Vice President of the Organising Committee Board for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (OCOG) and President of Paralympics Australia

Lunch and activity

Lunch and choice of two afternoon activities

Final night

Casual drinks and dinner





             Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland


Crystalbrook Vincent 
5 Boundary Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Click here for their website

Crystalbrook Vincent is a modern luxury hotel located in the vibrant Howard Smith Wharves precinct in Brisbane’s city centre. A group booking has been arranged at the Crystalbrook Vincent Hotel, Brisbane from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 October. Accommodation costs for international delegates will be covered by Queensland Treasury Corporation.



International delegates attending the Queensland leg of the conference will be booked on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Brisbane on Wednesday 26 October. QTC will book and pay for the one-way flight, as permitted by your organisation. We will use your conference registration details to reserve your seat and will send you an email with the flight details.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to the QTC organising team at investorconference@qtc.com.au

Transfer from Brisbane Airport to Hotel

QTC will arrange transfers between the airport and hotel. A QTC representative will meet international delegates at the airport.


SOCIAL ACTIVITIES                                              

DAY THREE - Wednesday 26 October

Welcome dinner

Take a short stroll along Brisbane’s bustling river to your Welcome Dinner destination at Blackbird, an award-winning restaurant. With spectacular 180-degree views of the Brisbane River, from the Story Bridge around to the stunning Kangaroo Point Cliffs, you will enjoy some of Queensland’s finest produce and beverages as you watch boats meandering their way around the city’s vibrant river.






DAY FOUR  – Thursday 27 October

Sunset cruise and alfresco dinner

Just steps away from your hotel is a private pontoon where you will be met by your skipper for a sunset cruise along the Brisbane River. Enjoy canapes and a refreshing drink as the sun sets over the city. You will then disembark at Kangaroo Point cliffs to enjoy an alfresco dinner at Riverlife, a stunning setting right on the water.






DAY FIVE  – Friday 28 October

Special excursion and keynote speech

Set off on a special excursion to The University of Queensland. With beautiful jacaranda trees bursting in full purple bloom, you’ll have the opportunity to visit one of the world’s 50 most impressive environmentally friendly university buildings and learn more about some of the research being undertaken to build better cities and a sustainable future.

While at the University, Mr Jock O’Callaghan, Vice President of the Organising Committee Board for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and President of Paralympics Australia will provide a keynote address about the plans for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and the expected economic contribution to Queensland.

After lunch you will attend an afternoon excursion of your choice – a visit to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, or a casual round of golf at one of Brisbane’s iconic public golf courses. You will finish the day with a farewell dinner at Fiume, located on the rooftop of your hotel, where you will enjoy breathtaking views of the city at night.



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Contact Us

Registration & Logistics Queries

Sara Braid (Eventscape)
Phone: + 61 415 411 945

Travel & Accommodation Queries

Jane Sloane (Eventscape)
Phone: +61 415 827 595


Conference Queries              

Michael Calleja(CBA)
Phone: +61 439 455 735

Brisbane Queries              

Danieka Strathdee (QTC)
Phone: +61 427 994 359



Commonwealth Bank Place
Level 1 Entry
11 Harbour Street
Sydney NSW 2000
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  • Welcome dinner: Business casual (include a jacket for the boat cruise)
  • Conference sessions: Business casual
  • Casual dinner: Business casual
  • Gala dinner: Business Formal


October is springtime in beautiful Sydney. You can expect to enjoy pleasant days where the weather is warm but not too hot. Temperatures usually range between 18-22 degrees Celsius (64.4-71.6 Fahrenheit) during the day and drop to around 14 degrees  (57.2 Fahrenheit) at night


Bougainvillea House
Howard Smith Wharves
5 Boundary Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Click here for location


October is a warm spring month and a great time to visit Brisbane. You can expect temperatures between lows of 17.1°C (62.8°F) and average highs of 24.4°C (75.9°F).


Please click here for the latest Australian Covid-19 information and International & Domestic travel requirements.










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