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Economic Outlook – Victoria and the City of Melbourne



Wednesday 11th August 2021

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm


The TMA Victoria Committee invites you to attend its annual Economic Outlook session, featuring guest speakers David Rumbens of Deloitte Access Economics and Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

The team at Deloitte Access Economics recently completely work at the City of Melbourne to produce forecasts for employment and economic activity in Melbourne, accounting for the persistent impacts of COVID-19 on remote working behaviours. This report has now been released publicly and received a lot of interest from the Melbourne business community.

The session with Sally Capp will cover hot topics for Victoria, the City of Melbourne and their post-COVID & post-lockdown recovery including:

  • Economic outlook for Victoria and the Melbourne CBD
  • Challenges that the City of Melbourne is facing and its short-term and long-term recovery planning and initiatives
  • Key focus areas for Melbourne: transport and managing congestion, environmental sustainability, managing urban growth and change, and more

Please note

  • Closer to the date of the event, we will be assessing whether we can host the event in-person (as well as the live-stream). If an in-person event is possible, we will be in touch with guests to ascertain their interest and availability.

Guest speakers

Sally Capp
Lord Mayor of Melbourne

Sally Capp was re-elected as Lord Mayor of Melbourne in November 2020 after having been first elected in May 2018, and is the first woman to be directly elected as Lord Mayor.
Sally was also the first woman to hold the post of Agent-General for Victoria in the UK, Europe and Israel. She has also served as the CEO for the Committee for Melbourne and COO of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sally began her career as a Solicitor, after completing Law (Hons) and Commerce degrees at the University of Melbourne.

Sally has held senior roles at both KPMG and ANZ, and she took the small business she co-founded to the ASX. Most recently she was Victorian Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia.

A passionate Magpies supporter, in 2004 Sally made history as the first female board member of Collingwood FC. She is involved in a number of charities, currently sitting on the board of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship Foundation and the Melbourne University Faculty of Business and Economics.

Sally is portfolio lead for City Transport, Infrastructure and Operations, and Aboriginal Melbourne.

David Rumbens
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

David is a macroeconomist specialising in retail forecasts, labour market analysis, project investment and government program reviews. His expertise includes economic modelling of consumer demand and retail sales, monitoring and analysis of trends in investment, and studies of regional economies.

David is the author of Retail Forecasts, a subscription based publication providing a detailed analysis of the drivers of retail spending and trends likely to emerge – a widely used planning tool for the retail industry.

He also writes Investment Monitor, providing detailed coverage of current and prospective construction and investment projects in Australia, and analysis of trends in project investment.


Wednesday 11th August 2021

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm


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