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Industry thought leaders

Westpac IQ with The Economist Intelligence Unit present the findings from a series of in-depth interviews conducted with industry thought leaders from Agriculture, Education, Healthcare, Travel and Tourism, Infrastructure, Retail and Technology. 

Retail: A pandemic-induced awakening

Kathmandu CFO Chris Kinraid explains how the business has nimbly navigated the economic crisis to date, and why it’s important not to have a knee-jerk reaction to the COVID experience.

COVID-19: Will the infrastructure boom resume?

With more than AUD 200 billion of projects under construction prior to the pandemic, Australia’s infrastructure sector is eager for a fast economic recovery, but some assets are more severely impacted than others.

Where to now for Australia's travel and tourism sector?

It’s been said that COVID-19 is the most significant crisis in the history of global travel and tourism, and beyond those dealing directly with the health emergency it’s hard to find a sector more profoundly affected.

Australian healthcare: Fight or flight?

One of the reasons this country was so successful at flattening the curve is because the nation’s “health system took COVID-19 very seriously, very quickly”, explains Toby Hall, chief executive officer of St Vincent’s Health Australia.

How Australian universities are reimagining the future

Swift action was required by Australian universities when travel bans were introduced by countries across Asia Pacific as part of the effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Agriculture - will trade disruptions cost growth?

The economic fallout from the pandemic has raised countless big questions for Australian businesses across industry sectors. Agriculture is no exception.

Technology: Opportunity or overload?

Scott Farquhar, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Australia’s global tech success story, Atlassian, predicts huge opportunities ahead for tech companies as the COVID-19 crisis inspires a generation of new ideas.

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