• 18 Aug 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Sydney

    Hosted by KPMG at their stunning offices in Barangaroo, please join CACC Patron, Jack Cowin, as he shares his lessons in leadership, life and business, gathered over decades of successful entrepreneurship. A rare opportunity to interact and ask questions of a Canadian ex-pat who has found success in his adopted homeland. Our Q&A includes the opportunity for our audience to ask questions.

    Ticket includes catered lunch. Spaces are limited, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Register here.


    JACK COWIN, CACC Patron & Chairman and Managing Director, Competitive Foods

    Born and educated in Canada, Jack Cowin moved to Australia and opened his first KFC outlet in 1969. With youthful innocence, positive attitude and hard work, Jack is now the chairman and managing director of the Competitive Foods Australia Limited group of companies (over 300 Hungry Jack's and KFC outlets) which has sales revenue of $1.3 billion and Net Shareholders Funds of $500 million. The company also operates five manufacturing plants which produce frozen meat products and processed vegetables for the supermarket, and food service industry. The company exports food products to 26 countries and has won several Australian Export Awards. Mr. Cowin is the owner of 98% of the group shareholding.

    Mr. Cowin is also a director of the TEN Television Network and Chandler MacLeod and a Director and 40% shareholder of BridgeClimb the major tourist attraction in Sydney, as well as business interests in Canada (fast food, construction and rail).







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25 Jul 2017 Business in Sport with the Sydney Swans
21 Jul 2017 Canada Celebrates 150 Years...in Melbourne!
29 Jun 2017 Canada Celebrates 150 Years!
21 Jun 2017 CACC MELBOURNE Presents Ice Hockey Classic - Meet the Players
15 Jun 2017 CACC SYDNEY Presents Ice Hockey Classic - Meet the Players
08 Jun 2017 SME ROUNDTABLE: Bright Lights, Free Money - Government Grants with Vivid Sydney Views
01 Jun 2017 Current Issues Facing the Australian Energy Regulator (AER)
30 May 2017 CACC Melbourne Mixer
11 May 2017 SME ROUNDTABLE: Investors are from Mars, Companies are from Venus
01 May 2017 2017 CACC SME Roundtables Schedule
27 Apr 2017 Starting Up Down-Under: Canadian Entrepreneur Success Stories
20 Apr 2017 SME Roundtable: How to Build a Brand in Australia
13 Mar 2017 Can Canada teach Australia a few new tricks? Tax reform in resource-rich countries
21 Feb 2017 Drake International Presents...The Future of Work: The Gig Economy
06 Dec 2016 Lunch with High Commissioner of Canada & Consul General of Canada
17 Nov 2016 CACC Presents SME Roundtable with Google
06 Oct 2016 CACC Welcome Reception for the New Canadian Consul General
01 Jul 2016 Canada Day Reception - Brisbane QLD
01 Jul 2016 Canada Day Business Networking Event
07 Jun 2016 Breakfast with Air Canada & Sydney Airport
16 Sep 2015 CPPIB CEO Keynote at the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce
01 Jul 2015 Canada Day Sydney
01 Jul 2015 Canada Day Networking - Brisbane
15 May 2015 Consulate, Austrade, NSW T&I Panel Discussion Luncheon.
12 Mar 2015 Australian Oil & Gas Conference, Perth - Cocktail Party
05 Mar 2015 Lunch with H L Kam, Cheung Kong (Holdings)
02 Mar 2015 Australian Investment Lunch - PDAC Conference, Toronto
23 Jan 2015 Australia Day ~ Toronto
01 Oct 2014 Lunch Discussion with the Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP
01 Jul 2014 Canada Day Reception
05 Mar 2014 Lunch Seminar - "Creating Your B2B Marketing Bullseye" with Michael Haynes
28 Feb 2014 Lunch Discussion with Dr. Michael Schaper
29 Oct 2013 Lunch Discussion with the Right Honourable Paul Martin
03 Sep 2013 Australia's Competition and Consumer Laws
29 Aug 2013 Intellectual Property in the Mining Industry Seminar
01 Jul 2013 Canada Day Reception
14 Jun 2013 CACC Business Networking Pre-game Reception
17 May 2013 CACC Panel Discussion: Canadian Pension Plans Investing in Australia
01 May 2013 Lunch Discussion with Kevan Cowan, President of TSX Markets (Toronto Stock Exchange)
21 Mar 2013 Adelaide: Legal Issues in Technology Contracts - Maximising Benefits, Minimising Risks Seminar
20 Mar 2013 Melbourne: Legal Issues in Technology Contracts - Maximising Benefits, Minimising Risks Seminar
19 Mar 2013 Lunch Discussion with Mark Wiseman, President & CEO Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
13 Mar 2013 Legal Issues in Technology Contracts - Maximising Benefits, Minimising Risks Seminar
12 Mar 2013 Boardroom Lunch with Michael Brooks, Practice Group Leader of Real Estate Group, Aird and Berlis LLP
14 Feb 2013 Lunch Discussion with Jacques Demers, CEO & President of OMERS Strategic Investments
18 Dec 2012 Lunch Discussion with Calin Rovinescu, CEO & President of Air Canada
16 Oct 2012 Operation Eyesight Degustation Night
07 Sep 2012 Luncheon Event with The Hon. Gladys Berejikilian, NSW Minister for Transport - UPDATE ON THE TRANSPORT MASTERPLAN FOR NSW
17 Aug 2012 Lunch Event with The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's Shadow Minister for Communications & Broadband
13 Aug 2012 Australia's 7th Canadian Film Festival
30 Jul 2012 Momentum Building - Social Finance and Innovation
23 Jul 2012 2nd Canada-Australia Leadership Forum
28 Jun 2012 Canada Day Celebrations - SYDNEY
28 Jun 2012 Canada Day Celebrations - MELBOURNE
18 Jun 2012 Canada's Oil Sands - a major crude oil resource and now a potential major mineral resouce?
30 May 2012 Luncheon presentation about Self Managed Superannuation Funds
24 May 2012 CACC Melbourne - Cocktail & Networking Event
01 May 2012 Lunch Discussion with the Hon. Ed Fast (Canadian Minister of International Trade & Minister for the Asia- Pacific Gateway)
22 Mar 2012 Good Health - Who needs it?
22 Mar 2012 Dennis Cliche - Connect East
20 Feb 2012 Canadian Oil & Gas Trade Mission
02 Feb 2012 A Luncheon with David Denison, CEO of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
01 Dec 2011 Reception to welcome the Canadian Consul General, Mario Ste-Marie
28 Nov 2011 Paul Oppenheim speaking about Public-Private Partnership Market in Canada and Australia
17 Nov 2011 South American Diggers Conference
15 Nov 2011 Customer Engagement for Businesses presented by Michael Haynes - Luncheon Event
09 Nov 2011 Reception to farewell Australian Diplomats in Canada
27 Oct 2011 The spirit of CHOGM comes to Perth - Roundtable luncheon discussion hosted by Brookfield
10 Oct 2011 Mines and Money
10 Oct 2011 Event Invitation - Renewable Energy Trade Mission Breakfast with PwC
15 Sep 2011 Import Export Show
07 Sep 2011 AIMEX
26 Jul 2011 Lunch Discussion featuring The Hon. Joe Hockey MP
07 Jul 2011 Consul General of Canada Farewell Reception
09 Jun 2011 Panel Discussion: Trends in ICT
17 May 2011 Tips & traps when doing business in Australia
12 May 2011 Lunch with High Commissioner of Canada Michael Small
12 May 2011 Achieving Sponsorship Success presented by Frances Lemon
30 Apr 2011 Toronto ANZAC Dinner
04 Mar 2011 Directors' Duties: Overview and Update
26 Jan 2011 Australia Day Dinner and Celebration
15 Nov 2010 CANCELLED -Developments in Transfer Pricing Seminar
01 Nov 2010 A Luncheon with The Honourable Peter Van Loan
01 Nov 2010 Launch of the New CACC Montreal Chapter
24 Sep 2010 Lunch with Remarks from Rob Gordon
17 Sep 2010 A Luncheon with The Honourable Peter Van Loan
27 Aug 2010 Lunch with Remarks from Ted Wziontek
12 Aug 2010 Managing BlackBerry Time
26 Jul 2010 CACC Lunch with Parliamenarty Secretary Richard Marles MP
07 Jul 2010 The Outlook for the Australian Economy - Near Term Challenges Amid Longer Term Strengths
01 Jul 2010 Canada Day Networking Drinks
26 Jun 2010 G20 CACC/Canada 2020 Luncheon with Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan
24 Jun 2010 Social Media for Thought Leadership - How Social Media Can Make You Become An Industry Thought Leader
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27 May 2010 Mergers and Acquisitions: Perspectives on cross border investments
25 May 2010 The Blackberry: How It's Changed the Way We Work
28 Apr 2010 Managing International FX Business Payments
27 Apr 2010 Montreal Reception by His Excellency Justin Brown, Australian High Commissioner, with CACC and Montreal Business community
24 Apr 2010 ANZAC Dinner
21 Apr 2010 Dinner with Australian University Delegation to Canada
21 Apr 2010 Should business take Social Media Seriously?
12 Apr 2010 Lunch in Honour of Wayne Wouters
24 Feb 2010 Business Club Australia Networking Reception
10 Feb 2010 CACC Breakfast with Jack Cowin
28 Jan 2010 Austrade/CACC luncheon
27 Jan 2010 CACC New Year Working Lunch
26 Jan 2010 Australia Day Dinner
12 Nov 2009 Canada - Australia Business Luncheon with The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP
09 Nov 2009 Trowbridge Expatriate Tax Presentation for Canadians
29 Sep 2009 A breakfast with His Excellency Justin Brown Australian High Commissioner to Canada
16 Sep 2009 Import Export Show
15 Sep 2009 CACC Networking Reception Featuring Remarks from Tim Harcourt
07 Sep 2009 Import Export Show
25 Aug 2009 Introduction to Competitive Intelligence
26 Jun 2009 Sub Committee Meeting
19 May 2009 Breakfast with Glenn Stevens, Governor RBA

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