• 13 Aug 2012 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Australia’s 7th Canadian Film Festival, Possible Worlds, is pleased to announce its film line-up for 2012. The Festival will showcase 20 of the best new Canadian feature films at Dendy Opera Quays and Dendy Newtown from 13th to 19th August 2012. Selected titles will also screen at the University of Wollongong and the ARC cinema in Canberra

  • 09 Aug 2012 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Click here for August 2012 newsletter and your chance to win free tickets to a preview of new Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar.
  • 24 Jul 2012 8:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum: 23rd - 25th July 2012, 

    The Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum, a biennial summit aimed at fostering high level public and private sector discussion on international trade, investment and broader economic issues happened on  23rd to 25th July in Toronto. 

    This year's event follows the success of the first Forum held in Sydney, Australia in 2010. In 2012 over 125 leaders from business, government, academia and not-for-profit will attend.  

    Renewing the Partnership for the 21st Century was the theme for this year’s Forum including topics such as: opportunities resulting from transformation change in the Asia Pacific region; competitiveness and international trade priorities; approaches to the global economic recovery; leading edge policies for harnessing technological change and innovation; global food policy; the supply of minerals and energy in a resource constrained world; and the regulation of foreign investment.

    To view the media release about this event click here

  • 01 May 2012 11:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Canada's Minister of International Trade & Asia-Pacific Gateway the Hon. Ed Fast visited Australia and New Zealand for discussions with the Australian Government and business leaders this month.

    On Tuesday 1st May Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce hosted  a lunch presentation in Sydney featuring remarks from the Minister about Canada's active and ongoing engagement with Australia and the Asia- Pacific region.

    Minister Fast also discussed Canada's interest in joining the Trans Pacific Partnership.

  • 03 Feb 2012 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On 2 February 2012 CACC hosted David Denison, President and CEO of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board at an event addressing 110 Australian and Canadian business leaders.

    Mr Denison spoke about CPPIB's long-term confidence in Australia as a place to invest. He highlighted two critical factors affecting the productiveness of CPPIB's increasing international activities: the openness of countries for foreign ownership; and the role of long-term investing in the global financial system.

    In both areas, Mr Denison pointed to Australia as a leader and good role model for other jurisdictions seeking investors. He outlined various roles played by long-term investors, including how they stabilise markets in times of stress.

  • 21 Oct 2011 2:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    CACC Gold Members were delighted to have the opportunity to join Mike Baird, Treasurer of NSW, over breakfast at the Hilton on 20 October.

    Mr Baird talked for nearly an hour on his views for the NSW economy, stopping to take questions from the floor, including the challenging question of when he would consider giving up politics ('not any time soon' was the answer)!  Known for his easy manner, Mr Baird left the podium and engaged directly with the audience who were keen to take advantage of such easy access to one of NSW's movers and shakers.

    Sponsors of the event were RBC Capital Markets who were wonderful hosts on the day and provided some thought-provoking questions for the Treasurer.

    If you would like to have the opportunity to attend similar events with the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce, make sure you sign up for CACC Gold Membership today. 

  • 05 Jul 2010 9:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 23 Jun 2010 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Perth, Australia, June 2, 2010 – (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE announced today that it has acquired an equity interest in the China Southern West Australian Flying College (CSWAFC)  near Perth, Australia and will manage the pilot training school as part of the CAE Global Academy network. Effective immediately, CSWAFC will operate as a joint venture owned 53 per cent by China Southern Airlines and 47 per cent by CAE. 

    Established in 1993, the school specializes in training ab initio students to become multi-engine instrument-rated airline first officers. Graduates then earn aircraft type ratings at the Zhuhai Flight Training Centre, a joint venture between China Southern Airlines and CAE in Zhuhai, Guandong province, China.

    "This joint venture acquisition is another step towards developing our training network in order to better address the global pilot shortage.  As many as 18,000 new pilots will be needed per year over the next 20 years globally and one of the highest demands is expected to be in China,” said Marc Parent, CAE’s President and CEO. “We are very pleased that our long-time partner, China Southern Airlines, has chosen CAE to meet its growing need for the highest-quality entry-level pilots. Our plan in Australia is to grow the flight school and leverage the best practices in training we apply throughout the CAE Global Academy network."

    The China Southern West Australian Flying College is the 11th location for the CAE Global Academy, the world's largest network of ab initio flight training organizations with a capacity of training more than 1,800 pilot cadets annually. The CAE Global Academy also provides training in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

    "Our extremely positive relationship with CAE for training world-class pilots in Zhuhai and our evaluation of the CAE Global Academy operations led us to conclude that CAE is the clear choice to help train cadet pilots for our airline," said Si Xian Min, Chairman of China Southern Airlines.

    The CSWAFC operates from two training bases, Jandakot Airport just south of Perth and Merredin Airport about 250 km east of the Western Australia capital. The facilities have capacity for more than 280 cadets and include 45 single-engine and twin-engine turboprop aircraft and high-performance jets, onsite aircraft maintenance, flight simulation training devices, classrooms, and living accommodations.

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