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.
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.
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.
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
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.
For any Australian CACC members
who are in the Toronto area, the Australian Canadian Association (YACA) is
holding a viewing party for all the Socceroos World Cup games.
Venue is the Sports Centre Café,
49 St Clair Ave W, Toronto (at Yonge St).
The games in question are:
v Germany – 2.30 pm, Sunday
v Ghana – 10am, Saturday
v Serbia – 2.30pm, Wednesday
+ potential games in the knock-out
BRINGS NORTHERN LIGHTS
Possible Worlds, Sydney’s Canadian Film Festival
celebrates its 5th big year, showcasing the best new films made in Canada.
The Festival unfolds August 2nd
– 8th 2010, running a week of film premieres, filmmaker
Q&A’s, industry talks and of course, parties.
Welcoming prestigious filmmakers to Sydney, the Festival is a meeting point for
the Canadian and Australian film industries, while providing a rare chance for locals
to watch the best new Canadian films and meet the artists.
Dendy Opera Quays and Dendy Newtown return as the
event’s host cinemas. Once again, they will be joined by a multitude of
site-specific screenings and parties around Sydney, inviting audiences to engage with
cinema in new, interactive ways.
Audiences can look forward to brand new films in both
French and English - many screening in Australia for the first time - and
will be invited to vote for the prestigious Audience Award for Best Film.
Features, documentaries and short films will be presented by programmers and
The full program will be revealed on Canada Day,
July 1st 2010.
“The Festival has grown in leaps and bounds over the
past five years, a reflection of local audiences’ insatiable appetite for world
cinema. Film lovers know Possible Worlds as a friendly, inclusive celebration
of a cinema both strangely familiar and refreshingly different,” says Artistic
Director Matt Ravier.
“This year we invite everyone to join us as we discover
a cinema as entertaining as it is thought-provoking, infused with courage,
vision and independence,” he continues. “In a society dominated by stories and
images manufactured in (and influenced by) Hollywood, Canadian cinema has emerged as a
vibrant alternative, offering a smart new perspective on the world we live in.”
The first and only annual Canadian film festival
Possible Worlds is fast becoming a cornerstone of the Australian cultural
calendars. For details about the festival visit the website: www.possibleworlds.net.au.
Worlds is presented by The Festivalists. The Canadian Tourism
Commission is a Major Sponsor, and the event receives support from the Canadian
Consulate General in Sydney and Foreign Affairs Canada.
Distinguished partners include Air Canada, Four Seasons
and Dendy Cinemas.
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