CPTPP: Melbourne Boardroom Briefing with the Australian High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Natasha Smith

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Boardroom Briefing with the Australian High Commissioner to Canada - Her Excellency Natasha Smith The CACC welcomes guest of honour, Natasha Smith, visiting Melbourne, Australia from her posting in Ottawa, Canada. Please join us for this boardroom briefing regarding the new free trade agreement between Australia & Canada. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, also known as CPTPP or TPP-11, is a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.  PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRIVATE INVITE ONLY MEETING. HOSTED BY KEYNOTE SPEAKER Australian High Commissioner to Canada Her Excellency Natasha Smith Ms Smith is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Development and Finance Division. She has served as Assistant Secretary, Humanitarian Response Branch and Assistant Secretary, Integration Task Force. She has previously served overseas as Counsellor (Development) at Australia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and First Secretary (Development) at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Ms Smith holds a Bachelor of Economics from James Cook University.   AGENDA 12:00PM - REGISTRATION OPENS / Networking 12:15PM - WELCOME / Lunch Served 12:30PM - GUEST OF HONOUR REMARKS 1:00PM -  DISCUSSION with Q&A 1:45PM - Networking 2:00PM - ROUNDTABLE CLOSES

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CPTPP: A Roundtable Discussion with the Australian High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Natasha Smith

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Briefing with the Australian High Commissioner to Canada - Her Excellency Natasha Smith The CACC welcomes guest of honour, Natasha Smith, visiting Sydney, Australia from her posting in Ottawa, Canada. Please join us for this roundtable discussion regarding the new free trade agreement between Australia & Canada. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, also known as CPTPP or TPP-11, is a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRIVATE INVITE ONLY MEETING. HOSTED BY KEYNOTE SPEAKER Australian High Commissioner to Canada Her Excellency Natasha Smith   Ms Smith is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Development and Finance Division. She has served as Assistant Secretary, Humanitarian Response Branch and Assistant Secretary, Integration Task Force. She has previously served overseas as Counsellor (Development) at Australia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and First Secretary (Development) at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Ms Smith holds a Bachelor of Economics from James Cook University. AGENDA 12:00PM - REGISTRATION OPENS / Networking 12:15PM - WELCOME / Lunch Served 12:30PM - GUEST OF HONOUR REMARKS 1:00PM -  DISCUSSION with Q&A 1:45PM - Networking 2:00PM - ROUNDTABLE CLOSES

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CACC Melbourne Celebrates Canada Day

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Join the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) in Melbourne for a night of Canadian food, friends and festivities and win a trip to Canada - courtesy of AIR CANADA! Join us for a very special CACC event to meet board members, sponsors, Melbourne Committee and other CACC members as we celebrate Canada’s birthday! Dig out your red and white and have a chance to win one of the many door prizes sponsored by some fantastic Canadian companies. With limited space, book your ticket now to make sure you don’t miss out.  Ticket price includes entry to win draw prizes, light nibbles and beverages.  GRAND PRIZE includes a return trip on Air Canada from Melbourne to Vancouver.  Air Canada is full premium airline and the only airline to fly non-stop from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to Vancouver, Canada. Voted Best Airline in North America (Skytrax), Best Business class in North America’s (Skytrax), Best Long-Haul Airline in the America’s (AirlineRatings.com) OTHER GIVE AWAYS INCLUDE: Working closely with Australian impresario Adrian Bohm Presents, Just For Laughs Sydney is a week-long fully curated comedy festival that features a top line-up of international and Australian comedy stars, as well as new and up and coming comedians from Australia and around the world. It includes an All-Star Gala, which puts local comedians on stage at the Opera House alongside the biggest comedians in the world as well as artists such as Russell Brand, John Cleese, Aziz Ansari, Trevor Noah, Martin Short, Bill Burr, Ken Jeong, Drew Carey, Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Noel Fielding, DylanMoran, Bill Bailey, Adam Hills and Dave Hughes. In July 2019, Melbourne will host the exclusive Australian premiere of the acclaimed Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY – the remarkable true story of the small Canadian town that welcomed the world after 9/11. Come From Away has inspired...

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CACC Celebrates Canada Day

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Join the CACC for a night of Canadian food, friends and festivities and win a trip to Canada - courtesy of AIR CANADA! Join us for a very special CACC event at our new Sydney headquarters. The CACC invites you to meet board members, sponsors and other CACC members as we celebrate Canada’s birthday! Dig out your red and white and have a chance to win one of the many door prizes sponsored by some fantastic Canadian companies.With limited space, book your ticket now to make sure you don’t miss out.  Ticket price includes entry to win draw prizes, light nibbles and beverages.  GRAND PRIZE includes a return trip on Air Canada from Sydney to Vancouver.   OTHER GIVE AWAYS INCLUDE: Working closely with Australian impresario Adrian Bohm Presents, Just For Laughs Sydney is a week-long fully curated comedy festival that features a top line-up of international and Australian comedy stars, as well as new and up and coming comedians from Australia and around the world. It includes an All-Star Gala, which puts local comedians on stage at the Opera House alongside the biggest comedians in the world as well as artists such as Russell Brand, John Cleese, Aziz Ansari, Trevor Noah, Martin Short, Bill Burr, Ken Jeong, Drew Carey, Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Noel Fielding, DylanMoran, Bill Bailey, Adam Hills and Dave Hughes.   In July 2019, Melbourne will host the exclusive Australian premiere of the acclaimed Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY – the remarkable true story of the small Canadian town that welcomed the world after 9/11. Come From Away has inspired an international audience through the show’s heart-warming, joyful and emotional experience and its strong key themes of humanity, kindness and community. See here for a taste of what to expect from this ground-breaking musical. ACMN (the marketing and advertising agency representing...

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SME ROUNDTABLE: Investment Incentives to Boost Your Business Overseas

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Investment Incentives to Boost Your Business Overseas Following in our 2019 SME Roundtable series, we discuss which Canadian provinces and Australian states & territories offer the best incentive for your business. SPEAKERS Joshua Khoddami, Director - Neu.Capital As a part of Neu.Capital Joshua helps established companies raise $5m -$100m of debt and equity outside the big 4 banks by placing them in front a vast universe of professional investors. He spends time with clients educating them on the non-bank funding world. Previous to this, Joshua spent 7 years managing a digital marketing agency in Sydney that specialises in generating leads for mid-market companies. Originally from Vancouver, Joshua has spent the last 8 years living and working in Sydney. Lynda Chachaty, Founder and Managing Director - Worklife Choices Lynda is an award winning speaker, corporate trainer and business coach who specialises in building the skills of high performance in individuals and organisations. Founder of Work Life Choices, Lynda has received numerous prestigious awards as she collaborates and partners with leading companies around the world designing and delivering bespoke and off the shelf innovative and interactive F2F and eLearning training programs that get results. Lynda's passion also extends to Business Start-up workshops she runs every month for those considering a journey into entrepreneurship, as a founder of 3 successful businesses she knows and understands business ********************************************** AGENDA 7:30AM Registration/Networking 8:00AM Roundtable Discussion with Q&A 9:10AM Networking 9:30AM Roundtable Concludes ********************************************** This event is open to CACC SME Members only. Please visit the CACC website here to find out more on how to become a SME Member. For any other queries, please email SME@cacc.com.au or contact (02) 9053 0000.

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Intelligent Cities: What Does the Future Look Like? (SYDNEY)

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Intelligent Cities - What does the future look like? Please join the CACC for an exciting discussion on what future Intelligent Cities will look like. This luncheon panel discussion brings together stakeholders and experts on the development, implementation and financing of Intelligent cities. Issues to be discussed include: What are some examples of successful intelligent cities around the world and what are the benefits? Along with benefits, what are the challenges of living in an smart/intelligent city? What is Sydney doing to become an intelligent city of the future?  How do you manage data collection, privacy issues and cyber security in an intelligent city? EVENT HOSTED BY  MODERATOR JEAN-ÉTIENNE LEROUX, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, CDPQ Jean-Étienne Leroux is Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand on the Infrastructure team of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) since 2006. While heading the office of CDPQ in Sydney, he has a mandate to develop a portfolio of quality infrastructure holdings in Australia, and to manage specific assets within the portfolio, including the Port of Brisbane, Trangrid and Plenary Group, for which he led the acquisition processes. Jean-Étienne joined CDPQ in 2001. In this capacity, he has led transactions and managed investments, notably in the following sectors: social infrastructure; public transportation; water; energy infrastructure; utilities; toll roads; airports and ports. Jean-Étienne is on the board of directors of Transgrid, the Port of Brisbane and Plenary Group, and has previously served on the boards of InTransit BC (British Columbia, Canada), the Budapest Airport, South East Water (United Kingdom) and on the Oversight Committee of Fiera Axium Infrastructure (Québec, Canada). Jean-Étienne holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (with concentrations in Finance and Quantitative Methods) and a Masters of Financial Engineering from HEC Montréal. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the AICD. SPEAKERS PANEL GUY TEMPLETON,  President...

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CACC Launches Toronto Committee

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As the membership continues to grow and the needs of our members & wider business community evolves, the CACC is excited to formally launch the newly created Toronto Committee Co-Chaired by local CACC Directors, Greg McNab from Baker McKenzie and Ross Campbell from The MBO Group. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the CACC is hosting a private evening reception in downtown Toronto hosted by Corporate Sponsor PwC Canada. We cordially invite senior executives from both private and government sector whose organizations have business interests in trade & investment between Australia and Canada. With Australian visiting CACC CEO, Melissa Wharton and guests of honours from both Canadian & Australian Governments we hope you can attend an evening to discuss how we can further the advancement of trade & investment between Australia & Canada and hear from local Board of Directors about the exciting year ahead.   NOTE THIS IS AN INVITE ONLY EVENT & SPACE IS LIMITED - PLEASE RSVP EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.   CORPORATE SPONSOR   GUESTS OF HONOUR Australian High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Natasha Smith Ms Smith is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Development and Finance Division. She has served as Assistant Secretary, Humanitarian Response Branch and Assistant Secretary, Integration Task Force. She has previously served overseas as Counsellor (Development) at Australia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York and First Secretary (Development) at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Ms Smith holds a Bachelor of Economics from James Cook University. Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business Development and Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada Dr. Ailish Campbell   Ailish Campbell joined Global Affairs Canada as the Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada in March 2017 (www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca). She leads a cross-Canada team of 400 and an international...

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SME ROUNDTABLE | Expanding Overseas 101 – What You Need to Consider

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Simplified Legals & International Tax - What You Need to Consider This SME roundtable discussion will highlight what it takes for Australian & Canadian businesses to expand in either country. Leading experts will help you navigate the complexities of starting a business in a new country as it relates to legals and tax.  What are the business advantages and where you need to show caution. This roundtable is suitable for: Small businesses thinking about expanding their business to Canada or Australia Businesses in the midst of globaln expansion NOTE: This event is open to CACC SME Members only. Please see below for how to become a member. SPEAKERS   Jon Fung, Manager - William Buck Hailing from Brandon Manitoba, Jon has 5 years of experience in the Business Advisory field and served on multiple not-for-profit organisations related to developing entrepreneurship and financial literacy. In January 2016 Jon moved to Sydney joining William Buck’s Business Services department focusing on assisting international corporations with establishing a business within Australia, reporting requirements and tax advice. Michael Bacina, Partner - Piper Alderman Michael is a Partner in Piper Alderman’s Corporate Team based in Sydney.  He attended the University of New Brunswick, Canada and worked in Toronto for several years for leading law firms before returning to Australia. He has a long history of advising SMEs looking to protect their interests and is passionate about fintech and blockchain technology.   ********************************************** AGENDA 7:30AM Registration/Networking 8:00AM Roundtable Discussion with Q&A 9:10AM Networking 9:30AM Roundtable Concludes ********************************************** This event is open to CACC SME Members only. Please visit the CACC website here to find out more on how to become a SME Member. For any other queries, please email SME@cacc.com.au or contact (02) 9053 0000.

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