CACC Committees – Merci Beaucoup!

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The CACC Board say "Thank You / Merci Beaucoup" to our dedicated network of Volunteers. Without our CACC Volunteers' dedication and support, the success of the past year would not have been possible. Whether a volunteer's contribution came in the way of copywriting, sponsorship development, event management, business advice, leadership, or any other function that makes our chamber tick, hardwork and efforts did not go unnoticed. To show our gratitude & celebrate a successful 2019, the CACC would like to host our dedicated Volunteers and newest SME members for a cocktail reception. This will give us the chance to mingle as a group and reflect on another great year of promoting ongoing collaboration between Canada & Australia. As well as discuss the many exciting things we have planned for 2020 and beyond!

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CACC CANBERRA BOARDROOM BRIEFING: Digital Transformation in Government – The Journey to Improved Citizen Experiences

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The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend a private boardroom briefing to discuss digital transformation in government, the journey to improved citizen experiences. Please join us for a private boardroom discussion led by CACC Corporate Sponsors OpenText and Deloitte, with international guest speaker Brian Chidester, Global Public Sector Strategist from OpenText, as the CACC welcomes guest of honour, His Excellency Mark Glauser, High Commissioner for Canada. We will be discussing the information challenges faced by governments in their drive to improve their citizens’ digital experiences. These include budgetary pressures, modernisation, talent, transparency & accountability, security & resiliency, legacy system rationalisation and data remediation. Although these are difficult problems to solve, some countries and departments are further along than others. This session will present and facilitate a public sector community discussion that helps build knowledge, understanding and sharing relationships between similar functions across departments and country borders. Who should attend: CIOs of State and Federal government departments and public sector agencies Assistant Secretaries of Federal government departments Senior Executives from organisations consulting to government departments and public sector agencies. THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY EVENT. To enquire please email Mel Wharton at melissa@cacc.com.au. HOSTED BY GUEST OF HONOUR H.E. MARK GLAUSER High Commissioner of Canada in Australia H.E. Mr. Mark Glauser is High Commissioner of Canada in Australia with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner-designate to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nauru and Vanuatu. He also holds concurrent accreditation as Ambassador- designate to the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau. Mr. Glauser joined External Affairs and International Trade Canada – now Global Affairs Canada – in 1993. At headquarters, he was Executive Director of the Threat Assessment and Intelligence Services Division from 2010 to 2015, Director of Operations at the Privy Council Office from 2015 to 2016, Director General...

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MELBOURNE BOARDROOM BRIEFING: Leadership Diversity – From Token to Tipping Point

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This is a private boardroom conversation led by CACC Director & Treasurer, Lesley Gillespie, Co-Founder of Bakers Delight as the CACC welcomes to Australia guest of honour Mairead Lavery, President & CEO of Export Development Canada. We will be discussing amongst peers the current challenges with leadership diversity. Are we actually making progress or have we come to a stand still? What can we learn from leaders across Canada & Australia? How do we move from the token hire to the tipping point where change gathers momentum? What actions can we take today as business leaders to contribute to lasting change? THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY BOARDROOM BRIEFING. To enquire please email: events@cacc.com.au   EVENT HOSTED BY   INTERNATIONAL GUEST OF HONOUR MAIREAD LAVERY, President & CEO - Export Development Canada Mairead Lavery joined Export Development Canada in 2014 as Senior Vice-President for Business Development. From day one, she has been a passionate promoter of the Crown corporation and Canada’s exporters. Appointed President and CEO on February 5, 2019, Mairead is determined to see EDC help thousands more Canadian companies “go, grow and succeed internationally.” Prior to EDC, Mairead held numerous executive roles at Bombardier. During sixteen years, she managed large and complex portfolios, including Finance, Strategy, Business Development and Business Transformation. Since coming to EDC, her focus has been on expanding the Crown corporation’s impact on behalf of Canadian exporters by understanding their needs and championing their objectives here in Canada and in markets around the world. Mairead is committed to social and environmental responsibility, addressing in particular the challenges of climate change, human rights and gender equity. She also believes in the imperative of a diverse and culturally inclusive workforce. Mairead is also the first woman to occupy EDC’s chief executive role in its 75-year history. A native of...

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SYDNEY BOARDROOM BRIEFING: Rise of the Institutional Investor, a Canadian Australian Comparative

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Join us for a private boardroom conversation led by CACC President, Doug Carmichael, former CEO of Commbank Group Super as the CACC welcomes to Australia guests of honour, Goldy Hyder, President & CEO of Business Council of Canada and Mairead Lavery, President & CEO of Export Development Canada. We will be discussing amongst peers the trends changing the way in which asset owners are engaging with the corporate community both in Australia and in Canada. How important is it to partner with like-minded investors? How does Australia & Canada address their resources dependency compared to other global economies? This meeting would suit: CEO or CIO of large asset owners Trustees of Superannuation Fund Boards   THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY BOARDROOM BRIEFING. To enquire please email: events@cacc.com.au INTERNATIONAL GUESTS OF HONOUR GOLDY HYDER, President & CEO - Business Council of Canada Goldy Hyder was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada, effective October 15, 2018. Founded in 1976, the Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the chief executives and heads of 150 leading Canadian businesses, employing 1.7 million Canadians and composed of every major industry across the country. From July 2014 to October 2018, Mr. Hyder was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Canada), providing strategic communications counsel to the firm’s extensive and diverse client base. Prior to joining Hill+Knowlton in 2001, he served as Director of Policy and Chief of Staff to The Right Honourable Joe Clark, former prime minister and former leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party. In addition to his achievements in business and public policy, Mr. Hyder has a long track record of service on behalf of several charities and non-profit organizations. He is a past co-chair of the United Way of Ottawa’s Campaign Cabinet and a former member of...

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MELBOURNE | Resource Efficiencies: How Australia & Canada are Embracing Innovative Business Solutions

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  Canada and Australia sharing similar geographic, landscape, and natural resource profiles. What are our countries doing to take charge and prepare today for tomorrow? What are the most influential and important factors impacting decision making? And how can our countries share and transfer knowledge & experiences to ensure mutual success?    What Melbourne participants can expect: A morning breakfast lively panel discussion on the state of Canada’s and Australia’s resource initiatives. How effectively can we use our current resources? Hear different business leader perspectives from industry, academic, and government.   THIS EVENT IS ALSO TAKING PLACE IN SYDNEY IN FEBRUARY 2020.   EVENT HOSTED BY   SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY   AGENDA 7:30 AM - Check-In / Breakfast Served 8:00 AM - Welcoming Remarks 8:05 AM - Panel Discussion followed by Q&A 9:15 AM - Networking 9:30 AM - Event Closes

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Resource Efficiencies: How Australia & Canada are Embracing Innovative Business Solutions

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Canada and Australia sharing similar geographic, landscape, and natural resource profiles. What are our countries doing to take charge and prepare today for tomorrow? What are the most influential and important factors impacting decision making? And how can our countries share and transfer knowledge & experiences to ensure mutual success?    What Sydney participants can expect: A morning breakfast lively panel discussion on the state of Canada’s and Australia’s resource initiatives. How effectively can we use our current resources? Hear different business leader perspectives from industry, academic, and government. THIS EVENT IS ALSO TAKING PLACE IN MELBOURNE FEBRUARY 2020. EVENT HOSTED BY  SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY AGENDA 7:30 AM - Check-In / Breakfast Served 8:00 AM - Welcoming Remarks 8:05 AM - Panel Discussion followed by Q&A 9:15 AM - Networking 9:30 AM - Event Closes

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Just For Laughs All-Star Gala 2019

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Just For Laughs ALL STAR GALA 2019 & Cocktail Reception Hosted by Dave Hughes with special guest Judith Lucy! Just For Laughs Sydney invites you and a guest to the Just For Laughs All Star Gala 2019. With the Gala selling out each year, it has proven to be the Festival’s crown jewel and has featured the star power of John Cleese, Eddie Izzard, Bill Burr, Dave Hughes, Noel Fielding, Martin Short, Margaret Cho, Reggie Watts, Danny Bhoy, the Stars of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’, Tommy Tiernan, Judith Lucy, Wil Anderson, Gad Elmaleh, Denise Scott, Stephen K Amos, Celia Pacquola, Fortune Feimster, Ryan Hamilton, Cal Wilson, Matt Okine and many other international and Australian comedians. ****PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN INVITE ONLY RECEPTION****  AGENDA 5:30PM - Cocktail Reception/Networking 7:00PM - SHOW COMMENCES 8:30PM - SHOW CONCLUDES 8:30PM - Event Closes The CACC proudly supports Just For Laughs! The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) is a non-profit volunteer based organisation that aims to bring businesses together to facilitate strong economic and trade relationships between Canada and Australia. 

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Comprehensive & Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP): Australia, Japan & Canada Working Together

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Comprehensive & Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) On behalf of the CACC, JCCI, JETRO and EY we invite you to join us to hear from industry leaders as a panel discussion to examine the newly enacted free trade agreeement between Australia, Japan & Canada, commonly referred to as the TPP-11 or CPTPP. What does this new free trade agreement mean for our respective businesses? How can the business community take advantage of the elimination of tariffs between these countries?  Please join us for this cocktail reception to learn more about trade between these countries and meet fellow business executives from the Australian, Japanese & Canadian business community. 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 AN INVITE ONLY RECEPTION. HOSTED BY OPENING REMARKS BY Angela Bogdan Consul General of Canada Angela Bogdan is a career diplomat and Canada’s current Consul General in Sydney, Australia. Prior to taking her current position, Ms. Bogdan was Chief of Protocol for Canada and before that served as Inspector General. She has also been Champion for Women at Global Affairs Canada (GAC) for the past 6 years. Abroad, Ms. Bogdan has served as High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Ambassador to the Former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Political Counsellor in Warsaw, Deputy Political Advisor at Canada's Mission to NATO, and as Vice-Consul in Melbourne.  Kiya Masahiko Consul-General of Japan in Sydney Kiya Masahiko is a career diplomat with more than 30 years of experience and assumed the post of Consul-General of Japan in Sydney in October 2019. His previous assignments include Deputy Assistant Minister for African Affairs and International Cooperation, concurrently Ambassador for TICAD (2017-2019), ...

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