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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Sydney Boardroom Briefing with President of ATCO & CEO of Canadian Utilities Ltd.

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Observations and Experiences Across Canada & Australia The CACC welcomes guest of honour, Mr. Siegfried Kiefer, visiting Sydney, Australia from the ATCO Global Headquarters in Calgary, Alberta as we discuss observations and experiences across Canada & Australia Please join us for this boardroom briefing with industry executives to hear more about ATCO’s fascinating history, Siegfried’s insights into the realities of doing business in both Canada and Australia, and factors that influence investment. PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING IS BY INVITATION ONLY. HOSTED BY KEYNOTE SPEAKER SIEGFRIED KIEFER President of ATCO Ltd. and the President & Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Utilities Limited (CU) Siegfried Kiefer is President of ATCO Ltd. and the President & Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Utilities Limited (CU). Mr. Kiefer was named CU's President & Chief Executive Officer on May 8, 2019, after previously holding the title of President & Chief Strategy Officer for ATCO Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO Company, from October 2016, prior to which he held the title of President, Canadian Utilities Limited, from May 2015, and Chief Operating Officer, Power & Utilities, from July 2013. Formerly, Mr. Kiefer was Managing Director, Utilities Business Group, where he oversaw the operations of ATCO Gas, ATCO Electric and ATCO Pipelines, along with subsidiaries Northland Utilities Limited and ATCO Electric Yukon. He also oversaw the formation and operations of ATCO Energy Services and served as Chief Information Officer for ATCO Group for more than 11 years, until late 2009. Mr. Kiefer’s career with ATCO and its subsidiaries began in 1983 when he started with Canadian Western Natural Gas as a Financial Analyst, and was later appointed to various technical and management roles within Canadian Utilities’ Information Services. In 1997, Mr. Kiefer transferred to ATCO Gas Services Ltd., now known as ATCO Energy Solutions, as Manager,...

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CACC Melbourne Boardroom Briefing w/ International Guest, President & Vice Chancellor – UVic

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CACC Welcomes International Guest of Honour, Professor Jamie Cassels, President & Vice Chancellor of the University of Victoria (UVic), British Columbia, Canada Please join us for breakfast with President Cassels and representatives from UVic to network and learn more about UVic’s international collaboration interests related to: indigenous education, clean energy and technology development, oceans science, climate change and assistive technologies.  PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING IS BY INVITATION ONLY. HOSTED BY KEYNOTE SPEAKER PROFESSOR JAMIE CASSELS President & Vice Chancellor, University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) Professor Jamie Cassels is the seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Victoria. He is a legal scholar of international stature, a nationally-recognized master teacher and scholar, and a talented university administrator noted for his outstanding leadership and vision. Before becoming UVic’s President in 2013, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1998-2001 and as Vice-President Academic and Provost from 2001-2010. As Provost, he was instrumental in formulating UVic’s strategic direction and as president, further evolved the University’s strategic framework. He continues to be a strong advocate of excellence in teaching and of research-enriched learning. Prof. Cassels has been a professor of law for 38 years, and is a member of the Bar of British Columbia. He is the author of numerous books and articles and has received awards for his scholarship and teaching, including a 3M National Teaching Fellowship. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004 for his scholarly and service contributions to the legal profession. He holds a BA in law and philosophy from Carleton University, an LL.B from the University of Western Ontario and an LL.M from Columbia University. He has been consulted by organizations and governments at all levels on issues of public significance, and has also been active in many professional and community organizations including the Continuing Legal Education Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, and the United Way.   AGENDA 7:30AM - Light Breakfast / Networking 7:45AM - Welcome 7:50AM - Guest of Honour Remarks 8:10AM -  Discussion with Q&A 9:00AM -...

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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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