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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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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