This event is for:
- Canadian exporters and investors into Australia
- Australian exporters and investors into Canada
- Partners who can support these Canadian & Australian investors and exporters
- Business people interested in a Canadian and Australian perspective on current economic affairs and how to operate within these changing realities.
Vice-President and Chief Economist
Export Development Canada
Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004. With over 25 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Mr. Hall is responsible for overseeing EDC’s economic analysis, country risk assessment and corporate research groups. In addition to preparing strategic advice for senior management at EDC, Mr. Hall is a featured speaker at conferences, international roundtables and policy fora, and regularly appears in television, radio and print media commenting on the world economy and Canadian international trade issues. He produces a widely circulated print and video weekly commentary covering an eclectic range of current global economic issues.
Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Hall directed the economic forecasting activities of the Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Hall has served as president of both the Canadian Association for Business Economics, a 600-member national association of professional economists, and its largest local chapter, the Ottawa Economics Association. He has also been a volunteer board and committee member for two Ottawa area private schools. Mr. Hall has degrees in economics from both Carleton University and the University of Toronto.
Export Development Canada is Canada’s trade finance agency, providing financing and insurance solutions locally and around the world to help Canadian companies of any size respond to international business opportunities. As a profitable Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles, EDC works together with private- and public- sector financial institutions to create greater capacity for Canadian companies to engage in trade and investment.
Managing Director, Chief Economist & Senior Relationship Manager
RBC Capital Markets
Su-Lin Ong is a Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets, Chief Economist & Senior Relationship Manager. She has led the Economics & Fixed Income Strategy team for AU/NZ since 2010 and was Head of AU Research, including oversight for equity research, from 2015 to 2019. In August 2019, she began a newly created role to help foster senior relationships with RBC’s key clients. Su-Lin is part of the global strategy team with primary responsibility for formulating and presenting RBC’s AU/NZ macroeconomic outlook, cash rate view and bond yield forecasts. Based in RBC’s Sydney office, she works closely with sales and trading across fixed income, currencies, and equities in Australia as well as key RBC offices across the globe. Prior to joining RBC in 1998, Su-Lin was a fixed income economist for Hambros Bank and before that worked as an economist at the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet in Canberra.
She is a former Director of Business Spectator and the NSW/ACT FINSIA Regional Council. Su-Lin is an Executive Member of The Australian Business Economists, CEDA’s Economic Policy Committee, and sits on the Women in Banking and Finance Board. She is also a founding member of RBC’s Diversity Council, RWomen Committee and actively involved in their mentoring and charity programs including Lou’s Place and Ronald McDonald House, Randwick. She is an ambassador for the RBA’s Women in Economics initiative and supports a number of initiatives aimed at building pipeline economic talent, especially female. Su-Lin regularly represents RBC at various industry, policy, and education forums. She holds a BEc from the University of Sydney, Post Graduate in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, is a Fellow, FINSIA, and scholarship recipient and recent graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Managing Partner – CMO
Mike is currently Managing Partner – Chief Marketing Officer and the Global Relationship Partner for Telstra. Mike has also served as Managing Partner of Clients and Markets where he was responsible for PwC Australia’s Priority Accounts and Industries Programs, Clients Experience and Networks Programs, Market Propositions and Strategic Marketing, Communications and Brand. In this capacity Mike was also an Executive Board Member, a member of the Firm Executive. Prior to this Mike was the National Markets and Industries Leaders for PwC Consulting. Mike has also lead the Growth Strategy Practice in Consulting and has worked in the Financial Services, Energy and Utilities, Transport and Logistics, and Government sectors.
Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector across the North American, European, and Asia Pacific regions with key focus on development and delivery of consulting services and solutions around Market Entry Strategy, Operationalising Customer Insight, Channel Strategy, Channel Performance Improvement, Sales Excellence, Customer Value Management, Revenue Integrity and Reward Performance Alignment.
In addition to 13 years of consulting, Mike spent 13 years as an Executive at Bell Canada. He has led Consumer and Business P&L’s and has worked across the functional domains of IT, technology, networks, customer account management, billing, sales, product management, marketing and strategy.
Mike has an MBA from Queens University in Canada and a Bachelor degree in Marketing from Brock University in Canada. He has also completed executive education programs at Stanford University and at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Mike is a former member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Faculty of Business at Brock University and a former director of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation. Mike currently serves as Deputy Chair on the Board of Brighton Grammar School and Director of the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce.
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8:25AM – EVENT OPENS
8:30AM – CACC WELCOMING REMARKS
8:35AM – PRESENTATION #1 – Peter Hall
8:45AM – PRESENTATION #2 – Su-Lin Ong
8:55AM – MODERATED DISCUSSION and Q&A
9:55AM – CLOSING REMARKS
10:00AM – EVENT CLOSES
The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) is a non-profit, volunteer based organisation that aims to bring businesses together to facilitate a strong environment for economic trade and investment between Canada and Australia.