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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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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