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SYDNEY BOARDROOM BRIEFING: Rise of the Institutional Investor, a Canadian Australian Comparative
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Resource Efficiencies: How Australia & Canada are Embracing Innovative Business Solutions
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Australian films shine at Toronto International Film Festival

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The Toronto International Film Festival, better known as TIFF, was celebrated in Canada’s biggest city. Starting on September 5, the festival brought together film makers, producers, actors, celebrities and film enthusiasts to discover the latest cinematic releases from across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Over its 43-year history, TIFF has grown to become one of the largest, most influential and highly attended film festivals in the world, sitting alongside Cannes, Venice and Berlin in stature.  Australian cinema is well represented at TIFF 2019 with no less than six feature length films including Black Bitch, Dirt Music, Hearts and Bones, I Am Woman, The Australian Dream and True History of the Kelly Gang, based on Peter Carey’s successful novel of the same name. The Australian High Commission together with Screen Australia brought together Australian film makers, expats, producers and actors on Sunday September 8 to celebrate the release of the six feature films and Australian cinema.  Held at Cube Nightclub on Toronto’s trendy Queen West, the event was an opportunity to connect, network and celebrate the achievements in Australian cinema.  Actors Hugo Weaving, Deborah Mailman, Essie Davis were in attendance promoting their films while former Sydney Swans footballer Adam Goodes and journalist Stan Grant were there promoting their documentary feature – The Australian Dream. CACC members from the Toronto Committee were also in attendance to promote and discuss the opportunities for available to Australian and Canadian film makers and producers to work in the respective countries. Both Australia and Canada offer spectacular film locations, incentives and opportunities for entrepreneurial film makers. 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.    Written by Anthony Naimo   CACC Communications...

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Navigating With A Mentor

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Make the most of your gap year and working-holiday by gaining international professional experience. By taking part in CAMP (Canadian Australian Mentoring Program), you will develop on both a professional and a personal level, which can lead to greater career prospects. The possibilities are endless and it's all about what you will make of your Overseas Experience. With CAMP, you can get some guidance on the local job market and career pathways. Workplaces in other countries may be very different to the one you are familiar with back home. Through CAMP you will have the opportunity to connect with local professionals, have meaningful intercultural experiences, and gain new perspectives. It will help you navigate sometimes tricky dialect differences, accents or cultures. Even if both countries speak the same language, you may find that there are differences between what a phrase means at home and what it means in the country you are visiting. It's also important to understand nuances in workplace attitudes. A mentor can help you with this as they help you navigate a sometimes tricky workplace culture. So if you're coming to Sydney, NSW from Sydney, Nova Scotia you might find things easier if you have the support of a trusty mentor. To participate in CACC’s Mentoring Pilot Program, powered by Thread, please email your expression of interest to mentoring@cacc.com.au – please state in subject line if you are a Mentor or Mentee. (Photo: Destination NSW)

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4 fast facts about the CPTPP

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The end of 2018 saw Canada enter the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) with six nations across the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement is expected to inject millions into the economies of both Australia and Canada, along with the other nations entered into the partnership. Austrade, the Australian Government's trade, investment and education promotion body, highlights some quick statistics on the free trade agreement. Fact #1 Australia maintains 11 free trade agreements with 18 countries including the CPTPP and the ASEAN agreements. Australia’s FTAs are held with Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States, Thailand, Chile, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Mexico and Peru. Fact #2 Australia exports $87.9b to the CPTPP countries. Of that amount, Australia exports approximately $2.7b to Canada. Australian exports to Japan amount to $44.6b. Fact #3 Goods exports that result from the CPTPP include sheep, wine, sugar, beef, horticulture, dairy, grains and cereals, iron and steel, iron ore, copper, nickel, seafood, rice and processed foods. Additionally, services exported as a result of the agreement will include telecommunications, mining, energy, finance, e-commerce, education and professional services. Fact #4 In 2017-2018, 25.3 percent (A$79.6b) of Australia’s goods exports and 20.9 percent (A$18.4b) of Australia’s services exports went to CPTPP nations. According to 2018 ABS trade data, goods and services exports to CPTPP countries equated to around 22.7 percent of Australia’s total goods and services exports.   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.    Written by Anthony Naimo   CACC Communications Committee 

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