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Business Expansion: Is a Franchise Model the Way Forward?
Piper Alderman - Level 23, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
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International Education: A Powerhouse Driving the Economy
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First Stop…Melbourne – CACC celebrates Air Canada’s Direct Route to Melbourne

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The Canadian Australia Chamber of Commerce (CACC) congratulates corporate sponsor, Air Canada, on its inaugural non-stop flight from Melbourne to Vancouver at a special event at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport on Sunday, 3 December 2017. Among those officially celebrating Air Canada’s non-stop flight between Melbourne and Vancouver were representatives from the CACC, Canada’s High Commissioner to Australia, dignitaries from the Government of Victoria, executives from Air Canada, Melbourne Airport and Vancouver Airport – as well as the many passengers about to board the flight. The greatest commonality between the CACC and Air Canada is its shared interest in bringing Canada and Australia closer together. And with Air Canada now flying to its newest destination in Australia, two of the world’s most livable cities just became a little closer. The CACC welcomes this new route as it stands to simplify trade and travel between the two countries. Forthose who travel, or have products shipped between Melbourne and Canada, the journey between the two countries is shortened by several hours as transiting via another major Australian hub is no longer necessary. Currently, direct flights between Melbourne and Vancouver are operating seasonally, four times weekly until 4 February 2018 with year-round service commencing 1 June 2018. For those who travel beyond Vancouver, seamless connections are expected through in-transit pre-clearance facilities for Air Canada’s extensive domestic networks within Canada and the US. Supporting investment between Australia and Canada, the CACC acknowledges the significant investment that Air Canada has made with over $1 billion in capital assets in Australia. Travelling more than 13,000 km, this direct flight between Melbourne and Vancouver is the longest non-stop flight presently flying out of Melbourne. Air Canada’s st ate-of the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner now directly connecting Melbourne and Australia, really is a dream come true. The CACC and Air Canada, bringing Canada...

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Who Should Fund Australian Infrastructure Assets?

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PICTURED (from left to right): Brendon Lamers from KPMG Australia, Adrian Dwyer from Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, Monica Lunin (CACC Director), Dennis Cliche from Sydney Motorway, Michael Hanna fromIFM Investors, Diana Callebaut from Cbus Super Fund, Jean-Étienne Leroux from CDPQ, Minh Dao from KPMG Australia, Philip Davies from Infrastructure Australia, Marc-André Hawkes from The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and Scott Farrell from KPMG Australia.   With views of Sydney’s harbour waterways and the Anzac Bridge in the background, some of the country’s prominent experts in infrastructure investment and advisory came together to discuss how Australia’s infrastructure should be funded and managed.   Hosted by CACC Corporate Sponsor, KPMG, the luncheon event began with some opening remarks by CACC Director, Monica Lunin. The panel, moderated by Jean-Étienne Leroux, Regional Director for Transactions & Asset Management at CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec), included: Philip Davies, CEO of Infrastructure Australia, Diana Callebaut, Head of Infrastructure at Cbus Super Fund, Michael Hanna, Head of Infrastructure (Australia) at IFM Investors and Adrian Dwyer, CEO of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia. The discussion covered a broad range of topics. It began with a review of the current state of privatisation and the pipeline of new infrastructure projects. Overall, the panel was optimistic about opportunities for investment in both areas. However, Philip Davies cautioned, “We need to have a credible pipeline of investments that we want to make which justify recycling assets and other reforms.” When looking at how transformative technologies affect infrastructure, Adrian Dwyer used the example of electric vehicles to highlight the impacts. In reference to the cost of building and operating ventilation outlets on the new M5-WestConnex road, “At some point over the lifecycle of that asset every single vehicle using the road will be emissions free”. He also highlighted that governments would...

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Embracing Disruption as an Opportunity, Powered by C2 Melbourne

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PICTURED (left to right): Monica Lunin - Director for CACC, Mike McGrath - Managing Partner - CMO for PwC Australia, Laura Anderson - Chairman LaunchVic, Martin Enault - CEO Asia Pacific for C2 and Philip Le Liu - Councillor for City of Melbourne. There has been much hype and fanfare surrounding C2’s move into the Australian marketplace. Founded by Cirque Du Soleil and Sid Lee, the Montreal-based company encourages businesses to embrace disruption and innovation theory and harness the potential of human connections for a better future for us all. C2 Melbourne teamed up with the CACC to host a panel discussion in Melbourne last week, ahead of its first international flagship conference to be held in Melbourne this October. PICTURED: Michele Levine, CEO of Roy Morgan Described by the Harvard Business Review as “the conference that is reinventing how we network”, C2 claims to transform the way people think about imagination and creativity in business. C2 conferences literally take idea creation and networking out of the box – at its conferences it is not uncommon to see people networking in a plastic bubble or collaborating in an electric boat. It stimulates the imagination while bringing the brightest minds together to spark new and creative ventures. The panel discussion was chaired by C2’s CEO for the Asia Pacific region, Martin Enault and led by prominent business professionals including Mike McGrath, Managing Partner for PWC Australia, Laura Anderson, Chairman of SVI Global and Michele Levine, CEO of Roy Morgan. It created thought-provoking debate amidst the group. Following the opening panel discussion, attendees were invited to take part in a dialogue known as the ‘Barometer Lab’, where people share ideas on topics such as the effects of digitisation on today’s workplaces and the critical elements a business must have to be successful into the future. The questions also prompted intriguing debate and...

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