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CANZBA News September 2022

27 Oct 2022 4:36 PM | Anonymous

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Welcome to the Fall after what felt like an unseasonably hot and dry summer. I hope you managed some good quality summer time. With autumn, there also appears to be a feeling that things are getting back to “more normal”, particularly when it comes to in person events. And CANZBA is no exception, with our first in person Board meeting since the start of the pandemic and plans for more in person events to come. With the relaxing of mask requirements on some flights and the end of the mandatory ArriveCan app at the end of September, no wonder we are seeing lots of people eager to travel (for business and pleasure). However, travel constraints are still firmly with us, as are supply chain challenges, and inflation, all of which have an adverse effect on trade and business between our countries. It looks like we are heading in the right direction but stay tuned…and stay well.


Tony Crossman

New MembersNews Members

CANZBA would like to welcome the following new members to the Association.

Corporate Member: Daniel Kiselbach from Miller Thomson. Miller Thomson is a full-service national law firm established in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1957. The firm provides business law, advocacy, and personal legal services to Canadian and international corporations, entrepreneurs, institutions, governments, and not-for-profits. Within Canada, the firm has close to 550 lawyers in twelve offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Vaughan, Markham, and Montréal. Miller Thomson is a proud member of Multi-law, a global legal network with 90 member firms in more than 100 countries, including Australia and New Zealand.

Small Business Member: Jarrad Kramer of EMM Consulting. EMM Consulting provides advisory services to private and public sector organizations in environmental assessment and approvals, planning, and environmental management and compliance. EMM has recently commenced operations in both Toronto and Vancouver.

Small Business Member: Matthew Milne of King Living. King has been at the forefront of Australian furniture design for over the past 45 years through its design and manufacturing of contemporary, award-winning furniture. King Living opened its Vancouver store in July 2019.

Small Business Member: Sophia Shin of Cochlear Canada. Have you heard about Cochlear Canada? They’re the leader in implantable hearing devices that help to restore hearing and connect people to a world of sound. (And yes… pun very much intended!)

Small Business Member: Dean Thompson of Augment Resources. Augment Resources supply interim, overflow and project resources in strategy, supply chain, procurement and defence practices. They have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Auckland and Wellington and most recently, Vancouver.

Individual Member: Lachlan Turner of Lightship Security. Lightship provides a vast array of IT security consulting services, including validation, certification, assessment and automated testing of IT vendor's infrastructure and service platforms.



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Upcoming eventsEvents


Australia Day / Waitangi Day: February 9, 2023

CANZBA Summer Celebration: June 15, 2023

Consulate Report - New Zealand

Kia ora ta toe ngā mihi nui, I hope this newsletter finds you well after a relaxing and productive summer period.

Last Monday, British Columbians paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in Victoria with a ceremonial procession and commemorative service. I had the honour of joining the procession led by a Royal Canadian Navy band and a 100-meeber guard of honour. It followed a route through downtown Victoria to Christ Church Cathedral, where a memorial service took place.

People throughout the world will be feeling a sense of loss at this time and Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders most certainly share that grief. The Queen was a much-respected constant through unprecedented global change. To us she was a much admired and respected monarch, whose reign of 70 years is an absolute testament to her, and her commitment to us all.

The summer has been a busy time with trade shows starting back up and more and more New Zealanders and Australians coming to visit us here in Canada both for business and pleasure. It has been great to see both Air New Zealand and Air Canada resume operations to New Zealand and Australia, with the latest flight being Air Canada connecting back to Auckland in November.

This month, I'm delighted to shine a spotlight on some of the many opportunities and NZTE events in Canada. While Canada makes a good testing ground for entry into the neighbouring US market, its wealth of prospects also makes it a fantastic standalone opportunity for New Zealand companies.

Canada is currently New Zealand's fastest growing export market, which makes it an exciting country for New Zealand and Australian companies to do business with and in. NZTE currently work with over 140 New Zealand companies in Canada across a wide range of sectors including tech, food & beverage, marine and aviation. Please check out for the latest events, news and content including a detailed guide on setting up your business operations here in Canada.

Lastly, I want to mention that we have just finished Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, a week dedicated to the celebration and promotion of Aotearoa New Zealand’s indigenous language. This year is extra special as 14 September marks the 50th anniversary of the Māori Language Petition, an event that led to much of the te reo legacy we have today in New Zealand, including Māori Language Week.

On behalf CANZBA, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the New Zealand High Commission, thank you for all your support and look forward to meeting in person at our next event.

Ngā mihi, kia kaha!

Matt Ritchie

Consul General and Trade Commissioner

Member Spotlight

EMM ConsultinMember Spotlight

Established in Sydney, Australia, EMM is at the forefront and a recognised leader of the Australian environmental consulting market. The team adopt a partnering approach with clients to integrate advice and technical assessments into project designs to enable successful outcomes during all phases of a project life cycle. The company’s success in establishing constructive and integrated relationships with clients has led to successfully broadening technical services as clients’ needs have evolved.

The company culture and strong team ethos is driven by over 250 people who work across Australia, and now, in Ontario and British Columbia. EMM is an agile business with people and offices established to align clients’ needs.  The recent expansion into Canada represents an exciting new chapter in the company’s growth and natural evolution as a leading provider of environmental services.

The team in Canada are passionate about providing innovative solutions to clients challenges via localised support. Creating sustainable value for clients.

There is a seismic global shift in expectations of corporate behaviour around environmental, social and governance issues, which parallels the escalation of climate change concerns.  This shift is evident in investor sentiment, the growth of dedicated ‘green’ funds, consumer preferences and government policy and regulation.

Read more here.

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