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  • 12 Nov 2021 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce have just announced their inaugural Australian Canada Trade Summit. This inaugural Summit will be 5 virtual sessions across 3 days.

    How can we evolve Australia & Canada's impact in a global economy?

    Session 1 - Leading Through a Pandemic
    Session 2 - Moving in a Post Vaccinated World
    Session 3 - Pivoting for a Sustainable Future
    Session 4 - Thriving in an e-Commerce Society
    Session 5 - Brand Canada, Brand Australia

    *** This is a free event but space is limited.***

    Register here for the various sessions

  • 25 Oct 2021 7:54 PM | Anonymous
    Qantas to resume international travel in November

    The airline announced it would accelerate the restart of its international flights by two weeks to November 1. Read more here.

  • 25 Sep 2021 4:47 PM | Anonymous
    Air Canada Cargo flight departed full with animal ready to be reunited with their families. Read the store here. AC Animal Flight to MEL.pdf

  • 22 Sep 2021 11:59 AM | Anonymous

    Qantas aircraft has landed at YVR ready to take home Australian's.

    Read more here

  • 7 Sep 2021 8:35 PM | Anonymous

    Registration is now open!

    The APEC CEO Summit 2021 will be delivered live as a hybrid event at the Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand on 11-12 November and virtually between 10-12 November across the APEC region.

    The APEC CEO Summit 2021 will focus on five themes:

    • The state of the world with and post Covid: economic recovery, trade and protectionism.
    • The Digital Disruption Opportunity: digital transformation, technology and innovation, and the importance of digital equity.
    • The Primacy of Trust: ESG (environmental, social, governance) – the next focus for business, and business as a force for good.
    • The Future of Energy: clean technology, renewable energy, and energy transition including hydrogen.
    • The Sustainability Imperative: sustainable growth, climate change, food sustainability and provenance.

    Find out more here and register here.

  • 2 Jul 2021 11:07 AM | Anonymous

    President's Report

    Greetings and welcome to Summer – the best time to be in Vancouver! I hope this update finds you well.

    We held two very successful (virtual) CANZBA Conversation events since our last update. The first was a conversation with Phillip Crawley, CEO & Publisher of the Globe and Mail, and Honorary Consul of New Zealand in Toronto, about the media industry and economy during the current pandemic. In the second Conversation, we heard from industry experts from Tourism Australia & Tourism New Zealand and the re-opening of the Tasman travel bubbles, and the captivating and funny media marketing campaigns. You can see the presentations (here) and watch the videos here and here.

    We recently sent out a Members survey for you to have your say on past and future CANZBA events. Please take a few moments to complete it if you haven’t already. If you are not yet a member of CANZBA this is a great time to consider joining to take advantage of some exciting events we have coming up, including, hopefully, getting back to in person events (public health orders permitting).

    Wishing you a happy summer and looking forward to seeing you at our next event.

    Cheers, Tony

    Tony Crossman




    On Thursday, June 10 members gathered virtually for our latest CANZBA Conversation: Travel Restart. Panellists Chris Allison, Head of Commercial Partnerships, Americas with Tourism Australia and Hadyn Fitzpatrick, Premium Trade Manager, North America with Tourism New Zealand presented their respective market recovery strategies and shared some fascinating insights as to recent challenges and expectations for the sector. Members had a great discussion around themes such as sustainable travel, Indigenous Tourism desire for direct flight connections to and from Canada once pandemic border restrictions ease. We look forward to welcoming Chris & Hadyn back for a future CANZBA update as international travel to opens up.

    We are pleased to be able to share with you their respective ad campaigns.

    Tourism Australia

    Tourism New Zealand, Australia target audience & Domestic target audience 

    Consulate Report - New Zealand 

    Consulate Report - New Zealand 

    Kia Ora CANZBA Members,

    Eighteen months on from the first impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it finally feels like there might be light at the end of the tunnel. With case numbers down across Canada and increasing vaccination rates, we may just get a summer more like what we are used to.

    On the economic front, there is still a lot of work to do to get our Canadian, Australian and New Zealand businesses back up a running. Sectors like tourism and international education are still a long way off from recovery as they depend on boarders opening.

    Depending on what sector businesses have been targeting, challenges have looked vastly different. For example, New Zealand manufacturing companies that sell B2B have relied on the traditional sales model of face-to-face selling. Those companies have had to figure out how to continue to sell and keep revenues up without traveling abroad.

    It has also been a challenge getting goods to market due to uneven cargo movement and congestion at ports. This has led to both costs and shipping times increasing. Thankfully, Air Canada’s weekly service between Australia, New Zealand, Vancouver and Toronto, which has been operating the entire time during the pandemic, has helped many Canadian, New Zealand and Australian businesses get their goods to where they need to be.

    Overall New Zealand exports to Canada have fallen, from $1.2 billion (to year end 2019) to $1.09 billion (to year end 2020). As expected, tourism and transportation services have contributed most to this fall. However, many New Zealand to Canada exporters have found success despite the global disruption.

    On the consumer food and beverage side of things, health and wellness has done well, especially products that strengthen the immune system. Consumption of New Zealand wine has gone up even though cellars and restaurants have been closed.

    There is a significant opportunity to shift towards more digital commerce and more effective use of technology for business functions such as marketing, sales channels, and events. There has also been a trend to diversify channels to market via digital platforms. Some companies previously selling through distributors have expanded to include direct to consumer in their sales mix.

    No doubt there will be more trends and developments that immerge before the pandemic ends. Through CANZBA’s network and events we hope to keep you informed with relevant and interesting topics and speakers. On behalf New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and the New Zealand High Commission, thank you for all your support and have a safe and enjoyable summer.

    Matt Ritchie

    New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Canada

    Corporate Member Spotlight - GHDCorporate Member Spotlight - GHD

    GHD recognizes and understands the world is constantly changing. We are committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization. We are a global professional services company that leads through engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Our forward-looking, innovative approaches connect and sustain communities around the world. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are focused on building lasting relationships with our partners and clients. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals connected by over 200 offices, across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region.

    We offer a strong local presence in Western Canada with over 150 staff in offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton. We have local personnel operating in our Environmental, Water, Transportation and Energy service areas. GHD works with clients in both the private and public sectors.

    Our advisory led, digitally enabled teams are currently working on a range of projects that touch on many important local issues including working with First Nations communities, ESG guided infrastructure investment , energy transition, public transit developments and environmental site remediation.

    Member Reminder – please complete the Member Surv

  • 13 May 2021 12:28 PM | Anonymous

    SMATS webinar

    Life is slowly starting to become “Covid Normal” and one of these signs is that this year’s Australian Federal Budget has returned to its usual delivery date in May after being deferred to September last year.

    Register here

  • 24 Apr 2021 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    Australia is in no hurry to open its borders to travellers

    Read the full story here

  • 23 Apr 2021 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    In lieu of CANZBA hosting our annual ANZAC Day Commemoration Ceremony, we invite you to live stream via the Australian High Commission and the New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa. Link below:

    ABC Australia coverage - 10:30am PDT/2:30pm EDT

  • 7 Apr 2021 8:20 PM | Anonymous

    Borders opening!

    Though most Australian states have allowed quarantine-free visits from New Zealanders for months, New Zealand has continued mandatory quarantine from its neighbour, citing concern about small COVID-19 outbreaks there.

    Read more.

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