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  • 12 Dec 2017 2:33 PM | Anonymous

    VANCOUVER and MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada's inaugural flight, AC037 Boeing 787 Dreamliner service, departed Vancouver December 1 in the late evening, and arrived Sunday morning to a water cannon welcome salute at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport. This arrival marks the only non-stop service linking Canada and Melbourne, Air Canada's third destination served in Australia. Seasonal service now operates four times weekly between Vancouver and Melbourne until February 4, and year-round service begins June 1, 2018.

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  • 12 Dec 2017 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    Export Development Canada (EDC) today opened a new permanent representation in Sydney to help Canadian companies take advantage of the growing opportunities in Australia. The opening in Sydney brings EDC’s international representation count to 20 worldwide.

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  • 24 Oct 2017 2:53 PM | Anonymous

    Breaking down the boot boom: Why are Blundstones so popular?

    Imagine this: on the way out of a house party, you realize your boots have been stolen — because everyone's boots are the same and someone mistakenly walked off in yours.

    It seems to be a common problem in mudrooms across Canada, and it's all because of the popularity of Blundstone Originals — slip-on, ankle-length leather boots with elastic sides.

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  • 24 Oct 2017 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    The World's Most Reputable City

    Are you a resident of Sydney, Australia? If so, take pride in the fact that you live in possibly the most reputable city in the world.

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  • 23 Oct 2017 1:58 PM | Anonymous

    Australia's Economic Triumph Is a Triumph of Cities, With Melbourne In the Lead

    The Australian Dream is there around the tables in the cafes in newly cosmopolitan inner cities, where young professionals meet to transact business, or catch up; and others work alone on their laptops - in this, the local adaptation of European boulevard ambience and conviviality. 

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  • 28 Sep 2017 12:31 PM | Anonymous

    YVR has been recognized for its outstanding efforts at the 2017 World Routes Marketing Awards, an annual event that celebrates excellence in marketing and development in the aviation industry. For the first time, YVR was the winner in the 20 to 50 Million Passengers category and the Overall Winner, demonstrating the strength of the airport’s vision, leadership and growth strategy.

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  • 5 Sep 2017 2:44 PM | Anonymous

    Presidents Report

    Happy BC Day weekend!

    It's been a busy few months at CANZBA, with some very exciting events, our most recent being: Doing Business in Canada – Tips and Traps for the Unwary. We were fortunate to co-host this event with KPMG, one of our Corporate Members. Shane Onufrechuk, a Partner with KPMG provided insights into tax laws for new and existing businesses with regards to doing business in Canada. Members can access this presentation on our website. The 2017 Australian Budget Review was another successful event, with discussions around topics such as; What new initiatives are announced in the 2017 budget, Important changes to the taxation system, The impact of changes on property investors and expatriates, how the australian property markets may react, and changes to Australian lending condition.

    Air New Zealand has partnered with Vancouver Airport for Pride Parade this year, complete with new float. They are hopeful to showcase an upcoming DJ or vocalist that is currently climbing the charts. It should be a great time! This will be the kick-off event for heavy activity in the Vancouver market the next few months, leading up to their 10 year anniversary since the inaugural flight Auckland-Vancouver, in November.

    Happy Summer

    Nerella Campigotto

    Consular Update

    2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (4-15 April)
    Queen’s Baton Relay in Canada (27 July – 1 August)

    A tradition of the Commonwealth Games since 1958, the Queen’s Baton Relay celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about sport. It arrived in Canada on 27 July making stops in Toronto (27 July), Hamilton (28 July), Edmonton (29 July), Victoria (31 July) and Vancouver (1 August) en route to 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast 4-15 April. In each city, events were planned in which the public participated. In Vancouver, events were held at Empire Fields (site of the 1954 Empire Games) and BC Place Stadium (BC Sports Hall of Fame). The Australian Consulate, in conjunction with the Queensland Government, also hosted a reception to celebrate the Baton’s presence in Vancouver.

    Trade 2018

    Trade 2018 is the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Trade and Investment Program developed by the Queensland Government in partnership with City of Gold Coast. It seeks to leverage trade and investment opportunities in priority Commonwealth markets such as Canada. This program includes targeted inbound and outbound missions, international activations via business receptions and investor briefings that run concurrently with the Queen’s Baton Relay as well as an extensive Games-time business hosting program which will incorporate a range of exclusive business events at Commonwealth House. For more information on this program and to register your interest click.

    Australia’s Senior Trade Commissioner to Canada

    With the completion of her posting, Portia Maier, Australia’s Senior Trade Commissioner to Canada has returned to Australia. Her successor has not been officially announced but is expected to be in Toronto by late September. CANZBA members will have an opportunity to meet the new STC later in the Fall.


    Our upcoming events are listed below and please see events page for full detail:

    • October 13, Seminar Market Update, SMATS Group
    • October 25, Networking: Co-hosted event with AIB 
    • November 2, CANZBA Conversation: NZ High Commissioner post-elections report
    • November 6, Melbourne Cup 
    • December 5, CANZBA Conversations, Consul Update

  • 5 Sep 2017 2:38 PM | Anonymous

    You'll be able to soon!

    Qantas announces new non-stop routes to be launched by 2022. Read more here

  • 30 Aug 2017 6:31 PM | Anonymous

    ‘JUST NOT THAT WOMAN - An exploration of fact, fiction and magic in the 2016 US election’ will make its world premiere at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.  Created by award-winning Australian writer/performer Ali Kennedy Scott (The Day the Sky Turned Black), this docudrama with magic is playing September 8-16, 2017 at The Firehall Arts Centre. For further information and tickets.

  • 25 Aug 2017 1:25 PM | Anonymous

    Have you registered on the Australia Global Alumni website yet?

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    • find an association to join read alumni success stories, perspectives, and ideas.

    Australia Global Alumni also offers opportunities to connect with the global community of members through social media channels.

    Share your professional knowledge and insights with your peers around the world. Use these communities as collaborative platforms to research, create and innovate with your fellow-alumni.

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