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Dimitrios Zaravinos, BComm, CA (in-depth)
Trowbridge Professional Corporation.
Dimitrios has over 18 years’ experience in providing companies with expatriate tax compliance and consulting solutions, advising on complex tax issues that arise from the global deployment of employees. He began his career in 1997 in the International Assignment Solutions group at PwC in Toronto before moving to the Global Employer Services group at Deloitte in 2006. He has recently moved to Trowbridge Professional Corporation working in the Expatriate tax group. During this time, he has also worked 6 years in Melbourne, Australia with PwC and Deloitte. He has expertise in Canadian, US and Australian tax and has advised on many technical issues including tax effective remuneration packaging, employee share plans, pensions, and tax equalization issues. He has also advised on and drafted expatriate policies for a number of multinational organisations.
Craig Lasby, BA, ADFS, CFP (Canada)
Prairie Heritage Wealth Management Pty Ltd.
Specialising in expatriate Canadian financial advice since the early 1990’s, Craig’s mission is to help ‘simplify and enhance the lives’ of Australian and expatriate Canadian clientele resident in Australia. Since 1990, he has been his client’s ‘Personal CFO’, continuing a client centric financial advice tradition dating back to the early 1950's when his father Percy began advising clients in Western Canada. Your values, and what is important about money to you, are the focus of Craig’s practice philosophy. It is the combination of this philosophy and his unique mix of international experience, financial sophistication and down-to-earth sensibilities that allow him to provide a safe harbour to clients in all things financial. Craig is a Canadian Certified Financial Planner and a current member of the Financial Planners Standards Council in Canada. He has a bachelor’s degree from Briercrest College in Saskatchewan and holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services in Australia.
The global economy is facing significant turbulence. On an almost daily basis, the world is faced with political volatility, populist uprisings, the protectionism contagion, and rising interest rates that have elevated emerging market uncertainty. What's worse, we are ten years beyond the last recession and some believe the next one is imminent. Amid the confusion, global growth is accelerating. Does any of this make sense? And where do Canada and Australia fit in? Hear from Peter Hall on how to piece this challenging puzzle into a picture that reveals the global economy’s future path – and your next move.
Morning includes a light breakfast. This is an invitation-only event.
Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004. With over 25 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Mr. Hall is responsible for overseeing EDC’s economic analysis, country risk assessment and corporate research groups. In addition to preparing strategic advice for senior management at EDC, Mr. Hall is a featured speaker at conferences, international roundtables and policy fora, and regularly appears in television, radio and print media commenting on the world economy and Canadian international trade issues. He produces a widely circulated print and video weekly commentary covering an eclectic range of current global economic issues.
Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Hall directed the economic forecasting activities of the Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Hall has served as president of both the Canadian Association for Business Economics, a 600-member national association of professional economists, and its largest local chapter, the Ottawa Economics Association. He has also been a volunteer board and committee member for two Ottawa area private schools. Mr. Hall has degrees in economics from both Carleton University and the University of Toronto.
EDC is Canada’s trade finance agency, providing financing and insurance solutions locally and around the world to help Canadian companies of any size respond to international business opportunities. As a profitable Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles, EDC works together with private- and public- sector financial institutions to create greater capacity for Canadian companies to engage in trade and investment.
MARK THIRLWELL, Head of Research and Chief Economist
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Mark Thirlwell joined the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) as Chief Economist in September 2013 and was appointed AGM, Research & Analysis in January 2018. Mark oversees the work of Austrade’s Research & Analysis area, which brings together the Economic Research and Analysis team and Tourism Research Australia (TRA). The area’s combined output includes analysis of international trade and investment trends, research on the activities of Australia’s internationally-active businesses, research and data support, and a comprehensive suite of data, analysis and forecasts relating to Australia’s tourism industry. Mark’s role also involves monitoring the performance of the Australian economy and presenting on Australian and global economic trends and developments to international investors and Australian businesses.
Mark has been tracking the world economy since he joined the Bank of England’s International Divisions in 1990, where he worked as part of the Whitehall Economists Subgroup, helping to coordinate the forecasting of major emerging markets across the Bank, Treasury, the Foreign Office and other stakeholders. Mark left the Bank of England to join J P Morgan in 1996, where he was a Vice President in the Economic Research Department, with responsibility for economic coverage of Central and Eastern Europe.
After moving to Australia in 1999, Mark took the role of Senior Economist at Australia’s Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic), where he worked on economic, political and sovereign risk assessment. Before joining Austrade, Mark was the inaugural Director of the Lowy Institute’s International Economy Program and was also a Fellow at the Institute’s G20 Studies Centre. Mark was one of the original research team that helped establish the Lowy Institute as one of Australia’s leading think tanks.
Mark has degrees in economics from Cambridge and Oxford Universities and a postgraduate qualification in applied finance from Macquarie University. Mark is also a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University’s National Security College.
7:30AM - REGISTRATION OPENS / NETWORKING
8:00AM - CACC WELCOMING REMARKS
8:05AM - PRESENTATION #1 - Peter Hall
8:25AM - PRESENTATION #2 - Mark Thirlwell
8:45AM - MODERATED DISCUSSION and Q&A
9:20AM - NETWORKING
9:45AM - EVENT CLOSES
25 October 2018 | 7:30AM - 9:45AM
Canadian exporters and investors into Australia
PROFESSOR PHILIP ADAMS, Centre of Policy Studies - Victoria University
PhD (UniMelb), MCom (UniMelb), B Ec Hons (Monash), FASSA
Philip is Professor at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University, Melbourne. Prior to his current position, Philip was Director and Professor at CoPS, Monash University (2004-2013). He is also past Australian coordinator for the Economic Outlook taskforce of the Pacific Economic Co-operation group. Philip was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (FASSA) in Australia in 2016. In that year he was also awarded the GTAP Research Fellow distinction for the term of 2016 to 2019. He holds a Masters Degree and a PhD, both in economics, from the University of Melbourne.
Philip's main area of expertise is the application of large multi-sectoral and multi-regional economic models for policy analysis and forecasting. Since completing his PhD, he has been involved in the implementation of several large models of the Australian economy, including the MMRF dynamic model.
Philip has around 60 refereed publications. His recent work has focussed on greenhouse issues. He has completed projects for the Garnaut Climate Change Review and the Federal Treasury, assisting them in model development and model-applications. His October-2007 report for the Climate Institute on the economic implications of forcing large cuts in greenhouse emissions in Australia was reported widely in the Australian Press. Philip also delivered one of the key invited lectures (November 2008) of Monash's 50th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, focussing on the insurance-aspects of an emissions trading scheme.
8:05AM - PRESENTATION #1
8:25AM - PRESENTATION #2
This SME roundtable discussion will show you what it takes for an Australian company to succeed in the Great White North and help you navigate the complexities of starting a business in a new country. Trade experts will help you navigate the business advantages, which Canadian city to open your office, explain the local business support that's available to start ups in Canada, as well as government bodies you will be dealing with and how to accelerate the process of getting your business up and running successfully.
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Martin Arseneault, Vice Consul & Foreign Direct Investment Officer
Consulate of Canada, Sydney
Martin has over 12 years of experience in international trade helping Canadian companies import and export. He started his career as Team Leader at KPMG Montreal and then worked for five years at Canada Border Services Agency as Trade Auditor and as Import/Export Trainer. Martin became a diplomat working with Global Affairs Canada seven years ago and has worked on WTO Trade Policy, Corporate Social Responsibility and is now the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Lead as a Trade Commissioner based in Sydney, Australia. Martin has a bachelor of business administration from the University of Québec in Montréal.
Cheryl Greenfield, Consul and Migration Officer
Cheryl Greenfield has been Consul with the Migration Section of the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney since July 2015. She has a wealth of experience with Canadian immigration law, including temporary and permanent resident visas, work permits and electronic travel authorizations. As a career Foreign Service Officer, she has previously served in the Migration Sections at the Embassy of Canada to the United Arab Emirates, the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom and the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong. Prior to that, she held a variety of positions in Canada's domestic public service, including with the Immigration and Refugee Board. She holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a devoted wife and mother.
Robert Hossary, Altios Australia
Robert Hossary has been involved in international business for the past two decades. For the past seven years, Robert was the General Manager NSW / ACT for the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) and helped advise many Australian and US companies about their international expansion requirements. Prior to that, Robert was country manager in the USA for a technology manufacturer and in 2008 was named in VSR Magazine’s 1st Annual Review & Outlook as a business leader in the USA’s Mobility Industry. He has also worked in Taiwan with responsibility for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. With a background in Technology, Transport, Fashion and Healthcare, Robert’s background and experience is very well suited to his current role with Altios International.
Marc-André Hawkes, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner
Since April 2016, Marc-André Hawkes has led the commercial team for the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney that assists Canadian companies pursue economic opportunities in Australia and Australian companies seeking to invest in Canada. He previously led the commercial team at the Canadian Consulate General in Miami, Florida (2011-2016) and at the Canadian Embassy in Quito, Ecuador (2006-2008). He has been part of Canada’s diplomatic corps since 2003 largely focusing on international trade and investment files having previously worked at Accenture in IT management consulting (2000-2003) and at Microsoft in marketing and corporate finance (1998-99).
Marc-André has lived in eleven cities in seven countries on five continents. He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and is currently a candidate for the Masters of Liberal Arts in Management from the Harvard Extension School. He is a proud husband, father and loves soccer, all things Star Wars, Lego and of course hockey.
5:45PM Roundtable Discussion with Q&A
7:30PM Roundtable Concludes
Is a Franchise Model the Way Forward?
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