Global Performance Series

Doing Business Down Under

Thursday, January 31, 2019
3:00 PM
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Schedule:Registration & Networking:  3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Program & Questions:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

CANZBA Australia Day - Waitangi Day Reception:  
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Your ticket includes access to the Australia Day - Waitangi Day Reception taking place across the street at the Law Courts Restaurant – 800 Smithe Street and the opportunity to enter a draw for 2 return tickets to Australia with Air Canada!
Global Performance Series - Doing Business Down Under

Join World Trade Centre Vancouver to learn about Doing Business Down Under!

As two of B.C.'s top trading partners, Australia and New Zealand represent a significant opportunity for local businesses wanting to expand or invest internationally.

At this event you will:

  • Capitalize on the first mover advantage by discovering the B.C. products and services that are most in demand in Australia and New Zealand. 
  • Learn how the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will increase opportunities for Canadian companies seeking to enter Australia, New Zealand, and surrounding Oceania countries.
  • Hear practical tips from companies that have successfully entered these markets in several of Greater Vancouver's growing sectors.
  • Experience the local culture, food, wine, and music at the Australia Day / Waitangi Day Reception taking place directly following the program.

Opening Remarks

His Excellency Daniel MellsopHer Excellency Natasha SmithChristian Hansen

His Excellency Daniel Mellsop, New Zealand High Commissioner to Canada
Her Excellency Natasha Smith, Australian High Commissioner to Canada
Christian Hansen, Regional Director, Pacific, Global Affairs Canada


Rob FernandezSimon LoweJanel QuiringVera Kobalia

Rob Fernandes, International Markets Specialist, Biba
Simon Lowe, President, WA-2!
Janel Quiring, Director, Trade Policy and Negotiations, Province of British Columbia 
Moderator: Vera Kobalia, Former Advisor with Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance

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Supporting Sponsors:

World Trade Centre Vancouver (WTC-V) is a subsidiary of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade dedicated to strengthening the export performance of small and medium-sized businesses in British Columbia. As a member of the World Trade Centers Association, WTC-V provides exceptional global access for B.C. businesses with over 300 properties and trade services associations in nearly 100 countries. WTC-V provides targeted international trade advisory services and expertise through trade education, connections, comprehensive research, and trade services to help your business get to market faster.