Doing Business Down Under
Program & Questions: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
CANZBA Australia Day - Waitangi Day Reception:
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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.
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 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
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.