• 28 Jun 2017
    • 30 Jun 2017

    Be part of the largest new health infrastructure project in Australia and register to attend Invest Sunshine Coast Australia, to be held from 28-29 June 2017 in Sydney.

    For those interested, the delegation's three day visit will include a cocktail information event, a specialist dinner and individual meetings.

    To learn more about this event, click here.

    To register your interest in attending the functions or to organise a meeting, please email Amelia Lundstrom at or call 03 9828 1400.

    When: Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th June 2017

    Where: InterContinental Sydney

    • 01 Jul 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • New Zealand Embassy Tokyo
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    In June-July 2017, New Zealand welcomes the British & Irish Lions for three test matches against the All Blacks!   Join us for a semi formal, relaxed hospitality event at the New Zealand Embassy featuring a live screening of the second test match on 1 July 2017.  Entertain clients while enjoying gourmet finger food, including the Embassy's famous lamb chops, and hear from a business panel on the rationale behind sports sponsorship. 

    The DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 is one of the most anticipated events in New Zealand since Rugby World Cup 2011.   If you can't get to New Zealand for the real thing, this is surely the next best!

    Numbers are limited so you are advised to book early.


    Date & Time: 1 July 2017, 3:00-7:00pm

    Venue: New Zealand Embassy Tokyo (map)

    Price: ANZCCJ Members 6,000 JPY | Non-Members 9,000 JPY Price includes finger food and free flow drinks


    14:45 Doors open and welcome drink

    15:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A

    16:10 Finger food, drinks served

    16:35 Screening of the game

    18:15 Networking, finger food and drinks

    19:00 Event close

    Event co-hosts: New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, ANZCCJ, BCCJ, IJCC

    Registration deadline: Friday 23 June 2017.  Please note cancellations after this date and no shows will be fully invoiced.  Spaces are limited - registrations will close when we are fully booked.

    The Panel

    In an extremely competitive world, how do businesses choose which sports, teams and athletes are aligned with their organisation's mission and vision? What is the business rationale behind sponsorship decisions, and how can return on investment be measured?

    Hear from our expert panel on all of the above, and put your own questions to them on the business of sponsorship.

    Matthew Walker - Chief Marketing Officer, AIG Japan

    AIG's sponsorship aims to build a safer and better future through working with partners who fully embody the diversity, inclusion and growth found in sports and share in their company-wide commitment to those values.  AIG is a major global partner of the All Blacks, the world-renowned national rugby team of New Zealand.

    Matt Walker joined AIG in 2013 and has over 20 years of experience working in Melbourne, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan with local, regional and global responsibilities.  With broad consumer and commercial,  marketing, branding and behavior change experience, Matt has held various leadership roles with HSBC, WPP, Telstra and other multinationals throughout Asia Pacific.  Matt Walker is Co-Chair of ANZCCJ's Sports For Business Committee.

    Thomas Sailer - Marketing Director, Adidas Japan.

    adidas has been a sponsor of the All Blacks since 1999 with their current long-term sponsorship contract running until  2019.  adidas and the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) share a mutual commitment to globalising the All Blacks team and the sport of rugby.

    Thomas has a 19 year career in marketing with Adidas, and takes the lead on all marketing activities to drive sustainable growth and building Adidas' brand desire in Japan. 

    Neil Slater - CEO, Standard Life Japan

    Standard Life Investments is a leading asset management business with an expanding global reach.  They are Principal Partner to the British & Irish Lions and official jersey sponsor for the 2017 tour to New Zealand.

    The discussion will be moderated by Ryann Thomas, Transfer Pricing Services Partner, PwC Tax Japan

    Door Prizes

    One lucky guest will go home with two return tickets to New Zealand, courtesy of Air New Zealand - Global Partner of the All Blacks!

    Another lucky winner will go away with a shirt and rugby ball signed by Warren Gatland, Gavin Hastings, Martin Johnson, Paul O’Connell and Shane Williams, courtesy of Standard Life Investments!

    Finally, other guests will win mini rugby balls, courtesy of Standard Life Investments.

    News from Air New Zealand

    From 21 July, Air New Zealand will split its Tokyo services between Haneda and Narita Airports, offering customers two points of entry into Japan’s capital city.

    Air New Zealand currently operates daily flights to Narita International Airport increasing to 10 times a week over the peak months.  From July the three additional peak services will operate to Haneda Airport, with daily services continuing to Narita.

    For further details, visit Air New Zealand's website

    • 06 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Zealand Embassy Tokyo

    JANZ Ladies Group celebrates 65 years!

    JANZ (Japan-Australia-New Zealand) Ladies’ Group is celebrating its 65th Anniversary this year. To commemorate this milestone, a grand Reunion Week is being organised this autumn.  Prior to, and to launch this remarkable achievement, they are conducting a kick-off reception at the New Zealand Embassy on 6 July.

    ANZCCJ Members are invited to enjoy an evening highlighted with a “Rakugo” (Japanese monologue story telling) performance recited in English by the bilingual Rakugo-ka, Shinoharu Tatekawa. Whether you are familiar with rakugo or not, you are sure to be fascinated by his unique performance. It will be a great opportunity to experience the interesting world of traditional Japanese verbal entertainment.


    Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017  

    Venue: New Zealand Embassy

    Time: 6:30pm (Welcome Drink),  7:00 ~ 9:00pm (Reception)

    Cost: Current Members: ¥5,000, Former Members: ¥5,500, Guests: ¥6,000 (ages 20+)     

    Function Style: Reception   

    Dress Code: Smart Casual   

    RSVP: By Friday, June 27 *Guests must be accompanied or recommended by a JANZ Ladies’ Group member  

    For registration details, click here

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Baker McKenzie (Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower 28F)

    ANZCCJ Sports for Business Committee Co-Chairs, Sally Townsend and Matthew Walker, invite Committee members to attend the next Sports for Business Committee meeting.


    1.  Introduction to Cam Vale, Chief Executive Officer

    Baseball Australia

    Cam will provide a briefing on Baseball Australia's strategy for Japan and of golf in Japan, and opportunities for Japan-based businesses to become involved.

    2. Introduction to Rob Abernethy, General Manager, 2019 Rugby World Cup

    Rob will brief the committee on the Organising Committee's plans to engage the international community in Japan, as we get closer to announcement of match locations for the RWC. 

    3. SFB event feedback / updates:


    11 June: NSW Waratahs v Suntory Sungoliath Minato Rugby Festival

    1 July: All Blacks v British & Irish Lions rugby live viewing event at NZ Embassy Tokyo

    31 August: Sports for Business roundtable followed by Australia v Japan FIFA World Cup Qualification AFC Final Group Stage

    4 November: Qantas Wallabies v Brave Blossoms



    Date:  Wednesday 12 July 2017

    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Venue:  Baker McKenzie (map

    Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower 28F

    1-9-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo


    New ANZCCJ member Brett Rumble, BMW Group Japan, would like to offer 10 tickets to Sports for Business members to attend the BMW Motorsport Festival 2017 to be held at the Fuji Speedway on 15 July 2017. 

    To reserve a ticket (including parking), contact Brett at

    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Embassy of Canada to Japan
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    Back by popular demand, we are pleased to announce that on 21 July we will again be participating in the Joint Chamber Summer Cocktail Networking 2017. One of the most popular joint chamber functions of the year, this party attracts a crowd of just about 300 business people from several chambers, for an evening of great food, drink, fun and networking. Do register soon for this event, as tickets will sell out quickly!

    Event Details:
    Date: 21 July 2017
    Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (doors open at 18:15)
    Food and Drink: Buffet meal with free-flowing beverages including wine, beer, soft drinks, and a special summer cocktail!
    Venue: Embassy of Canada to Japan (Map)

    Price: ANZCCJ Members 8,500JPY | Non-Members 10,000JPY

    Registration/payment/cancellation deadline: 13 July 2017 (please note that guests will only be added to the door list upon confirmation of payment. Thank you for your understanding.)
    Prize Draw: starts at 20:00

    IMPORTANT: Please kindly bring your photo ID/passport  with you which may be requested to be produced at the Embassy’s guard’s station for security purposes.  

    Participating Chambers:

    American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

    Austrian Business Council

    Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan

    Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

    Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan

    South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan

    Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan

    Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    About Joint Chamber Events

    Joint chamber events are a fantastic opportunity for members and friends of participating chambers to make new contacts, and grow their networks. The Joint Chamber event program is an initiative to promote collaboration with members other chambers of commerce in Japan.

    • 25 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Peninsula Tokyo

    The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) and the Japan Australia Business Cooperation Committee (JABCC) invite you to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the 1957 Australia-Japan Commerce Agreement at the luxurious The Peninsula Tokyo Ballroom on 25 July 2017.

    Signed in Hakone in 1957, only 12 years after the end of WWII, the Commerce Agreement between Australia and Japan was the first breakthrough in post-war trade relations.  When our countries signed the Agreement, East Asia and Australia accounted for about 10 per cent of global GDP.  Today our region accounts for around 27 per cent of global GDP and that could be as high as 40 per cent in a decade’s time.   

    The evening will be a celebration of the Australia-Japan relationship, with elements throughout the event showcasing the harmonious collaboration between our countries, our commercial history and cultures.  

    Guests of honour and speakers at this event will include:

    • Australian Ambassador to Japan HE Richard Court AC & Mrs Court
    • State Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Nobuo Kishi (TBC)
    • Dr Akio Mimura, Chairman of Japan-Australia Business Cooperation Committee
    • Mr Yorihiko Kojima, Vice-Chairman of Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee
    • Mr Andrew Gauci, Chair of Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan
    • Ms Melanie Brock, Chair Emeritus of Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan

    The evening will be highlighted by a live performance by “WA-GOU," a unique acoustic didgeridoo and tsugaru shamisen duo of Japanese musicians Tets-J and Pierre Ono.


    Date and time: Tuesday 25 July 2017

    Venue: The Peninsula Tokyo (map)

    Price: Member 12,000JPY  | Non-Member 15,000JPY

    Dress code:  Formal evening wear (black tie optional)

    Registration deadline: 18 July 2017.  Please note that no shows and cancellations after this date will be fully invoiced.  Please contact the Secretariat if you have any dietary restrictions.

    This event is co-hosted by:

    Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ)

    Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee (JABCC)

    This event is supported by:

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

    Australian Embassy Tokyo


    Australia New Zealand Banking Group Limited

    Challenger Japan

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia

    Crown Resorts

    Lendlease Japan

    Macquarie Japan

    Meat & Livestock Australia

    Treasury Wine Estates

    The Peninsula Tokyo

    • 01 Aug 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Australian Embassy Tokyo (Banksia Room)

    FAHC meeting | 1 Aug 2017 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    We are pleased to invite Food, Agriculture and Hospitality (FAHC) committee members to the next FAHC meeting on Tuesday 1 August at the Australian Embassy Tokyo.

    The meeting will provide confirmed Gourmet Food & Wine Garden Party exhibitors (restaurant and suppliers) an overview of event logistics by the Embassy's Event Manager and ANZCCJ Executive Director. 


    Venue: Australian Embassy Tokyo, Banksia Room (map)

    Time:  2:00pm - 3:30pm 

    Registration is required in advance for Embassy security purposes. Please register yourself and all staff who will be attending this meeting by COB 27 July. 

    For more information, please contact ANZCCJ Secretariat at 03-6234-9351 or

    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Saitama

    Highlanders v Panasonic Wild Knights

    Saitama's Kumagaya Rugby Stadium will be host to an international rugby friendly match between the Highlanders (NZ) v Panasonic Wild Knights (JP) on Friday 11 August 2017 at 4:30pm. 

    Booths available for merchandise display and food sales.  Please contact Mr Yasumasa Murakami at if you are an ANZCCJ member and are interested in setting up a stall at the event.  

    To purchase tickets and for further details, visit the event's official website.

    For instructions on how to get to Kumagaya Rugby Stadium click here.

    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 30 Aug 2017
    • Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia

    The AusAg & Foodtech Summit 2017 is offering a unique opportunity for a limited number of investment-ready organisations with technologies in the agritech and foodtech ecosystem to pitch to investors and prospective partners. 

    Agritech and foodtech companies are invited to express their interest to showcase the potential of their companies. Participating in the AusAg & Foodtech Summit 2017 will provide your startup with a unique opportunity to connect with investors from Australia and around the world, and to take your business to the next level.

    The closing date for submission of expressions of interest is Friday 14 July 2017. AusBiotech will contact successful organisations by Monday 31 July 2017.  Once notified of the outcome, successful organisations must register for the AusAg & Foodtech Summit 2017.

    Contact / +61 3 9828 1400 to submit your expression of interest or to find out more.

    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 13 Sep 2017
    • Daejeon, South Korea

    2017 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors' Forum

    As a proud initiative of Brisbane City Council, the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors’ Forum, drives economic growth for Brisbane, South East Queensland, Australia and the wider Asia Pacific Region. The 2017 ACPS will transform Daejeon (South Korea) and also Brisbane's sister city into a global meeting place for the Asia Pacific region. 

    The APCS was first held in Brisbane in 1996 and has continued to run for over twenty years. It has become one of the region's premier business and civic forums, providing a platform for governments and businesses to identify a common agenda, improve city governance and promote trade and investment opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.

    To read more, click here

    Download Brochure

    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 10 Oct 2017
    • Tokyo

    The AJBCC’s objective is to raise the profile of Japan, promote and increase business opportunities and strengthen ties between Australia and Japan for the benefit of Members as well as the broader community.

    The AJBCC’s 55th annual conference is a forum for discussion amongst senior Australian and Japanese executives. The forthcoming Joint Business Conference explores key issues relevant to companies currently in the Australia-Japan business space, as well as those wishing to expand their business into this segment. This Joint Business Conference, with our counterpart organisation in Japan, the JABCC, attracts high level representation from key players in Australia-Japan business. Japanese companies who attended the last conference are available here.

    • 20 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Osaka, Japan

    The Japan New Zealand Business Council's (JNZBC) annual conference brings together delegates from Japan and New Zealand to discuss developments in the bilateral trade and economic relationship. The meeting also provides excellent opportunities for interaction during various social events where participants can renew friendships, make new contacts, and share information to better position themselves to expand commercial linkages.  

    This year's conferece will be held in Osaka, Japan, on 20-22 November.  For further details and updates, visit the JNZBC's website

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