• 11 Apr 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • The Peninsula Tokyo, Ginza Ball Room (3F)
    • 11

    ANZ Food, Beverage and Agribusiness Seminar

    Co-hosted by ANZ Japan and ANZCCJ, this seminar will feature updated trends of growth industries related to Agriculture business, and insights from ANZ Agri experts, Agri economist and also Head of Corporate Advisory, from Australia, NZ and Asia.

    This seminar will mainly cover four themes to discuss the various aspects of Food, Beverage & Agri business. At the first session, Michael Whitehead, Head of Agri Insight Team, ANZ, will share insights of the latest Australia’s Food, Beverage & Agri sector, as a world leading industry in terms of infrastructure, quality, food safety and innovation. At the next session, Con Williams, Agri Economist in NZ, ANZ, will talk about the updates of New Zealand’s Food, Beverage & Agri landscape, by sharing the impacts of the recent change of government. At the third session, Patrick Vizzone, Head of Food Beverage & Agribusiness, International, ANZ, will provide attendees with some keys to success in developing trade flows into Japan and the third markets in Asia, by collaborating with Australia and NZ. At the last session, Martin Hanrahan, Head of Corporate Advisory, ANZ, will look at the impact from recent major deal activity in the space.

    13:00  Registration starts
    13:30  Opening remarks
    13:45  Session 1:
    Australian Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Overview
    14:30  Session 2:
    NZ Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Overview
    15:40  Session 3: Panel discussion
    Australia/New Zealand partner with Japan to penetrate in the 3rd markets
    16:15  Session 4:
    M&A Opportunities: Outsmarting The Competition
    17:00  Reception and Networking
    18:30  Close of the seminar

    About the speakers:

    Michael Whitehead: Head of Agribusiness Insights, ANZ. In his current role, Michael focuses on mapping industry based trends and analysing the impact of these sectoral changes and dynamics on stakeholders across the agribusiness sector. Previously, Michael was the Product Specialist for Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management in New York, as well as Executive Director of Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness and Advisory team in North America, providing industry research and corporate strategy. Michael has been featured widely in the global media outlets, including CNBC, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has a background in agricultural production and consulting, particularly in Australia and China. Michael has a BA from La Trobe University, and MBA from the Melbourne Business School and the Rotterdam School of Management, and has also completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Agribusiness Course.

    Con Williams: Agri economist, New Zealand, ANZ. Con provides detailed analysis and commentary on all aspects of New Zealand’s major primary sectors and soft commodity markets. This includes providing research and analysis on the major primary sectors, which is used to shape the Bank’s lending decisions. The production of the Agri Focus, a quarterly publication which includes research on topical issues, soft commodity markets, production trends, rural property and financial markets. Prior to this, he previously worked as a senior economist for Meat & Wool New Zealand’s Economic Service and on environmental policy specifically climate change. He also lectured at Massey University for a short stint where he gained a Bachelor of Applied Science (First Class Hons).

    Partick Vizzone: Patrick Vizzone is ANZ International’s Head of Food, Beverage & Agribusiness. Patrick was born in Australia and has resided in Greater China and Japan since 1994. Throughout his career, Patrick has held numerous senior corporate and investment banking leadership positions including most recently as Head of Institutional Banking, Asia and Head of Food & Agribusiness, Asia at National Australia Bank. Patrick has also served as Managing Director and Head of Food & Agribusiness, Asia at Rabobank. He is a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of China Agri-Industries, the flagship listed subsidiary of the COFCO Group, China’s largest food and agribusiness enterprise. Patrick has a BA in History and Political Science from Monash University and an MBA in finance from Manchester Business School.

    Martin Hanrahan: Martin is Head of ANZ’s Corporate Advisory business based in Sydney.  He is a mergers and acquisitions specialist with an extensive track record of major public and private company transactions, equity capital raisings and restructurings both in Australia and key international markets. Prior to joining ANZ, Martin was the Managing Director of Bancorp Australia Limited, a specialist mergers and acquisitions boutique (1989 -1998).  Previously he worked at Morgan Grenfell Australia Limited as an Associate Director in Corporate Finance, specialising in mergers and acquisitions (1986-1988).

    About ANZ:

    Headquartered in Melbourne and with a long-term AA- credit rating, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) has a banking heritage spanning more than 180 years in Australia and New Zealand and an established on the ground presence in 15 Asian markets.
    As clients look to capitalise on the movement of money and goods across Asia Pacific, they find in us a strong banking partner who can help them manoeuvre the rapidly changing business and regulatory landscape, while effectively managing liquidity, risk and investments.
    We connect clients to opportunities centred around trade and capital flows into and within Asia Pacific.


    Date:  Wednesday 11 April 2018
    Time: 13:30PM - 18:30PM (Doors open at 13:00PM)
    Venue: The Peninsula Tokyo, 3F Ginza Ball Room (Map)
    Language: English
    Price:  Member 15,000 yen | Non-Member 26,000 yen
    Registration and payment deadline: Tuesday 2 April
    No shows and cancellations after this deadline will be fully invoiced.

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Terrada Warehouse BC building, Tennozu Isle (2-1-3 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0002)
    • 13

    Joint Chamber Networking Event
    "Chambering, Amore Mio!"

    ICCJ is pleased to invite you to the Amore mio! Chambering, on the occasion of the 3rd edition of “Italia, Amore Mio!” the largest Italian festival in Japan that is going to be held at Terrada Warehouse, Tennozu Isle from April 20 to 22.

    The Amore Mio! Chambering, organized in collaboration with our friends from the ABC, ACCJ, AHK Japan, ANZCCJ, BLCCJ, CCCJ, CCIFJ, SACCJ and SCCIJ, is hosted in the slick newly refurbished warehouse right on Tokyo’s waterway.

    Chambering represents an excellent opportunity to expand your business network with professionals from different countries and backgrounds. Our caterer for the night will be Angelo Court Tokyo, an A.Q.I. certified Sicilian restaurants in Yaesu.

    All you have to do is to bring plenty of business cards and enjoy a delightful Spring evening with free-flow drinks, delicious Italian food and an amazing city view of Tokyo’s canals.

    Seats are limited, be sure to register now!

    Event details:

    Date and timing:
    19 April 2018 from 19:00-

    Terrada Warehouse BC building, Tennozu Isle (2-1-3 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0002)

    Ticket price:
    ANZCCJ Members JPY 7,000 | Non-Members JPY 9,000

    Registration/Payment/Cancellation deadline: 10 April 2018

    *Please note that guests will only be added to the door list upon confirmation of payment.

    *No shows and cancellations will be fully invoiced after this date.


    ジョイント・チャンバー ネットワーキングイベント
    "Chambering, Amore Mio!"

    在日イタリア商工会議所(ICCJ)420日~22日天王洲アイル / 寺田倉庫(Warehouse TERRADA)で開催される国内最大級イタリアンフェスティバル、第3Italia, Amore Mio!開催を記念して「Chambering, Amore Mio!」を開催します。

    Chambering, Amore Mio!」は運河に面する倉庫としての枠を超えたお洒落な空間、寺田倉庫(Warehouse TERRADA)でオーストリアビジネスカウンシル (ABC)、在日アメリカ商工会議所 (ACCJ)、在日ドイツ商工会議所(AHK Japan)、 在日オーストラリア・ニュージーランド商工会議所 (ANZCCJ)、 在日ベルギー・ルクセンブルグ商工会議所 (BLCCJ)、 在日カナダ商工会議所(CCCJ)、在日フランス商工会議所 (CCIFJ)在日南アフリカ商工会議所(SACCJ)、在日スイス商工会議所(SCCIJ)と共同で開催されます。









    会費:ANZCCJ会員 JPY 7,000 | 非会員 JPY 9,000





    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Peninsula Tokyo, Grand Ball Room (3F)
    • 8

    Co-hosted by ANZ Japan and ANZCCJ, ANZ’s Chief Economist, Richard Yetsenga will update global economic outlook, including Asia Pacific region’s prospects.

    This luncheon will cover two sessions. At the first session, Ricard Yetsenga will give a keynote presentation of global and regional macro trends, by covering the key themes for Asia Pacific in 2018 such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CP TPP). The second session will discuss “Japan: The New Wave”, with a special guest panelist, Mr. Hajime Ueda, Senior Corporate Managing Director of the Nomura Research Institute (NRI). This session will take the macro themes outlined in the opening presentation, and use them as the context for exploring how regional trade and investment flows may play out in 2018 and beyond. There will be some specific focus on how Japanese companies are responding to these trends and themes.

    This panel discussion will be moderated by Andrew Cornell, Managing Editor of bluenotes, ANZ, who is a multi-award winning journalist.

    11:30am    Arrival & Registration
    12:00pm    Opening Remarks
    12:05pm    Keynote Presentation: Global and regional outlook
    12:40pm    Panel Discussion: Japan: The New Wave
    1:20pm      Q&A
    1:45pm      Closing Remarks
    2:00pm      Close of the Luncheon

    Richard Yetsenga
    Chief Economist, ANZ

    Richard Yetsenga is Chief Economist and Head of Research at ANZ. In this role, he leads the Bank's economic and markets research efforts, with a focus on Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

    With more than 20 years of experience in Asian financial services, Richard joined ANZ in 2011 from HSBC in Hong Kong, where he was Managing Director and Global Head of Emerging Market FX Strategy. Prior to his seven years at HSBC, Richard held economics and markets strategy roles with Deutsche Bank and the Australian Government.

    The ANZ Research team has been recognised with more than 30 top-three rankings in major industry surveys across Australia, New Zealand and Asia in the last five years, alongside numerous industry awards.

    Hajime Ueda
    Senior Corporate Managing Director, Nomura Research Institute (NRI) 

    Mr. Hajime Ueda serves as Senior Corporate Managing Director of Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI) .

    In last 2 years, Mr. Ueda led NRI's acquisitions of ASG Group Limited (Perth) and SMS technologies (Melbourne) and is serving as their board member.  Outside of Australia, he is also a member of the board at Brierley & Partners (Dallas), Cutter Associates (Boston), and Zhiming Software (Beijing).

    Mr. Ueda holds a BA from Waseda and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a Certified Financial Analyst (AMIR) and a CPA certified in MT.

    Andrew Cornell
    Managing Editor of bluenotes, ANZ 

    Andrew Cornell is the founding managing editor of BlueNotes, ANZ Banking Group’s forum for financial services and economic news, opinion and analysis.

    Cornell is a multi-award winning journalist, including Australia’s most prestigious business and general commentary awards. He has worked across north Asia as well as Australia in two decades with the Australian Financial Review where he was associate editor, senior writer and columnist.

    He has co-written and edited books on business, management, Japan and cinema.

    About ANZ’s bluenotes:
    bluenotes is a publication of ANZ's newsroom, a forum for insights, opinion, research and news about the economy, financial services, investment and society, from within ANZ and outside.

    Date:  Tuesday, 24 April 2018
    Time: 11:30AM - 14:00PM (Doors open at 11:00AM)
    Venue: The Peninsula Tokyo, 3F Grand Ball Room (Map)
    Language: English
    Format: Luncheon
    Topic: Japan - The New Wave
    Price:  Member 7,000 yen | Non-Member 8,500 yen (Price includes lunch, please contact us at if you have any dietary restrictions)
    Registration and payment deadline: Friday, 13 April 2018
    No shows and cancellations after this deadline will be fully invoiced.

    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • R2 Supper Club

    To celebrate Ms Raelene Castle’s first visit to Japan as CEO of Rugby Australia, ANZCCJ invites members and non-members to attend a Q&A session with Ms Castle and two of Australia's top athletes, Olympic Gold Medalist and Current Women's 7s Captain, Shannon Parry and Retired Men's 7s Captain, Ed Jenkins, followed by some networking.

    The evening will run from 6:00PM-8:00PM, and includes light refreshments (tapas with wine, beer, spirits and softdrinks). ANZCCJ Chair Emeritus Melanie Brock will moderate the Q&A discussion.

    Raelene Castle created history when she was named Rugby Australia's new chief executive and the first woman to lead a major Australian football code. Ms Castle is a strong advocate for women in sports, and workplace equality and diversity.


    Date:  Tuesday 24 April 2018
    Time: 18:00PM - 20:00PM (Doors open at 17:30PM)
    Venue: R2 Supper Club (Map)
    Language: English
    Price:  Member 5,000 yen | Non-Member 6,500 yen
    Registration and payment deadline: Thursday 19 April
    No shows and cancellations after this deadline will be fully invoiced.

    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Yahoo Lodge
    • 40

    The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) in collaboration with the Yahoo Lodge will be hosting a networking and panel discussion event with business leaders with close links to Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

    We aim to provide young professionals, and students in Tokyo the opportunity to gain insights into the legal and finance industries in Japan, learn more about how to pursue a successful career in Japan and expand their network.

    Please be aware, you MUST register through our Google signup form in order to attend this event and places are limited. If you register but can no longer attend the event, please contact us at


    19:30 - 20:00 | Panel Discussion
    20:00 - 20:30 | Q&A
    20:30 - 21:00 | Networking (light food and drinks will be served)

    Vice Chair, ANZCCJ | Managing Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

    Individual Member, ANZCCJ | Associate Analyst, Macquarie Capital Securities

    Vice Chair, ANZCCJ | Founder & Principal, Catherine O’Connell Law

    Executive Council, ANZCCJ | Representative Director, Challenger Japan


    Date: Thursday 26 April 2018
    Venue: Yahoo Lodge (
    Time: 19:00 to 21:00
    Price: JPY500 door charge
    Language: English and Japanese

    Registration deadline: Wednesday 18 April 2018
    Guest limit: 50

    Be sure to like the ANZCCJ on Facebook for more news and events supporting Australian and New Zealand businesses in Japan!

    • 29 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Dai Atsugi Country Club, Sakura Course 4088 Kamiogino, Atsugi City, Kanagawa-ken

    Japan Australia New Zealand Society (JANZ) has been holding Golf Day every year for the Australian Ambassadors Cup in Spring and New Zealand Ambassador’s Trophy in Autumn.

    JANZ Golf Day for the 16th Australian Ambassador’s cup Competition will be held at Dai Atsugi Country Club, Sakura Course on May 29 (Tue),2018. At this course in 2011, New Zealand Ambassador,

    H.E. Mr. Ian Kennedy won the Australian Ambassador’s Cup Competition and received the Cup from the Australian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Murray McLean for a memorable moment.

    This year’s competition will be held for commemorating the 90th anniversary of JANZ.


    Date:  May 29, 2018 (Tue)

    Organizer: Japan Australia New Zealand Society, Inc. (JANZ)

    Supporter: Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ)AustraliaSociety Tokyo(AST)  

    Venue:  Dai Atsugi Country Club, Sakura Course  4088 Kamiogino, Atsugi City, Kanagawa-ken  Tel 046-241-3141  Fax 046-241-4796 




    By car: About one hour to the course from Tokyo City Center through

    Tomei Express Way Atsugi IC  Also Ken-Ou Route Atsugi IC 

    By Odakyu Line: Express Train for Odawara Leaving Shinjuku at 6:48 to arrive at

     Hon Atsugi at 7:38  Fare 494yen  Or “Hakone 18” special express leaving at 7:00 to

     arrive at Hon Atsugi at 7:44 Fare 494yen and 570 yen for Seat Reservation              

     Club Bus from Hon Atsugi Station will leave at 7:00 , 8:00 and 8:30  About 30 minutes to the club.


    Hit Off time: 9:18 a.m. 10 groups 40 players ( 5 parties from No. 1 and No. 10.)

     Please be ready for play and gather in front of the Caddy Master’s room at 9:00. 

    Playing Fee:  Playing fee 14,480 yen (including lunch). Please pay the playing fee to the Club after play.

    Fee for Prizes and Party: JANZ Members and family, ANZCCJ members and AST members 4,,000 yen. Guests 5,000 yen.  Please pay at the JANZ desk on the day of play


    Australian Ambassador’s Cup and replica and 1st prize for the winner, 2nd ,3rd 4th ,5th ,7th,10th,15th,20th 25th, 30th , 35th , Booby Prize, Best Gross, Lady’s Best Gross, Longest Drive, Nearest to Pin, Participation Prize for every one. 

    Winner: The winner will be advised to join JANZ

    Handicap:  To be calculated by New Peoria System 

    Registration: please contact Tadashi Kanai by E-mail, your name, address, phone and handicap (for pairing purpose)

    Tel Mobile: 090-3231-0189   E-mail:           

    JANZ Office: 7F Toranomon Roots Building,3-7-5, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo

     Tel 03-6435-9200  Fax: 03-6740-6909  E-mail   URL  


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