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.
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
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