25 September 2017
The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) co-hosted the annual Gourmet Food and Wine Garden Party on 25 September at the Australian Embassy Tokyo.
The Garden Party is an event that showcases the diversity and world-class quality of Australian and New Zealand premium food and beverage available in Japan. The event provides an opportunity for ANZCCJ members in the food, beverage and hospitality sectors to showcase and promote their products. This year, the theme for the event was organic and sustainable food.
There is urgency for sustainable and organic food. By 2050 the population is predicted to hit 9.7 billion and demand for food will grow by 70% by 2050. Australia and New Zealand have the ideal natural setting for growing sustainable and organic food, and our close geographical proximity to Japan, make us ideal suppliers.
Recently, we have also seen examples of increasing collaboration between Australia/New Zealand – Japan in Agtech. We are firm believers that Australia and Japan must look to Japan as a leader in technology to develop opportunities for Australian and New Zealand agriculture.
Sustainable and organic food is good for both the consumer and businesses. Eating simple, unprocessed food is more nutritious for the consumer but also, it is cost effective method of accessing the high quality produce for the business.
We were proud to showcase the following ANZCCJ members who support sustainable and organic food exporters from Australia and New Zealand. To view the full list of exhibitors, click here.ANZCCJ would like to thank the Australian Embassy for allowing us to host the event in their beautiful garden for the 7th year in a row and for their continuing support of Australian and New Zealand business community in Japan.