Australian and New
Zealand Economic Briefing
ANZCCJ partnered with Platinum Sponsor, Commonwealth
Bank of Australia (CBA), to deliver insights and predictions on the
Australian and New Zealand economies on 8 September. The panel, made up of CBA's Chief Economist; Executive
Director, Currency Rate Strategy & International; and Director FX
Strategy & International Economics was facilitated by Julianne Merriman, Trade
A strong key message that came out of the
discussions was that Australia and New Zealand offer an array of
attractive investment opportunities for long-term investors and
strong business potential for 2017 and beyond.
organic food and wine showcase: ANZCCJ Gourmet Food & Wine Garden
On 25 September, ANZCCJ held the Gourmet Food and Wine
Garden Party co-hosted with Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(TCCI) at the Australian Embassy. The Garden Party provided an
opportunity for ANZCCJ members in the food, beverage and hospitality
sector to showcase their products within the theme of sustainable and
about Australia's largest organic wine producer, Angove Family
Winemakers, and their long and successful history of exporting
premium organic wine around the world. The company is now focusing on
North Asia markets,exporting bottled and bulk red and white wine into
Zealander by Terra - a
New Zealand-themed restaurant in the heart of Tokyo is now open
On 26 September, ANZCCJ Sponsor, TERRA opened a New
Zealand-themed restaurant, "ZEALANDER" on the 5th floor
of Shin Marunouchi Building.
Zespri for outstanding innovation in marketing
of marketing for Zespri in Japan, Kanako Inomata, was awarded the New
Zealand Kiwifruit Industry Innovation Trophy for her marketing
approach. Her mascots “The Kiwi Brothers” helped increase brand
awareness and sales by 30 percent between 2015 and 2017. Zespri plans
to further increase sales by 25 percent over the next five years.
This shows that innovative marketing approaches based on consumer
insights can unlock further growth potential.
The future of food
2030, there will be around 3.5 billion people on the planet with
middle class incomes who are willing to pay more for trusted, premium
food products. This CSIRO article outlines the opportunities
for Australia to lead the premium food and agriculture revolution.
Kiwi beef Japan's flavour of the month
Lean, high protein New Zealand
beef is gaining popularity in Japan as indicated by increasing sales.
ANZCO Foods and Fonterra Japan paired up
for a campaign promoting Kiwi meat and cheese at NZ specialty
restaurant, Wakanui Grill Dining Bar Tokyo.
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New Member Welcome
SRi is the only truly global executive search and
recruitment firm for sport, with twenty years of pedigree sourcing
world-class talent for some of the largest sports properties in the
world from offices in key markets across Asia, Europe and North America.
SRi’s mission is to build a robust and connected industry with the
common goal of developing a sustainable, growing business for all
across all aspects of the sporting eco system. We have an extensive
network of connections across the world of sport in all major markets
and utilise this to accelerate the growth momentum for us all in this
unique market. Over the coming months, SRi will be hosting a
series of networking evenings for fellow industry executives
from Broadcast, Global Events, Sports Technology, International
Rights Holders, Sports Marketing Agencies, Sporting Brands and more.
These will be a unique opportunity to
connect and share knowledge, both of which are essential to
conducting business in Japan.
an event space, Happo-en introduces the world of Japanese beauty and
culture. Refined artistic sensibilities and utmost consideration for
others are well-known Japanese traits that are universally praised
and draw attention throughout the world. Happo-en is grounded in all
aspects of Japanese culture—traditional gardens, architecture,
art, music and many others—and aim to communicate these to people all
over the world.
With an incomparable perspective
on the city and a unique moat-side setting just opposite the
Imperial Palace gardens, Palace Hotel Tokyo is a haven of
hospitality – serene and refined, and imbued with understated
luxury throughout. Paying homage to a legacy that dates
back more than half a century, the completely renovated modern
masterpiece is a sophisticated celebration of its country’s culture
and a tribute to omotenashi –