Report on the 2nd Future Leaders Roundtable
53rd Annual Australia-Japan Joint Business Conference
Fukuoka, October 4th, 2015
The 2nd Future Leaders Roundtable under the auspices of the joint Australia-Japan Business Co-operation Committees (AJBCC-JABCC) was held in Fukuoka on October 4th, with 19 participants from Australia and Japan discussing their perspectives on potential “game-changing” issues impacting Australia and Japan and how they as a group might act as a catalyst for change through the framework of collaboration between the AJBCC-JABCC.
ANZCCJ EC member, Gerard Adams, participating in the 2nd Future Leaders Roundtable at the53rd Annual Australia-Japan Joint Business Conference, Fukuoka, October 4th, 2015
There were four main themes for discussion:
- Education and Global Talent Management
- Aging Societies
- Diversity and Community Engagement
- Cross-border Collaboration between Australia and Japan
ANZCCJ Executive Committee Member, Gerard Adams, participated in the Education and Global Talent Management sub-group. Gerard reported several exciting ideas that emerged from his group, including:
- The importance of “mental mobility” and “cultural flexibility” as key elements of developing global talent
- The value of “diagonal mentoring” across industries, and across generational, cultural and gender profiles
- Promoting “externships” of business people into universities to help bridge the gap between business and education
- The unique requirements of the under-35 “millennial” generation and their impact on the Japan-Australia relationship
The ANZCCJ was mentioned for its specific initiatives to support Japanese and Australian future leaders, including its partnership with Showa Women's University, collaboration with the Young Entrepreneurs Group of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and support of the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan.
A full report of all the ideas and recommendations from the 2nd Future Leaders Roundtable will be published by the AJBCC-JABCC. Members interested in learning more about this program may contact Gerard via the Secretariat Office.
Contact Cristina Merino, Executive Director