ANZCCJ Shinnenkai 2016 - Sports for Business Program launch - Rugby panel discussion
On 19 January, the ANZCCJ kicked off 2016 on a strong foot as Chair, Melanie Brock, launched the ANZCCJ Sports for Business program at the Chamber's New Year reception.
Sports for Business is the latest ANZCCJ initiative, aimed at creating opportunities for Australian and New Zealand companies to gain business from major sporting events hosted in Japan - specifically the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In line with the Chamber's broader objectives, ANZCCJ Sports for Business aims to:
- Inform - Provide our members with information about opportunities related to RWC2019 and 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
- Represent - Leverage major sporting events held in Australia and New Zealand to promote our businesses and people as having the necessary sporting expertise to assist the Japanese Government and other stakeholders achieve their goals.
- Provide opportunities for commercial connections - Create business networking opportunities among Australian/New Zealand and Japanese business through participation in a range of speaker and community events.
A new Sports for Business sub-group was also announced and we encourage members to join and become involved. Further details on the program can be found here
A warm and special thank you to
- Special guests: Japanese Defence Minister Nakatani | Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman, Mr Akio Mimura | Japan-Australia Parliamentary Friendship Association Chairman, Mr Ichiro Aisawa
- ANZCCJ Patrons: Australian Ambassador to Japan, HE Bruce Miller | New Zealand Ambassador to Japan, HE Mark Sinclair
- Our Rugby panel: Brave Blossoms No 10 player, Kosei Ono | Mitsubishi Dynaboars player and the first player to score 1000 Top League points in Japan, Ryan Nicholas | Qantas Wallabies player Bernard Foley | Street Rugby Alliance Head Producer, former player and professional coach, Kazuhira Onishi
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