Chamber Community Events

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Tokyo American Club (2 Chome-1-2 Azabudai, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0041)

    Enjoy a fresh start to the New Year with the opportunity to network with leaders from Japanese and international multi-nationals at this high-level learning event.

    What role does cultural context play in organisational agility and innovation? In an increasingly global and competitive business environment, how do business leaders develop cross-cultural competency across industries and geographies? How do you implement and sustain meaningful innovation?

    This masterclass is directed towards managers who are looking to develop a future-proof and culturally diverse mindset to apply in the Japanese context. Achieved through understanding on roles that cultural context can play in organisational agility and innovation as well as how to gain consumer and client insight.

    DR LIBBY SANDER – Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Bond University, Managing Director of the Future Work Project. Co-author of ‘Work in the 21st Century: How do I Log On?’ Libby has over 15 years’ experience as a human resources director and executive team member, including having worked with clients such as Microsoft Europe, Lendlease and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Cooperation. As one of Australia’s leading authorities on work and the workplace, she has appeared numerous times on television and written for many platforms.

    BEN HAYDEN-SMITH – Adjunct lecturer in Bond Business School teaching entrepreneurship and innovation to students. Founder of Kyoiku, a company providing education solutions to professional service firms and their clients. Ben is fluent in Japanese and has worked as an advisor for Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Phillips Japan, among other companies. He has worked extensively with professional service firms in practice management, business improvement, change management, and marketing and growth strategies.

    Date: Friday, 24 January, 2020
    Time: 6pm – 9pm
    Location: Tokyo American Club (2 Chome-1-2 Azabudai, Minato City, Tokyo)
    General ticket: 40 AUD (Approx. ¥3,000)
    Alumni and Students: 20 AUD (Approx. ¥1,500)

    Register at

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 26 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Area (1655, Ishiuchi, Minamiuonuma-shi , Niigata 949-6372)

    Skiers, Snowboarders and Onsen Fans – the winter love story continues!
    Networking at a mountain retreat while enjoying a good time with friends, family and business contacts is the promise of the Inter-Chamber Ski Race series. Open also to snowboarders it brings together members of foreign business chambers in Japan, members of the Japanese business community, local top contacts from Nagano and friends of Alpine winter sports.

    The Austrian Business Council (ABC), has organised this event for the last four years, the fun and family friendly aspect is the focus for this event. In past years they had roughly half Japanese, half foreign participants – many groups with families and friends.

    Further details and online payment forms are available below:

    For any questions or concerns, please contact Arnold Ackerer at the Austrian Business Council (ABC):

    Arrive at Hotel NASPA New Otani for shuttle departure at 8:30am.

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 9th Floor Pullman Tokyo Tamachi (1-2-21 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8566, Tokyo)

    ANZCCJ member Pullman Tokyo Tamachi is hosting an Australia Day dinner on Saturday January 25th. Tickets are JPY 15,000 per head all-inclusive for an all-Australian menu paired with premium Australian wines, live music and fantastic company! There will also be a charity raffle raising money for fire relief efforts in Australia so grab some friends and enjoy Chef Koji’s wonderful Australian cuisine and the chance to win some great prizes while helping those affected in Australia.

    Date: 25 January 2020, 7:00pm - 10:00pm 
    Location: 9th Floor Pullman Tokyo Tamachi (
    1-2-21 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8566, Tokyo)

    To sign up, please email or call 03-6400-5855.

    The cost is 15,000 JPY per person. 

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