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Event Summary: JETRO and ANZCCJ co-host event to assist Japanese SMEs do business with Australia and New Zealand

24 Feb 2016 9:33 AM | ANZCCJ (Administrator)


ANZCCJ SME Support Event Series | 中小企業向けサポートプログラム 第2回イベント

On 23 February 2016 we had the privilege of hosting the second instalment of the ANZCCJ SME Support event series with the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) at Restaurant Salt by Luke Mangan.

The ANZCCJ SME Support Event Series connects Japanese businesses with little or no international experience with Australian and New Zealand executives, businesses and organisations with substantial experience, expertise and know-how in international business, trade and investment. ANZCCJ members and partner organisations join the event as 'Advisors' who share knowledge and experiences on a voluntary basis.

ANZCCJ Executive Council Member Kohei Tsushima, General Manager of National Australia Bank Japan, welcomed participants and introduced the event.  In the first part of the seminar, JETRO's Senior Director for Global Strategy, Yoichi Kimura, explained the TPP and the support systems available to Japanese companies who wish to take advantage of the opportunities the TPP presents for business between Australia-New Zealand and Japan.

The second part of the seminar was a presentation by AOM Visa Consulting Managing Director, Yayoi Ashikaga, outlining the different business visa options available for Australia and New Zealand and how the application process works.

The seminar was followed by a networking session, where participants interacted and discussed their business ideas with the large number of advisors who shared their passion and experience in doing business between Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Restaurant SALT by Luke Mangan provided a great venue for the event, with a relaxed atmosphere for networking.

When asked for feedback on the event, one of the advisors said “the level of engagement of the participants was very high. I felt they all got something out of it, at differing levels. I have never received so many business cards – not to mention business proposals – at an event!”.

The third SME Support event will be held in May, again with strong support from JETRO.  Watch this space for updates.

A special thanks to Penfolds and Salt by Luke Mangan for their continued support of this event series



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