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Subject:                          ANZCCJ Newsletter September 2016


September 2016 Issue 



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September has come and gone, and what a time to look back on! Our focus this month has been geared around the incredible opportunities for the Australian and New Zealand food and wine industries in Japan. This all started off with our flagship event, the ANZCCJ Gourmet Food and Wine Garden Party. Refusing to let the threat of rain dampen our fun, a quick change of plans saw the Embassy staff and all of our participating vendors set up inside - ready to show off their stuff! The restaurants might have been ‘pop-up’ style, but I think we would all agree we were treated to some fine dining that night. Once again I would like to thank everyone who participated in this event. It has been my pleasure to watch the garden party evolve over the last six years from a small, backyard-style business mingling function to what is now the ANZCCJ’s signature event.

Looking ahead I would encourage all our members to check out two upcoming trade fairs that we are proudly supporting: Foodex and Wine & Gourmet Japan, set to be held next year. Be sure to check the links in this newsletter, we’re hoping for a strong Aussie/Kiwi turnout! Keep an eye out for updates.

As we head into October, I’m looking forward to the 54th Annual AJBCC Conference in Melbourne! Certainly another great chance to reflect on, and celebrate the strengthening trade relationship between Australia and Japan. And of course we also have the Australian Business Asia conference and the Japan New Zealand Business Council conference coming up in November. Be sure to register before it’s too late! If you’re interested in learning more about the fantastic events we’ve got lined up, I would encourage you to keep an eye on our website and social media channels.

In concluding my final months as Chair of the ANZCCJ, I am humbled by the fantastic examples of growth I have witnessed for the Chamber. I am also incredibly excited for the future opportunities we are working on, as you will easily see when you’re checking out the rest of this month’s newsletter!

Melanie Brock


ANZCCJ's Gourmet Food & Wine Garden Party: a Delectable Success

To help promote recent trends in the gourmet food and beverage sector, the ANZCCJ hosted its 'Gourmet Food and Wine Party' to showcase Australia and New Zealand's world-class food culture. The event was a huge success, with several distinguished speakers and a wide range of retailers participating in our first 'pop up' style dining event.

Read the post-event report

View event photos


From mutton to lamb: Outlook to 2040

ANZ Blue Notes

In a new report released by ANZ, The Sheep’s Back, global demand for mutton and lamb meat is forecast to increase by 2.8 million cwt (carcass weight per tonne) by 2040 – a rise of 21 per cent on current global supply. In comparison, global demand for beef is forecast to increase by 33 per cent, pork 23 per cent and poultry 15 per cent.  

That demand, however, will vary between regions, with strong increases expected in Asia.

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New Zealand's Booming Wine Sector - ANZ Blue Notes

Is there further upside for New Zealand’s booming wine sector? The answer is yes. An export industry which has experienced strong growth in recent years, NZ viticulture has played an important role in providing a new source of growth for the country’s agribusiness sector. The numbers are clear: wine sector earnings in NZ have doubled over the past 10 years. Yearly growth has averaged 8.5 per cent. Total sales are now around NZD 2 billion per annum.

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Panasonic Wild Knights make appearance at the Japan launch of Brisbane Global Tens

Japan's Top League side, the Panasonic Wild Knights, joined Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk on 14 September 2016 for the Japan launch of the Brisbane Global Tens at the Australian Embassy Tokyo. This new international rugby tournament is set to feature leading Japanese players among a host of international stars. Set for 11-12 February 2017 at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, the sporting bonanza will bring together more than 300 of rugby’s biggest stars from all 10 leading Australian and New Zealand rugby teams and four elite invitational teams.

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Our diaspora's got talent -   Australia's Advantage in Asia

PwC Publication

By 2030, four of the world’s five largest economies, measured in purchasing parity terms, will be in Asia.  According to PwC, Australia has the talent to succeed in Asia, but we are not doing enough to foster, prepare and deploy this talent in the region. This thought provoking analysis of Australia's expatriate community in Asia includes insights from ANZCCJ Chair, Melanie Brock.

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Special offer only to ANZCCJ members from CommuniCloud

CommuniCloud reservation-less audio conferencing is easy to use and provides great voice quality. Special rates for ANZCCJ members available. For more details, please contact

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The Economist Group: Japan Summit Future Works

21 Oct 2016 9:00 AM • Hotel Okura Tokyo

Register at Special ANZCCJ rate


The Business of Rugby with World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper 

11 Oct 2016 6:30 PM • Tri Seven Roppongi


Melbourne Cup - Join ANZCCJ and AST members for the race that stops a nation!

01 Nov 2016 11:00 AM • Roppongi Hills Club 51F


Join other members of the AJBCC and the JABCC at the annual business conference to be held in Melbourne from 9 - 11 October

Whilst the enactment of JAEPA in 2015 has signaled new business opportunities in the Australia-Japan relationship, there is widespread business understanding that the overall global economic environment and technology advances are subjecting core sectors to challenges which have not been witnessed before.

How are these challenges being met in the Australia-Japan context and what new ideas can we see emerging to mitigate such issues? New Challenges – New Ideas provides a forum for discussion by senior Australian and Japanese executives. 

View the full program

Asia to grow in strategic importance to Australian Business - Join the discussion at Trading Up 'Accessing Opportunities for Australian Business in Asia'

The conference will represent the largest convergence of Australian business chambers and businesses in Asia. This will provide all participants with access to a wide range of business contacts, policy makers and government officials in one convenient location.

Find out more

Japan-New Zealand Business Council: 43rd Annual Joint Conference

23-25 November | Wellington
Under the theme of "Partnership and Connectivity" the agenda focuses on major economic and trade issues confronting the New Zealand and Japanese economies, especially TPP; and energy and climate change, recognising the challenges and opportunities that both countries face to reduce their carbon footprint and the cross over to the transport sector. Industry focus will be on developments made in the area of new technology, innovation and creative industries, and an Industry Tour programme has been organised to match.

Register here

RWC 2019 and Olympics 2020 Briefing & Business Networking Seminar

29 Sep 2016 11:00 AM • EY Japan


To view all upcoming events, visit our website.

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An Australian Café Experience

Me’s CAFE & KTICHEN at METoA Ginza has opened at Tokyu Plaza Ginza on March 31 2016. Serving specialty coffee roasted by Allpress Espresso, superfood smoothies, as well as essences of vegan and organic food.

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