Future Leaders: AJBCC Program
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Future Leaders: AJBCC Program

Future Leaders: AJBCC Program

The AJBCC has established a Future Leaders program to support the development of the “next generation” of Australia-Japan business leaders. Building on the contributions of current and past leaders, and with the goal of maintaining the longevity and strength of the bilateral relationship over the longer-term, the program has established a network of Future Leaders who participate actively within the AJBCC.

The first Future Leaders roundtable was held as part of the 52nd annual Australia-Japan Joint Business Conference in Darwin in 2014. The roundtable was scheduled as part of the Conference program so the ‘leaders of tomorrow’ could discuss the status of the Japan-Australia bilateral relationship, and workshop ideas and suggestions for the future of the relationship. Participants were invited to examine where opportunities for the relationship lie and to look at ways to ensure the AJBCC and JABCC remain vibrant and relevant for the future generation of leaders. The Future Leaders identified key issues for the future of the Australia-Japan relationship, including professional development, community engagement, diversity and new business directions.

Building on the success of the first roundtable, the second Future Leaders roundtable then took place at the 53rd annual Australia-Japan Joint Business Conference in Fukuoka in 2015. The group was addressed by AJBCC Executive Committee Member Andrew Harding, Rio Tinto’s Chief Executive Iron Ore, Australia, China and Korea, about the importance of longer-term trends in the Japan-Australia relationship.

For further information on the Future Leaders Program, or if your company wants to join contact us here.