AJBCC Melbourne Conference Update: Hurry – Registration Required
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AJBCC Melbourne Conference Update: Hurry – Registration Required

AJBCC Melbourne Conference Update: Hurry – Registration Required

AJBCC members must register if you are to attend the upcoming AJBCC’s Joint Business Conference to be held in Melbourne 9-11 October, 2016. With attendee numbers already in excess of 330 and with a solid contingent of delegates coming from Japan, this year’s conference focusing on the theme of New Challenges – New Ideas promises to be especially interesting given the uncertainties in economic and business outlook.

The assembled speaking talent from both countries is a reflection of the strength of the relationship between our two organisations and their respective Presidents. Full details of the latest program are available here. The currently confirmed speakers and chairs include:

  • HE the Honourable Linda Dessau AM Governor of Victoria
  • The Premier of Victoria, the Hon Daniel Andrews
  • Sir Rod Eddington AO, Chairman JP Morgan Australia and New Zealand, President of the AJBCC
  • Dr Akio Mimura AC, Chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President JABCC
  • Yasushi Akahoshi, President, JETRO
  • Australian Ambassador to Japan, HE Bruce Miller
  • Japanese Ambassador to Australia, HE Sumio Kusaka
  • Noki Kuroda, Corporate Advisor, INPEX Corporation
  • Masayoshi Kitamura, Chairman and Representative Director J-POWER
  • Keiichi Nakagaki, Representative Director & Senior Executive Vice President, Chiyoda Corporation
  • Toshio Morita, Deputy President, Nomura Securities Co Ltd.
  • Masayuki Kinoshita, Counselor, Mitsui & Co Ltd
  • Toshio Morita, Deputy President, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Masayuki Oku, Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
  • Kaoru Yano, Executive Adviser, NEC Corporation
  • Yasushi Akahoshi, President, JETRO
  • Michihiko Ota, Vice Chairman, Marubeni Corporation
  • Shigetoshi Nagasawa, President, Hakubaku Co.,Ltd
  • Brian Benari, CEO Challenger
  • Peter Coleman, CEO Woodside
  • Anthony Pratt, Chairman Visy
  • Andrew Haggar, Chief Customer Officer, Consumer Banking &Wealth Management, and CEO MLC
  • Peter Grey, Co-chair Japan Group, Corrs Westgarth Chambers (former Australian Ambassador to Japan)
  • Andrew Gauci, CEO Lendlease Japan
  • Ian Williams, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Adam Tindall, CEO AMP Capital
  • Bob Seidler AM, Chairman Hunter Phillip Japan
  • Bruce Gosper, CEO Austrade
  • Roger Feletto, Managing Director, Head of Greenhill Australia
  • Luke Sayers, Chief Executive Officer of PwC Australia and Vice Chairman, PwC Asia Pacific
  • Arnoud Balhuizen, President Marketing and Supply, BHP Billiton
  • Ric Wallace, The Australian (former Tokyo correspondent)
  • Leigh Jasper CEO Acronex
  • Chris Salisbury, Chief Executive – Iron Ore, Riotinto
  • Dr Silviu Itescu, CEO Mesoblast
  • Brett Cooper Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade Tokyo
Have you registered?

Registration is required. To ensure your place, you need to register as soon as possible. Register here.

Conference Cost:

There are 3 types of annual AJBCC membership subscription. Each of these subscriptions provides for complimentary participation at the AJBCC conference:

  • nominated [primary] representative
  • additional representative
  • future leaders nominated representative

If you are uncertain of your status, please contact us.

Conference program and further information are available here.

Hotel Accommodation: Hurry! AJBCC Reserved Room Allocation to be Cancelled

Accommodation: Members are responsible for arranging and paying for their booking on their own account. However, the AJBCC has organised a block allocation and special conference rate for members at 3 hotels in close proximity to the conference venue at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). One of these hotels is already fully booked. On the 9 September the two remaining hotels have requested that unbooked rooms in the AJBCC allocation be relinquished. This means that if you book after that time you will not be able to receive special AJBCC conference rate.

Please be aware that at the time of the AJBCC meeting, the Socceroos will play Japan in Melbourne. Additionally Melbourne will be host to a major World Congress and accommodation will be at a premium. This means that members should reserve their accommodation as soon as possible.