13 Sep Infrastructure: Japan Embassy Meeting
At the end of July, the Japanese Embassy in Canberra with the assistance of the AJBCC, held an infrastructure networking event. The programme was based around two strands: giving Japanese companies an opportunity to explain their business and their strategy for Australia; and Australian companies engaged in delivery of infrastructure in Australia providing detailed information about the infrastructure delivery system in Australia.
Japanese companies who gave presentations at the seminar were:
- JFE Shoji Trade Australia Pty Ltd
- Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd
- Mitsubishi Electric Australia Pty Ltd
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industry
- Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Southeast Asia
- Obayashi Corporation, Australian Office
By invitation-only, 122 people attended representing about 64 companies. Of these, 34 were Japanese organisations with the remainder from Australia. Among the Australian contingent, all 4 major banks, all major law and accounting firms were represented along with the major infrastructure funds, construction companies and infrastructure developers.
In addition, the Federal Government was represented by Austrade and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with the Governments of Queensland, NSW and Victoria also sending attendees.
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