Economic Opportunities and Prosperity: Australia and Japan

Economic Opportunities and Prosperity: Australia and Japan

Oct 12


For registration information about this event please contact Jun Lee Sia on 03 9652 8414.

What is the status of the Australia/Japan relationship? How can Australia contribute to Japan's rebuilding process? How can Australia tap into the industries in which Japan has a strong and long history?




 Public event
 Norton Rose Boardroom, Melbourne, VIC

 International affairs
 Lunch (11.15am to 2.00pm)



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Japan is Australia's second biggest export market behind China, and the third biggest importer into Australia after China and the US. In light of the events of earlier this year, Australia has, and will continue to play, a vital role in the recovery of the Japanese economy through continued support of Japanese industries and particularly in areas where Australia is seeking to grow, such as in renewable energy technology. The trade relationship between Australia and Japan is enduring, and one that isn't restricted to a few big Australian companies. Australia's trade with Japan is diverse - with ABS figures showing that over 3600 Australian businesses export to Japan and 14 per cent of all Australian small and medium exporting enterprises sell to Japan.

Join CEDA to gain insights into the strength and importance of the relationship between Japan and Australia and the importance of maintaining that relationship for the mutual ongoing prosperity of our nations. This CEDA event will examine the strength of the Australian/Japan relationship and the opportunities for both countries to strengthen and deepen this bond in the future.


Setting the Scene - Since 1957: The evolution from the Agreement on Commerce
Tim Harcourt
, Chief Economist, Austrade

Re-building resilience through trade: Views from Australia and Japan
Murray McLean
, Former Australian Ambassador to Japan, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Hidenobu Sobashima, Consul-General Melbourne, Japanese Consulate

Cultivating opportunities for trade and investment through industry partnerships
Ryuhei Arimoto
, Deputy Managing Director and CFO, Mitsubishi Australia Limited
Eugene Ong, Head of Corporate & Project Finance, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi



Registration fees (incl GST)
Members and guests - $108.90 per person
Non members - $154 per person
NB. Corporate tables are not available for this lunch

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