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JNZBC Conference 2022 in Beppu: Key learnings
12th December 2022 • Jandals in Japan • Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
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The Japan New Zealand Business Council (JNZBC) is an organisation with a wealth of connections and knowledge in the New Zealand and Japanese business environment. Catherine and Jayne were able to attend the 48th conference held in Beppu, (Kyushu) Japan in November 2022. If you are wondering about joining the JNZBC or attending the Christchurch, New Zealand conference in 2023, this is the episode for you. 

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The most impactful insights from the JNZBC conference in Beppu
  • The opportunity for networking and “stealth networking” with both New Zealand and Japan counterparts
  • Our tips for improving future gatherings to increase and scale up the impact of interactions with new contacts
  • Details of the 2023 conference to be held in Christchurch, New Zealand

About the JNZBC

Formed in 1974, the Japan New Zealand Business Council (JNZBC) is New Zealand's longest standing business organisation within Asia.

The JNZBC has National Committees in New Zealand and Japan. The Chairman of the Japan Committee is Mr Akira Ichikawa, Chairman of Sumitomo Forestry (parent company of Nelson Pine Industries, and Tasman Pine Forests). The Chairman of the New Zealand Committee is Mr Ian Kennedy, previously New Zealand Ambassador to Japan (2007 - 2012).

 Membership of the New Zealand Committee is open to private sector companies, individuals, government agencies, regional economic development agencies, industry associations, and educational institutions engaged or interested in the promotion of trade between New Zealand and Japan.

The New Zealand Committee meets bimonthly for planning purposes, oversight of the accounts, and other administrative matters.  Following each Committee meeting we hold networking functions with invited speakers. This is open to all members and the Japanese business community, as an opportunity to engage and exchange information to better connect NZ Inc and Japan Inc.

The JNZBC holds an annual joint conference, alternating between New Zealand and Japan, to discuss key developments and the outlook for the trade and economic relationship. This is an important networking event that enables our members to learn about trends and opportunities. 

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