Paul Gallagher, Executive Director of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee(AJBCC) said the decision to hold the annual conference in Darwin was influenced by the city’s compatibility with the organisation’s objectives, particularly its appeal as Australia’s “next frontier”with many developing opportunities in a range of growth industries. Supporting infrastructure such as the world class Darwin Convention Centre was also a critical advantage.
Darwin was chosen for the Tupperware conference in response to a strong demand from the company’s national managers, citing the city’s interesting history as part of its destination appeal. In the post-event review, the conference organiser underscored strong support from Darwin-based companies as a contributing factor to the event’s seamless delivery, noting the service and attention provided by Darwin Convention Centre as “exceptional.”
Background The Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee (AJBCC) is a private organisation representing an active group of top Australian businesses. It is recognised as an effective medium for promoting increased bilateral trade and close economic liaison, supplementing the efforts of Government. Membership of both the AJBCC and its counterpart in Japan, the Japan Australia Business Committee (JABCC) is corporate and includes the highest ranking executives such as the CEO or Chairman as the company representative. The 62 Australian members account for an estimated 85 - 90% of Australia’s exports to Japan across a wide range of industries.
Event Objective The annual joint business conference, which alternates between Australia and Japan, is the major AJBCC event of the year.