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Trade with the world's third-largest economy - joint QJCCI-CCIQ seminar on JAEPA, Brisbane, November 15

Are you an SME exporter or ready to take the next step to become involved in international business? Looking for an overseas market with beneficial access for Australian exports? Then this FREE event is for you.

Join the Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QJCCI) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) at this exclusive event on Wednesday, 15 November in Brisbane, at which we will provide specific advice on access to Japan, the worldfs third-largest economy, and how Australian exporters can benefit from the recent Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).

Japan is currently Australiafs second-largest investor and Queenslandfs second-largest export market. Launched in 2015, JAEPA provides improved trade arrangements for a range of industries, with benefits for industries including beef, dairy, seafood, wine and services, including education, financial, legal and telecommunications services, as well as resources, energy and manufacturing.

Supported by Austrade, this Brisbane event will provide specific training on how to access JAEPA, along with an overview of various sector opportunities in the Japanese market.

Event details:
Date: Wednesday, 15 November
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: CCIQ, 375 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill
Dress: Business attire

RSVP via the REGISTER button on this page.


Anthony Fensom, Vice President, QJCCI

A former six-year resident of Tokyo, Japan, Anthony will give a brief overview of current Qld-Japan trade and opportunities in Japan. Anthony has more than a decadefs experience in the financial and media industries of Australia/Japan, currently serving as director of Republic PR, a Brisbane-based public relations consultancy with clients across a range of industries from Australia and Japan.

Diana Gueorguieva, Manager – International Trade, CCIQ

Diana has over 15 years of experience in international trade and over 20 years of business development and management experience in her current role as a Manager International Trade at CCIQ. Over the last 15 years Diana has been also helping Queensland businesses to achieve offshore success by providing trade advice, assisting with overseas market research, strategy development, export marketing planning and implementation and finding potential business partners overseas.
Diana manages a team of International trade officers who provide export documentation services to over 1300 Queenslandfs exporters and international logistics companies.

The event will include briefing notes courtesy of CCIQ.

QJCCI Cocktail Reception - Bonenkai: December 7, Brisbane

2017 has been another landmark year for Queensland and Japan, with tourism and trade seeing significant growth for both Australia and Japan, our second-largest investor and second-largest export market. For the QJCCI, it's been another active year with events welcoming a high-powered delegation of Kansai governors, the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Australia-Japan Commerce Agreement and another excellent Japan update by TIQ's Japan trade commissioner Tak Adachi, among other activities.

Join the QJCCI to celebrate the year's achievements and look forward to 2018, the Year of the Dog, at this popular year-end networking event at Nagomi's on the river at Eagle St Pier, 45 Eagle St, Brisbane on Thursday evening, December 7.

The event will feature three hours (5.30pm - 8.30pm) of delicious Japanese style canapes along with Japanese and local beers and a special sake tasting.

Don't miss out - RSVP now via this link

Event details:

Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017
Venue: Nagomi's, 45 Eagle St, Brisbane, Qld (

The dress code for this event is business attire, although since this is an outdoor venue jackets and ties are not required.

* Pricing: - QJCCI Regular Members $60 (NB: Financial members of the QJCCI only)
- Guests (Non-Members, JCCIB Members) $80
- QJCCI Premium Members - 1 representative free; additional guests @ member rate

(N.B. the QJCCI is not registered for GST and these prices do not include GST)

Please read our Cancellation Policy prior to completing your booking.

Note: Should you have any problems with paypal's credit card system, an alternative method of payment is a direct bank transfer into the QJCCI's bank account (BSB 014002, account no. 348884126, bank ANZ, account name QJCCI, reference eg. Dec 7 - your name). If you use this payment method, please email the bank transfer receipt to as confirmation of your booking. Thanks!

For any further booking queries, please email or phone 0407 611 972.

We look forward to seeing you there!