WA-Japan conversations with Ross-Garnaut AC – WA’s place in a zero-carbon Japanese economy

Dear AJBC members and supporters,

Please join the Australia Japan Business Council (AJBC) WA for our next networking event proudly hosted and supported by leading Australian law firm, Clayton Utz.

Listen to keynote speaker Ross Garnaut AC, Professor of Economics at The University of Melbourne and the Australian National University, discuss WA’s place in a zero-carbon Japanese economy.

Ross Garnaut AC Ross Garnaut is a Professor of Economics at The University of Melbourne and The Australian National University. He is also a Director of green hydrogen retailer ZEN Energy and the Superpower Institute.

Ross is the author of ‘The Garnaut Climate Change Review’ (2008), ‘Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change (2011), ‘Superpower: Australia’s Low Carbon Opportunity’ (2019), and ‘The Superpower Transformation: Building Australia’s Zero Carbon Economy’.

Economic advisor to former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Ross assisted Mr Hawke in establishing APEC. He was also the Australian Ambassador to China from 1985 to 88 and a visiting professor at Hitotsubashi University and Nihon Keizai Kenkyu Center from 1969 until the early 1980s.

Ross chaired boards of major Australian companies from 1988 until 2012, including Bankwest, the Primary Industry Bank of Australia, Lihir Gold Ltd, and the Aluminium Smelters of Victoria.

Ross is a proud Western Australian and School Captain of Perth Modern School in 1963. He barracks for the West Coast Eagles and resides in Carlton, Victoria.

Thursday, 9 November 2023

5.30 pm to 7.30 pm with proceedings commencing at 6.00 pm

$35 for members and $65 for non-members

Beverages and canapes

Clayton Utz
Level 27, QV1 Building
250 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Nearby parking at Wilsons and street parking

Thursday, 2 November by 5.00 pm

AJBC-WA Networking Event: WA- Japan Conversations with Ross Garnaut AC Tickets, Thu 09/11/2023 at 5:30 pm | Eventbrite

AJBC Member post-event summary: A Conversation on the WA-Japan Relationship

It was a night of discussion, insights and networking at the Consul-General of Japan’s Residence on Thursday as the Australia-Japan Business Council (AJBCWA) and the Consulate-General of Japan in Perth welcomed Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Energy, Hydrogen and Industrial Relations.

In addition to Minister Johnston, the AJBCWA and the CG of Japan in Perth were delighted to play host to Woodside Energy CEO Meg O’Neill and Mitsui External Director Sam W. AO.

Minister Johnston spoke to the Government of Western Australia‘s policy direction and initiatives relating to the decarbonisation of the oil and gas sector – in particular carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Guests were treated to an enjoyable Q&A compered by former Rio Tinto CEO Walsh who delighted the crowd with his questions and wit as Minister Johnston answered questions on all things decarbonisation.

Representing AJBCWA Chair Richard Sandover, Deputy Chair Mayumi Laughton-Smith thanked Consul-General Naito Yasushi and staff and our wonderful members and supporters for making the night a success.

While it was fantastic to see AJBCWA members – old and new – at our August networking event, there’s no better time to become part of the AJBCWA journey and join us as a member. Please visit
https://lnkd.in/g3WeyG_c for more details on how to become a member.