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.