ACT’s Reputation Leads to Invitation


23 January 2017

Demonstrating its growing stature as an integral trade partner, the ACT has been invited for the first time to be part of the JENESYS2016/17 Pacific Islands Program.

The Program is led by the Japanese Government and designed to bring together young trade leaders from across the region.

Fifteen professionals with experience and influence in the trade arena have been chosen from Australia and New Zealand to participate in this year’s Program.

Canberra Business Chamber’s Chief Operating Officer, Dean Seeley, who has led a significant number of successful trade missions on behalf of ACT exporters, including to Japan, has been chosen to represent the ACT.

“Dean’s nomination and acceptance to JENESYS shows the reputation the ACT is developing as a key player in the international marketplace,” Canberra Business Chamber CEO, Robyn Hendry said. “We hope this event will be another opportunity to strengthen ties with Japan to continue to help local businesses break into this important market.”

The goal of the Program is to strengthen the economic relationship between Japan and Australia by inviting professionals who can proactively disseminate information in their home countries about Japan’s economy, products, society and agribusiness.

“I am looking forward to further building and nurturing networks with countries where ACT companies see opportunities to do business,” Mr Seeley explained.

The Program runs from 25 January to 1 February 2017 and will include visits to some of Japan’s most highly regarded companies as well as meetings with the Japan External Trade Organisation and the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

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