The Rugby World Cup is coming to Japan from September 20 to November 2, the first time the global event has been held in Asia.
To celebrate this, the QJCCI is pleased to host an event highlighting the important connections that Queensland, Australia and Japan have, not only in business, but also in rugby.
Our special guests for the evening will be two former Wallabies, Ian Williams and Mark Connors, who will not only tell us about their time playing rugby in Australia and Japan, but also their business careers after rugby and how rugby has helped shaped their lives.
This not-to-be-missed event will be held at Tattersall's Club in Brisbane from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday, July 25.
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About our Speakers
IAN WILLIAMS - Ian played 44 games for Australia between 1987 and 1990 and was capped 17 times. Later he went to Japan, where he played rugby for Kobe Steel, the powerhouse club of the 1990s, winning the All-Japan championship seven times. Ian was capped for Japan in 1993 and is the only person ever to represent both Australia and Japan in rugby. Following his retirement from rugby, Ian resumed his career as a lawyer and is now a partner at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, where he assists Japanese, Korean and other clients with a focus on the mining, industrial, infrastructure and agribusiness sectors. Ian is currently Vice-President of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee.
MARK CONNORS - Mark played for Australia between 1999 and 2000 and was part of the 1999 Rugby World Cup winning team. As a Wallaby, Mark also won the Bledisloe Cup and the Tri-Nations and was capped 10 times, being the Queensland Reds' most capped player. After his playing career in Australia, Mark played rugby in England and eventually in Japan. Following his retirement from rugby, Mark joined the financial services industry and is currently the Co-Head of Private Client Solutions at FIIG Securities. Mark currently serves as a Board Member of the Australia Japan Foundation.
This cocktail event will include a selection of delicious canapes together with drinks (beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages).
The dress code is business attire.
* When: Thursday, 25 July 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
* Where: Tattersall's Club, 215 Queen St, Brisbane
* Pricing: QJCCI Regular Members $60 (NB: Financial members of the QJCCI only)
JCCIB Members $60
Guests (Non-Members) $75
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)