For those in the Food and Beverage industry, there is a shared pang of regret felt when faced with the decision to throw away large amounts of food that could be put to better use. According to the Japanese Ministry of Environment, the estimated total amount of food loss and waste generated in Japan in FY 2018 was 25.31 million tons, of which approx. 6 million tons was edible. Japan aims to reduce the amount of edible food loss and waste generation to 4.89 million by FY 2030, with a number of government initiatives in place to bring this issue to the public's attention.

The ANZCCJ Food, Agriculture & Hospitality Committee and GourmetPro invite members and friends to join us at Hilton Tokyo on Thursday 26 May as we explore the food waste challenges faced in Japan and the opportunities to overcome them. Featuring guest speakers Gourmet Pro, Don Roxburgh (Wholesum Japan), Alexander Fellner (Aranea), Frankie Hart (Harnet Corporation), and Martial Diffor (Hilton Tokyo Executive Chef), this event will provide insights on:

  • The food waste situation in Japan and its root causes
  • Challenges that importers, exporters and hospitality industry players face in terms of food waste, and examples of best practices to reduce it
  • How startups are offering innovative solutions to reduce food waste and loss across the F&B industry in Japan

By participating in this event, attendees will not only get deep insight into the food waste problems facing Japan, but will also hear real experiences of F&B industry players tackling these issues.

Date: Thurs 26 May, 2022

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM (Doors open at 6:00PM)

Venue: Hilton Tokyo

Price: Early Bird ¥8,500 (until 12 May) | Standard ¥9,000

Registration deadline: by 5:00PM, Mon 23 May *Extended


1. Payment is required at time of purchase of tickets. Please note that unpaid registrations will not be added to the guest list. No shows/cancellations will not be refunded as places are limited.

2. If you have any dietary restrictions, please email us at before 19th May.

3. Health and safety precautions will be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please cooperate with requests to sanitise hands and maintain social distancing during this event. Please refrain from participating in this event if you have a fever or feel unwell.

ANZCCJ will be taking photos throughout the event, which may include faces of guests. These photos will be used by ANZCCJ on our website and other material. By participating in this event, we wish to let you know that your photo may be taken. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please email us or let us know at the event registration desk on the day.


Martial Diffor

Executive Chef at Hilton Tokyo

Alexander Fellner

CEO of Aranea

Frankie Hart

Director of Harnet Corporation

Toby Manley

Content Conjurer at Gourmet Pro

Donald Roxburgh

Chief Wholesum Officer at Wholesum Japan Co.

More about our speakers


Hilton Tokyo
6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku
Shinjuku City, Tokyo, Japan

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