The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan is delighted to welcome members and friends to attend A Fireside Chat with Michael Smith, Australian Financial Review North Asia Correspondent and ANZCCJ Chair Emeritus Melanie Brock, CEO of Melanie Brock Advisory.

Before his current position in Tokyo, Michael Smith gained 25 years reporting experience covering Hong Kong, China and business in Australia and the United Kingdom. After an abrupt departure from Shanghai in September 2020, Michael wrote his first book, "The Last Correspondent, Despatches from the Frontline of Xi's China", which was published in April, 2021. Michael moved to Tokyo in October 2021 to continue covering regional economic and security issues in his new role as North Asia correspondent for The Australian Financial Review.

Melanie Brock is Chair Emeritus of the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan having completed over six years as Chair. She is also a member of the 'Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee' (AJBCC), and writes the regular Australian Financial Review column, "Postcard from Tokyo".

Join us at the Rooftop Studio at Andaz Tokyo on Monday June 6 for a insightful discussion between these two leading APAC experts, touching on Michael's time in China as it went through major economic and social upheaval and his abrupt dramatic departure from the country.

Date: Monday 6 June, 2022

Time: 6.30PM - 8.30PM

Venue: Andaz Tokyo, Rooftop Studio

Price: ANZCCJ Member ¥11,000 | Non-Member ¥12,500

*Platinum and Gold Sponsors are entitled to use one complimentary pass per company/organisation.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday 31 May, 2022


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 30th 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.

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Rooftop Studio, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Minato City, Tokyo, Japan

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