The Sports for Business Committee (SFB) Chairs Ian Scott and Matthew Walker are pleased to invite committee members to a networking event on 13 March.

Join us at Two Rooms CAFE | GRILL | BAR Nihombashi for canapés and free-flow drinks to meet Adelaide Giants' General Manager, Nathan Davison; Director of Baseball Operations, Scott Gladstone; and Director of Media and PR, Eric Balnar, who are visiting Japan for the World Baseball Classic - where seven Adelaide Giants players and two coaches are part of the Australian team - and to continue talks with the Yomiuri Giants regarding a summer league in South Australia.

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to join the discussion led by Cristina Merino, Head of Travel and Hospitality at STH Japan and former ANZCCJ Executive Director, on the buzz around World Baseball Classic 2023 and the critical role sport has in business; how Adelaide Giants' management is developing a summer league which will be a first for Australia, and how the team owner, Australian property developer Pelligra, is committed to helping strengthen and grow the South Australian sporting landscape.

This event is hosted by the Sports for Business Committee.

Date: Mon 13 March, 2023

Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)

Venue: Two Rooms CAFE | GRILL | BAR Nihombashi (Map)

Price: ANZCCJ Members ¥5,500 | Non-members ¥6,500

Registration deadline: Noon Tues 07 March, 2023


World Baseball Classic is an international professional baseball tournament featuring the best players from across the globe. The last held tournament in Japan in 2017 was meant to be followed by a 2021 event, cancelled due to COVID-19, meaning this will be the first WBC held in 6 years.

Japan won the inaugural WBC in 2006 and retained the title in 2009. They are currently ranked #1 while Australia is the top-ranked team in Oceania and #10 in the WBSC Rankings.


  1. Payment is required at time of purchase of tickets. If your payment will be late due to your company's financial procedures, contact us at as soon as you have completed your registration. Please note that unpaid registrations will not be added to the guest list.
  2. No shows/cancellations will not be refunded as places are limited.
  3. If you have any dietary requests, please email us at by Mon 6 March.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


7F Takashimaya S.C. Annex, 2 Chome−5−1 Nihonbashi
Chuo City, Tokyo, Japan

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