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ACCJ Joint Chamber Speaker Event: Rugby Alliance III: Pass the Passion

  • 14 Nov 2019
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Coriander Room
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SACCJ is pleased to announce that the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) will be hosting a Joint Chamber Speaker Event: Rugby Alliance III: Pass the Passion on November 14, 2019.

The Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 is already delivering a huge impact for Japan. According to World Rugby, the RWC 2019 has been making records with the biggest ever official merchandise program. Fan engagement is also high, with 270,000 already having attended Fan Zones as of late September, and a 25.5 rating for NTV broadcast of opening match. The Japan Rugby Football Union has described the RWC 2019’s final whistle as merely the starting point for their ambitious 10-year growth plan, which includes revamping the domestic professional league. We can expect legacy and leverage to be key topics in this session.

Come and join the Rugby Alliance for its third installment where we will exchange stories from the RWC 2019 from a variety of stakeholders as they explore the impact of the tournament and highlight examples of successes and learnings. With the RWC engaging a broad range of constituents and industries, including accommodation, transport, tourism promotion, sports hospitality, local communities, and the reception of inbound tourists in regional Japan, there are a number of key lessons learned from this major tournament.
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games following soon after the RWC, the international and local business community will be wishing to “pass the passion” from RWC19 to ensure that the Games are a success and demonstrate a return on the significant investment required of the host city and country. This luncheon will provide best-practice examples from official and non-official sponsors to inspire more businesses to participate in the excitement.

Join us on November 14 for what will be a lively and passionate discussion on the power of sports, mega events, and how they can be leveraged to Japan’s— and all of our—advantage.


Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Time: 12:00–14:00

Venue: Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Coriander Room

Speakers: Matthew Walker, Chief Marketing Office, AIG Japan
Katsuyuki Kiyomiya, Vice President, Japan Rugby Football Union
Additional panelists and moderator to be confirmed soon, so please stay tuned for updates!

Hosting Committee: Olympics and Sports Business

Admission Fee:

SACCJ Members: 8,600 yen

SACCJ Non-members: 10,600 yen

Meal: Plated Lunch

Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Wednesday, November 12 (Noon)


    The South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan was established in 2008 to promote trade and commerce as well as enhance friendship and cultural understanding between the two nations. The SACCJ strives to be a reliable first point of contact for businesses and individuals related to South Africa in Japan, and to provide our members with access to a wealth of information and contacts to assist in their projects, ventures and businesses.



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