Online Symposium | Passing the Baton

Online Symposium | Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton – Tokyo to Brisbane
Opportunities for Collaboration


This event has concluded.

Monday 4 July
4pm – 6:30pm (AEST) / 3pm – 5:30pm (JST) 

This Symposium will facilitate an early engagement opportunity for Japanese and Australian attendees to share information on the planning and broader economic opportunities for the future Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics (“Olympics”).  The event will also highlight the capability of a range of Japanese companies, including those who helped deliver the Tokyo Olympics. The event themes centre around Smart, Integrated and Sustainable Precinct Development, Energy and Transport and opportunities for future collaboration.

The Online Symposium will feature a number of presentations, followed by a Senior Leaders Panel and Q&A.

Attending the Symposium:

  • Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure, Hon. Dr Steven Miles MP
  • Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement, Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP
  • Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Hon. Mark Bailey MP
  • Assistant Minister for Hydrogen Development and the 50% Renewable Energy Target by 2030, Lance McCallum
  • Five-time Olympian (Gold medallist – Beach Volleyball) and Brisbane 2032 Director, Natalie Cook OAM
  • Consul-General of Japan in Brisbane, Masuo Ono
  • Managing Director, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Masaki Takahara
  • CEO, Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee (AJBCC) , Richard Andrews
  • A number of Directors-General, CEOs and senior executives from the Queensland State Government and the Brisbane City Council as well as many senior Japanese business leaders.


The event is supported by the AJBCC, JETRO, Trade & Investment Queensland and the Consulate-General of Japan in Queensland, with Social Impact Queensland and Real Assets Advisory & Finance co-hosting and coordinating the event.