British & Irish Lions vs. NZ All Blacks BBQ

July 1, 2017 15:00 - 19:00

Just For Fun

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A unique event in association with the ANZCCJ to be held at the Embassy of New Zealand, Shibuya, around the live screening of the second British & Irish Lions vs. New Zealand All Blacks.

The afternoon will start with welcome drinks and networking, and continue with a panel discussion on sport sponsorship. In an extremely competitive world how do businesses choose which sports, teams and athletes are aligned with their organisation's mission and vision? What is the business rationale behind sponsorship decisions, and how can return on investment be measured?

Hear from our expert panel on all of the above, and put your own questions to them on the business of sponsorship.

The panel discussion will be followed by a live screening of the British & Irish Lions vs. New Zealand All Blacks. Will the crème de la crème of the UK home nations led by Warren Gatland triumph over the team ranked number one in the world, who were until recently, unbeaten in 18 tests? It promises to be a great game and if you can't get to New Zealand for the real thing, this is the next best!

Drinks and BBQ food will be provided, and there will plenty of time for networking. Make the most of this opportunity to introduce clients to the rugby corporate hospitality experience, and strengthen your business network with fellow rugby fans.

 ** Please note that this event is fully booked, if you would like to join our waiting list please contact **

The panel

Thomas Sailer - Marketing Director, Adidas Japan.

Thomas has a 19 career in marketing with Adidas, and takes the lead on all marketing activities to drive sustainable growth and building Adidas' brand desire in Japan.
Adidas has been a sponsor of the All Blacks since 1999 with their current long-term sponsorship contract running until  2019.  adidas and the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) share a mutual commitment to globalising the All Blacks team and the sport of rugby.

Neil Slater- CEO Standard Life Japan 

Neil has 16 years of financial services experience gained across legal, tax, product structuring, debt and fund management. Neil has previously worked in London, Zurich, Edinburgh and now Tokyo, always in a high performing team environment. He currently leads Standard Life Investments business in Japan.

Standard Life is a world class investment company where teamwork and commitment to excellence are core values. In addition to being the first ever worldwide partner to the Ryder Cup, Standard Life Investments is also the Principal Partner to the British and Irish Lions.

Matthew Walker - AIG Japan

Matt Walker has over 20 years of experience working in Melbourne, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan with local, regional and global responsibilities.With broad consumer and commercial, marketing, branding and behavior change experience, Matt has held various leadership roles with HSBC, WPP, Telstra and other multinationals throughout Asia Pacific.

AIG’s sponsorship aims to build a safer and better future through working with partners who fully embody the diversity, inclusion and growth found in sports and share in our company-wide commitment to those values. AIG is a major sponsor of the All Blacks, the world-renowned national rugby team of New Zealand.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Ryann Thomas, Tax Partner at PWC.

Door Prizes

  • Two return tickets to New Zealand, courtesy of Air New Zealand (Global Partner of the All Blacks)
  • Shirt and rugby ball signed by Warren Gatland, Gavin Hastings, Martin Johnson, Paul O’Connell and Shane Williams, courtesy of Standard Life Investments
  • Mini rugby balls, courtesy of Standard Life Investments



- As this is a business-focused event held at the embassy, unfortuately we are unable to accomodate children.

- BCCJ member company staff who are not registered in the BCCJ database, or guests of BCCJ members may also join us. Please inform us in advance.

- Free coupons CANNOT be used for this event as it is a joint event.


Cancellation policy: Paid reservations by Friday June 23 at noon, after which there can be no refunds on cancellations. No-shows will be charged.

For insurance reasons, we cannot accept cash at the door.


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Venue Information

New Zealand Embassy Tokyo
20-40 Kamiyama-cho Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0047

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Member Cost: ¥6,000

Non-Members Cost: ¥9,000