Retail and Supply Chain Event


J-Bridge [Retail & Supply Chain]
Fostering collaborations between
Japanese Corporations & Australian startups
After multiple successful events in 2021, J-Bridge is coming up with another one. This J-Bridge event will be focussed on showcasing Australian innovation in Retail & Supply Chain to Japanese and Australian audiences.

The value chain of this important sector has numerous stakeholders & steps right from sourcing, production, warehousing, retailing and all the logistics in-between. The advancement of technology in Australia across the value chain is fascinating and can open new doors and fresh ideas to explore business, technical, and financial collaboration with Japanese corporates for markets including Japan, Australia, and beyond.
The event was held on the 17th of February, 2022
  • This crisply packaged event will focus on pitching sessions (7min + 3min Q&A) from
  • handpicked Australian startups.
  • Event will be held in both English & Japanese (Simultaneous Interpretation)

  • Agenda and Presenting Companies:

  • Agenda:
  • • Welcome note and introduction by JETRO Sydney & IGPI
  • • Pitching presentations from the following Australian companies and their representatives:
  1. Hivery
  2. Aglive
  3. LYRO 
  4. Katch 
  5. Qsic
  • • Wrap up and vote of thanks 
  • • End of seminar survey - business meetings can be requested by filling up the form (will pop up in zoom at the end).


  • Presenting Companies:
  • Hivery

    Hivery is an AI SaaS pioneer of hyper-local retailing, combining artificial intelligence, operations research with human centred design.  Hivery's solutions originated from the research laboratories of the CSIRO's Data61, and help the worlds' largest Consumer Packaged Goods companies and Retailers maximise the return on their retail space investment. 


    Aglive has developed leading-edge evidence-based tracking and authentication technology that allows communities to be tracked through the food production value chain. Aglive has integrated IoT capabilities so we can deliver a complete blockchain-based logistics platform.


    LYRO is a Brisbane based deep-tech company building the next generation of picking and packing robots, driven by world-leading computer vision and AI technologies. LYRO is solving the labour shortage in the food supply chain by creating robots that work, with its world-first fresh-produce packing robot that can pack anything and can be installed in less than an hour.


    Katch keeps track of your kegs’ location and temperature, through smart, secure and simple technology. A full-service, low-cost and online solution, Katch reduces keg losses and improves the value of your keg as an asset over its lifecycle. With over 100,000 kegs currently being tracked, Katch delivers greater control over your kegs.


    Qsic is renowned for being Australia's leading commercial music streaming provider - however we are so much more. is proven to drive over the counter sales, making us a cash flow positive platform for our customers from day one. Via our Insights Platform and with the power of we transform physical retailing into a hyper connected system of action that can predict sales trends and validate campaign performance, run A B tests across store types or apply optimisation across the network - with Qsic we use technology to speak directly to the ears of your customers and our category creating AI to drive conversion.


Presentations will be made by:

Hideaki Yoshimura
Chief of Staff & APAC Director 
Jarrah Johnson
Commercial Director

Juxi Leitner
Co-founder and Managing Director
Marc Eggins
Operations Director

Matthew Elsley
Co-founder and CEO

The event will be hosted by:

Masaki Takahara
Managing Director 
JETRO Sydney
Rachit Khosla
Country Manager -  Australia
IGPI Australia

*Above details are subject to change.

The J-Bridge program in Australia is supported by Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI)