Australia-Japan Society of NSW

Mister Minit – the Japan experience

  • 14 Sep 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • TressCox Lawyers, 16F MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney


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Mister Minit – the Japan experience

with Mark Rusbatch,

CEO Minit Oceania & SE Asia

Mister Minit, founded as a single ‘While U Wait’ Heel Bar in Brussels in 1957, is a widely recognized international brand in Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. The business focuses on shoe repairs, key duplication, engraving and watch servicing in which it is the market leader.

Its Japan business is one of the most successful, and is now owned  publicly listed Aoyama Trading Company.

Mark Rusbatch, CEO Minit Oceania and South East Asia (MOSEA), will speak about the ‘Do it for Me’ trend and its impact on business growth, and his experience with, and learnings from, dealing with Japanese investors, including private equity Unison Capital, and a Japanese parent company after the 2015 buy-out by Aoyama.

Speaker bio

Mark Rusbatch is a career retailer with extensive experience in business development and operations, in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Since 2000 he has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Minit Australia and New Zealand businesses that operate the Mister Minit brand, with additional responsibility for the SE Asian business since 2013. He has worked with the Japanese owners of the business since 2005 and served as a director on the Japanese company board.

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About the Society

The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.

AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, at various locations around Sydney.

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