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JMEC Business Innovation² Event featuring MD of Godiva Japan

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TUESDAY October 18th, 2016 19:00-21:30

at GLOBIS University, Kojimachi

In collaboration with GLOBIS, Japan's largest business school, we are pleased to invite you to the next JMEC Business Innovation² event! The event will be hosted by GLOBIS in Kojimachi, in the great surroundings of their main auditorium.

This event series features business speakers presenting on current topics in the areas of business innovation, strategy, marketing, and professional development, recruitment and training.

Come and listen to our keynote speakers, enjoy food and drinks—and meet old and new JMEC friends!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

PRESENTATION 1

ON TARGET: GODIVA JAPAN'S 5-YEAR DRAMATIC TURNAROUND
How Kyudo-inspired Management Improved Godiva Performance and Employee Engagement

by Jerome Chouchan

When Jerome Chouchan joined Godiva Japan Inc. as Managing Director (for Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand) in 2010, the company had experienced three consecutive years of a same-store sales decrease. However, over the past 5 years, Godiva Japan sales have doubled, in a Japanese chocolate market that has remained flat during the same period and with a sluggish overall economy. Furthermore, in recent global staff feedback surveys within the Godiva group, Godiva Japan has moved from being average on measures of staff engagement to being at or near the top.

How did this major turnaround happen?—That is the topic of Jerome Chouchan's talk on October 18, focused around his new book Target which was published earlier this year.

Jerome Chouchan graduated from HEC Paris, one of Europe's leading business schools, in 1984 with a Master Degree in Management. In 1989 he moved to Japan where he soon started practising Kyudo and married a Japanese. Since then he has held a number of senior executive position at leading global brands in this country, including at Lacoste, Hennesy LVMH Group and was President of Lladro Japan immediately prior to joining Godiva.

PRESENTATION 2

ATTRACTING THE NEW GENERATION OF JAPANESE TALENT
5 Key Trends Impacting Companies' Hiring Strategies

by Tatsunobu Maita

Changes are taking place in the Japanese workforce. The new generation of employees have different perspectives on work and life than in the past, and want to be engaged. As a business leader, to attract the best talent to your company—you need to be aware of some of the key trends and how to adjust your hiring strategies accordingly.

Tatsu
nobu Maita is a distinguished Japanese HR professional with 28 years of experience in professional consulting. Prior to founding his own company, HR Business Partner Inc., he was Representative Director & President of Hewitt Associates Japan. Earlier in his career he also worked at leading specialty consulting firms such as Mercer and Accenture. Maita specializes in implementation of corporate strategy, human resource management, post merger integration, HR function strategy, and organizational development for Japanese and multinational companies.

He has frequently been featured in Japanese mass media, including NHK TV, Nihon Keizai Newspaper, Yomiuri Newspaper, President Magazine, Toyo Keizai Magazine, and many others—and holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo.

Maita has also written a number of books—“Bring Out Employees Motivation through Behavior Analysis” (2011), “Managing Employees Engagement” (2009), “Management by Behavior Analysis” (2008), “HRM for the Next 10 years” (2005), “Attraction & Retention” (2001). (All in Japanese; the mentioned titles are for English translation purposes.)


When: Tuesday October 18, 2016. 19:00-21:30. Doors open 18:30.

Where: GLOBIS University 1F, Kojimachi

Access: Kojimachi St. (Yurakucho Line) Exit 5 (1 min), Hanzomon St. (Hanzomon Line) Exit 3 (7 min), Yotsuya St. (JR, Marunouchi, Namboku Lines) (9 min)

Address & Map: http://www.globis.co.jp/en/company/access.html


Ticket: ¥2,000 prepaid. ¥3,000 cash at the door. Ticket includes light food, red and white wines, cold tea and mineral water.

TO SIGN UP: CLICK 'GET TICKET' IN UPPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER!

If you have any problems registering, please contact trond@jmec.gr.jp.

We look forward to seeing you!

Trond Varlid & Betsy Rogers

JMEC Program Director & Assistant Program Director


Event Timeline
Tue Oct 18, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM JST
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Cash at the door ¥3,000
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東京都千代田区二番町5−1 住友不動産麹町ビル Japan
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Kojimachi station (1min), Hanzomon station (9min)
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