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INTRODUCING CLIC

What is CLIC

CLIC is a loose organization of 11 smaller European Chambers of Commerce in Japan created for the purpose of organizing innovative networking events to enable trading of ideas between the members of the participating chambers.

CLIC is the Austrian Business Council, Belgian-Luxembourg, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish and Swiss Chambers.

PAST EVENTS

Date

Speaker

Location

2014
04/23

Alan Mackenzie
Country Manager, IKEA BUSINESS

Oakwood Premier in Tokyo Midtown

2014
05/11

Bjorn E. Jensen
SVP of Strategy & Insights, Coca-Cola Japan Ltd.

Oakwood Premier in Tokyo Midtown

2015
06/11

Steen Kokkenborg
Representative Director & General Manager, Lego Japan

Swedish Embassy

2017
05/11

Takayuki Kimura
President, Volvo Car Japan

Belgian Embassy

2017
10/19

Alexander Schoenegger
President, Nestle Nespresso Japan KK

Swedish Embassy

2018
11/28

Mr. Andre Zimmermann
Representative Director, Lindt & Sprungli Japan Co., Ltd.
Event Report

Swedish Embassy

2019
04/17

Mr. Ken Moroi
CEO of Vranken Pommery Japan Co., Ltd.
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Belgian Embassy

Mr. Andre Zimmermann, Representative Director, Lindt & Sprungli Japan Co., Ltd., reveales the secrets behind their success in Japan and share with us his views on the future of the chocolate market.

Mr. Andre Zimmermann, Representative Director, Lindt & Sprungli Japan Co., Ltd., reveales the secrets behind their success in Japan and share with us his views on the future of the chocolate market.

Speakers and themes

As speakers, CLIC aims to recruit representatives of the CLIC chambers operating a well-known company/brand to raise attractiveness of CLIC events for participants. The format involves a short presentation – usually 25-30 min., no power point - followed by a 10-15 min. Q&A session and the networking part.

The main objective is to provide participants with an insight in how to succeed on the Japanese market (success stories), strategies and key factors. What do you need to succeed in Japan and how is Japan different from other markets.

Naturally, the speaker also has the opportunity to present and promote his/her company’s products or services without turning the presentation into a sales pitch.

A creative theme for the evening is important to get participants talking and included so far: IKEA BUSINESS - we have all the screws!; COCA-COLA - Thirst for Innovation!; LEGO - Conquering Japan, Brick by Brick; Establishing a Swedish Premium Brand in Japan; Nespresso - Conquering Japan with the Ultimate Coffee Experience.

Representatives of the CLIC Chambers introduce themselves; on stage Leon Esben Ota (DCCJ), behind from left: Marin Koos (SCCJ), Arnold Ackerer (ABC), Sophie Bocklandt (BLCCJ), Jorg van Leeuwen (NeCCJ), Anette Yamamoto-Hansen (NCCJ) and Lilo Schneider (SCCIJ). The last, Clas Bystedt (FCCJ) behind the camera.

Representatives of the CLIC Chambers introduce themselves; on stage Leon Esben Ota (DCCJ), behind from left: Marin Koos (SCCJ), Arnold Ackerer (ABC), Sophie Bocklandt (BLCCJ), Jorg van Leeuwen (NeCCJ), Anette Yamamoto-Hansen (NCCJ) and Lilo Schneider (SCCIJ). The last, Clas Bystedt (FCCJ) behind the camera.

Participants

Participants come from among the members of each CLIC chamber. They represent a good cross-section of their membership with about 40% top management, 30% middle management and 30% others. Of the participants, on average 60% are Japanese, but in order to save time, the presentations are in English without interpretation, except in some cases for the Q&A.

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