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WEBINAR: COVID-19 in Japan and its effect on retail

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August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Dear members,

Our newest WEBINAR is a joint effort with Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT).

“COVID-19 in Japan and its effect on retail”


What started as a health crisis about 6 months ago, has become a worldwide deep economic crisis, with the end still not in sight.
Japan was one of the first countries to be hit, but compared to others the numbers are relatively low. So how bad of an economic blow is Japan facing? And how is the retail industry in Japan behaving?


Our first speaker will be Jan De Bock, BLCCJ Vice President and Managing Partner of trainspot KK, the creative agency behind the Belgian Beer Weekends festivals in Japan. He will give his view on how the COVID-19 crisis evolved in Japan, and how it largely affected his business.


Next Dirk De Ruyver, Japan Representative for FIT, will give an overview of the latest retail numbers in Japan.


Based upon these numbers our third speaker, Lionel Desclee, CEO of Walmart Japan (Seiyu), will give a first-hand testimony on how the crisis has impacted his business.


Tuesday 18 August
 Japan time/10:00-11:00 Belgian time
Presentations + Q&A in English
Free of charge
BLCCJ Members + companies with a FIT account


If you are interested, please send an email to before Tuesday 18 August noon (Japan time), and we will confirm your registration.


This webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. If your registration is accepted, you will receive an email with a ZOOM invitation link and password on the day of the event.


We hope to welcome many of you at this webinar!


The BLCCJ office