JMEC Business Innovation² Event with IJCC

JMEC Business Innovation² Event with IJCC
Thursday May 26, 2016


Venue: Residence of Irish Ambassador to Japan


Dear JMEC Friends,

The Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce and JMEC are pleased to invite you to the next event in the JMEC Business Innovation² series! The event will be held on Thursday May 26, 2016 at the Residence of the Irish Ambassador to Japan.
This event series features business speakers presenting on current topics in the areas of business innovation, strategy, marketing and branding.


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







Creating a dynamic and interactive social media strategy for your business

by Kieron Cashell 
Kieron Cashell is General Manager of GPlus Media in Tokyo—a pioneer and provider of branded English Web sites in Japan, targeting the international community in Japan and abroad. These sites had over 16 million unique visitors in 2015, and include leading Web sites such as Japan TodayGaijinPotCareerEngine and SavvyTokyo. In 2015 GPlus Media was acquired by Fuji TV-Lab and is now a Fuji Media Holdings group company. Further information on their Web site:
Kieron has a diverse digital marketing background with extensive experience in sales, creative direction, production and management. He is also a JMEC team consultant and marketing adviser in the current JMEC 22 program.



Bringing sustainability and ethics to your brand 

by Richard Grehan 
Richard Grehan is Creative Director and Founder of imageMill—a new-age branding agency in Tokyo helping companies translate their brand values into the social arena for the benefit of their local and global communities. He has over 20 years of award-winning experience in media, branding and design—video and film being among his particular specialties, having directed over 90 films. Richard is also a video artist who has exhibited in many cities around the globe.


ImageMILL clients include many leading brands such as—Lexus, Panasonic, Asics, Puma, Elle, Virgin, Reebok, Shu Uemura, NHK Journeys in Japan, KDDI, Monocle Magazine, and others. You can see some of their creative work on their Web site:
Richard has a passion for social business, sustainability and ethical branding, and he and his company actively support many good causes and NPOs—and ImageMILL is a member of the1% for the planet organization.

After the two presentations you can enjoy a nice food buffet and drinks—and mingle with speakers and other participants!



When:         Thursday May 26, 18:30-21:00.
Where:         Residence of Irish Ambassador to Japan
A map and full address will be sent by E-mail to registered participants.
[Address not disclosed for security reasons.]
Access:      Azabu-Juban (Oedo & Nanboku lines)
Hiroo Station (Hibiya Line)


Event Fee:  ¥4,000 prepaid, ¥5,000 cash at the door. Includes buffet and drinks.


We look forward to seeing you!



Best regards,

Trond Varlid                              Betsy Rogers

JMEC Program Director           Assistant Program Director