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Join the JMEC 30th Anniversary Program

Are you a business owner seeking a customized business plan for entering or expanding into the Japanese market? If so, we invite you to take part in the 30th Japan Market Expansion Competition—JMEC 30!


JMEC is a business training programme designed for full-time, mid-career professionals

who want to improve their business planning skills. Generally speaking our corporate members can engage with JMEC in two ways:

• Send employees to the program for high-quality and hands-on business training

• Provide a real business project from your company for a JMEC team to conduct

research and analysis, and produce a comprehensive business plan


JMEC is now looking for participant and project applications for the next program, its 30th

edition (2023/2024)—JMEC 30!

If you are interested in sending some of your employees for training in the program and/or

provide a real business project for a JMEC team to work on, please read on.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Designed for full-time mid career professionals who want to improve their business

planning skills, the JMEC business training programs commence in November each year

with a 7-Saturday lecture series covering topics related to researching and writing a

professional business plan and how to do business in Japan. The lectures and workshops

are led by senior business executives and successful start-up founders in Japan.

The second part of the program starts in mid-January with research, analysis and writing

of an actual business plan for a real project by a real company. Participants are placed

onto teams of 4-5 people who then, supported by a team mentor and a team consultant,

will spend the next four-five months preparing a business plan for your company. To make

it even more interesting and further energize participants, this is also a business plan

competition. In late May the teams will therefore present their plan to a panel of JMEC

judges—before presenting it to the client company.


MODES OF ENGAGEMENT

1) Place your employees in the program as participants. Please ask your interested

employees to first register for a JMEC 30 Info Session—see details and Web link for this

further below.

2) Provide a business project from your company for a JMEC team to work on, conducting

research and analysis, and produce a comprehensive business plan


Please contact Program Director trond@jmec.gr.jp if you are interested in this option.

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PROGRAM OUTLINE - PARTICIPANTS

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Schedule:

November 11, 2023: Program starts with a lecture and workshop series over 7 Saturdays,

in-person and on Zoom (people outside Tokyo can also participate)

January 13, 2024: Business plan projects from companies given to the teams

May 7, 2023: Submission of written business plan

May 25-26, 2023: Oral team presentations to the JMEC judging panel

May 27-June 4 2023: Team presentations to project clients (companies)

June 5 2023: JMEC Awards Ceremony at the Tokyo American Club

Price: ¥150,000/person

Application Deadline: October 15, 2023

Info Sessions: In-person and online info sessions; for dates and other details:


https://jmec.gr.jp/participants

The online application form is also available on the above link.

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PROGRAM OUTLINE - PROJECT CLIENTS

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Schedule:

January 13, 2024: Business plan projects from companies given to the teams

May 7, 2023: Submission of written business plan

May 27-June 4, 2023: Team presentations to project clients (companies)

June 5 2023: JMEC Awards Ceremony at the Tokyo American Club

Price: ¥1,500,000/project

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

'Early-Bird' Price: ¥1,200,000/project

Application Deadline: September 30, 2023

Contact: If you are interested in a potential project, contact

trond@jmec.gr.jp and nele@jmec.gr.jp to discuss and get more

information.

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CONTACTS

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Trond Varlid, Program Director trond@jmec.gr.jp

Nele Duprix, Assistant Program Director nele@jmec.gr.jp

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