Mission to japan:mission to japan

TOKYO, 6-10 February 2012
Key Benefits:
Japan is a huge and dynamic market at the forefront of • Take part in a formal UKTI mission designed to present technological innovation in many significant business UK capability and develop new sales leads sectors. The Japanese have a strong visual awareness and • Participate in the mission briefing as well as the Meet Tokyo especially is home to a plethora of interior, fashion and the Buyer Workshop, which will enable you to have face product design shops which cater to the insatiable appetite to face meetings with potential Japanese clients for design amongst consumers. One of the attractions to • Increase your visibility and brand recognition and build British designers is the export-oriented manufacturing industry which makes heavy use of design services. Although • Excellent networking opportunities through participation most design needs are catered for in-house, manufacturers in the mission reception with Japanese buyers are constantly adding value to their product through the useof design in order to compete with their Asian neighbours. In • Attend the guided retail tour (optional) for designers as recent years, British designers have achieved successes in well as the Tokyo International Gift Show Japan in a wide range of design disciplines and British design • Receive expert support and advice from UKTI staff is acquiring an ever widening reputation and brand cachet.
With ongoing competition from China and other Asianneighbours Japan now more than ever, recognises the fact PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
that they need to come up with creative solutions and valueadded products and services, through good design, to stay The following programme is preliminary and may be ahead of the game and to develop products suitable for these markets. This increasing emphasis on using high quality design Sunday 5th February
is good news for UK Designers and Architects in a position to supply it. There is also an increased demand for branding, Evening: Trade Mission dinner at an authentic Japanese packaging and design of furniture and household goods.
Monday 6th February
Mission briefing session
Attendance at the Meet the Buyer Workshop (free TRADE MISSION TO JAPAN?
interpreters provided) followed by the Mission Reception The mission will give UK companies the opportunity to Tuesday 7th February
present their unique capabilities and products to key Attend a Retail Tour, enabling you to understand the Japanese buyers. This includes access to the specially arranged Meet the Buyer Workshop, a forum which will Wednesday 8th February
enable you to meet face to face with key Japanese clients Free for individual company visits or alternatively take who are all actively seeking new sources of supply. Embassy advantage of complimentary tickets to the Tokyo staff invite participants on a guided half-day retail tour of the lifestyle shops in Tokyo, an invaluable chance to explore theinner workings of the Japanese creative industry sector. In Thursday 9th February
addition UK delegates are also encouraged to visit TIGS, Japan’s largest trade show for giftware and lifestyle Friday 10th February
products. This will enable you to familiarise yourself and Missioners can either stay for their own programme make contacts within the Japanese marketplace.
Japan is actively seeking collaborations with UK companies In addition to the above, and to make best use of your limited time in Japan, we strongly recommend that you prepare for your visit by identifying and contacting potential businesspartners before you arrive. UK Trade & Investment staff at the British Embassy in Tokyo can undertake specific, targeted research on your behalf as part of their Overseas MarketIntroduction Service (OMIS). They can provide fully verified (“warmed”) lists of business contacts, with background • Interior, Landscape, Garden and Architectural Design information, and assist you in arranging meetings. This willcost on top of the core programme between £666 and £2,220 depending on the level of service required. Through OMISdesigner makers on the mission may wish to showcase their THE COSTS
products at TIGS (cost tbc) – further details can be given on
request from Akiko Yanagisawa, Senior Trade Adviser UK
To join the mission to Japan, your company needs to pay the Trade & Investment. Please contact her on +81 3 5211 1154 or
Email: akiko.yanagisawa@fco.gov.uk
This fee includes the following:
• Mission briefing and debriefing by UKTI staff in British FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION
You will be responsible for booking your own flights and • Participate in the exclusive Half-day Meet the Buyers accommodation, we ask you to let us know your booking Workshop with potential Japanese clients as well as details once confirmed. We can provide details of flights with Virgin Atlantic and a listing of hotels with negotiated rates. • Free entry to Tokyo International Gift Show N.B. Do not book any travel or accommodation prior to
receiving confirmation of your place.
• Guided retail tour (optional) for designer makers • Free inclusion in UKTI publicity for the mission – UKTI will publish a mission brochure, issue a press release REGISTRATION
To participate in this mission, please request an ELIGIBILITY
application form from Allegra Monico on email:
To participate in this mission, your business must be Enquiries can be made to Allegra on Tel: established within the UK and selling or marketing a British +44 (0)20 7697 1973
product or service. Eligibility to participate will be assessedby UKTI. The closing date for completed applications is
Friday 9th December 2011
N.B. Please do not book your travel until UKTI have
confirmed your place.
UK Trade & Investment is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in an increasingly global
Its range of expert services is tailored to the needs of individual businesses to maximise their international success. We providecompanies with knowledge, advice and practical support.
UK Trade & Investment also helps overseas companies bring high quality investment to the UK’s vibrant economy –acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global businesses. We provide support and advice to investorsat all stages of their business decision-making. UK Trade & Investment offers expertise and contacts through a network ofinternational specialists throughout the UK, and in British Embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world.
Website: www.ukti.gov.uk
Your contact details may be held by UK Trade & Investment and used for marketing purposes. If you do not want your contact
details to be used in this way please let us know by sending an email to enquiries@uktradeinvest.gov.uk

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