BCCJ ACUMEN - JMEC 19 Winners Announced
COMPETITION JUNE 2013
JMEC 19 Winners Announced By Julian Ryall photos: Antony Tran
Business plan contest for aspiring managers British Airways gold sponsor in annual event Judge: BCCJ President Emeritus Phil Gibb JMEC 20 seminars start in August
The 19th Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) has produced a new crop of 62 talented and capable businesspeople, with Team Aurora emerging as the overall winner.
This year, the contest again was fiercely fought and attracted 11 teams, up from the eight that had participated 12 months earlier. They were feted at the annual awards ceremony at the Tokyo American Club on 5 June.
Founded by the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan in 1993, the competition is today supported by 17 foreign chambers of commerce in Japan. The idea of the competition is to have entrants work in teams to sharpen their skills as up-and-coming managers, while at the same time helping each client firm develop a high-quality business plan tailored for the Japanese market.
Announcing the winners of this year’s competition, BCCJ President Emeritus Philip T Gibb OBE emphasised that the JMEC contest is challenging and time consuming, but that those who have been put through its paces will have learned a great deal about themselves and their ability to work in a team.
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JMEC - Japan Market Expansion Competition
Team Aurora won JMEC 19.
Second place winners, Team Bonfire, received return tickets to London from Vishal Sinha, BA Manager for Japan and Korea