Managing through the maelstrom

Managing through the maelstrom

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan (SpCCJ) together with the Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BLCCJ) in a joint effort invited on Friday 29 May, partners and directors of the Japan member firm of Deloitte to share with our members, their perspective related to doing business in Japan during the COVID-19 emergency.

Evolution of a crisis, relief measures, financial reporting matters, technology vision and vulnerabilities and command strategies were some of the topics covered in this interesting and useful sesion.

A big thank you to our 5 speakers from Deloitte and to all the attendants for joining us during lunch time!

The New Normal: How can we ensure a safe and secure environment? – Biological Passport: Access to a COVID-19 free society

The New Normal: How can we ensure a safe and secure environment? – Biological Passport: Access to a COVID-19 free society

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, our way of life has changed drastically. How can we tell places you visit or people you meet are COVID free? How will companies protect their employees and create a safe workplace?

Applying tests for every single person will be a must in the New Normal Society? Will we all have an easy access to these newly developed medical kits soon?

 On May 19, Andy Chang, APAC Regional Senior Director of our Corporate Member IGENOMIX offered us answers to these questions and many others in a webinar session specially organised for the SpCCJ Members.

Igenomix is a Spanish reproductive and fertility bio-tech company, which has been working on COVID-19 testing for private usage, by applying their know-how in genetics. Igenomix has recently launched the FDA-EUA approved COVID-19 RT-PCR Test and also introduced the Igenomix Biological Passport, a combination of new COVID-19 RT-PCR diagnostic test and a COVID-19 serological antibody test.

2nd Online CEO Round Table Discussion – Session 2

2nd Online CEO Round Table Discussion – Session 2

As the COVID-19 pandemic is globally expanding and having economic and financial impacts, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan organied the 2nd online CEO round table Discussion to create a platphone, where the CEOs & Managing Directors of our Corporate members could exchange information and ideas.

Atendants: Hernandez-Echevarria, Orto Group, Nishibi, Novajika, Mormedi.

This time we invited the Economic and Comercial Counsellor of the Embassy of Spain to Japan, Fernando Hernandez to the session.

2nd Online CEO Round Table Discussion – Session 1

2nd Online CEO Round Table Discussion – Session 1

As the COVID-19 pandemic is globally expanding and having economic and financial impacts, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan organied the 2nd online CEO round table Discussion to create a platphone, where the CEOs & Managing Directors of our Corporate members could exchange information and ideas.

Atendants: Amadeus, Chanel, Iberia, Gestamp, Grupo Antolin, Grupo Freixenet & J. Garcia Carrion.

This time we invited the Economic and Comercial Counsellor of the Embassy of Spain to Japan, Fernando Hernandez to the session.

After the Pandemic

After the Pandemic

On 22 April our Corporate member Ie University organised in colaboration with the Spanish Chambers of Commerce network in Asia, an online seminar inviting Enrique Dans, Professor of Innovation at IE University.

What will the world look like after the pandemic? The question, increasingly, is no longer whether we will return to normal after the pandemic, but whether we really want to return to normal. Labor, the environment, the economy, education and healthcare are just five examples of things that should change after this crisis. Are we really sure that we want to go ‘back to normal’ after the pandemic? Did we like that ‘normality’ so much? And since we have managed to make a clean break with it… why not take advantage and move on to something better?

Professor Enrique Dans has a Bachelor in Science from Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, an MBA from Instituto de Empresa and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from UCLA.