This event will be held in Japanese.
Simultaneous interpretation to English will be available.
We are pleased to host Einosuke Sumitani, founder of WDI Inc. (World Dining Inspirations Corporation), who will discuss how he has successfully determined which new concepts to bring from overseas and how to best introduce them to the Japanese market.
Mr. Sumitani transformed the restaurant industry in Japan by introducing popular American food restaurant chains, such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Tony Roma’s and Hard Rock Café, to the Japanese market.
He retired as CEO of WDI Corporation in early 2003. After obtaining the franchise license for KidZania from Mexico, he successfully opened KidZania career theme parks in Tokyo in 2006 and in Koshien in 2009. At KidZania, children can experience being leaders, learn about society, and get to role-play as adults with real jobs using real-world tools and equipment.
At this event, he will share his personal leadership story and talk about the core elements leaders must have to successfully launch the services and products of other countries in Japan.
Please join us to learn from key events in Mr. Sumitani’s career and his unique expertise in effectively introducing foreign brands in Japan.
この度、在日米国商工会議所 (ACCJ) 関西支部はナレッジサロンの協力により、KCJ GROUP株式会社 代表取締役社長兼CEO住谷栄之資氏の講演会を実施致します。
住谷氏は株式会社WDI (World Dining Inspirations) の創設社の一人であり、ケンタッキーフライドチキンやトニーローマ、ハードロックカフェなど当時からアメリカで人気のあった飲食チェーン店のライセンスを取得しながら次々に日本国内で店舗を展開していきました。2003年初頭に同社のCEOを退職した後、子供向けの職業社会体験サービスを展開するメキシコの施設、「キッザニア」のライセンスを取得、2006年に東京に、2009年に甲子園にそれぞれオープンしました。
Mie Kitano, Co-Chair
Hidehito Katsuma, Co-Chair
ACCJ Kansai - Business Programs Committee
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