07 décembre 2017
Paris Club Event
Ajinomoto is the biggest Japanese food and alimentation company with annual sales of 9 billion euros. This business originated from an amino acid "glutamic acid" which was discovered and extracted from kelp by Dr. Kikunae IKEDA of Tokyo Imperial University in 1908. It gave Japan’s staple broth kombu-dashi, the distinctive “Umami (旨味)” taste. The product was then launched as “Ajinomoto” by Saburosuke SUZUKI (founder of the Ajinomoto Group) in 1909.
The first investment of Ajinomoto in Europe was made in Manfredonia, Italy, in 1963 (closed in 1977) intending regional production in Europe. In 2003, Ajinomoto acquired a French manufacturer and revived it as the European base of Umami-seasoning manufacturing, which operates as its last facility in EU now. Through these experiences, Ajinomoto learnt what global business meant.
The speaker will explain through various cases that the creation of new products, the development of innovative technology and the contribution to the local community is now more important and valuable than ever.
About the speaker
Hiroyuki Miyake was born in 1953 in Tokyo and graduated from Keio University. He joined Ajinomoto Co., Inc. in 1977 and served until 2017. He resided seventeen years in Europe and the US and developed Amino Acids and Foods business globally. He stayed as Corporate Executive and President of Ajinomoto Europe in Paris from 2009 to 2015 and developed fourteen group companies in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He currently supports social activities as a member of General Incorporated Association Direct Force in Tokyo.
Date Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time From 19:00 to 21:00
20:00-21:00 Networking buffet
Language English (Japanese translation available for Q&A)
Venue Hotel New Otani, Gun-Ship International Restaurant
Address 4-1, Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Admission fee (buffet and drinks included)
5000 yen for members
6000 yen for non-members
Deadline for registration/cancellation Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Any cancellation after the deadline or no-show will be charged.
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