After a very successful and exciting event in 2016, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan was proud to launch the sixth edition of the French Business Awards (FBA) open to all French Chamber members regardless of nationality.
The 2017 awards were bestowed in front of 200 guests and journalists during our Shinnenkai (New Year Party) at Grand Hyatt Tokyo on January 31, 2017.
Organized every year by the French Chamber, the French Business Awards honor excellence and promotes success and innovation across all industries. The awards also acknowledge the important social contributions made by organizations through their commitment to community, ethical behavior and environmental sustainability.
The competition awards prizes in eight categories:
“Company of the Year” Award: this award rewards an outstanding company that has shown excellent performance and achievements in all aspects of its organization.
“Jury’s Special Award”: this juried award is bestowed to the jury’s « coup de cœur » chosen from the official nominees.
“Best SME/Entrepreneur” Award: this prize is for the best SME or the best entrepreneur in the light of their recent achievements.
“Product/Service of the Year” Award: this award distinguishes the most innovative, original and/or successful service or product developed and marketed in or for Japan.
“French Tech Tokyo” Award: this prize rewards the digital start-up displaying the highest potential of growth, outstanding originality in their project as well as the most forward-thinking and innovative ideas.
“Best CSR” (Corporate Social Responsibility) Award: this award is granted to the company whose business practices benefit society and environment most.
“Best Innovation” Award: this prize is given to the most innovative company or SME (proven competence in R&D, launch of a revolutionary product or service, leader in a niche market, etc.)
“Best French-Japanese Cooperation” Award: this award is bestowed to the company who has made the best use of both Japanese and French know-how to achieve a remarkable success.
This year's winners - You just might be the next one!
“Company of the Year” Award: VILMORIN-MKS
“Jury’s Special Award”: MOBAGEL
“Best SME/Entrepreneur” Award: ENERGY POOL JAPAN
“Product/Service of the Year” Award: SAFT JAPAN
“French Tech Tokyo” Award: MAGENCY
“Best CSR” (Corporate Social Responsibility) Award: NIHON L’ORÉAL
“Best Innovation” Award: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY
“Best French-Japanese Cooperation” Award: VINCI AIRPORTS JAPAN
The winners of each category are given, in addition to the award:
- A free full-color advertising page in CCIFJ’s magazine France Japon Eco or a 2-month free advertising banner on ccifj.or.jp
- Exposure through event-related articles and press releases
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The 2017 French Business Awards was organized with the kind support of EY, Allied Pickfords Japan, Arc Japan and the Office of Tourism of New Caledonia.