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Retail Tech Conference - Business Leaders Forum 2023

L'Espace, Nihonbashi Honcho YS Building, 1F, 2 chome-2-2, Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo City, 103-0023, Tokyo
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Price: * Please pay by CREDIT CARD (via Stripe Payment online system) before registration

Presential Attendance:
- 9 000 yens for members of the French Chamber
- 18 000 yens for non-members

Only Online Attendance:
- 5 000 yens for members of the French Chamber
- 10 000 yens for non-members

*Any cancellation after the deadline or no-show will be charged.

*All participants are required to pay online before the event. Thank you for your understanding.


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Digitalisation of retail in Japan: How digital can enable sustainable retail?

[Translate to Anglais:]

The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (CCI France-Japon) is glad to inform you that it will be holding, in partnership with the French Embassy, a brand-new Sectorial Conference: Retail Tech. Focusing on the digitalization of the retail industry in Japan, it will take placeon Tuesday, October 24th, 2023, from 3pm onwards.


This Conference is part of the ‘Business Leaders Forum’, a series of events dedicated to gathering experts from different sectors to discuss forthcoming industry challenges. The Business Leaders Forum also aims at providing networking opportunities in order to promote France-Japan collaboration.

More specifically, the Retail Tech Conference will focus on the transformation of the retail sector in Japan, unveiling past success stories and innovative visions on how to best use online resources in retail. Bringing together startups and speakers from trend-setting firms in the industry, the Conference will discuss the future of retail sales and unveil the potency of digital solutions.

We encourage you to attend so as to expand your knowledge and network in this industry!


The topics tackled by this sectorial Conference will be echoed by our annual key event, the Business Summit, to be held on November 28th, 2023, and which will cover the theme of "innovation".


We are looking forward to seeing you!

The press will also be invited to attend the conference.



Master of Ceremony: OKANO Takuro, Partner, A.T. Kearney K.K.

15:30 Opening Remarks

  • Armel CAHIERRE,5th Vice President CCI France Japon, B4F KK (MILLE PORTE.COM)
  • Christophe GRIGNON, Economic Counsellor, French Embassy in Japan


15:40 Opening Keynote

  • OCHIAI Takafumi, Representative Director and Co-founder, Smart Governance Inc.


16:00 PANEL 1: What can digital solutions do for retail in Japan today?

Moderator:Régis ARNAUD, Editor in Chief of "France Japon Eco" Magazine, CCI France Japon


  • Pascal GERBERT-GAILLARD Executive Vice President APAC, SES-imagotag Japan K.K.
  • Kenji GOVAERS, Senior Partner, Bain & Company
  • Fabrice SCHINDLER, Founder & President, PASSOT Co. Ltd


16:50 Q&A PANEL 1


17:00 Coffee Break


17:20 PANEL 2: Success stories of digitalization in Japan and barriers to entry

Moderator: INOUE Makoto, Senior Partner, Co- lead of APAC Consumer Industries, A.T. Kearney K.K.


  • Sébastien BEAL, Founder & CEO, Tachikoma AI
  • Vincent NELIAS, Representative Director & President, Head of Sales, Triumph International Japan
  • Raphaël MAZOYER, Chief Customer Officer, Godiva Japan Inc
  • Vincent GUILLOU, eCommerce Manager, Luxottica Japan Co. Ltd


18:10 Q&A PANEL 2


18:25 Closing Remarks

  • OKANO Takuro, Partner, A.T. Kearney K.K.

18:30 - 20:30 Networking cocktail


Date Tuesday, October 24th

Time 15:30-20:30 (Doors open at 15:00)

Language English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

Venue  CCI France Japon “L’Espace” - at CCIFJ office!

Address 2-2-2 Nihombashi, Honcho 1F, Chuo-ku, 103-0023 Tokyo

Fee Please pay via Stripe Payment online system before registration


Presential attendance:

* 9 000 yens for members of the French Chamber

* 18 000 yens for non-members

Remote attendance:

* 5 000 yens for members of the French Chamber

* 10 000 yens for non-members

Deadline for registration/cancellation Tuesday, October 19, 2023, 17:00


Any cancellation after the deadline or no-show will be charged.

All participants are required to pay by CREDIT CARD (via Stripe Payment online system) before the event. Thank you for your understanding.


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To register for this event, please click on the button "LOG IN", complete the form and click on the button "CONFIRM AND PAY".

Please register each attendee separately. Number of Seats is limited, be first to register!


Any questions?

Please contact us :

Aurore ROULLEAUX DUGAGE Director, Business Leaders Forum

a.roulleaux(@)ccifj.or.jp (Anglais/Français) 

Mayu HANDA Manager, Business Leaders Forum

m.handa((@))ccifj.or.jp (Français/Japonais)

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