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JMEC 22 Winners Announced

JMEC 22 Business Plan Competition Winners Announced
Well-researched and professional business plans wow project clients at annual event

TOKYO, June 7, 2016—The Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) announced the winners of the JMEC 22 program at its annual JMEC Awards Ceremony at the Tokyo American Club.

JMEC Executive Committee Chair Tom Whitson said: “JMEC 22 involved 58 highly motivated Participants from 14 countries who overcame language barriers and other challenges to cooperate in small teams to analyze market opportunities for JMEC Project Clients. They developed realistic business plans to crack the Japanese market—and their commitment and energy made them fun to work with.”

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JMEC Case Study : Instant UpRight (Winner of the JMEC 16 Competition)

TOKYO, April 10, 2013

Irish manufacturer of scaffolding, Instant UpRight, attended the JMEC competition in 2010/2011 with the aim of developing the Special Scaffold business in Japan and its associated markets. They already had been supplying standard type products to Japan since the early 1990s but wished to tap more into the considerable Japanese market and its associated global markets.

On realising the great achievement of the JMEC team in achieving 1st prize in the competition, Instant UpRight appointed Ms. Yamakawa, one of the members of the JMEC team, on a contract basis to develop in particular new opportunities for Instant UpRight’s innovative Quick Erect Boiler scaffolds in Japan’s power industry.

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