February 2019: Staff Spotlight 3

Welcome back to our Staff Spotlight series!
Here we will introduce people from our JTB Communication Design (JCD) staff.

Today we have our professionals from the Marketing department : Takayuki Enya, team manager of our Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) team and Thor Vlaspolder from our Global Marketing team.
Spotlight, on!

Takayuki Enya
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Current Position / Project
"My mission is to develop the scheme of a unique JTB style SMM program which perfectly fits the Japanese market and Japanese clients. I also work as a sales representative for the SMM program of CWT Meetings & Events, and implement their style to their global clients in Japan."

What do you consider the most interesting and important thing in your job?
"I always want to be an appropriate, useful, capable and reliable agent for my client. My job of developing new business models & innovating conventional businesses is always full of surprises, but that motivates me to move forward."

What do you think is JCD`s strongest point?
"We JTB Communication Design are a group company of the largest travel agency in Japan, the JTB. For more than 100 years, JTB has been the best partner of Japanese clients as their travel agent and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention/Conference, Event/Exhibition) planner. We feel very confident that the trust and achievements we gained are unrivaled in the Japanese market."

How do you support JCD`s global expansion?
"From a global perspective, the Japanese market, culture, customs, and people seem a bit closed to the outer world. In fact, most of the Japanese are good cultivators but not great pioneers. I wish to bring a new wealth, value and knowledge through my mission to strengthen JCD as a global company to ship abroad."

Any words to our future clients?
"We are one of the most highly trusted Meetings & Events specialists that lead the Japanese market. We guarantee to respond to your request faithfully with innovative proposals. Please contact us at anytime!"

Thor Vlaspolder [ Check out my Our Staff page → Click Here! ]

Current Position / Project
"I am currently part of the global marketing team and take care of this website. Also, I travel abroad to attended international exhibitions to promote our company and expand our global business."

What do you consider the most interesting and important thing in your job?
"When traveling to other countries to attend international exhibitions, I can meet people from all over the world and share my love for Japan with them. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of Japan as most people know little about the great things Japan has to offer. Also that I can meet people face to face is an important and fun part of this job."

What do you think is JCD`s strongest point?
"I think the strength of JCD is that we are a big company with many teams that have their own specialties. When a project comes up, it is easy to work together and rely on each other`s strengths to create the best event imaginable for our client. Teamwork is essential in the meetings and event business, and JCD understands this."

How do you support JCD`s global expansion?
"As of this moment, JCD has a lot of projects coming from domestic clients. It is my mission to have more international clients to work with and create magical events!"

Any words to our future clients?
"Don`t hesitate to contact us and have a chat about the possibilities for your next project! Japan is a beautiful country with lots to offer for creating unforgettable events that can`t be experienced anywhere else. We are looking forward to working with you!"

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