Webinar Archive – April 2021

Webinar Title: Japanese Franchise Brands in Focus
Chairperson & Speaker: Imad Charaf Eddine

Time: 17:00 – 17:15 (UTC +4, Dubai Time)

Imad Charaf Eddine is a well-known figure in the region’s franchise industry. With a solid franchise consulting background and extensive experience of over 20 years, he oversees all of Francorp’s business development in the Middle East. He was also accredited as Franchise Sales and Management Consultant in the United States in July 2006. Imad plays an important role in the development of client’s franchise strategic planning and structure report, the development of client’s franchise operational manual, and the clients marketing materials and marketing plan. Imad has worked on franchise development programs for over 1000 concepts across the MENA. He executed projects that have never tapped into franchising before, such as factories, cinemas, oil and gas, and many more.

Speaker: Filipe Trigo Goncalves, CEO, Yamamoto Takeuchi Investment Corporation

Time: 17:15 – 17:30

Mr. Filipe Goncalves is a Portuguese entrepreneur living for over 20 years in Hong Kong. He is one of the shareholders of Japan Global Fund, with headquarters in Tokyo one of the owners of, among others, the Japanese concept Asari Shibuya, and CEO of Yamamoto Takeuchi Investment

His passion and determination to make Asari Shibuya as the best and well known Japanese concept worldwide.

Speaker: Nakazawa Oji, Corporate Officer-Sales Division, Chateraise Japan

Time: 17:30 – 17:45

Mr. Nakazawa Oji is the Corporate Officer in Charge of Domestic Sales and Overseas Operation for Chateraise Co. Ltd. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark and have lived in various countries like Morocco, USA, Thailand and Panama. His experience and passion for the brand made Chateraise reach it’s global status now.⁠

Q&A Discussion

Time: 17:45 – 18:00