Day two in Japan, and the first day of the exhibition, this is the day everything has been building up to. With the help of the team at the EU Gateway to Japan Business Mission, we had been able to translate some key documentation into Japanese for any delegates who would come to visit us on the stand, and this was a very welcome piece of support! Hopefully in time we will forge a need to at least gain a basic level of language understanding as we look to expand our distribution network into Japan.
Armed with his bi-lingual business cards, a sharp suit and a world of enthusiasm, Vernon has spent the day (with the help of our own on-site human translator) speaking to delegates, both walk-up and pre-planned to discuss the strengths and benefits of the Maxprobe pipeline inspection camera system, and what such a product could achieve in the Japanese drainage, gas & general pipeline inspection market.
Vernon: “What an amazing day this has been for me. I have worked in many different countries over the years and today has given me the same, if not greater, level of excitement. I am learning so much about the business customs in Japan, and equally importantly for this particular venture, the market driving factors. In truth today has just flown by.”
Jon: “It’s been great to see the level of attention that we’ve had on the stand today, and the pre-planned meetings that the EU Gateway team have helped to arrange have brought a lot of interest. Already this looks like a very intriguing marketplace and I’m looking forward to seeing how things develop tomorrow.”