Lawson’s Business Strategy and Response to the Quake

June 2, 2011 - June 2, 2011
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Takeshi Niinami, the President and CEO of Lawson, Inc., a major convenience store franchise chain in Japan, reveals how his company is introducing his unique business to growing markets, including his goal of opening nearly 10,000 stores in China by 2020. His company also has played a leading role in ensuring basic necessities got to the people of Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Meanwhile, Lawson plans to install energy-saving lights in thousands of stores to help with the nation’s conservation efforts in the aftermath of the disasters. Mr. Niiinami has been the President and CEO of Lawson since May 2002. Previously he was the President of Sodex Corporation. After Sodex, he led the Food Service Management Unit and Lawson Units at Mitsubishi Corporation.

Takeshi Niinami
, President and CEO, LAWSON, INC.

Merit Janow
, Professor in the Practice of International Economic Law and International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Chairwoman, Board of Directors, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Director, Japan Society

12–12:30 PM Registration & reception
12:30–1 Luncheon
1–2 Lecture and Q&A

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron Circle level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only. The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

Please call 212-715-1208 to register for this program.

  • Jun 02, 2011 at 12:00 pm