World Class Speaking Night™ at Oakwood!

Tokyo Midtown - Wednesday July 24

We are pleased to invite you to our next World Class Speaking Night—in the beautiful surroundings of the Oakwood, Tokyo Midtown!

The dining buffet & drink ticket, including wine tasting, is ¥3,500 prepaid - ¥4,500 at the door. There will also be an introduction to the remarkable story of how Carmenere, 'the lost grape of Bordeaux', became Chile's signature grape and wine—with a special Carmenere wine tasting!

Keynote Speaker: Thorsten Meyer, Traffic Director, Ogilvy & Mather Japan

Account Director, Team Cosmo—TED 'Top 10 Ads' Award for Mazda 2011

The Communication Gap: How to Avoid Getting Your Message 'Lost in Translation'

Did you ever fail to make your audience understand your message? Getting your message across can be a challenge in the best of circumstances. And when you have to convey your message in a different language and different culture—the challenges multiply! The difficulties of translation and cross-cultural (mis)understanding were humourously illustrated by the 2003 movie ‘Lost in Translation', starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson—and filmed on location in Tokyo. In business—such problems can make the difference between success and failure. So what to do?

How you avoid losing your message in translation—and successfully overcome the difficulties of cross-cultural communication—will be the main topic for our keynote speaker at this World Class Speaking Night.

Thorsten Meyer is a marketing executive with extensive experience from Japan and Europe—at leading multinational companies within communications and marketing. He has particular expertise in bridging the communication gap between countries and cultures—and avoiding your message getting lost in translation.

A good example of this was his role as Account Director for JWT's Team Cosmo—which achieved TED's Top 10 "Ads Worth Spreading" Award for Mazda in 2011. Thorsten has lived in Japan for 17 years and speaks fluent Japanese. After working for a few years in Europe, he returned to Japan in 2013 as Traffic Director for Ogilvy & Mather Japan—managing the company’s creative development process and internal resources to ensure maximum client satisfaction.

Ogilvy & Mather is one of the world's largest marketing communications and advertising companies—with 450 offices in 120 countries and more than 10,000 employees. Established in 1948 by David Ogilvy—an advertising legend known as 'The Father of Advertising'. The firm has won 155 Lions awardsat the annual Cannes Lions Advertising Awards—more than any other firm in the history of advertising. 32 of these were won by Ogilvy agencies in Asia.

The formal part of the program will be rounded off by a short introduction to the remarkable story of Chilean Carmenere wine! Chile is now the world's leading producer of Carmenere and it has become a trademark wine for the country. Followed by a wine tasting!

You may also win a FREE copy of the World Class Speaking book and a bottle of Carmenere wine!

When: Wednesday July 24, 19:00-22:00. Doors open 18:30.

Where: Oakwood, Tokyo Midtown

Access: Roppongi Station (Hibiya & Oedo Lines).

Entry Fee: ¥3,500 prepaid. ¥4,500at the door. Delicious dinner buffet, coffee, tea, soft drinks, juice, water +1alcohol drink from the bar. Additional alcohol drinks are ¥500 cash at the bar.


We look forward to seeing you!

William Reed& Trond Varlid

EMC Quest K.K.

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Wed Jul 24, 2013
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM JST
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Oakwood, Tokyo Midtown
Prepaid by ATM, Convini, Card or PayPal SOLD OUT ¥3,500
Pay at the Door ¥4,500 FULL
Venue Address
9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan
Event organized by GLOBIS lecturer Trond Varlid