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ACCJ Events | Relaunch Party

October 2013
A NEW CHAPTER IN THE JOURNAL
Custom Media
Photos by Gamma Siregar
Spirits were high and flowing freely at the ACCJ Journal Relaunch Party, held on September 6 at the Tokyo American Club (TAC).

Hosted by the ACCJ Special Events Committee, the celebration drew attendees from more than 23 companies to celebrate the redesign of the magazine and the partnership between the chamber and publishers Custom Media K.K.

Darren McKellin, chair of the Working Group that managed the proposal process for the new Journal, gave the opening address to the crowd of 75.

“The Working Group studied the communications strategies of many organizations similar to the ACCJ and eventually decided to do an RFP [request for proposal] for a new vendor. The proposal we received from Custom Media blew us away. The ACCJ looks forward to a long and close relationship with Custom Media moving forward,” he said.

The ACCJ’s Executive Director Samuel Kidder also spoke, welcoming Custom Media and its staff to the “ACCJ family.”

Finally, Custom Media President Robert Heldt thanked all those present for their support of the relaunch.

In addition to the high-quality tipples and hors oeuvres typically offered at a TAC event, a silent draw was held for seven door prizes.

Custom Media President Robert Heldt

Custom Media President Robert Heldt

 

Vicki Beyer, ACCJ vice president, and Mark D. Baldwin, business director of Invesco Global Real Estate Asia Pacific, Inc.

Vicki Beyer, ACCJ vice president, and Mark D. Baldwin, business director of Invesco Global Real Estate Asia Pacific, Inc.

Dr. Greg Story (left), president of Dale Carnegie Training Japan, and Dominic Carter, representative director and CEO of The Carter Group

Dr. Greg Story (left), president of Dale Carnegie Training Japan, and Dominic Carter, representative director and CEO of The Carter Group

 

George Ohyama (left), ACCJ committee coordinator, and Darren McKellin,  ACCJ Working Group chair

George Ohyama (left), ACCJ committee coordinator, and Darren McKellin, ACCJ Working Group chair