What people say about us:
“I met Philippe Huysveld as President of the French subsidiary of the Japanese group Yokowo, whose headquarters were located in the Val-d'Oise. I could appreciate the thorough knowledge, by Philippe Huysveld, of the industrial area, but also its expertise on management of a Japanese company. Mr. Philippe Huysveld has also conducted several studies and reference documents related to the economic and industrial relations between Europe and Japan, and has been also an associated Professor of the Cergy-Pontoise University (Paris Area) in the field of Japanese economy, that he masters perfectly.”
Jean-Francois Benon, Managing Director
Val d'Oise Economic Expansion Committee (CEEVO)
Cergy Pontoise - Paris region, France
Get trained with GBMC and
Get ready for the Japanese and European Markets!
Doing business in Japan is not easy. Some people think that they can just rush into Japan, grab a few deals, hand them over to "the team" and leave the "touchy cultural stuff" until later. The same people also think that they can follow it up with some videoconferencing, relying on an agent or a distributor and on occasional business trips. The result is that they find themselves isolated from the real world and excluded from business opportunities because of simple cultural mistakes and poor communication.
Whether you want to set up a whole operation in Japan or just export to or develop your business through third parties, you must be able to communicate well with Japanese (companies) and understand what is really going on in the minds of your Japanese counterparts or you risk being left at the starting line! This is to some extent valid too for Japanese expatriates working in European offices.
Therefore, our aim is to help you understand the differences of culture between Europe and Japan, so that you can launch and grow your business without risking failure or being left out of the game. Our Training Programs will save you loads of time, money and energy trying to figure out the right thing to do in a an unknown environment.
Philippe Huysveld and Motoko G. Huysveld will teach you HOW to make credible and lasting business relationships in Japan/Europe, and ultimately create a highly successful business by understanding:
- Japanese business culture,
- Japanese business etiquette and
- more about Doing Business in Japan or
- Doing Business with Japanese companies!
To do so, we will show you HOW to build confidence and trust, by understanding the key elements of Japanese business culture, and by using that knowledge in the appropriate context.
In short, one of our missions at GBMC is to improve business relationships among Japanese and Europeans, through increased knowledge and communication!
Consult with GBMC and get the Europe-Japan Markets at your door's threshold!
Crisis solution or first help stop!
Whatever your most urgent your most urgent requirements are, whatever the phase of your project, whatever the size of your operations, GBMC provides your organisation with punctual assistance as well as with full scale solutions, helping you to export & launch your products or services overseas, assisting you in finding new products for your local market or even helping you to set up operations abroad. For both the Japanese market and Western European markets (France, Benelux, UK, Germany), GBMC assists you on domestic distribution knowledge, B2B market studies, feasibility studies, market analysis, strategic planning and even office setting.
Our Commitment to you
GBMC is dedicated to developing European business and Japanese business, helping companies in Europe and in Japan to penetrate both Japanese and European markets. Our Japan business consultants assist our clients in improving work relationships in multicultural environments and we are committed to provide you with the relevant amount of consultancy, professional service, cross-cultural and business training & guidance along each project stage, whenever needed or asked. Your project is unique to us and is our priority.
Our Europe-Japan Consulting Services
Our services consist in a mix of consultancy, coaching, business assistance and other related professional services (see the above Menu). We also provide other customised services in addition to those, depending on your specific requirements.
We help Europeancompanies grow their business in Japan and provide the same service to Japanesecompanies interested in expanding in Europe. Whether you would like to raise the profile of your product or expand your customer base, we can give you advice and support you as well as help you finding the right contacts.
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"Je tiens à vous remercier pour la qualité de votre intervention, lors de la matinée Japon organisée par le MEDEF Ile-de-France le 11 mai 2016.
Votre connaissance du Japon et de la culture de ses entrepreneurs, vos conseils sur les "à faire" tout autant que sur les "à ne pas faire", les "do" et les "don't do", pour les entreprises françaises désireuses d'un développement d'affaires avec ce pays, ont été très appréciés et ont donné lieu à des échanges enrichissants entre vous et les participants, dont certains, exportateurs confirmés, ont pu témoigner de la justesse de vos propos en direction des nombreux néo-exportateurs présents."
-Commission Internationale du Medef Ile de France
-Mouvement des Entreprises du Val d'Oise et MEDEF Val d'Oise
-Comité Val d'Oise des CCEF
"I have consulted with Philippe Huysveld of GBMC for the following Japan business-related projects:
1) Search of European fashion brands and French made cosmetics goods (make-up, skin care, flagrance) for a major Japanese listed on-line shopping company.
2) Market Survey and Search for Investment opportunities in the Computer Game Industry, the Food Processing Industry and the Game Betting Industry in Europe, for a major Japanese listed M&A and Investment Group.
As a result, I very much enjoyed working with him and appreciated his methodology, insight, organisation, intellect and timely replies to my multiple queries. I would like to recommend this smart and friendly consultant to anyone in need for guidance and advice."
W. Consulting (Japan)
"Philippe Huysveld has strong experience and a deep knowledge of business and management processes as an entrepreneur, particularly in the context of Japan, which is reflected in his consulting, books, cross-cultural training and lectures. He's a real go-to expert on the Japanese business world.
David Clive Price
Asia Business Consultant &
Cultural Expert (UK)