Success stories
(Past Expeditions)

Learning Expedition for E.LECLERC in Thailand on Distribution

NEXSTEP was proud to design and facilitate a learning expedition program for 17 Executives from the top French Hypermarket brand E.Leclerc located in the Reunion Island.

The participants interacted with the management team at one of the main Tesco Lotus Distribution Center in Thailand to learn about Tesco’s supply chain & distribution operations and strategy in Thailand. The executives also visited EmQuartier, part of the Mall Group in Thailand; one of Thailand’s largest mall operators. Mall Group’s brands include: The Mall, Emporium, Siam Paragon, Power Mall, Gourmet Market, The Mall SkyPORT, EmQuartier, SportsMall, BeTrend, and BLÚPORT. The executives specifically discovered innovative retail concepts as part of the Gourmet Market brand and engaged with the executive team at the Gourmet Market. Meaningful connections were developed as part of that Learning Expedition which included a private dinner on the Chao Phraya River and an special experience at Dine in the Dark.

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Learning Exploration for 19 officiers of the SME Center@SMCCI in Singapore to study the development of the Halal Market in Japan

NEXSTEP (Next Step Connections) and its partner Lotus Relocation co-created a successful study tour in Tokyo, Japan for 19 officers from the SME Centre @SMCCI (Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Enterprise Singapore in March 2019. The focus of the program was to explore Halal Food business opportunities in Japan as well as to understand the current stage of the market ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

The participants met a variety of leading stakeholders including HonestBee, Wondertable, Nippon Asia Halal Association, Flexible Package Association, Wheaston, Tokyo Consulting Group, Zeroth AI, The Hayabusa Halal Market and the Muslim Omotenachi Center as well as Kevin Newman, a seasoned American Entrepreneur.

A lot of insights were exchanged during the five-day intensive program nourishing the participants with data and key information which will be shared back with Singapore SMEs who are interested and keen to do business with Japan particularly in the fields of Halal and Technology. 

If you are interested to create a learning expedition or market exploration abroad, please contact us.