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Chartwell in Japan

Alex Hickman (Chartwell’s CEO) and Raleigh Addington (Chartwell’s Asia Pacific MD) are back from a marketing trip to Tokyo (just missing the Cherry Blossom!). They met with a number of existing clients including UBS, JP Morgan and Schroders, and also the British Embassy who have linked Chartwell with some new, exciting opportunities in the Japanese market. Raleigh is already planning his next trip there.

Chartwell also met with many high profile speakers, who are frequently called upon to offer thought-provoking analyses of the world’s third largest economy, and where it is heading. Featured below are just a few of the great Japanese speakers now included on Chartwell’s ever-growing roster:

  • Clay Chandler – Asia Editor for Fortune (2001-08) and McKinsey & Company (2008-13), and a leading analyst of Asia’s key economies.
  • Ichiro Fujisaki – Japan’s Ambassador to the USA (2008-12), who provides fascinating insight into Japanese foreign policy.
  • Takuji Okubo –  Chief Economist (Tokyo) for Société Générale (2010-12), and a leading Japanese economist who argues that Japan is heading towards a collapse in 2017.
  • Eisuke Sakakibara – Japan’s Vice Minister of Finance (1997-99), during which time he earned the nickname “Mr. Yen” for his influence over currency markets.
  • Heizo Takenaka – Minister for Financial Services, Economic and Fiscal Policy in Japan (2001-05)​, and a specialist on the Japanese economy and political landscape.

Raleigh is based in Hong Kong and will be in travelling Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai and Beijing in the coming weeks. He’d be delighted to tell you more about the thought leadership from the area, and help you plan for your next event: e-mail him at or give him a call on +852 5512 9714.

Chartwell in Scandinavia


We’ve got some fantastic clients and speakers in Scandinavia, and it’s a fun place to visit at any time of year, especially the autumn.

Managing Director (Europe), Leo von Bülow-Quirk and I will be in Norway, Sweden and Denmark this week to catch up with clients and speakers and discuss what’s coming up in 2014.

I’m particularly looking forward to the train journey from Stockholm to Oslo.

Chartwell Media Podcasts are now live

We are please to announce that you can now access podcasts for some of our events via SoundCloud.

So if you missed out on our Breakfast Discussion on “The German Election” with Sir Michael Arthur and Gisela Stuart.

Or if you couldn’t make it to our Evening Discussion- With Harper Reed, Obama Campaign 2012 CTO, now you hear it all online.

Just click the link below.

get in touch

We’re here to help.

If you can’t find the right speaker you need, or would like speaker ideas tailored to your event,

talk to us on the details below.

For UK, Europe and general enquiries, please contact

Rob Higgins

+44 207 293 0864

For US enquiries,

please contact

Ellis Trevor

+1 646-844-8287 

For Middle East, Asia & international enquiries

please contact

Raleigh Addington

+852 5819 2227