Maximising Your BCCJ Membership

Written by BCCJ
April 15, 2022

Written by BCCJ
April 15, 2022

  • A message from the President
  • Registering delegates
  • BCCJ events
  • Share with your network
  • Free seat coupons
  • Know your benefits
  • Member testimonials

A Message to Chamber Members from BCCJ President, David Bickle OBE

On behalf of the BCCJ Executive Committee and the entire team at the BCCJ, I would like to extend our sincere thanks for your continued support of the Chamber.

At its most fundamental, the purpose of the BCCJ is that its members make great connections with people and organisations that matter to them in business. With this, our mission in serving our members continues to be the promotion of bilateral trade and investment between Japan and the UK for sustainable economic growth in both countries…
Read more HERE

Are you getting the most out of your BCCJ membership?

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan delivers a high-value events programme, productive networking and promotional opportunities, valuable information services and access to influential individuals and institutions.

As we enter the 2022-2023 Chamber year, the BCCJ would like to remind you of a few ways in which you can maximise your Chamber membership.

BCCJ membership is split into 4 core categories – Platinum, Corporate, Entrepreneur and Individual – with the addition of newly-launched options of regional and international membership categories. Membership benefits are designed to connect you to other business leaders and opportunities.

Member benefits by category
by category

BCCJ membership is split into 4 core categories – Platinum, Corporate, Entrepreneur and Individual – with the addition of newly-launched options of regional and international membership categories. Membership benefits are designed to connect you to other business leaders and opportunities.

Registering Delegates

Registering BCCJ member delegates is an important step in maximising the value of your membership. Delegates are added to your organisation’s directory listing; delegates are given access to an extensive network of business leaders and industry professionals, can sign up directly to join Chamber events, will receive exclusive BCCJ communications, and can promote news from your organisation through the BCCJ’s 9 media channels.

Platinum: Unlimited
Corporate: 12
Entrepreneur: 2
Individual: 1

How can I see who is registered as a delegate of my company?

 Visit the BCCJ website https://bccjapan.com
2 – Click ‘Log in’ in the top right corner to access your account
3 – Click ‘Directory’ in the navigation tab
4 – Search for your organisation
5 – Click ‘See members’ under your companies listing

Alternatively, you can send the BCCJ an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you with a list of delegates registered at your organisation.

 

How can I update our delegates list?

Send an email to the BCCJ team at [email protected] containing the name, email and job title of colleagues you would like to be added as a delegate of your company.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of signing up registered BCCJ member delegates, or have any other related enquiries, please do get in touch.

BCCJ Events

BCCJ Events – Lead the Conversation

The BCCJ runs an active events programme that is used to lead brave conversations and bring members together on the topics that matter to your business. Events are brought to members in online, in-person and hybrid formats in order to provide something for everyone, harnessing the best of both the digital and physical worlds.

Joining and leading events is the best way to improve your visibility amongst BCCJ the network, and to establish you / your company as an industry leader. We are always open to ideas, so if you would be interested in being more involved in the BCCJ events calendar, please get in touch!

View upcoming BCCJ events HERE

Join BCCJ events using your Free Seat Coupons

Did you know…
Your BCCJ membership allows you to join certain chamber events using free seat coupons. As the Chamber moves back to in-person and hybrid event formats, these will become visible on the booking page (see below).

You are also able to sign up other colleagues from your company by clicking the ‘Add Additional Attendees +‘ button.

Share with Your Network 

Did you know that all BCCJ members can take advantage of the BCCJ Member-Gets-Member (MGM) scheme? Introduce a new member company to the Chamber and, in return, you will receive 50% of the new member’s first annual membership fee.

If you know a company that might be keen to join our vibrant and growing network of professionals and with an interest in promoting UK and Japan business relations, contact us at [email protected]

The BCCJ has launched two new membership subcategories for those based outside of the Kanto region and Japan. These are designed for individuals and organisations looking to obtain useful information about market opportunities, connect with the BCCJ community, and gain access to the full range of member benefits, including access to key policymakers and dignitaries, member rates/deals and visibility across BCCJ communications channels. Learn more HERE

Know Your Benefits

BCCJ Member Benefits in review…

NETWORKING
– Network at senior level with UK, Japanese and global organisations
– Connect with an established network of more than 970 members (comprised of approximately 190 businesses)
– Build valuable and long-lasting relationships with potential partners, clients and customers
– Strengthen credibility by sharing and exchanging experiences and practices
– Socialise with other BCCJ members at informal networking events (60-80 attendees from a broad range of industries)
– Access the BCCJ Directory for member delegate contact details

ACCESS
– The British Embassy Tokyo and key policymakers in Japan
– Visiting dignitaries from business, government, political, and also royal circles
– VisitBritain, British Council, Export to Japan, Department for International Trade, British Chambers in the region, and the British Chambers Group UK

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
The BCCJ hosts 40+ events throughout the year, from panel discussions on current issues, breakfasts and lunches with distinguished guest speakers from business and government, to our annual British Business Awards gala.
– Engage with thought leaders and influence decision-makers
– Learn from experienced CEOs, senior managers and successful entrepreneurs
– Gain insight into how workplaces can implement sustainable changes to boost inclusion at our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sessions
– Stay informed and join the discussions on topical business issues

PROMOTION & COMMUNICATION
The BCCJ has nine communication channels to keep you updated; members can utilise the BCCJ website and newsletter to circulate their news.
– Personalised welcome article on the BCCJ homepage, circulated on BCCJ-owned channels
– Unique log in to access the BCCJ website and customisable, member-only pages and receive weekly e-newsletter
– News-sharing in weekly e-newsletter and on the BCCJ website
– Exclusive member-only discounts for products and services
– Trusted introductions to other members and non-member enquirers looking for business contacts
– Opportunities to speak at and lead BCCJ events
– Participate in the annual British Business Awards (BBA), which showcase the best of UK business and culture in the Japanese market

BCCJ Member Testimonials

Jeremy Sampson

Managing Director Japan & Korea,
Robert Walters Japan K.K.

BCCJ provides us with a wealth of opportunities to connect and establish valuable relationships with an extensive network of British and Japanese businesses. We have also been fortunate to actively participate in events and initiatives to engage with other thought leaders as well as share our business insights through BCCJ’s communication channels.

Noriko Silvester

Founder, Candlewick Co., Ltd.

Candlewick has been associated with the BCCJ for more than 15 years as an independent communication company. We appreciate the welcoming atmosphere provided by the Chamber which allows us to discuss many aspects of doing global business, and also connecting foreign businesses to the Japanese. There are also many casual networking events and opportunities to learn which I am sure will prove invaluable to you and your business.

Junko Kawakubo

President, Croda

BCCJ provides us with great opportunities to reinforce our UK profile in Japan, thanks to the provision of updated market information and introduction of new networks. Being a part of the Chamber also further enables us to provide effective and updated intel and support to our Japanese customers and business partners.

Taisuke Yokota

Managing Director, Camping with Soul Japan

BCCJは、日本で最も強力な英国ビジネスのコネクションを提供してくれるコミュニティです。また、私が最も強く感じでいるBCCJの価値は、多様性溢れるメンバーとの交流です。それは、私たちの人生をより豊かなものにしてくれます。

In closing, we are mindful that there has never been a more important time to accelerate the development of positive and mutually beneficial relationships between Japan and the UK – like-minded democracies with shared interests and mutual respect for the international rules-based system and its institutions. The bilateral relationship is multifaceted and there are innumerable opportunities for positive engagement at the government, corporate and community levels. The BCCJ has a role to play as an enabler and accelerator of this engagement, and it is with that in mind that we encourage you to make the most of your BCCJ membership. We hope to see you at a BCCJ event soon, and look forward to your continued support and active participation in the year ahead.