Want to add years to your life? Join Us at IMEX 2014

According to today’s Independent, the key to Japanese women having the longest life expectancy of all humans is what they eat.


THE J TEAM would like to share a few secrets with you at IMEX 2014.

The Importance of Breakfast for Meeting Planners – In Celebration of Japanese “Washoku” UNESCO Listing

You are cordially invited join us for breakfast on your way to IMEX on Wednesday 21st May 2014.

Guest speaker Jon Bradshaw (CEO Meetology) gives insights on the fundamental necessity of breakfast

Guest speaker Susanna Wellenberg (Japanophile) will present on the healthy attributes of the Japanese diet and its effect on longevity and energising a nation of workaholics

Your opportunity to try a Japanese breakfast to taste for yourself why it is the latest addition to UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritages of humanity

Hilton Worldwide Japan, Hiroshima CVB, Kyoto CB, Osaka CVB, THE J TEAM DMC, Tokyo CVB

Join us:
Time: 8:00-9:30 within a few minutes’ walk of the show floor
Limited places mean reservation required, please contact James Kent [email protected]
Location will be advised upon reservation


Jonathan Bradshaw – CEO, Meetology
Jonathan combines his personal experience in human performance with over 17 years in the international meetings industry. His experiences on the sporting front include climbs on Mt. Everest, Mt. Kilimanjaro and an epic 3500mile/5500km bike ride. His career in the meetings industry includes over 7 years with the prestigious IMEX Group where he was Director of Business Development. He is a professional speaker and award winning industry columnist.

Jonathan will open the Washoku seminar with some insights into the importance of eating a proper breakfast before your meeting.

Jon’s interest in human performance comes from his sporting background. As well as playing semi-professional football he also spent many years running a successful personal training business. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (2004), taken part in a three-month scientific research project testing human performance in extreme conditions on Mt. Everest (2007) and completed an epic 3400 mile/ 5600km European bike ride (2008).

This experience and interest  in human performance led Jon to investigate just how such knowledge could be used to create better business meetings and eventually led to collaboration with a team of psychologists and the formation of the innovative Meetology® Group.

Jon has entertained and educated audiences with conference presentations in over 30 countries, and his popular Reboot your Brain column in ONE+, MPI’s membership magazine, was awarded a coveted EXCEL award by the US-based Association Media & Publishing in 2010.

See more at: http://meetology.com/about-us/our-team/jonathan-bradshaw#sthash.bSwzeNhf.dpuf

He is also convinced that what you eat affects outcomes of your meeting:

Susanna Wellenberg – Media professional and leading Japanophile
Susanna is a master of various media, one of Germany’s leading Japanophiles; an expert on Japanese cuisine, and an active volunteer in Tohoku helping put the region back on the road to progress after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Susanna will tell us all about the culture, importance and joys of Japanese food and we will leave the breakfast utterly convinced that it is not just sushi, hibachi, and noodles. Her book on the pinnacle of Japanese cuisine – Kaiseki – has been turned into a documentary film.

One of Susanna’s many other passions is volunteering in the earthquake-damaged Tohoku region of Japan, in the village of Rikuzentakata. The people are really working hard to rebuild their city and she is very happy to be able to do her little part in bringing a smile. Her next project is with owners of Miele who have kindly agreed to support her with bringing an oven to Asahi no Ataru Ie in Rikuzentakata and she is working on a full set of food and cooking activities to generate both money and wider engagement.