"Make People and the Earth Healthy" with euglena Co.
Japan's Microalgae Biotechnology
28th Aug (Mon) 7:00pm, WorkCentral @ Dhoby Ghaut
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What is Euglena?
Euglena is a species of microalgae with the features of both plants and animals.
It can store energy by means of photosynthesis like plants while it can move around like animals. Euglena was born 500 million years ago in the primitive age.
In 2005, euglena Co., Ltd. became the first in the world to succeed in the outdoor mass cultivation of Euglena for food. Euglena contains 59 varieties of nutrients, which is enough for human survival. Euglena also can be used for the anti-aging cosmetics and healthy complexion.
In addition, when euglena grows through photosynthesis, it produces oil that can be used as biofuel that is suitable for jet-fuel, which also helps to reduce CO2 emission to the atmosphere.
About the Speakers
Mr. Takuyuki Fukumoto
Co-founder, Director, Head of Healthcare Business Division
Mr. Fukumoto pursued his career mainly in the field of health & beauty. He has many years of professional experience in marketing strategy planning, product development, sales, etc., and he became a director of a chlorella company in Japan in 1999. In 2004, he met Mr. Izumo in China who will be establishing euglena Co. together in 2005.
Mr. Fukumoto is one of the three founders and his role was a manager of strategy planning and marketing. They succeeded in listing euglena Co. on the TSE Mothers in December 2012, and upgraded to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2014. The present market capitalisation is approximately a 100 billion JPY.
Mr. Takehiro Yasui
Manager, Raw Materials and Overseas Sales Section Healthcare Business Division
Mr. Yasui joined euglena Co. in 2009. At the time when Euglena was still unheard of, his mission was to spread the awareness of Euglena. He implemented the collaboration with more than 30 major food companies in Japan on product development. By marketing Euglena contained products with Ito-Yokado, one of the biggest retailer, and Family Mart, one of the biggest convenient store chain, Euglena spread throughout Japan and gathered great attention.
After which, he realised a business partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., the major pharmaceutical company (currently Takeda Consumer Healthcare) in Japan, and is involved in product development. He is currently the manager for both domestic corporate transactions and overseas expansion.
At this event, they will be sharing:
What is Euglena?
How euglena Co. will “Make People and the Earth Healthy” with Euglena.
The potential of Euglena’s various applications such as food, cosmetics, bio-fuel and more!
The secrets of why both “Inner beauty” and “Outer beauty” could be realised by one algae, Euglena combined with advanced biotechnology
Introduction of their health & beauty products, Euglena P-3(health supplement), B.C.A.D.(anti-aging cosmetics), and “one All-in-One cream”.
All participants will have a chance to experience various euglena products at the event, and will be given product samples as door gifts. You will also stand a chance to win these Lucky Draw Prizes from Japan, presented by euglena!
About euglena Co., Ltd.
Established in 2005, they succeeded in the outdoor mass cultivation of the microalgae called Euglena (Japanese name: Midorimushi) for the first time in the world. With the corporate philosophy of "Make People and the Earth Healthy", they research, develop and sell food and cosmetics containing
Euglena. By 2020, they aim to utilize it as the first algae biofuel in Japan and conduct research on biofuels. They won Prime Minister’s Award, the highest award in the 1st "Japan Venture Awards Program" in 2015. They were listed on the TSE Mothers in December 2012, and upgraded to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December 2014.
Date: 28th Aug (Mon) Evening: 1900~2130 (opening 1830)
Venue: WorkCentral, Brew House
Singapore Shopping Centre
190 Clemenceau Avenue
#06-03 Singapore 239924
Capacity: 50 people max
Fee: $50 (advance tickets online $40)
Refreshment, drinks, beer, wine included
Language: English (some Japanese with interpretation)
Dress code: Smart casual
1830~1915 Registration, Refreshment & Networking
1915~1945 Introduction & short presentation by speakers
1945~2000 Panel discussion by speakers and special guests
2000~2015 Questions & discussion from the participants
2015~2030 Lucky draw
2030~2130 More drinks & Networking
2130 The End
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About the Host
Mr. Tong Cheuk Fung
Founder, WASABI Creation~ Creating Awesome Projects between Japan & Singapore
Tong started learning Japanese as third language at age 13. After graduating from National University of Singapore with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Tong packed his bags and flew to Kyoto for his first job, and began his new life in Japan. In 2014, after spending 5 years in Japan, Tong returned to Singapore to set up WASABI Creation, for “creating awesome projects between Japan and Singapore”.
Tong’s goal is to make WASABI Creation the catalyst for creating business opportunities, developing close relationships, and explore possibilities between Japan and Singapore, as well as the ASEAN region. WASABI Creation’s mission is to spice up ASEAN with a sprinkle of Japan’s wonders, just like the overwhelming taste and burning sensation of the green Wasasbi. (Read more)
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