Director’s Message

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Dear Members, Partners and Friends,

This is my final semester at Waseda Business School because mandatory retirement is 70. The past 15 years seem to have just flown by.  So many worthwhile programs, so many interesting speakers, so many generous sponsors have made the Marketing Forum the go-to event in Tokyo during this exciting period and I want to thank all of them for their steadfast support and participation.  We still have one term left to go under the Waseda University umbrella and our first event of the fall term continues our proud tradition when on October 22, 2015 the current President of Adobe Japan, Mr. Eugene Saburi, will be our featured speaker.

As I write this, I am about to lead  Waseda Marketing Forum International Conferences’ START UP NATION STUDY TOUR of Israeli innovation for the fourth year in a row (August 10 – 17, 2015).  This year will be the last time I conduct the Study Tour as a Waseda professor, but I anticipate continuing with our stimulating programs in other ways once my retirement status kicks in.

Join us at the Marketing Forum and learn with us. Sign up for our VIP memberships.  Come to our events and partner with us in other ways. You might even find your next great hire among our current crop of excellent multilingual and multicultural MBA candidates. We always enjoy interacting with you and are every grateful for your continued support.

Kenneth Alan Grossberg

Professor & Director

Waseda Marketing Forum