August 19, 2016,09:00 +0900(JST) Partners' Meeting
We held a partners' meeting this year again. The event was attended by representatives from many partner companies, which always provide generous support for our group's business.
The meeting consisted of two parts. In the first section, I gave a presentation on the outline of our group's business performance. Also, Managing Director in charge of procurement, Makoto Tani, explained our FY2016 procurement policy, while Managing Director Akira Nishimura described some topics regarding our Infocommunications business segment.
This was followed by a commendation ceremony of excellent partners. This year, I presented the representatives from three companies with crystal trophies and Japanese sake as a commemorative item.
In the second section of the event, we held a gathering, drawing approximately 200 persons from our partner companies, which always support our business. In a friendly atmosphere, the gathering served as a significant opportunity for participants to have a wider circle of interaction with each other.
The problem of the U.K.'s withdrawal from the EU arose, leading to the forecast that there will be great changes in the future environment. However, the meeting made me aware even more that now is the time when we need to further reinforce the ties with our partners in order to overcome a wide variety of difficulties.