The FEPC’s sixth annual Kokusai Shinennkai gathering was resumed at Daimyo’s Plaza Hotel’s Baccus Restaurant. Members of Fukuoka’s international business community, represented by 10 countries plus Japanese host filled the room to capacity as anxieties swelled in expectations for a prosperous new year of business.
Keynote honors were bestowed upon Mr. Tom Brooke, British graphic and web designer who introduced the recently launched ‘night guide’ focused on the Oyafuko-Nishidori Entertainment district.
The Kampai was hoisted by new comer to the city, Mr. Michael Von Siebenthal, General Manager of the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka. Mr. Siebenthal proved to be quite the entertainer, keeping the crowd engaged as the waiters struggled to open the magnum bottle of Contadi sparkling wine specially prepared for the event's pinnacle toast!
Pop ! went the bottle and kampai wrung out across the room. Fun, friends and networking were the order of the night, adorned by an open bar and a hot buffet offering local and international dishes.
Snow and cold not withstanding the event came to its close and MC and event organizer Luis made his closing comments.