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IT & IP Strategy Advisory Group SA (ITIP SA) is a family company, established in 1982, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, an international city renowned for its high profile and attractiveness for trade and finance. The core of its activities are legal consulting, IT-related services, business promotion and advice. Since 2009, IT & IP SA has set up a branch office in Fukuoka, Japan.
We see Kyushu and Fukuoka as being promising and full of opportunities for international development. We firmly believe that key to this development is a close collaboration between local companies and foreign consultants that are able to provide keys to overcome traditional hurdles for Japanese companies.
Building on our top legal and business expertise, we offer key services and advising in business promotion, transcultural communication, market research and international trade. We work in close collaboration with Fukuoka-based MizuTrans Corp., specialized in transcreation, interpretation, translation and tours in Kyushu region.
Other important areas of activities include providing companies and institutions wishing to evaluate their IT risk exposure with in-depth information security and IT governance consulting.
We help Japanese companies successfully enter markets, develop appropriate marketing and communication strategies and find investments, select partners as well as establish ventures and alliances in Europe, notably through Switzerland.
Our primary activities in Japan cover outbound & inbound international business :
Strategic consulting and marketing support regarding Western markets, with tailor-made internationalization strategies suitable for SMEs, larger companies or even public institutions that aim at promote their region abroad.
we provide consulting and communication services to local institutions or organizations in Japan that wish to boost the visibility of their city or regions among foreign visitors (tourism) or to attract foreign investors or companies.
Dr. Joëlle Sambuc Bloise
Joëlle Sambuc Bloise, 1978, PhD in law, holder of the Swiss bar certification, based in Fukuoka, member of the Board and General Manager of the Fukuoka office. After several years as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Geneva and studies that led to a PhD in international public law that won several prestigious awards, she practiced law in several fields, including Commercial Law, Contract Law, Civil and Criminal Laws, along her activities within ITIP SA.
She opened the ITIP Branch office in Japan and with Aldo Bloise, has contributed to the development its activities in Japan. Dr. Sambuc Bloise set up and implemented operations for expanding business consulting operations to key sectors such as cleantech, medtech, IT-tech and biotech between Europe and Japan. In 2011, Dr. Sambuc Bloise was also an instructor at the Temple University, Tokyo Campus (Political Science Department) and since 2012, she is a lecturer at Seinan and Nakamura Universities, Fukuoka.
Aldo Bloise, 1972, CISSP certified IT professional, based in Fukuoka, Deputy General Manager of ITIP SA Japanese branch. After running a Multimedia agency for Eugene Chaplin, he worked for more than ten years in the private banking sector, first as web solution developer and then as an IT security manager and Consultant.
Aldo Bloise is also in charge of the IT and Design of ITIP which services include web development from HTML5, CMS, CRM’s, collaborative tools to multi-language websites and shops in Japan as well as Information Security Consulting and teaching seminars. He is also the head of the Branding and Design activities of the company providing a complete range of services from logo and brochure design to photo shooting.
MizuTrans Corp is IT&IP partner since 2014. Together they have developed specific services to assist private and public entities in Kyushu in their efforts for reaching out to audiences overseas and attract inbound business.
Relying on decades of experience, MizuTrans offers top-notch translation, interpretation and tour monitoring services, as well as strategic analysis and consulting.
Their deep understanding and highly refined skills in Japanese business negotiation are key to create the right conditions needed to succeed long term business in Japan.
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