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MKI and Harvey Nash R&D showcase underscores wider Asian growth opportunities

March 2014, London. Interest in business growth opportunities in Vietnam led over 170 Japanese executives from sectors as diverse as alcohol and real estate, to an event in Tokyo, hosted by leading ICT solution provider Mitsui Knowledge Industry (MKI) and partners Harvey Nash. The seminar introduced Vietnam’s rapidly growing IT and Business Process Outsourcing market and the growth potential both represent.

CEO of MKI, Masaki Saito, opened the event speaking about the need to find alternative outsourcing and development destinations to China. Saito san described how this led MKI to Vietnam and in turn to Harvey Nash. Other speakers included Yoshi Takeda, MKI’s General Manager for the Global Business, who described the R&D Laboratory established with Harvey Nash. Takeda-san detailed how, supported by the advanced technical team at Harvey Nash Vietnam, the lab will help drive innovation and business growth for MKI  and key partners CISCO and A10. Harvey Nash’s Hiroshi Jogasaki, in outlining their Safe Haven Brochure, addressed topical concerns such as navigating outsourcing inefficiencies, handling failing partnerships and safely re-visiting embryonic or failed projects.

Alistair Copeland, Head of Emerging Markets for Harvey Nash commented: ‘We were delighted to join MKI for this event showcase as we recognise the dovetailing of resourcing profiles in each country: Japan with an aging experienced population and Vietnam with 50% of its population under 35. The two seem well matched. Additionally, the working cultures of both countries are closely aligned, delivering superior quality with a strong entrepreneurial spirit’. Harvey Nash, who have also worked with the European arm of major Japanese manufacturer NSK (see case study) will continue to grow the R&D laboratory showcased with MKI, working with various partners in the region.  The Harvey Nash team will also attend Japan IT week 14-16 May 2014

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Over 15,000 cargo shipments from Asia pass through US and Canadian customs faster each month because of the secure customs documentation filing service, processed by Harvey Nash in Vietnam.