Strong partnership is key for SWITCH
Partnership and a strong commitment to that spirit is the key to a successful venture together – Azendian’s Founder & CEO Bill Lee shared at the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) which was held at Sands Expo and Convention Centre from 31 October to 2 November 2023.
He was speaking at the ‘Japan Entry to Kitakyushu session’ at SWITCH which lively and robust session was moderated by Masato Tanakai, Senior Director, Business Development & PR Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Singapore. The panel comprised the honorable Mayor of City of Kitakyushu Kazuhisa Takeuchi and Mr Jun Tanaka, CEO of WingArc 1st.
On why Japan is a key market for Azendian Solutions and how an important project has kicked off with Kitakyushu City – Bill shared that it was impossible to ignore Japan being the world’s third largest economy with large urban communities and strong support came in the form of WingArc !st, Azendian’s investor and partner, who connected Azendian to Kitakyushu City. Kitakyushu City, strongly committed to being a global sustainable city through green and digital transformation, was willing to sponsor Azendian with a grant but more importantly, its city managers were incredibly supportive and collaborative for the use of Azendian’s energy optimisation solution. The project demonstrates the successful collaboration and partnership between the private and public sectors. At the forum, Kitakyushu Mayor Takeuchi also elaborated on his city’s appeal and advantages, and a variety of initiatives introduced by members of the Kitakyushu’s vibrant eco-system.