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Max Brenner Chocolate Bars; EU Gateway Program

NEW STORES

Max Brenner chocolate

Max Brenner International, the worldwide Chocolate Bar brand based in New York City, will come to Japan and open its first store at Omotesando Hills on Nov. 30 and a second one at Tokyo Skytree Town on Dec. 20.

Founded in Israel, Max Brenner has more than 40 Chocolate Bar outlets in Australia, the Philippines and Singapore. Its Chocolate Bar restaurants, which combine the pure Chocolate Bar experience with a savory menu, number six in Israel, and one each in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Las Vegas.

At Max Brenner, people of all ages can experience chocolate in all its forms. With thick hot chocolate, creamy fondues, Pearl Sugar waffles, chocolate pizzas and chocolate-filled syringes, people can indulge fully in chocolate in a way they have always wanted.

A gift box of a collection of bonbon chocolates will be on sale at each shop. Two sizes are available: A box of nine will cost ¥1,800 and a box of 18 will cost ¥3,200. The assortment will be suitable for gifts for the coming holiday season.

For more information, visit www.maxbrenner.co.jp .

EVENTS

EU Gateway Program

Some 40 construction materials and building technology-related companies from the European Union will bring their technologies and products to Tokyo on Dec. 3 and 4 at the Kiku Room on the fourth floor of the Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku, under the umbrella of the EU Gateway Program.

The program is funded and managed by the European Union to support EU companies in developing business cooperation with their Japanese counterparts.

The participants from EU member states will spend a week in Japan, where they will be briefed on the local market, visit sites of business interest, meet with industry representatives, participate in networking and business meetings, and partake in a two-day exhibition.

Japanese visitors to the business exhibition will be able to meet and talk directly with representatives of the European companies, and see sample products and technologies.

A wide range of innovative products and technologies will be on display from such fields as seismic-resistant and passive houses, wood and natural stones, floorings, doors, windows, roofing elements, ventilation and drain systems, tower cranes, lifting technologies, as well as shower solutions, waterproofing materials and mixing technology.

Admission is free for the exhibition, but prior registration is required.

For a more information, visit www.eu-gateway.jp .