2015 August C8 What Is The Next Generation For Travel?

When video conference systems came out in the 90s, many predicted that business trips would be cut back along with the associated expenses with this new technology in the workplace. It didn’t work out for most companies and executives as well as many in the team still have to travel to global offices. Nothing beats meeting someone in person.

Our guest for August is Shinji Tsukamoto. He is a cofounder of DUFL, a premium travel service that has a large ambition to change the way we travel. The service has launched in the US, and is fast becoming one of the most talked-about startups with introductions given on CNBC, Fox News, and Bloomberg. Shinji’s job is to launch the service all around the world, including Japan, all from scratch. We thought it would be interesting to introduce the service to you and talk about how it might indeed change the way you travel. He’ll also share with you some of the challenges he sees as a startup in Japan, and challenges to launch services outside Japan from Tokyo.

DUFL is a premium travel service- a personal valet that simplifies business travel by shipping, cleaning and storing your business attire. DUFL stores your clothing in your personal DUFL closet, and allows you to virtually ‘pack’ by selecting your clothing items from within the app. Once you’ve scheduled your trip, you’ll travel– bag free, and your freshly cleaned and neatly packed clothing will meet you at your specified destination. When you’re ready to head home, schedule a pick up from the hotel and we’ll clean your clothes and have them waiting in your virtual closet, ready for your next trip!

Get ready for new perspectives on something every boss does nearly every month.

Date– Thursday, 13 August 2015 1230PM-1400PM
Roppongi Hills Club- Roppongi Hills Club- Salon (French)
51 fl. Roppongi Hills Mori Tower,
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 106-6151 Japan