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March General Meeting – How BnA Is Using Hospitality to Empower Local Artistic Communities

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TitleHow BnA Is Using Hospitality to Empower Local Artistic Communities

Speaker: Yu Tazawa (“Taz”), Founder and CEO of BnA Co., Ltd.

Date&time: March 13, Wednesday, 20:30 – 22:00 on Zoom

A Zoom link will be shared with attendees in the registration confirmation email and also in a reminder email on the day prior to the event.

Fee: No payment is required.

RSVP: RSVP by March 11th

BnA (“Bed and Art”) Hotel (Nihonbashi, Kyoto, Akihabara, etc.) is a unique art hotel concept aiming to empower local artistic communities. Each room is designed by a local artist, and a portion of profits goes to the artists. The hotels serve as permanent art exhibitions showcasing local art, as well as a place to connect local artists to the global audience. Tazawa will share the journey from founding BnA in 2015, facing challenges during the pandemic, engaging in various community-building projects, and its future plans of global expansion.

Bio: Yu Tazawa (“Taz”) is the Founder and CEO of BnA Co., Ltd, an art hotel design and operator startup based in Tokyo that aims to empower artistic communities worldwide. Taz is originally from Kobe and grew up in 4 different countries: Japan, Catalunya (Spain), the UK, and the US. Prior to founding BnA, Taz worked at the Boston Consulting Group, worked as a Country Manager of Lumos Labs, a cognitive training app company, founded a high-end hair salon business in Jakarta, and built a cognitive behavior therapy app tackling insomnia. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BSE/MSE) and the United World College of the Atlantic.


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