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Who we are

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For the last 22 years, im5 have worked directly with both clients and production companies around the world to deliver meetings, conferences, clinical trial training, medical advisory boards, exhibitions, sports events, gala dinners, and more, for audiences from 5 persons to 5,000, in Japan, around Asia and the rest of the world.

im5 had its origins in the global pharmaceutical industry, where, as a Product Manager, Richard Bray was responsible for the total management of a number of medicines, from clinical trials and registration through to product training, publications and marketing. Later, as a Director of Marketing Services, Richard was responsible for the organisation of meetings and conferences in Japan and around the world. 

Utilising one of the earliest audience response systems, he produced numerous educational, marketing, training and strategy meetings and workshops, and contributed to the development of a new classification system for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. During this time, he and his team gained a lot of knowledge and experience with AV operations; in-house, from inviting speakers and preparing their agenda, to developing presentations and translating materials, and managing the audience response system, switcher, PCs, projection and sound. 

He left the company and established im5 interactive, and used the Audience Response System in his new role as a pharmaceutical consultant, conducting strategy and training meetings, as well as developing clinical drug databases, product manuals, digital publications and regulatory processes.

With an increasing involvement in meeting technology, im5 expanded into event and conference production, exhibitions, global satellite broadcasts, 3D-technologies, power management and networking.

Over the last 3 years, im5 has produced a number of video conferences, using the Zoom, Teams, and Webex platforms, and has been training staff and clients with the Zoom platform. 

Events have ranged from 7 to 5,150 participants, with multiple cameras, performances and multiple languages.

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Interactive - Medical

Interactive - Meetings

Interactive - Multimedia

Interactive - Management

Interactive - Market Research

im5’s partners represent some of the best and most respected names in the conference and event industry, with relationships going back more than 25 years. They bring a wealth of skills and experience, imagination and character, working smoothly together to deliver your project for you.

Partner companies:

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If you should like to discuss how we can help you with your project in Japan, click here:

contact details are:

im5 Co., Ltd.

Serigaya 5-28-25, Konan-ku, Yokohama-shi, Japan 233-0006

Tel: +81 (0) 45-382-9441     Fax: +81 (0) 45-382-9442   URL:

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im5 values individual differences, and welcomes the unique perspectives and experiences that contribute to making working on and producing an event enjoyable, and the outcome successful for everyone. 

Team members are chosen regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique.

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Tea and coffee, cakes and biscuits, bento boxes and sandwiches

Work and enjoy an environmentally-friendly event environment. 

We try to minimise the use of paper, use low power LED lighting, and recycle as much as we can, including staging and branding elements.

Healthy food and refreshments to keep you going all day, every day!

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Business Information:

Business Name: im5 Co., Ltd.    (For Japan: I M FIVE YK -  アイ・エム・ファイヴ有限会社)

Established: September 2000. 

Banking: MUFG, Totsuka Eki-Mae Branch; Bank of Yokohama, Kamiooka Branch

Business Licence Number: 0200-02-061710.

Managing Director, Chief Cook and Cable Wizard: Richard Bray

im5 Owner Richard Bray, BPharm (Hons), MBA, MRPharmS, FRSPH, Cert AI, is a British clinical pharmacist/ pharmacologist and consultant, as well as Technical Director for Special Event Production. He completed a degree in Pharmacy, specialising in Pharmacology, from Bath University, and holds an MBA with Merit from Manchester Business School, Manchester University, U.K., with a research project in e-Health Systems and Digital Healthcare. He has completed two courses at Sloan Business School, MIT, in the fields of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Digital Business Strategy, and also passed the AV Certified Technology Specialist course. He spent 10 years working as a hospital pharmacist, 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry, and has experience of community pharmacy, along with a sabbatical as a photographer and journalist.

He is a currently-registered licensed practising pharmacist, a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, a Member of the Society of Writers, Editors and Translators, and an Alumni member of Manchester Business School and Alumni Mentor of Bath University. He served as a member of the Kanagawa Foreign Residents' Council, and was committee member of Tokyo English Life Line. Richard is multilingual and multicultural, ideal for bridging cultures and work practices, and has worked in more than 25 countries around the world.

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