EU-Japan Day Seminar & B2B Meetings

“EU-Japan Business Opportunities in Biotech and Agri-Food related Sectors”

Date&Time : Friday, July  10 , 2015  9.00(Registration) From 9.30
Place : Palazzo delle Stelline Congress Centre
Corso Magenta 61-20123, Milan

In the framework of a 2-day EU-Japan Day event organised by the European Commission (Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMES) on the occasion of EXPO MILANO 2015, the European Commission and the EU-Japan Centre are co-organising the following business seminar on 10 July 2015.

Open to EU and Japanese companies and businesspeople interested in the topic, the seminar will update you on the European Commission’s and Japanese Government’s tools for internationalisation (in particular for SMEs), and the business environment between the EU and Japan, especially in the biotech and agro-food related sectors.

Mrs. Aiko Higuchi
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Tel +32 (0)2 282 3710 (direct)  Fax +32 (0)2 282 0045

09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome remarks
Benedetto Della Vedova, Under-Secretary, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation
Carlo Sangalli, President, Chamber of Commerce of Milan (tbc)
10:00 Introductory remarks
Daniel Calleja, Director General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs – European Commission
Norihiko Ishiguro, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Claudio Rotti, President, Associazione Italiana Commercio Estero (AICE)
State of play of the EU-Japan FTA negotiations
  Mauro Petriccione, Deputy Director General DG Trade, European Commission (tbc)
EU and Japanese Food Markets: Success Stories
  Hans Pauwels, Managing Director, Debailleul Products SA
  Naoyuki Kiyomatsu, Corporate Officer, Kikkoman / General Director, Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH
Biotechnology-related Food and Agricultural Products in Japan: Experts’ View
  Rob Van Nylen, Representative Director – Akoni KK and JCS bvba
  Rolf D.Schmid, Director, BIO 4 Business
12:00 What the EU‐Japan Centre and JETRO can offer EU and Japanese companies
  Silviu Jora, General Manager, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
  Jun Arima, Director General, JETRO London
Q & A
12:30 Conclusions
Soichi Yoshimura, Executive Vice President, JETRO
Carlo Pettinelli, Director “Consumer, Environmental and Health Technologies” (DG GROW), European Commission
13:00 Networking Lunch Buffet
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 Afternoon will be dedicated to B2B meetings