Key Event Details
Event: 2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum
Location: Milan, Italy
Dates: 16-17 May, 2019
Venue: Hotel Principe Di Savoia
Attendance: 350 Senior Delegates
Subject: Commercialisation of the EU-Japan EPA, Trade Deal
Objective: Assist companies with unlocking the deal, valued at an est. EUR 900 Bn.
Industries in focus: Automotive, Aviation, Electronics, Machinery, Foods & Agriculture, Textiles And Leather Goods, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Chemicals, Technology Transfer, Financial Services And Insurance.
1st EU-Japan EPA Forum, April 12, 2018 hosted at the Royal Stock Exchange in Copenhagen.
At the 1st EU-Japan EPA Forum, keynote speeches were given by: Cecilia Malmström, EU- Commissioner for Trade, Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan, Marco Chirullo, EU’s Deputy Chief Negotiator on the EPA, Directorate-General Trade, European Commission, Yoichi Suzuki, Japan’s Chief Negotiator on the EPA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, Anders Samuelsen, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Denmark, Takehiko Matsuo, Director General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry (METI), Yasukazu Irino, Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), amongst others.
Japan is the EU’s second biggest trading partner in Asia after China. The EU and Japan economic zone comprise more than 600 million people with strong purchasing power, constituting approximately 30% of global GDP and 40% of world trade.
With the EU and Japan having signed the largest free trade agreement, significant market opportunities will arise across key industries in two of the world’s most advanced economics once the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) enter into force by early 2019.
The main sector beneficiaries include: automotive and supply industry, transport equipment, electrical machinery, information technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, foods and agriculture, textiles and leather goods, insurance, business and financial services.
The 1st EU-Japan EPA Forum was staged by Nordstrom International on April 12, 2018 at the Royal Stock Exchange in Copenhagen in cooperation with Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), The European Commission and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), and hosted by The Danish Chamber of Commerce. The business summit brought together key policy-makers behind the EPA and a high-level international audience of 200 senior business leaders. With executive speakers from AIRBUS, Alstom, J.P.Morgan, Mizuho Bank, NEC, Ericsson, Novo Nordisk amongst others.
The 2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum will be staged on May 16-17, 2019 with Milan, Italy as host city for what will be a 2-day flagship EU-wide event, welcoming 350 senior delegates to discuss how companies can leverage the market opportunities ahead under the EPA, valued at EUR 900 Bn in total.
MEDIA PARTNERS AND COVERAGE (1st Forum)
2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum Early Support and Speaking Participation
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum held on May 16-17, 2019 with Milan, Italy as host city for what will be an Europe wide event gathering 350 senior delegates to EPA commercialisation for European, valued at an est. EUR 900 Bn. The 2-day event will be staged at the prominent Hotel Principe Di Savoia.