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May 16-17, 2019 Milan, Italy Principe di Savoia 380 Delegates 64 Speakers

EU-Japan EPA the superhighway for trade, investments, R&D, JVs, M&A and Mega-Projects

Key Panel Discussions

Alternative optics of the EPA

Japan’s Entry and Expansion into Europe • Increased cross-border JVs and M&A activity • Banking Advisory on Japan outward investments • Japan’s industry growth through European acquisitions • Robust advisory solutions to translate strategy into success

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Event Objective • A practical approach to assist the business community to better understand and unlock trade, investment, JVs, M&A and project investment opportunities, using the EPA platform. • The impact of large scale M&A between Japan and Europe, creating unprecedented opportunities for SMEs. • Enhancing the full potential of cross-border M&A transactions to achieve integrated European distribution

The enabler for new Joint-Ventures Favourable political climate for M&A Enhanced collaborations in R&D and Technology Transfer Bilateral incentives for mega-projects Where big business goes SMEs follow

Event Format A • • • • •

two-day high-level business summit with unapparelled networking World-class keynote speeches Expertly moderated panel debates Industry specific breakout sessions One-to-one sideline meetings Insights from global industry thought-leaders

Who Will Attend • • • • • • •

C-Level Executives EVPs, VPs and Country Managers EU-Japan EPA Policy Architects Trade and Government Representatives Executives of leading industry and chamber organizations Financial, Legal and Business Advisors EU and Japan focused Business Stakeholders

Why Attend? HEAR case studies of successful joint-ventures, recent acquisitions and future plans LEARN about trade and investment openings and how to maximize results DEVELOP a better understanding of the EPA’s alternative gains OBTAIN valuable expert insight on new EU-Japan business potential NETWORK with business leaders looking to capitalize on cross-border opportunities BUILD relations with global bankers, financial advisors, and business strategists ATTEND one-on-one meetings with delegates and advisors representing industry opportunities CREATE a robust growth strategy with input from global business leaders with Japan track-record

Invited Speakers • • • • • •

Senior executives of leading companies operating in Japan and Europe Expert advisors with country, sector and industry EU-Japan knowledge Seasoned business leaders with insights on cross-border M&A opportunities Policy-makers behind the EPA architecture and its implementation Industry associations looking to enhance trade and investment between the EU and Japan Expert focus on the impact of Brexit on Japanese companies in the UK and possible EUsolutions

2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum 2019 Network of Supporting Organisations

Media Partner

Nikkei Inc. is the world’s largest financial news organization as well as Japan’s leading business and economic news outlet. The Nikkei Asian Review published in English by Nikkei Inc. provides unparalleled coverage of Japan’s economy, industries and markets. Nikkei Asian Review would like to offer EU-Japan EPA Forum attendees and their colleagues a free corporate trial of the Nikkei Asian Review. The Financial Times is working in partnership with Nikkei to offer Nikkei Asian Review to organisations located within the EMEA region. To discuss setting up your free trial please email:

Think Tank Partner

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) is an international center for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, and economic education. The Institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs. On the basis of its research, the Institute advises decision makers on policy, business, and society and informs the broader public about important developments in international economic policy.

Media Moderating Partners

JOHN FERGUSON Director of Global Forecasting and Country Analysis The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

RICHARD BRAVO Trade Editor Bloomberg

EU-Japan EPA the superhighway for trade, investments, R&D, JVs, M&A and Mega-Projects EU-Japan EPA, the superhighway for trade, investments, R&D, JVs, M&A and Mega-Projects

Focus of Discussions at the Forum Keynote Speeches, Panel Speeches, Industry Specific Breakouts, Expertly Moderated Panel Discussions


European SMEs will be able to enter the Japanese market under the EPA umbrella in pursuit of increased sales and higher margins through the protective legal structure of new Joint-Ventures with their Japanese counterparts that have extensive market knowledge and reach in Japan.

The architecture of the EPA as designed will allow European companies already selling their products and services to Japan to increase their margins and improve sales volume.

It is unlikely that European SMEs would at this point apply extensive recourses to establish an independent foothold into the Japanese market without having had prior sales and distribution in what is considered to be a highly technical and complex market.

The successful signing of the EPA has created a welcoming political climate for Japanese companies to enter the European market through strategic acquisitions and by bringing extensive recourses, advanced technologies and long-term planning to their European partners.

The EPA architecture and the new welcoming political climate for bilateral trade and investment will encourage Strategic Acquisitions and Joint-Ventures between European businesses and their Japanese counterparts.

Large scale Japanese financial institutions have already augmented their European operations with M&A specific advisory teams and equally the major global advisory firm including, EY, PWC, Deloitte and KPMG have all increased their Japan focused specialist teams to capture and accommodate the anticipated bilateral increase in Joint-Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions.

The imminent impact of Brexit on Japanese companies operating in the UK where 90% of their trade is with the European Union, will create enormous opportunities for EU member countries to attract the corporate headquarters and business activities of major Japanese businesses and brands looking for a UK Brexit solution.

The architecture of the EPA will prove a significant magnet for attracting UK based Japanese companies to relocate inside the EU. A ‘Hard Brexit’ will only create a greater sense of urgency.

Distinguished Japan focused Presidents, CEO’s, architects of the EPA, think tanks, and global advisory firms will discuss new trade opportunities, M&As, JVs, investments in mega-projects and new subcontractor relationship opportunities for European enterprises.

The EU-Japan EPA represents a timely opportunity for increased bilateral trade between Europe and Japan. The architecture of the EPA though designed to enhance and protect trade can also act as a strong catalyst for new Joint-Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions between businesses in two significant global markets.

The larger Japanese trading houses and established brands that have extensive sales and distribution experience in Europe are now looking to expand and strengthen their business portfolios by acquiring industry relevant European companies. Established European brands will be the first targets of choice as Japanese businesses expand their investments and reach into the European economy.

Event Industry Focus “EU-Japan EPA the superhighway for trade, investments, R&D, JVs, M&A and Mega-Projects� The programme will feature a combination of Keynote Speeches, Panel Speeches, Industry Specific Breakouts, Expertly Moderated Panel Discussions, in addition to one-to-one business opportunity meetings arranged by the organisers and the corporate event partners.

Machinery, FMCG,





AI, Robotics


M&A, Banking,

Medical Devices,

Financial Services

Life Science

& Advisory

Aviation, Transportation, Automotive & Supply Chain

May 16, 2019 (Day 1) – Program “EU-Japan EPA the superhighway for trade, investments, R&D JVs, M&A and Mega-Projects” 2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum May 16-17, 2019 Milan, Italy Principe di Savoia 380 Delegates 64 Speakers REGISTER NOW 08:00-09:00


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Registration and Breakfast


Welcome Sofie Nordstrom Co-Founder, Event Director EU-Japan EPA Forum


Keynote: Japan Host


H.E. Mr. Keiichi KATAKAMI Ambassador of Japan to Italy Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan 09:15-09:30

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Keynote: Host Country

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Keynote Dr. George Olcott Board Member Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Denso Corporation, Hitachi Chemical, JP Morgan Japanese Investment Trust


How to identify Japanese companies looking to grow their global presence through European acquisitions How to harness Japan Inc capital destined for Europe before others do How to become a Vendor, Supplier or JV partner to a mega-project taking shape in Europe How to attract the right Japanese industry JV partner, merger candidate and investors How to benefit from the long-term investment view of the Japanese corporate culture

Keynote Yazukasu Irino Executive Vice President Japan External Trade Organization (tbc)


The architecture of the EPA as an industry enabler for increased bilateral trade, JVs, M&A and mega-projects Looking beyond increasing sales and improving margins under the EPA Paving the way for new traffic on the superhighway for trade and investment Changing dynamics of EPA trade to encourage diversification and growth Navigating past regulatory barriers and protectionist industry culture

PANEL: Europe-bound M&A, JVs and Project Investments Moderated Panel •

Carlo Maria Ferro President Italian Trade Agency (ICE) 09:30-09:45

PANEL: Tangible Prospects on the EPA “superhighway” Moderated Panel By Richard Bravo, Trade Editor, Bloomberg

Keynote Yumiko Murakami Head of Tokyo Centre OECD


BREAKOUT SESSION: FMCG FMCG on the fast lane of the superhighway for trade and investment • • • •

Successful case studies by European companies who have entered into Japan’s lucrative market Examples of Japanese companies acquiring well-established but non-performing European brands to provide new life and strong growth On the ‘superhighway’ for trade FMCG represents the fastest growth category under the bilateral EPA architecture Bilateral barrier free access for trade, joint-ventures, future acquisitions and R&D collaboration

May 201916, (Day 1) ––Program Continued DAY 16, 1 (May 2019) Programming Continued


BREAKOUT SESSION: Machinery, Technology, Robotics The industries that help build the traffic on the superhighway for trade and investment • •

Increased R&D, technical collaborations and investments in technology Academic collaboration with industry and technology thought-leaders towards greater efficiencies, competitiveness and profitability The time for European industries to upgrade technology strengths through JointVentures and in-bound investments The role of EPA and the investment protection treaty and dispute resolution as industry enablers Using EU corporate presence and efficiencies to reach global markets The positive impact of politically encouraged and endorsed JVs, M&A and R&D

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BREAKOUT SESSION: AVIATION Expanding trade alliances through aviation, innovation and partnerships


Keynote To be announced


The commercialization of the EPA: A perspective from Europe Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr President Kiel Institute For The World Economy



To be announced

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Japan’s appetite for increased aircraft orders (a market overview) The role of short haul airlines in Japan’s growing domestic airline market Airline industry supply chain dynamics under EPA umbrella Value of technical alliances under EPA architecture Investment in joint-ventures, R&D and technical training The changing role of the aviation industry as an economic bridge between EU and Japan The role of EU Japan trade alliances for increased business air travel and tourism


Welcoming The World at Tokyo 2020 • • • •




The state of the auto and supply chain industry under a new political climate The “reverse commute” by the industry on the superhighway for trade and investment Europe’s capacity to engage in advanced R&D and technology collaboration The impact of the EPA on just-in-time supply chain management Possibilities for future mega-projects and joint-ventures for EU-member states Keynote To be announced


The impact of the 2020 Olympics on tourism, trade, new market entrants and brand alliances The combination of EPA value and Olympic focus, bringing new business opportunities for European brands How to take advantage of EPA to establish brand alliances with 2020 Japan Olympics Acting as gracious hosts and welcoming millions of Europeans to experience the rich Japanese culture and warm hospitality

Closing Keynote Mauro Moretti Co-Chairman Italy-Japan Business Group


Networking Reception Principe Di Savoia

May 17, 2019 (Day 2) – Program “EU-Japan EPA the superhighway for trade, investments, R&D JVs, M&A and Mega-Projects”

08:00-9:00 09:00 –

Networking and Breakfast Welcome


Sofie Nordstrom Co-Founder, Event Director EU-Japan EPA Forum 09:00-9:15


Keynote To be announced

Joint undertakings by Japanese Government, Business and Academia achieving “Society 5.0” The fourth industrial revolution accelerated under EPA collaboration Transforming social and business infrastructure through connected industries Europe’s ability to collaborate with friendly industrial nation on advanced technical projects Superhighway for innovation, R&D, technology transfers and new industry paradigms The future of commerce empowered by information technology and AI

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H.E. Mr. Kazuo Kodama Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan To The European Union 09:15-09:30

PANEL: Digital Innovation and Artificial Intelligence Moderated Panel

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BREAKOUT SESSION: Chemicals & Industrial Commodities Industries with giant potential under EPA Moderated Panel


Panel Keynote: Toru Morita, President, Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE), President & CEO, Mitsui Chemicals Europe 09:30-09:50


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Masaki Sakuyama Chairman Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


PANEL: EPA In The Geopolitical Context Moderated Panel By John Ferguson, Director of Global Forecasting and Country Analysis, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)


BREAKOUT SESSION: Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences The GPS for M&A, JVs and Ethical R&D •

Panel Keynote: Fukunari Kimura Phd., Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute For Asean And East Asia (Eria) • • • • • • •

Cultural Adaptability for JVs, M&A and R&D Educated and technically advanced European work force The global leverage of the EPA to implement other trade deals Bilateral investment protection and dispute resolution Impact of protectionism, global trade wars and slowing economies The EPA as the enabler for mega-projects and employment creation Global competitive advantage through robust economic partnerships

The anatomy of a successful JV How industry leaders target acquisitions and the synergies that they look for The EPA as a catalyst for mergers, acquisitions and collaborative R&D The pipeline of potential mega-projects Where big industry goes, SMEs follow

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Case studies of successful Japanese acquisitions of European pharmaceuticals companies The profile of future European targets for JVs and M&A New climate for Joint-R&D and market expansion Challenges for market entry and distribution in Japan European companies making successful acquisitions in Japan

May 17, 2019 (Day 2) – Program Continued


BREAKOUT SESSION: Agri-Business & Commodities The Road to Increased Sales, Improved Margins and Profitability • • • • •




The improved dynamics for increased sales and improved margins under the EPA The EPA as an enabler for new investments and technology updates, IP transfers and collaboration The changing landscape of agri-business and commodities under the EPA How can Europe export more to Japan through JVs and Acquisitions? New mergers and acquisitions in Europe as a spring-board to global reach and sustainable efficiencies


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Where do we go from here and how? Welcoming jurisdictions for new alliances under EU trade umbrella Will a combination of Brexit and EPA create manufacturing return to Japan? How can EU-member states gain the trust of Japan Inc. after Brexit? Will Brexit be an opportunity or a red light for Japan Inc.

FINAL REMARKS The new superhighway for trade and investment that will soon need additional lanes. Bobby Batmanghelidj Co-Founder EU-Japan EPA Forum

Cecilia Malmström EU Commissioner For Trade European Commission


PANEL: Brexit – an Opportunity for many Moderated Panel By John Ferguson, Director Of Global Forecasting and Country Analysis, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)



Kathy Matsui Vice Chair Goldman Sachs Japan Program: Subject to amendments

Japan’s Entry and Expansion into Europe Panel discussions on increased cross-border M&A activity

“Japan’s $191 Billion M&A spree is only just getting started” Bloomberg, 6 Jan, 2019

“The fast pace of change in most sectors requires change

in M&A integration strategies and how acquirers think about capturing synergies” Brian Salsberg, Partner, Global Buy- M&A Intergrade Leader EY

“Abenomics is incentivising Japanese companies to look for opportunities abroad. Japanese merger and acquisition deals have surged to a level not seen since 1980’s economic boom.” Global Finance, 23 Jan, 2019

“Total value of Japan outbound M&A deals for 2018 was $146.9 Billion” Andrew Woodman, Global Finance, 18 Oct, 2018

“An increasing number of companies adopt M&A as one strategy for achieving specialization or concentration, or expansion of business opportunities. M&A has become active among domestic companies, and in addition to this, transactions involving the acquisition of a Japanese company by a foreign company or the acquisition of a foreign company by a Japanese company have increased dramatically.” Atsumi & Sakai

“Corporate development executives are increasingly looking outside their sector to acquire new technologies, new customers, and new talent. Chief Financial Officers, Corporate Development Officers and Transaction Leaders in all sectors need to determine whether their M&A playbook is still fit for purpose” Brian Salsberg, Partner Global Buy- M&A Intergrade Leader EY

Confirmed Keynote Speaker

MS. CECILIA MALMSTRÖM EU COMMISSIONER FOR TRADE THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Cecilia Malmström has served as European Commissioner for Trade since 2014, having previously served as European Commissioner for Home Affairs from 2010 to 2014. In her current position, she represents the EU in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international trade fora. Cecilia Malmström is responsible for negotiating bilateral trade agreements with key countries, including the recently concluded agreements with Japan, Canada and Singapore, and in ongoing negotiations with for Chile and the Mercosur countries among others. Prior to her appointment as a commissioner, she served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2006, and as Swedish Minister for European Union Affairs from 2006–2010. She is a member of the Liberal People’s Party, which is represented by the A.L.D.E. in the European Parliament. Cecilia Malmström holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, from the Department of Political Science at Göteborg University.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker

MR. MASAKI SAKUYAMA CHAIRMAN MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION Mr. Sakuyama was born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1952. Joining Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 1977, he first served as an engineer in the company’s Kobe Works. He became Mitsubishi Electric’s Executive Officer and Group President of Energy & Industrial Systems Group in 2008, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Strategic Planning Division in 2010. In 2012, Sakuyama was promoted to Executive Vice President and Group President of Semiconductor & Device Group. About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,567.1 billion yen (US$ 37.9 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker

H.E. MR. KAZUO KODAMA AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF JAPAN TO THE EUROPEAN UNION H.E. Mr. Kazuo Kodama has been Ambassador of the Mission of Japan to the European Union in Brussels since September 2016. Before that, he was based in Paris for three years serving as the Japanese Ambassador to the OECD. H.E. Mr Kodama first joined the Japanese Foreign Service over 40 years ago in 1976 and since then has spent over half his career abroad, serving in various high-level governmental positions, including as Consul-General in Los Angeles, Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.N. in New York, and most recently in Paris and Brussels. He has also held a number of high-level positions in Tokyo, including Deputy Director-General of the Economic Cooperation Bureau, and Press Secretary / Director-General for Press and Public Relations in the Minister’s Secretariat.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker

MS. KATHY MATSUI VICE CHAIR GOLDMAN SACHS JAPAN Kathy is Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs Japan, Co-head of Macro Research in Asia and Chief Japan equity strategist. She is a member of the Asia Pacific Management Committee and Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd. Executive Committee. Kathy joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000. Kathy has been ranked No. 1 in Japan Equity Strategy by Institutional Investor multiple times. She was chosen by The Wall Street Journal as one of the "10 Women to Watch in Asia" for her work on the "Womenomics" theme and was also named to Bloomberg Markets magazine’s “50 Most Influential” list in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Kathy was chief Japan strategist for Barclays de Zoete Wedd Securities for four years and worked at the Export-Import Bank of Japan’s Washington, DC office for two years. She is a policy commentator for Japan’s Cabinet Office and has served on numerous Japanese government committees aimed at promoting gender diversity. Kathy is a board member of the Asian University for Women (AUW) Support Foundation, Chair of the Board of Councilors (Japan) of the US-Japan Council, director of the Fast Retailing Foundation, member of the Council on Foreign Relations, member of Keizai Doyukai and a trustee of The Nature Conservancy Asia Pacific Council. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Japan Society Fund Against Breast Cancer. Kathy earned an BA, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard University and an MA from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. She has conducted research on Japanese foreign policy at Kobe University Graduate School on a Rotary Scholarship.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker

DR. GEORGE OLCOTT BOARD MEMBER DAI-ICHI LIFE HOLDINGS, DENSO CORPORATION, HITACHI CHEMICAL, JP MORGAN JAPANESE INVESTMENT TRUST Dr. Olcott is Guest Professor at the Faculty of Commerce, Keio University. He completed his Ph.D. dissertation on the impact of foreign ownership and control on Japanese organizations at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge in 2005. He was Senior Fellow at the Judge Business School until 2013 and Project Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo between 2010 and 2013. After graduating from the University of Oxford with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, he spent five years in Hong Kong and Japan working for Cathay Pacific Airways. After completing an MBA at INSEAD in France, he joined the UK merchant bank SG Warburg (now UBS Investment Bank). He spent fifteen years at Warburg, ten of which were in Tokyo. He also spent three years as CEO of UBS’s institutional asset management division in Japan. He left the bank in 2001 to commence his studies at Cambridge. He joined the board of Nippon Sheet Glass in 2008 and the board of NKSJ Holdings in 2010. He retired from both boards in 2014 and is currently a board member of Denso Corporation, Hitachi Chemical and the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company. He has also served as an advisor to a number of leading Japanese companies. In the UK, he is a member of the boards of JP Morgan Japanese Investment Trust plc and BlueOptima Limited.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker

MS. YUMIKO MURAKAMI HEAD OF TOKYO CENTRE OECD Since Yumiko joined OECD in 2013 as the head of OECD Tokyo Centre, she has been at the forefront of policy discussions between OECD and governments, businesses and academia in Japan and Asia, covering a wide range of economic policy issues. She has been leading discussions with various stake holders in Japan and Asia, particularly in the areas of Corporate Governance, tax guidelines, gender diversity, education, international trade and innovation. Prior to joining the OECD, Yumiko held a number of leadership positions as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Yumiko has diverse professional experiences, ranging from banking in New York and London to UN Peace Keep Operations in Cambodia. Yumiko has an MBA from Harvard University, MA from Stanford University and BA from Sophia University. She sits on the Japan Advisory Board of Harvard Business School as well as several advisory committees of the Japanese Government. She is the author of a bestseller book, “Turning Demographic Challenges into Economic Opportunities�. (Japanese only) Ranked #1 at Amazon Japan, economics category.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker “Quantifying the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement” The Commercialisation of the EPA

FUKUNARI KIMURA PhD CHIEF ECONOMIST ECONOMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ASEAN AND EAST ASIA (ERIA) Fukunari Kimura has been Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Keio University, Tokyo, since 2000, former Dean, Graduate School of Economics, Keio University, and Chief Economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), since 2008. He received his Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo in 1982 and PhD from the Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991. He worked for the Department of Economics, State University of New York at Albany as Assistant Professor in 1991-1994 and joined Keio in 1994. He was also the President of the Japan Society of International Economics in 2010-2012 and the Representative Director of the Tokyo Center for Economic Research (TCER) in 2012-2014. His research focus is in international trade and development economics.

Early Confirmed Speakers



SIGRID DE VRIES Secretary General European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA)


H.E. KEIICHI KATAKAMI Ambassador of Japan to Italy Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

TORU MORITA President, JAPAN BUSINESS COUNCIL IN EUROPE (JBCE) President & CEO, Mitsui Chemicals Europe




Dr. OLE MØLSKOV BECH Chairman, EFPIA Japan Senior Vice President, Japan and Korea NOVO NORDISK


TAKESHI HAJIRO Executive Vice President MITSUI & CO.


SHINYA KUKITA Chief Engineer, Global Business Unit NEC


KOSTAS GLINOS Directorate General, Research & Innovation European Commission

Early Confirmed Speakers

LICIA MATTIOLI Vice President, Internationalisation CONFINDUSTRIA


JOHN FERGUSON Director of Global Forecasting and Country Analysis THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT (EIU)

PATRIK GRANDITS Managing Director, Head of Commercial Operations Oncology, EMEA DAIICHI SANKYO

PRYCE GREENOW President, International BEAM SUNTORY

IVONNE BOLLOW Director International Affairs METRO AG

SARAH CARROLL Managing Director, Head of Global Multinationals, Corporate Banking Division, EMEA MUFG




Dr. Reza Arabnia Caveliere del Lavoro Group Chairman, President & CEO GEICO TAIKISHA

NAOKI KANEHISA Partner, Head of London Office ATSUMI&SAKAI LAW

Dr. KOEN BERDEN Executive Director International Affairs European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries And Associations (EFPIA)

STEFANO DONZELLI Managing Director, Head of Corporate Finance MIZUHO BANK

DR. STEFAN MAIR Executive Board Member, Head of International Affairs The Federation of German Industries (BDI)


Early Confirmed Speakers


CHRISTIAN SEIDER Vice President, Automotive NTT DATA

GABRIELE DI NATALE MD, Co-Head of Corporate Finance, Head of M&A Italy BNP PARIBAS



MANFRED STERN Corporate Vice President, President & CEO, EMEA YASKAWA


Additional speakers will be announced



2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum 2019: Early Confirmed Speakers Shaping the Dialogue

Taro Kono Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan 1st EU-Japan EPA Forum Copenhagen, April 12, 2018 “This EPA carries special importance for Japan as it is a ‘decisive tool’ in our growth strategy.”

Cecilia Malmstrom EU Commissioner for Trade 1st EU-Japan EPA Forum Copenhagen, April 12, 2018 “Together with Japan, we are sending a strong signal to the world that two of its biggest economies still believe in open trade, opposing both unilateralism and protectionism. The economic benefits of this agreement are clear. By removing billions of euros of duties, simplifying customs procedures and tackling behind-the-border barriers to trade, it will offer opportunities for companies on both sides to boost their exports and expand their business.”

Yoichi Suzuki Japan’s Former Chief Negotiator of the EPA 1st EU-Japan EPA Forum Copenhagen, April 12, 2018 “The EU is one of the most important global partners of Japan, and shares with Japan such fundamental values as democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights and an open economy.”

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EU wide Japan Forum | May 16-17, 2019 | Milan, Italy | Principe Di Savoia 380 delegates & 64 speakers

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EU wide Japan Forum | May 16-17, 2019 | Milan, Italy | Principe Di Savoia 380 delegates & 64 speakers