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The 2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum will be held on May 16-17

Thu 16 May 2019 - Fri 17 May 2019

The 2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum will be held on May 16-17, 2019 at the Principe di Saovia in Milan as an EU wide Japan gathering of industry experts, business leaders, senior executives, policy chiefs and diplomats, all discussing and sharing alternative insights and views on the commercialisation of the recently ratified and implemented EUJapan Economic Partnership Agreement.

Themed as “the EPA the new superhighway for trade and investment”. Industry leaders will demonstrate the values of the bilateral accord beyond simply increasing sales, margins and market access, and where Joint-Ventures, Mergers, Acquisitions and the prospects of large-scale projects will bring significant new investments to European businesses and growth opportunities for SMEs.

The 2-day EU wide event will focus on industries such as AI, Agri-Business, Automotive, Aviation, Banking, Chemicals, Commodities, Electronics, FMCG, Financial Services, Machinery, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Robotics, Supply Chain, Technology and Transportation. With more than 64 speakers, including the EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, Mr. Masaki Sakuyama, Chairman of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, The Japanese Ambassador to the E.U., H.E. Mr. Kodama, Kathy Matsui, Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs Japan, Board Member of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Denso Corporation, Hitachi Chemical, JP Morgan Japanese Investment Trust and senior executive speakers from AIRBUS, EY, Beam Suntory, NEC, MUFG, Mizuho Bank, METRO, Mitsui & Co, Venchi, Nitto Denko Corporation, NESTLE, ATR Aircraft, Novo Nordisk, Daiichi Sankyo, NTT Data, Clavister, Control Risks, Geico Taikisha, Atsumi & Sakai to name a few.

Media moderating partners include Nikkei Asian Review, Bloomberg and The Economist Intelligence Unit. The event is supported by more than 30 European Industry Associations, Europe wide and Japan Chamber of Commerce Organisations. With support and participation from Japan’s, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA).

The Milan Forum will be the most comprehensive business gathering since the implementation of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, impacting 630 million people and 40% of global trade flow. 2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum | May 16-17, 2019 | Principe Di Saovia, Milan| 380 delegates & 64 speakers

Register to attend using specially assigned 40% discount code: “NCCJ40” via:
Hotel Stay: Favourable Rates are available at the Principe Di Savoia
Travel to Venue: International Flights to Milan Linate Airport (LIN) 20-mins taxi ride (EUR30) or Milan Malpensa
Airport (MXP) 50 mins drive (EUR95) or train by 50mins (EUR15) or Milano Bergamo Airport 1hour15min taxi (EUR120) or shuttle service 1,5 hour (about EUR25).

For more information, please visit the website or contact the organisers: Sofie Nordstrom, Event Director, + 44 7411 62 8822,