Seminar: 150 years of economic relations between Switzerland and Japan

Apr 03, 2014

In cooperation with SJCC (Swiss Japanese Chamber of Commerce), JETRO co-organizes an economic seminar to celebrate 150 years of Economic relations between Switzerland and Japan.
It will take place on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Geneva Book and Press fair, Palexpo, Hall 3, Room U.

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) co-organizes an economic seminar in order to strengthen business relations between Switzerland and Japan, in cooperation with SJCC (Swiss Japanese Chamber of Commerce).



13:30: Registration/Welcome coffee

14:00: Opening remarks by Prof. Roger Mottini, Editor of the Yearbook 2014

14:05: The beginnings of trade between Japan and Switzerland: 150 years ago
Philippe Dallais, Specialist of Japan, the Ethnography Museum of Neuchâtel

14:20: 150 years of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan- An Overview-
Prof. Roger Mottini, Lecturer, Author and Researcher, Editor of the Yearbook 2014

14:40: Free Trade Live: Insights from Switzerland- Japan Free Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement
Dr. Georg Blind, University of Zurich

15:00: Talk to JETRO first - New Growth Strategy and JETRO’s Initiatives
Mr. Koichiro Nakamura, Director General, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Geneva

15:20: Nestlé in Japan: the success story of a foreign food manufacturer
Mr. Pierre Schaufelberger, Nestlé SA, Vice-President, Regional Management Zone Asia, Oceania, Africa and Middle-East

15:40: The Japanese financial markets from the view point of a Swiss investor
Mr. Ivan Pictet, President of the Fondation pour Genève

16:00: Closing remarks by Mr. Henry Wegmann, President of SJCC

If you wish to attend this seminar, please complete the registration form.