Business Environment and Growth Opportunities in Japan (Basel seminar)

Oct 12, 2016

November 4th, 2016 • 08:00-10:00am

Venue: Handelskammer beider Basel, St. Jakobs-Strasse 25, Basel

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a government-related organization promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO, in collaboration with the Chamber of commerce of Basel, cordially invites you to its Invest Japan Seminar. Japan as an investment destination is a huge, very attractive and sophisticated market, and its business tights with Switzerland have always been very strong. Japan offers great growth opportunities for Swiss companies with a desire to expand their business in Asia. This event will serve as an introduction to the Japanese market and provide you with up to date information on governmental efforts to attract Swiss companies. In addition it will give a unique chance to talk with real experts of Japan able to give you the right keys to enter and grow on the Japanese market and in Asia. Don’t miss out this great opportunity that will end with a networking session with Japanese specialties.


08:00 Opening remarks

Mr. Thorsten Hohmann, Head of Export Division,

Chamber of commerce Basel

08:05 Why Japan? <PDF> (2672KB) 

Mr. Masashi Nakazono, Director General, JETRO Geneva

08:20 A few key points on establishing and running an operation in Japan <PDF> (315KB) 

Mr. Charles Ochsner, Attorney at law, CHPM, Tokyo

08:50 Experiences of a Swiss Bioinformatics company in Japan <PDF> (1125KB) 

Dr. Othmar Pfannes, CEO, Genedata

09:20 Export in Japan: key sectors <PDF> (403KB) 

Mr. Stefan Barny, Senior Consultant, Japan, S-GE

09:35 JETRO Services <PDF> (1307KB) 

Ms. Momoko Sugiyama, Director, JETRO GENEVA

10:00 End of event/Networking with Japanese Specialties

Please note that this seminar will be in English.


Seats are limited, participation is free but registration is compulsory. For the registration, please click here.


Registration deadline: October, 28, 2016


The program is available in PDF <PDF> (440KB).