"Invest in Japan: A Regional Roadmap" - Japan Business Promotion Seminar

Apr 16, 2014

JETRO is excited to announce ‘Invest in Japan: A Regional Roadmap’, an event which will be held on 1st May at the historical Institute of Directors on Pall Mall. The event will focus on the potential of investing in several Japanese regions. Areas will be represented by local governors and mayors who will be visiting especially from Japan. We hope that you will be able to join us for this important date.

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About the event
The Japanese Government intends to double their foreign direct investment figures by 2020. To achieve this goal of attaining high investment from abroad, The Prime Minister and Cabinet members have started to enthusiastically promote inward investment and the various incentives on offer as well as cooperate with Japanese local governments. This seminar will highlight and promote different regions of Japan through the featuring of prefectural governors and mayors. There will be discussion around the changes to implementing inward investment as the predominant factors of each region, local business environment and the latest incentives, all of which will be current information. There will also be an opportunity to hear about the positive points of the Japanese market from a UK company who have experienced success there and the latest economic trends will be considered by the former British Ambassador to Japan alongside his current views and projections. Through the various and diverse regions, we are excited about this opportunity to update you on the charms of Japan and the possibilities regarding investing there.

Thursday 1 May 2014

The Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED http://116pallmall.com/about_us/contact_details/

Registration ‐ Free of Charge
・To register, please visit https://www.jetro.go.jp/form5/pub/ldn/investinjapan2014
・Registration deadline: Friday 25 April * limited number of seats available

8.30 - 9.00 Registration
9.00 - 9.30 Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech
9.00 - 9.10 Opening Remarks: Mr Jun Arima, Director of General, JETRO London
9.10 - 9.30 Keynote Speech: Mr Norihiko Ishiguro, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

9.30 - 9.50 Presentation by Mr Kizo Hisamoto, Mayor of Kobe
9.50 - 10.10 Presentation by Mr Soichiro Takashima, Mayor of Fukuoka
10.10 - 10.25 Presentation by Sir David Warren, Chairman of the Japan Society (former British Ambassador to Japan)

10.25 - 10.50 Q & A
10.50 - 11.10 Coffee Break

11.10 - 11.30 Presentation by Mr Eikei Suzuki, Governor of Mie Prefecture
11.30 - 11.50 Presentation by Mr Hidehiko Yuzaki, Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture
11.50 - 12.05 Presentation by Mr Steve Crane, Founder and CEO, Business Link Japan Ltd.
12.05 - 12.30 Q & A

12.30 Closing
          Closing Remarks: Mr Hidehiro Yokoo, Director-General, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau (METI)

12.35 - 13.35 Networking Reception

Contact us
For further information, please contact the Investment Team, JETRO London.
Email: Ldn_invest@jetro.go.jp TEL: 020 7421 8315