Thursday May 16th, 2019
Japan is the EU’s second biggest trading partner in Asia after China. The EU and Japan economic zone comprise more than 600 million people with strong purchasing power, constituting approximately 30% of global GDP and 40% of world trade.
With the EU and Japan having signed the largest free trade agreement, significant market opportunities will arise across key industries in two of the world’s most advanced economics once the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) enter into force by early 2019.
The main sector beneficiaries include: automotive and supply industry, transport equipment, electrical machinery, information technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, foods and agriculture, textiles and leather goods, insurance, business and financial services.
The 1st EU-Japan EPA Forum was staged by Nordstrom International on April 12, 2018 at the Royal Stock Exchange in Copenhagen in cooperation with Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), The European Commission and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA), and hosted by The Danish Chamber of Commerce. The business summit brought together key policy-makers behind the EPA and a high-level international audience of 200 senior business leaders. With executive speakers from AIRBUS, Alstom, J.P.Morgan, Mizuho Bank, NEC, Ericsson, Novo Nordisk amongst others.
The 2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum will be staged on May 16-17, 2019 with Milan, Italy as host city for what will be a 2-day flagship EU-wide event, welcoming 350 senior delegates to discuss how companies can leverage the market opportunities ahead under the EPA, valued at EUR 900 Bn in total.
The BLCCJ is one of the supporting organizations of this Forum.
More details in the attached brochure.