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10 July, 2015





Venue: Palazzo delle Stelline-Sala Leonardo, Ground Fl.

Registration and welcome coffee


Welcome Speeches

Chair and introduction: Francesco Laera, Press Officer, European Commission Representation in Milan

Giancarlo Caratti di Lanzacco, Deputy Commissioner of the EU Expo Pavilion

Claudio Rotti, President of the Italian Association for the Foreign Trade (AICE)



Keynote Speeches

Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the European Commission

Norihiko Ishiguro, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)



EU - Japan Business Opportunities

Chair and Introduction: Carlo Pettinelli, Director "Consumer, Environmental and Health Technologies", DG GROW, European Commission

State of Play of the EU-Japan FTA Negotiations

Timo Hammaren, Head of the Trade section – EU Delegation- Tokyo

EU and Japanese Food Markets:  Success Stories

Hans Pauwels, Managing Director, Debailleul Products SA

Naoyuki Kiyomatsu, Corporate Officer, Kikkoman / General Director, Kikkoman Trading Europe GmbH

Biotechnology-related Food and Agricultural Products in Japan: an Expert View

Rob Van Nylen, Representative Director, Akoni KK and JCS bvba

Rolf D.Schmid, Director, BIO 4 Business

What the EU -  Japan Centre and JETRO can offer to EU and Japanese Companies

Silviu Jora, General Manager, EU-Japan Centre

Jun Arima, Director General, JETRO London



Soichi Yoshimura, Executive Vice Presidentof JETRO

Carlo Pettinelli, Director “Consumer, Environmental and Health technologies”- DG GROW, European Commission


Networking Buffet Lunch


Registration for the B2B and welcome coffee

Venue: Palazzo delle Stelline - Sala Porta, 1st Floor

14.00 - 19.00

Opening to the B2B by Susy Longoni, Innovhub-Milan Chamber of Commerce /EEN

Business - to - Business (B2B) Meetings


Cocktail offered by Lombardy Region

(19.00 transfer provided from Palazzo delle Stelline - one way only)

11 July, 2015


Guided visit to the Expo 2015 Site

(reserved to a limited number of participants)


Bilateral Talks

  • Participants160
  • Meetings Requested637
  • Meetings Accepted175


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