Japan - Central Eastern Europe Investment Summit & Awards
Keynote Welcome to Awards Gala Guests:
Yasuhide Nakayama, Former State Minister of Foreign Affairs and a member of the House of Representatives. He also served as policy secretary to former LDP House of Representatives members, Yuriko Koike (now Governor of Tokyo) and his father, Masaaki Nakayama. His past senior positions include Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (2007-2008), State Minister for Foreign Affairs (2014-2015), Director of both the Economy, Trade and Industry Committee and Foreign Affairs Comittee in the House of Representatives, Deputy Secretary-General of the LDP, and Deputy Chair of the LDP Special Committee for the Promotion of Data Health.
The inaugural “Japan – Central Eastern Europe Investment Awards and Summit” will be held 25 April, 2019, in Tokyo.
We expect nearly 150 guests, including more than 50 Japanese companies with existing operations in Emerging Europe, or plans to expand in the region. The Awards Gala will be preceded by a full-day Summit of discussion panels covering key investment factors and case-studies of Japanese firms in Central Eastern Europe.
Why such an Investment Summit & Awards event in Japan?
The countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are increasingly recognized as a primary location for investment by Japanese companies, in areas such as automotive, manufacturing, high-tech, business services, and energy. With Poland the strongest location in CEE Europe, other countries such as Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, and Slovakia are important investment destinations for Japanese firms.
Additionally, in 2018, Japan signed a Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union, with the Japan-EU EPA to go into effect in 2019.
And lastly, with Brexit on the horizon, many Japanese companies are looking for alternative locations inside the EU.
Awards Gala Schedule:
18:30 Japan - CEE Investment Awards Gala Reception
19:30- 22:30 Japan - CEE Investment Awards Gala Dinner
Investment Summit Agenda
17 Speakers on topics such as:
49 companies Short-Listed in 10 Awards Categories:
(The following companies will be presented to the Jury for final selection of Top 3 in each category):
Top Automotive Investors in CEE
Top Automotive Supplier Investors in CEE
Top Manufacturing Investors in CEE
Top Business Services Investors in CEE
Top Energy or Infrastructure Investors in CEE
Top Banking/Insurance Investors in CEE
Top M&A Deals in CEE
Top CSR Initiatives in CEE
Top CEE Investors in Japan
An original event by CEE Business Media, with support of the following Speakers, Jury Members, Sponsors, Media Partners, Associations, and Strategic Partners:
Japan Airlines exclusive Travel partner
Along with partner airline Finnair, JAL has confirmed its support of the Japan-CEE Europe Investment Summit & Awards. Via its European hub in Helsinki, JAL serves all major cities across Central Eastern Europe.
Slovakia confirms Jury participation
Juraj Petruška, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Tokyo, has joined the Jury. Slovakia has attracted a large number of Japanese investors over the last 10 years, especially in the automotive sector. With the addition of Slovakia to the Jury, the Japan-CEE Investment Summit & Awards now includes the major CEE economies, including Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Lithuania.
PAIH patronage of Japan-CEE investment Summit & Awards
The Polish Investment and Trade Promotion agency has confirmed its patronage of the Summit & Awards. For many years, Poland has been attracting major Japanese investors. As of 2019, Japan is the 3rd largest foreign investor in Poland.www.paih.gov.pl/20190425/japan_cee_awards_and_summit#
CEC Government Relations to address political climate in CEE
The leading independent public affairs agency in Central Europe has agreed to a keynote presentation, providing Japanese investors a “bird's eye” overview of the dynamic political environment across CEE. The firm, led by Marek Matraszek, serves multinational clients across a full range of policy areas, including Financial Services, Energy, Infrastructure and Defence. CEC GR employs 40 people across its network of offices in Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest, as well as affiliatesin Bucharest, Sofia, Kiev, and the Baltic States.
An Interview with the Organizer of the
Japan - CEE Europe Investment Summit & Awards
CEE Business Media has organized more than 25 Summits & Awards events in Central Eastern Europe and New York.
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