The inaugural “Japan – Central Eastern Europe Investment Awards and Summit” will be held 25 April, 2019, in Tokyo.
We expect more than 120 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.
8:00-9:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction and Welcome VIP Guests
9:15-10:15 KeyNote Speakers:
Political Briefing of the Central Eastern Europe region
Economic Briefing of the Central Eastern Europe region
10:15 – 11:00 “European Union – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement” (EPA) in 2019
11:00 – 11:30 Teas, Coffees and networking
11:30 – 12:15 Economic Incentives in CEE countries.
12:15 – 13:00 Case studies from veteran, long-term Japanese investors in CEE; and new Japanese investors in the region.
11:30 – 13:00 Three Seas Initiative and its impact on Infrastructure Investment in CEE
13:00 -14:15 Networking Luncheon
14:15 – 15:15 Entry Options: M&A. Case studies of acquisitions of CEE-based firms by Japanese investors.
15:15 -16:30 Private 1-on-1 Meetings; Showcase products and services from CEE and Japan. Meet top management of CEE region Investment Promotion Agencies (Poland, Czech, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania)
16:30 – 17:00 Investment Summit Closing and afternoon Teas
18:30 Japan - CEE Investment Awards Gala Reception
19:30- 23:30 Japan - CEE Investment Awards Gala Dinner
Media Partners, Associations, Speakers, Jury Members, and Sponsors:
Japanese Investment in CEE
CEE Business Media is focused on Central & Eastern Europe. With 25 years in the region, we organize 5 annual major Investment Summits & Awards, including:
Japanese Investors in Poland:
AGC Flat Glass, Ajinomoto Frozen Foods, Amatsuji Steel Ball Mfg, ARRK, Boshoku, Bridgestone, Daicel, Denso, Electric Co., Fanuc Robotics, Fuji Seal, FUJI SEIKO CO, Fujitsu Kyushu Systems, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Hanwa Co, Itochu Corp, Japan Tobacco International, Juki, Kajima, Kimoto, Komatsu, Kuroda Electric Co., Lotte, Mabuchi Motor Co Ltd, Makita, Marubeni, Maruboshi, Meiko Trans, Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsubishi Electric, Mitsui & Co. Ltd, NGK Insulators, Nichirei, Nidec, NIFCO, Nissan, Nittan, NSG Group, NSK Europe, NYK Logistics, Okaya Group, OPTEX CO., OPTOPOL Technology, ORION Electric Co., ORIX Corporation, PANASONIC EUROPE, Pentel Co., Recruit Europe, SAGINOMIYA SEISAKUSHO, INC., Sanden Corporation, Sekisui Chemical Co., Sharp, SHIMIZU CORP, SOHBI KOHGEI CO., Sony, SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, SUMITOMO CORPORATION, Sumitomo Riko Company, Sumitomo SHI FW, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Takata Petri AG, Takeda, Pharmaceutical Company, TAKENAKA EUROPE GMBH, TBAI, Tensho Electric Industries, Ricoh, Toho Industrial Co., Tomoho Umeda, Toyo Seal Industries Co., Toyota Motor Corporation, U-Tec Corporation, Wadakyu Corporation, YAGI Industries Co., Yamaha Corporation, Yamazaki Mazak Corporation, YKK Group, Yamada Wentworth Tech.
ATTENDEES' COMMENTS ON CEE BUSINESS MEDIA EVENTS:
“All was on a high note: professional set up, good atmosphere, good networking and of course a lot of good insights about our sector in CEE region. It was the best industry event I attended in the past 10 years “
“Overall – great experience, tremendous gala, fabulous participants.“
“The Summit was really useful with very interesting content. “
“Very high-profile, very open for discussions and exchange of experiences, opinions, etc. with numerous colleagues from the industry.”
“Great event. Very well run.”
“As a winner I must say that the award created a lot of value for us as a company, as a country and also this recognition was extremely important and appreciated by all our employees. “
10 Nominations Categories:
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.
Who will attend "Japan – CEE Europe Investment Awards and Summit"?
THE VENUE: Palace Hotel Tokyo
Top Business Execs
VIP Jury Members