July 10


July 11



"EU-Japan days: joint cooperation to enhance investments and business opportunities"

Seminar: “EU-Japan Business Opportunities in Biotech and Agro-Food related Sectors” and  B2B

Venue: SALONE DEL GIAPPONE - Palazzo delle Stelline Congress Centre

Corso Magenta 61, Milan (city centre)


In the framework of the EU-Japan Days organised by the European Commission (Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMES) on the occasion of EXPO MILANO 2015, the EU-Japan Centre has supported the organization of the business seminar “EU-Japan Business Opportunities in Biotech and Agro-Food related Sectors”, on 10 July 2015.

For detailed information, click here.

Open to EU and Japanese companies and businesspeople interested in this field, the seminar has provided an exhaustive update on the European Commission and Japanese Government tools for internationalisation (in particular for SMEs), and on the business environment between the EU and Japan, especially in the biotech and agro-food related sectors.

Participants could also meet Japanese and European counterparts during the B2B sessions in order to discuss concrete cooperation projects in business, technology transfer or research.

In parallel, several Japanese companies had stands in the exhibition space in the “SALONE DEL GIAPPONE”, where the EU-Japan days took place. Click here for more details. Participants in the EU-JAPAN DAYS could take advantage of their presence, to establish business contacts.


Some speeches or presentations are available:

Keynote speeches

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

EU-Japan Business opportunities

          EU and Japanese Food Markets: Success Stories

  • 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 (topic: Regional food products)
  • Rolf D. Schmid, Director, BIO 4 Business (topic: Biotechnology-related food and agricultural products in Japan)

         What the EU -Japan Centre and JETRO can offer EU and Japanese companies

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