May 19


Japan Sessions at European Economic Congress 2016

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the EU-Japan Centre organised two Japan sessions during this year's European Economic Congress, a key economic event in the Central Europe organised in Poland each year.

Full programme & details for registration for the European Economic Congress 2016 is published at:


European Economic Congress 2016
18 – 20 May 2016, Katowice, Poland

Japan-Poland Meetings
organized by JETRO
with support of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

MAY 19, 13:30 – 15:00: Future of Polish-Japanese economic relations in the context of soon conclusion of the Economic Partnerhsip Agreement (EPA) negotiations between EU and Japan

  • Current stage of FTA/EPA negotiations between EU and Japan. Main goals and benefits, expectations on both sides, challenges in removing tariff and not-tariff barriers;
  • Potential results of EPA conclusion for member states – including Poland and CEE countries;
  • Polish investments in Japan – potential of Japanese market and  JETRO’s activities for promoting direct investment to Japan

Opening remarks:

His Excellency, Mr. Shigeo Matsutomi, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Poland
Mr. Radosław Domagalski- Łabędzki, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Development 

Moderator: Mr. Sławomir Majman, President of PAIiIZ


-          Mr. Tetsuro Fukunaga, Executive Director, Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment Brussels Office

-          Ms. Iwona Woicka-Żuławska, Deputy Director, Economic Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (TBC)

-          Mr. Toshihiko Sakaguchi, Director General of JETRO London 

-          Mr. Radosław Domagalski- Łabędzki, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Development 

-          Mr. Andrzej Saykiewicz, Investment Advisor, JETRO Warsaw, EY

MAY 19, 15:30 – 17:00: Cooperation  with Japanese Business - in POland and in third countries

  • Japanese investments in Poland – its presence and recent trend;
  • Involvement of the capital and technology of Japanese corporations in the modernization of infrastructure - opportunities and barriers in railway, energy and other sectors;
  • High-speed rail project – shinkansen in Poland?
  • Cooperation in clean – coal technology and carbon and capture storage sector - successful cases and prospect for further collaboration;
  • Cooperation in third countries – potential sectors and regions.

Moderator: Mr. Filip Elżanowski, PhD, Faculty of Law, Warsaw University


-          Mr. Kazuhiro Abe, Vice President, Shokokai

-          Mr. Tetsuro Fukunaga, Executive Director, Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment Brussels office

-          Mr. Piotr Stomma, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Infrastructure

-          Mr. Adam Brożek, Head of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Development 

-          Professor  Jan Bossak, Vice President of  Poland-Japan Business Committee

-          Mr. Michal Kurtyka, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Energy

-          Mr. Naofumi Makino, Director General, JETRO Warsaw

-          Mr. Tetsuya Nishida, General Manager, Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc

-          Mr. Piotr Zawadzki, Country Manager, Hitachi Europe Ltd

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