February 25

2020

25-02-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of textile products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting their products to Japan? Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of textile products to Japan. As a result, these EU products have since the entry into force of the Agreement an important competitive advantage on the Japanese markets. This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk. Each webinar will address a different topic or sector and will look at the changes the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement...

February 28

2020

The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) entered into force just over a year ago, and has both strengthened existing business opportunities for Czech and Japanese businesses and created new ones. Even before the EPA was in place, Japan was the Czech Republic's 7th biggest trading partner outside the EU: 969 Czech companies were exporting to Japan (37% of them were SMEs), 257 Japanese companies were operating in the Czech Republic and more than 18,000 Czech jobs were linked to Japan. Exports to Japan were worth €687m and imports from Japan were worth €1.5 bn. The...
Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

February 28

2020

28-02-20 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET Artificial intelligence (AI) is already capable of creating literary, artistic and musical works as well as technical inventions. As machines have quickly learned to mimic human creativity and inventiveness, the intellectual property (IP) world has entered into AI-driven unchartered territory. Are and should AI-created works and inventions be protected by copyright and patents? How do we answer the question of authorship, inventorship and ownership? The webinar will then shift to the questions of whether and to what extent the use of data...

March 10

2020

10-03-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of leather and footwear products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting their products to Japan? Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of leather and footwear products to Japan.  As a result, these EU products have since the entry into force of the Agreement an important competitive advantage on the Japanese markets. This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk. Each webinar will address a different topic or sector and will look at the changes the EU-Japan...

March 11

2020

March 12

2020

To help raise EU industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre organises in-depth visits to European plants to discuss best practice and facilitate the sharing of ideas and networking. 29 companies have been visited since 2013 (3 visits were double visits, each taking in 2 companies) - for more details see the "Previous visits" section at the bottom of this page. These best practice visits are designed to inspire the participants along their companies' lean journeys and can also provide valuable feedback to the host companies. Participants learn about the host...
Europe

March 11

2020

March 12

2020

The Lean in Europe visit to Tetra Pak in Lund (Sweden) takes place on Thursday, 12th March 2020. A pre-visit meeting and dinner will be held on 11th March. It is no longer possible to apply for a place on this visit. About Tetra Pak and the Lund site The two lines that participants will visit are Packaging Equipment and Sealing & Creasing. Most of the material produced on the Lund site are for internal purposes or spare parts for the filling machines on the packaging equipment line. Tetra Pak is the world leader in liquid food processing and packaging. It uses...
Tetra Pak

March 17

2020

17-03-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of forestry products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting their products to Japan? Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of forest products to Japan.  As a result, these EU products have since the entry into force of the Agreement an important competitive advantage on the Japanese markets. This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk. Each webinar will address a different topic or sector and will look at the changes the EU-Japan Economic Partnership...

April 17

2020

The 22nd annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table will take place in Tokyo on Friday, 17 April 2020. For more information about the BRT, its members, its links to the EU-Japan EPA, its 2020 annual meeting and previous ones, please see the main BRT website.
Tokyo

April 20

2020

April 21

2020

The 28th Lean in Europe visit will be to Ski Beat's La Plagne resort in the French Alps. It will take place on Monday, 20th and Tuesday, 21st April 2020 and focus on how to apply lean in a service / hospitality environment. Apply for a place via this webform (application deadline: 08 March). Go to the gemba in a real service environment - Genchi, Genbutsu Gennin (現地・現物・現認)  ! The 28th Lean in Europe visit will look at how lean rules and tools can be applied in a service environment (the hospitality industry). This visit will be led by Prof. Richard Keegan,...
La Plagne 1800 - Ski Beat

May 18

2020

May 29

2020

A 2-week mission to Japan to get an in-depth understanding of how to do business in Japan Are you a Start-Up or a SME (small medium enterprise)? Do you wish to gain in-depth insight into the Japanese business environment? Do you require a better understanding of your Japanese partners/competitors? Do you need to learn more about Japanese management practices? Are you about to be transferred to Japan? Are you considering venturing into the Japanese market? ABOUT THE MISSION Since 1987, more than 600 companies across Europe have benefited from knowledge and concrete...
Japan