November 18

2019

November 19

2019

The Lean in Europe visit #24 is to Applus+ IDIADA Santa Oliva close to Barcelona. This visit is open both to people working on lean implementation and to alumni of the EU-Japan Centre's Vulcanus in Japan activity. It is no longer possible to apply for a place on this visit. This visit will focus on the challenges of introducing Lean thinking and Lean tools at Idiada two years after their first deployment. It will address the challenges of understanding the current situation and how to develop people and processes. Applus+ IDIADA is an engineering company providing...
IDIADA - Santa Oliva

November 18

2019

December 10

2019

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. 25 companies have been visited since 2013 (2 visits were double visits, each taking in 2 companies). 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 company's 'lean journey' in its relentless drive to be competitive, and uses process...
Europe

November 19

2019

November 22

2019

Exhibit at Embedded Technology & IoT Technology 2019 in Yokohama Gain knowledge about the ICT market structure, sector analysis, business policy Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&D centres, business partners) Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology) Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities ABOUT THE MISSION The ICT Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of Embedded Technology & IoT Technology 2019 in Yokohama. During the fair (3 days) you will attend B2B meetings...
Japan

November 26

2019

26-11-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET As a professional service provider, where can I find the information to do business in Japan? Is it necessary to have my professional qualification recognised? Even if you already export to some FTA-countries, you will need specific information if you intend to have trade with Japan as the EU-Japan EPA is very different from the other trade agreements concluded by the EU.  This presentation will present you what to start with, and will put the focus on the main differences with former agreements. In addition, this webinar will analyse the...

November 27

2019

November 28

2019

The 25th Lean in Europe visit will be a double visit to Pneu Laurent and SKF Slewing Bearings - Avallon, France. The application deadline has now passed. This visit will focus on the challenges of introducing lean thinking and lean tools into old plants. It will address the challenges of understanding the current situation and how to develop people and processes. Day 1 - lean discussion and visit to Pneu Laurent During the coach transfer from Paris CDG airport there will be a lean discussion, led by Prof. Richard Keegan (Adjunct Associate Professor of...
SKF Slewing Bearings - Avallon

November 28

2019

28-11-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET When do I have to pay Consumption Tax when I do business with Japan? Do I have to pay Consumption Tax? How can I get paid consumption tax back? How to deal with Consumption Tax when doing business with or in Japan is a question that is often asked to JTPP Helpdesk’s experts, as Japan’s CT operates rather differently from the EU VAT regime. In this webinar, Tokyo-based tax attorney Mrs. Hiroko Koido will give an outline of the rules regarding Consumption Tax in Japan, discuss the changes after the CT increase to 10% from October 1st and...

November 29

2019

29-11-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET Does the Japanese market's leadership in blockchain technology offer opportunities for EU businesses? Japan has set itself apart as an early adopter of blockchain technology, despite the Mt Gox debacle in 2014. The development of blockchain technology has taken on two distinct approaches: a financial one, with a flourishing regulated trading market, and the corporate one, with several leading technology companies investing heavily in blockchain businesses.The talk will give an overview of the evolution s in the Japanese blockchain industry,...

December 03

2019

Overview: Connectivity is a megatrend of the 21st century. Rapidly growing interdependence between countries provides unprecedented opportunities for the well-being, safety and resilience of countries and societies. Against this background, the EU and Japan have built strong ties between them with the EPA and the SPA. With the Connectivity agreement, signed by PM Abe and President Juncker in Brussels on 27 September 2019, they are also strengthening what the EU and Japan can do together on the global scene to ensure synergies and complementarity between their respective cooperation with partner third countries.
Delegation of the European Union to Japan

December 05

2019

05-12-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the EPA agri-food preferences offered within Tariff Rate Quotas? The EPA is offering tariff concessions within 25 agri-food related Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs). Knowledge about the functioning of these TRQs increases related export potentials. 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 will make and the opportunities it will create. Each webinar will be accompanied by a...

December 10

2019

The Lean in Europe visit to the BMW Group Plant Berlin takes place on Tuesday, 10th December 2019. The visit will focus on "Preventing waste preventatively - do not eliminate it retrospectively" and using Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA). Accelerate with DFMA, brake, take a turn and win: Accelerate with DFMA, brake, take a turn and win. From production to development - DFMA consistently established at BMW. Hand in hand – permanently reduce production costs and engineered hours per vehicle (eHPV) with DFMA. Experience from five years DFMA application and outlook...
BMW Group Plant Berlin