Marubeni Chairman Asada Holds British Market Council’s 19th Japan-UK Business Partnership Seminar and Reception Party
On October 13, Marubeni Chairman, Mr. Asada, who also currently serves as Chairman of the British Market Council (“BMC”), held the 19th Japan-UK Business Partnership Seminar and reception party at the Agnes Hotel in Tokyo.
Approximately 90 guests attended the seminar, which opened with welcome remarks by Mr. Asada and Mr. Chris Heffer, Director of Department for International Trade, British Embassy. Speeches were delivered on a diverse range of topics under the overarching theme of “UK-Japan Trade and Investment: New Areas for Collaboration.” The presentations were followed by lively Q&A sessions and the seminar ended with great success.
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・ “British Renewable Energy”
(Mr. Tom Luff, First Secretary, Energy and Infrastructure, British Embassy)
・ “Nuclear Power in the UK”
(Mr. Keith Franklin, First Secretary, Nuclear, British Embassy)
・ “The Possibility of Collaboration Between Japan and the UK in the Field of Industrial Digitalization,
and Impact of Brexit”
(Mr. Susumu Tanaka, Director, Europe, Russia and CIS Division, Overseas Research Department, JETRO)
・ “Brexit and Issues of Financial and Capital Market”
(Mr. Tetsuya Kamiyama, Head of Unit, Nomura International plc NICMR)
・ “The Features of the British Automobile Industry and the Possibility of Japan-UK Collaboration for the
(Mr. Yuki Inomoto, Senior Advisor, Marubeni Research Institute)
At the reception party following the seminar, remarks were given by Mr. Asada, Mr. Tom Luff, First Secretary, Energy and Infrastructure, British Embassy, and Mr. Higuchi, President of the Manufactured Imports and Investment Promotion Organization (“MIPRO”). About 70 people, deepened their friendship in a pleasant atmosphere.
Chairman Asada delivering a speech at the seminar
Mr. Chris Heffer delivering a speech at the seminar
Chairman Asada giving remarks during the reception
Mr. Higuchi, President of MIPRO, giving remarks during the reception