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Executive Briefing: Japan, Germany and CEE: Supported by DJW

Event by our Member CEE Business Media Inc.

Opportunities in CEE for Japanese companies based in Germany

Di 10.12.2019,
16:00 - 20:30 Uhr

Hotel Nikko
Immermannstraße 41
40210 Düsseldorf


This is an Executive Briefing for top Japanese management of Japanese companies based in Germany. The city of Dusseldorf has the highest concentration of Japanese businesses based in Europe. Many Japanese companies in western Europe (Germany, France, UK) are considering expansion options into Central Eastern Europe, attracted by the combination of lower-costs, high-quality human resources, improving infrastructure, and convenient access to EU markets.

Who will attend

This is a VIP event, by Invitation-only. We expect less than 50 senior-management guests for this highly-focused Executive Briefing.

  • Top executives of Japanese companies based in Germany
  • Select Investment locations in CEE (Cities, Special Economic Zones, etc.)
  • Advisors, financiers, consultants

Format & Agenda

  • 15:45 Registration
  • 16:00 Welcome Guests & Economic Briefing of Poland/CEE
  • 16:20 Entry Options (M&A, Greenfields, etc.):
    • "How to approach CEE-based companies for acquisition, from perspective of Japanese buyers" - DC Advisory, Tetsu Kawakami (Frankfurt) and Tod Kersten (Poland)
  • 16:40 Legal Issues or Financing Options
  • 17:00 Case Studies (2) of new Japanese Investors in CEE 
  • 17:30 –18:00 Locations – Premier Partner Presentation: Case Study of recent Japanese investment in Slovenia
  • 17:45 – 18:15 Breakout Sessions/Side Meetings
    •      Location 1: Southern Poland and Special Economic Zones: Katowice (KSSE)
    •      Location 2 - TBA
  • 18:15 – 20:30 VIP Networking Dinner and Tastings of top wines from CEE


Primary languages Japanese and English


CEE Business Media, based in Poland, is focused on Investment into the markets of Central & Eastern Europe




Thom Barnhardt