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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

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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. This event strives to provide information on how to further strengthen industry locations Germany, NRW and City of Dusseldorf by expanding business to CEE regions.

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
  • 16:15 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)
    • Takura Kawai, Advocate/ Partner - EMEA/ CEE Japan Desk, Dentons 
    • Yasuyuki Saeki, Director, M&A Advisory for Japanese corporates, PWC (Brussels)
  • 16:45 How Japanese companies are boosting competitiveness with Business Services Centres in CEE
  • 17:00 Case Studies of new Japanese Investors in CEE 
  • 17:30  Employment issues for Japanese companies expanding in Europe
    • Dr. Michael Johannes Pils, Salary Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • 17:40 Manufacturing in CEE. Special Case study on southern Poland and its Special Economic Zones: Katowice (KSSE)
    • Mateusz Rykała, Vice President, Member of the Board, Katowice Special Economic Zone
  • 18:15 - 20:30 VIP Networking Dinner and Tastings of top wines from CEE


Primary languages Japanese and English

Organizer / Responsible for Form and Content

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




Thom Barnhardt