North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), one of the most important economic regions in Europe, boasts Germany's strongest economic output (GDP), largest population, and highest foreign direct investment (FDI). More than 160 million people live within a radius of 500 kilometers around the state capital Düsseldorf, representing almost one third of all consumers and 45 percent of purchasing power in the EU.
With around 650 Japanese companies, NRW is the leading investment location for Japanese companies in Continental Europe. On 31st May, 2021, NRW and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, representing Japan’s most important economic region, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support small and medium-sized enterprises from NRW and Tokyo in entering their markets in Germany and Japan.
On this occasion the participating cities Aachen, Bochum, Düsseldorf, Essen, Cologne, Krefeld, and the Rhine County Neuss in NRW shall present themselves in an online event series hosted by NRW.Global Business Japan in late September and early October 2021, a unique opportunity to learn about their location advantages, successful industries and attractive markets.
NRW.Global Business, the Trade & Investment Agency of the German State of NRW, is pleased to invite you to the event series “NRW Cities and Regions: Your Business in Germany and Europe starts here!” to inform Japanese companies about NRW/Germany and its cities and regions as a best location for investment. They shall jointly support you in entering the market in NRW/Germany!
- 28.09.2021,Tue. Aachen: AGIT-Aachen Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer
- 30.09.2021,Thu. Essen: EWG-Essen Economic Development Agency
- 01.10.2021,Fri. Düsseldorf: Office of Economic Development, City of Düsseldorf
- 04.10.2021,Mon.Bochum: Economic Development Corporation Bochum
- 05.10.2021,Tue. Cologne: KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH
- 06.10.2021,Wed.Krefeld: Economic Development Agency Krefeld
- 07.10.2021,Thu. Rhine County Neuss: Economic Development, Rhine County Neuss (Rhein-Kreis Neuss)
Time: 16.00 - 17.00 (JST) / 09:00 – 10:00 (CEST)
English/Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Participation fee for this event is free of charge. Once you have registered, you will receive a registration Link for the Zoom Meeting Room, which you can use for all of the seven sessions. Therefore, please register until 12:00 (JST) on the First Session Day you would like to join via https://events.nrwglobalbusiness.com/en/nrw-cities-and-regions. Registration is available till 12:00 (JST) on 7. October.