Press Release - 2017 Embassy of Japan Business Seminar: Brexit and the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

[17-11] "2017 Embassy of Japan Business Seminar: Brexit and the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement"

The Embassy of Japan in Ireland is organising an upcoming event entitled “2017 Embassy of Japan Business Seminar: Brexit and the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement.” The first part of the seminar will provide essential information for companies that may be affected by the issue of Brexit, and is mainly intended for Japanese companies based in Ireland. The second part of the seminar will focus on how to derive business opportunities from the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), and is intended  for both Japanese companies and other companies present locally which are interested in doing business with Japan. The seminar is part of a series of events to mark the occasion of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland, and  is intended to further promote economic relations between the two countries.
 
Time and Date: 14:00 – 17:40 Wednesday 22nd November 2017, followed by a networking reception (17:50-19:00)
Venue: InterContinental Dublin, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
 
Programme:
 
Opening Remarks (14:00-14:10)
Ambassador Mari Miyoshi, Embassy of Japan in Ireland
 
Part I: Brexit
Speech I (14:10-14:40)
Mr. Rory Montgomery, Second Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK
 
Speech II (14:40-15:10)
Ambassador Kazuo Kodama, Mission of Japan to the EU in Brussels: Japan’s perspective from Brussels on Brexit
 
Panel Discussion (15:10-15:40) Moderator: Professor Declan M. Downey, School of History, UCD Ms. Eileen Sharpe, Head of Growth Markets, IDA Ireland: The work of the IDA in attracting foreign companies to Ireland Mr. John Cronin, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald: Support services for foreign companies Professor Gavin Barrett, UCD Sutherland School of Law: Future of Common Travel Area (CTA)
 
Coffee Break  (15:40-16:00)
 
Part II: The Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)   
Speech III (16:00-16:30)
Mr. Philip Kelly, Assistant Secretary, EU Affairs and Trade Policy Division, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation: Outline of the EPA
 
Speech IV (16:30-17:00)
Ms. Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia: Results of November trade mission to Japan and the EPA’s expected impact on agri-food trade between Japan and Ireland
 
The perspective of Irish industry (17:00-17:40) Ms. Anne Lanigan, Manager of Brexit Unit and former Japan Office Director, Enterprise Ireland: The EPA’s expected impact on trade between Japan and Ireland Mr. Steve Tormey, CEO, Toyota Ireland: The perspective of the Irish automobile sales industry Mr. Charles O’Neill, CEO, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing: The perspective of the equine industry Mr. Conor Galvin, Head of Commercial and Business Development, Dairygold: The perspective of the dairy industry
 
*Draft programme as of 16th November, subject to change
 
(END)
 
(Contact)
 
David Hallinan, Economic Section, Embassy of Japan in Ireland, Nutley Building, Merrion Centre, Nutley Lane, Dublin 4.
Tel: 01 – 202 8314, email: dhallinan@ir.mofa.go.jp
 


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