|Ajankohta:||19/04 > 20/04/2010|
- Merkitse kalenteriin
The EU-Japan Business Round Table, a forum which brings together some 50 Japanese and European business leaders, will take place in Tokyo on 19 and 20 April 2010.
The participants will together finalise a set of recommendations and hand them over to Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, President Herman Van Rompuy and President José Manuel Barroso at the official residence of the Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo.
The recommendations will first and foremost address the future of the EU-Japan economic relationship after the “2001-2011 EU-Japan Action Plan” which elapses next year. The EU-Japan Business Round Table will discuss resetting EU-Japan bilateral relations by establishing the right framework, and making the EU-Japan strategic partnership a reality in the economic sector in order to enhance trade and investment.
The Round Table will also address the challenges posed by climate change and by the fast-growing demand for energy, raw materials and food resulting in damaging supply shortages. Finally, it will discuss how to promote cooperation in industrial research and development, as well as joint programmes enhancing EU-Japan cooperation in next-generation technologies.
European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, will be represented by Antonio Preto, Head of Cabinet.
Immediately after the close of the EU-Japan Business Round Table meeting, the co-chairs of the meeting, Messrs. Okamura (Toshiba) and Le Gall (Arianespace), will hold a Press Conference to present the Round Table recommendations.