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Calling for applications : WCM (WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING) November training mission in Japan

Event type
Trade Mission
16.11.2020 - 20.11.2020



We are pleased to inform you that the EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for applications for the next WCM training missions in Japan for EU managers of manufacturing companies.

We are all aware that daily life in many places around the world has been suspended for weeks now in order to slow down the spread of the COVID-19. Several countries are slowly planning to ease restrictions on social life, transport and cross-border travel imposed since mid-March. At this stage, we don't know yet how long this "unlocking process" will last but the Centre is committed to continue promoting the WCM mission until 2 July. The Centre also considers the possibility to organise a virtual mission in case of persisting travel restrictions and borders shutdown in November 2020.

The programme provides:

  • In-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology
  • Lectures, seminars and panel discussions, presented by experts from Japanese industry
  • Company and factory floor (Gemba) visits
  • Preparation and post-visit reviews

Training dates in Japan: 16 - 20 November 2020 - Application deadline: Thursday, 2 July 2020

Target: EU managers working in manufacturing companies and with knowledge of WCM and an engineering background.

Special support for SMEs: No tuition fee and the European Commission grants 600 EUR to participants from SMEs.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs. Jessica Michelson

EU-JAPAN CENTRE for Industrial Cooperation | EU-based office

Rue Marie de Bourgogne 52 | B-1000 Brussels | Belgium | jessica(at) | TEL +32 2 282 0043 | | |

Or refer to the event website:

Trade Mission
Mission led by the Chamber of Commerce in close collaboration with its international networks, the Luxembourg trade or diplomatic network abroad, the Belgian trade representatives and/ or the relevant government department