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Country seminar about Japan

Type de manifestation
Conférence/Séminaire/Table ronde
Chambre de Commerce, Luxembourg
Conditions de participation
Register online before 18 September 2017.


The Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, in close collaboration with the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of Finance, the Luxembourg Embassy to Japan and the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in Tokyo will be organising a multi-sectoral mission to Japan. The mission will be led by H.E. Mr. Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, H.E. Mr. Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance, H.E. Mrs. Francine Closener, Secretary of State of the Economy and will take place from November 26 to December 1, 2017

Sector specific programmes will be organised in the fields of: Audiovisual production (animation), Automotive/ICT, Logistics, Space, Sustainable finance and Tourism (subject to confirmation). Pre-arranged individual business meetings with Japanese companies will be organised as well as an economic seminar. The official invitation letter as well as a detailed programme will soon be available.

In order to prepare the participation to this multi-sectoral mission, the Chamber of Commerce of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will be organising a country seminar, in its premises in Kirchberg on Thursday 21st of September

Companies interested in knowing more about Japan but which do not intend to participate in the mission are also welcome to the country seminar.


9:30                 Registration

10:00               Welcome address, by Jeannot Erpelding, International Affairs Director, Chamber of Commerce

10:10               Opening allocution, by H.E. Shigeji Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to Luxembourg

10.20               Business opportunities and investment environment in Japan, by representative of JETRO

10:50               Business and cultural habits in Japan, by Michael Van Dorpe, Director of Belguim-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BLCCJ), and Founder of Village Island Co., Ltd.

11:30               The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, by Alessandro Perna, Information services officer, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation / EEN Japan

11:45               Testimonial of a Luxembourg company already active in Japan, by Bob Greiveldinger, Corporate Technology & Innovation Officer, Paul Wurth

12:00               Questions & Answers session

12:15               Networking lunch

13:30-17:00     Workshop1 about “The Japanese Business Culture”, by Chieko Nakabayashi, Expert, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

13:30               part 1 - Interactive expert presentation

  • Introduction - some puzzling business situations in Japan;
  • Knowing Japanese National Culture - Comparison of Japanese national culture with European cultures
  • Japanese Business Culture

15:00               Coffee Break

15:15               part 2 - Interactive expert presentation

  • Japanese Business Practices
  • Tips for Business Negotiation in Japan

17:00               Q&A - Conclusion

17:15               End of the event

If you want to register, please complete the online registration form.

For additional information about these events, feel free to contact the team of the International Affairs (contact persons: Violaine Mathurin 42 39 39 – 481 & Na Shi 42 39 39 -364 – japan2017(at)

The event will be held in English.

[1] Only a limited number of participants can attend the workshop, in order to assure enough interaction. Also please note that participants to the mission that will take place in November will have the priority. 



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