New Roads to Japan - Forging better business links through the Toyota City-Derbyshire Partnership, The Roundhouse, Friday, 01. February 2019

This year’s JLGC seminar, as part of the recent 20th Anniversary of Toyota-Derbyshire Twinning activities, will focus on creating local business opportunities through international municipal twinning links. The seminar will look at Derbyshire's longstanding link with Toyota City, international strategies implemented by local authorities with Japan, and the importance of UK local authorities forming long-term partnerships to support their local economies.
This event has been organised with Derbyshire County Council and Marketing Derby for local businesses interested in the Japanese market and Japanese inward investment trends into the UK. It would be of interest to professionals working within the wider East Midlands areas, as well as the Japanese business community in London wanting to know more about economic trends in the region.
VENUE
The Roundhouse Room: The Carriage Shop Theatre
AGENDA
11:00 – 11:30        Registration
11:30 – 11:45        Opening and greetings
Opening: Prof Judith Lamie, Pro Vice-Chancellor, External Affairs, University of Derby, Seminar ChairGreeting: Koichiro Kuno, Toyota City CouncilJLGC introduction: Yoshiyuki Kurono, Director General, Japan Local Government Centre, London
11:45 – 12:10        Keynote: “New era of opportunity: sustainable prosperity through innovation and collaboration”
Speaker: Gregory Sutch, CEO, Intralink Keynote Q&A session
12:10 – 12:40        Panel discussion and Q&A 1 
Panelist TBC, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK)Steve Crane, CEO, Business Link Japan LtdOther local companies TBC
12:40 – 13:45        Networking lunch and exhibition
Lunch and Marketing Derby greeting
13:45 – 14:10        Plenary
Speaker: Hiroyuki Iwamura, Ashurst LLP Plenary Q&A session
14:10 – 14:40        Panel discussion and Q&A 2 
Cllr Tony King, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Derbyshire County CouncilFrank McArdle, Chief Executive, South Derbyshire District CouncilLaura Howard, Head of International Trade, East Midlands ChamberOther local stakeholders TBC
14:40 – 15:00        Q&A for all speakers and summary
15:00                    Finish

Friday, 01. February 2019, The Roundhouse, New Roads to Japan - Forging better business links through the Toyota City-Derbyshire Partnership

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