Mai 16 bis Mai 17

2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum

About the Event

The 2nd EU-Japan EPA Forum was held on May 16-17, 2019 at the Principe di Saovia in Milan as an EU wide Japan gathering of industry experts, business leaders, senior executives, policy chiefs and diplomats, all discussing and sharing alternative insights and views on the commercialisation of the recently ratified and implemented EUJapan Economic Partnership Agreement. Themed as “the EPA the new superhighway for trade and investment”. Industry leaders demonstrated the values of the bilateral accord beyond simply increasing sales, margins and market access, and where Joint-Ventures, Mergers, Acquisitions and the prospects of large-scale projects will bring significant new investments to European businesses and growth opportunities for SMEs.

The 2-day EU wide event focused on industries such as AI, Agri-Business, Automotive, Aviation, Banking, Chemicals, Commodities, Electronics, FMCG, Financial Services, Machinery, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Robotics, Supply Chain, Technology and Transportation.

Thoughts from AHK Japan CEO

The EPA, according to AHK Japan CEO Marcus Schürmann, is dubbed as the „superhighway“ for trade, Joint Ventures, Research & Development and third country projects. In his own words the key takeaway from the event was as follows: both partners must make free trade work and EU and Japan shall lead by example. It’s high time to contribute and act.  

Program Details (PDF)



Sofie Nordstrom
Event Director
Tel: + 44 7411 62 8822
E-Mail: sn(at)

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