Our CEO to speak at the DIT International Trade Week (Japan) on 2 November 2022

23 October 2022

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The UK government DIT (Department for International Trade) will host the International Trade Week and our CEO Masako Eguchi-Bacon will speak at the session “Leveraging the benefits of the Japan Free Trade Agreement “on 2 November 2022 at 10:00am GMT, as one of the panellists.  The session will include discussion of the UK-Japan CEPA Free Trade Agreement and CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership), and the UK-Japan regional relationship between Thames Valley and Kansai.

In this session, Masako is representing the Japan Desk of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce.


If you are a UK company, who considers business expansion or export to Japan, this will be a great opportunity to learn how you can make the most of the UK-Japan relationship.

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 Here are the event details:


Date:  Wednesday 2 November 2022

Time: 10:00-11:00 (UK)

Description (extract from DIT website):

Part workshop, part discussion forum, you will always find experts in international business in The Export Shed. In this session, we will be turning our attention to Japan, two years on from the historic signing of the UK-CEPA Free Trade Agreement, and with an eye on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

You will hear from a panel, including companies and Japan experts from the Department for International Trade and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, who will share their experiences and advice on how best to leverage the opportunities. It comes after Japan has recently opened up again after a challenging period of Covid.


To register for The Export Shed on-line event on Wednesday, 2nd November, please register to attend International Trade Week via this link.




At OBM, we support companies expanding their businesses to the Japanese market.  If you are interested in working with Japanese companies, please contact us