Annual Meeting 2021

23rd EU-Japan Business Round Table Annual Meeting - 4 November 2021 - "THE EU & JAPAN TOGETHER - LEADING THE WAY FOR A MORE DIGITAL AND GREENER FUTURE"

The 23rd annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table took place at the Palais d'Egmont in Brussels and online on Thursday, 4 November. For tweets, articles and other posts about the annual meeting see the 2021 Cuttings webpage.

Japan-side BRT Chair Sakuyama
Japan-side BRT Chair Masaki Sakuyama
Ambassador Masaki greets Commissioner Breton
Ambassador Masaki greets Commissioner Breton
EU-side Chair Wahl
EU-side BRT Chair Philippe Wahl

 

The meeting focussed on digital issues (the EU-Japan digital transformation and the EU-Japan Digital Partnership), on green (the EU-Japan Green Alliance) and on trade and regulatory (EU-Japan industry, trade and regulatory cooperation). A special session assessed the prospects for trilateral (EU-Japan-US) industrial cooperation on green growth.

Ambassador Masaki, BRT co-Chair Wahl & Commissioner Breton with the BRT's 2021 Recommendations
Ambassador Masaki, BRT co-Chair Wahl & Commissioner Breton with the BRT's 2021 Recommendations

 

Session 1 - The BRT’s 2021 Recommendations

BRT 2021 Joint Recommendations document

LEFT - The 2021 BRT Joint Recommendations document (click on it to open it)

 

 

 

 

BELOW - The 2021 BRT Recommendations by Working Party (slide summaries of their key recommendations and the official reports by each of the Working Parties, click on a file to open it)

WP1 presentation WP2 presentation WP presentation WP4 presentation
WP1 report WP2 report WP3 report WP4 report

 

Session 2 - EU & Japan Digital Transformation

Commissioner Breton addresses the digital session
Commissioner Breton addresses the digital session

Presentation by DIGITALEUROPE
Presentation by DIGITALEUROPE
Presentation by JBCE
Presentation by JBCE
MIC Vice-Minister Sasaki addresses the digital session
MIC Vice-Minister Sasaki addresses the digital session

 

 Formal handing over of the BRT's 2021 Recommendations

MOFA State Minister Odawara during the handover session
MOFA State Minister Odawara
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Iwata during the handover session
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Iwata
BRT co-Chair Wahl presents Commissioner Breton with the BRT's 2021 Recommendations
Formal handover to Commissioner Breton

 

Session 3 - EU-Japan Trade & Regulatory Cooperation

Presentation by Chugai
Presentation by Chugai Pharma.
EBC's Michael Mroczek at the 2021 BRT
EBC's Michael Mroczek
MOFA Ambassador Nakamura
MOFA Ambassador Nakamura
DG TRADE Deputy Head of Unit Chirullo
DG TRADE Deputy Head of Unit Chirullo

 

Session 4 - The EU-Japan Green Alliance

Rolls-Royce's Director Horgan
Rolls-Royce's Director Horgan
Keidanren WG Chair Tezuka
Keidanren WG Chair Tezuka
DG CLIMA Director-General Petriccione
DG CLIMA Director-General Petriccione
METI Vice-Minister Hirose
METI Vice-Minister Hirose

 

Special Session - Trilateral Discussion with the U.S. on the Potential for Trilateral Industrial Cooperation in Green Growth

JETRO President Nobutani
JETRO President Nobutani
BusinessEurope's Director-General Beyrer
BusinessEurope's Director-General Beyrer
U.S. Chamber of Commerce SVP Litman
U.S. Chamber of Commerce SVP Litman
DG GROW Director Nunes de Almeida
DG GROW Director Nunes de Almeida
The Mission of Japan to the EU's Counsellor Kawabata
The Mission of Japan to the EU's Counsellor Kawabata
The U.S. Mission to the EU's Energy Attaché Nicholas
U.S. Mission to the EU Attaché Nicholas

 

All the photos are © Imaginyou/E.Charneux

 

Meeting documents