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Seminar Encouraging Regional Businesses to Go Global to be Held

April 22, 2019

On June 10, 2019, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold a seminar bringing together representatives of mid-ranking Japanese companies developing successful business overseas and those of overseas companies having made significant achievements in global business activities. The seminar will discuss the roles of mid-ranking companies and business opportunities for expanding business overseas. It will also provide participants with opportunities to learn domestic and overseas trends and new trends as well as approaches to refining future overseas business development strategies, while using case examples of successful and failed businesses as references. In addition, it will explain measures for supporting mid-ranking companies in succeeding in M&A with regional SMEs by taking advantage of externally raised capital, e.g., funds. METI is looking forward to seeing many business operators of mid-ranking companies and SMEs participating in the seminar.

Outline of the event

13:30-13:35 1. Opening remarks (METI)
13:35-14:10 2. Presentations by representatives of global networking companies and experts
  • The Blackstone Group Japan K.K. (10 minutes)
    Mr. Atsuhiko Sakamoto, Senior Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, Japan
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc. Japan (10 minutes)
    Mr. Motohiro Hojo, Managing Partner, Kansai Office
  • New Stories Corporation (10 minutes)
    Mr. Naoki Ota, President and Producer of Business Co-Creation

    Questions and answers: 5 minutes
14:10-14:45 3. Presentations by representatives of mid-ranking companies and regional financial institute
  • Honda Kiko, Co., Ltd. (10 minutes)
    Mr. Kensuke Ryuzoji, President
  • PMT Corporation (10 minutes)
    Mr. Tadayuki Kyotani, President
  • Higo Bank, Ltd. (10 minutes)
    Mr. Yoshihisa Kasahara, President

    Questions and answers: 5 minutes
15:00-15:45 4. Workshop
Participants will be divided into small-number groups and exchange views with the speakers in the presentations.
16:00-16:40 5. Networking event

Information on how to apply and contact counter:
International Affairs Division, International Affairs Department, Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI (personnel in charge: Mr. Hatano and Mr. Higuchi)
Telephone: 092-482-5423
Facsimile: 092-482-5321

Closing date: 17:00, May 20 (Wed.), 2019
Note: Acceptance of applications will be closed as soon as the fixed number is reached.

Division in Charge

Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Division, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group, METI