Online event

Launch event of the EU Business Hub

28 May 2024

This online gathering will take place on 28 May 2024 from 10:00-11:30 CEST / 17:00-18:30 KST/JST. Key representatives from the European Commission and business leaders with successful ventures in Japan and the Republic of Korea will showcase the programme's objectives, features and benefits.

We invite you to register to secure your participation and gain invaluable insights into the opportunities awaiting your business. If you are operating in the green, digital, and healthcare sectors, we could help you engage with industry leaders, establish strategic partnerships, and pave the way for growth and success in Japan and the Republic of Korea. Register now to discover more about the possibilities provided by the EU Business Hub.

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Register now to discover more about the possibilities provided by the EU Business Hub.

Questions? Get in touch at support@eubusinesshub.eu

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Time Session Speakers
10:00 - 10:15 CEST
17:00 - 17:15 KST/JST

Welcome and Opening Session

  • Welcome remarks and key note address;
  • Introduction to the significance of the programme;
  • Acknowledgement of key partners and stakeholders. 
H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez
EU Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

H.E. Jean-Eric Paquet
EU Ambassador to Japan

Tanith Bello
Programme Manager EU Delegation to the Republic of Korea
10:15 - 10:30 CEST
17:15 - 17:30 KST/JST

Sectoral Insights

  • Green and sustainable technologies, Digital solutions, Healthcare and medical equipment sectors in Japan and the Republic of Korea: opportunities and challenges.
Jeong Yeol (Jungle) Kim 
Sector expert for the Republic of Korea

Kotaro Saito   
Sector expert for Japan
10:30 - 10:45 CEST
17:30 - 17:45 KST/JST

The EU Business Hub programme

  • Overview of the programme's objectives and anticipated impact;
  • Benefit for EU companies: the service offer, structure of the business mission week, eligibility criteria for participation, the selection process;
  • The stakeholders’ network.
Sebastiaan van der Peijl
Team Leader
10:45 - 11:00 CEST
17:45 - 18:00 KST/JST

Success Stories

  • Panel discussion featuring successful European companies in the target sectors that took part in the Gateway | Business Avenues programme, sharing their experiences, challenges, and achievements in the Japanese and Korean markets.
Daniel Reinhardt 
Sales and Partner Support Manager at Swimsol

Erwin Guizouarn 
CEO at Evolution Energie
11:00 - 11:15 CEST
18:00 - 18:15 KST/JST

Unveiling the First Missions

  • Overview of the sectors and industries covered in the initial missions;
  • The business missions programme;
  • Selection process: timeline and how to apply.
Nicoletta Favaretto
Senior Project Officer Eurochambers
11:15 - 11:25 CEST
18:15 - 18:25 KST/JST
11:25 - 11:30 CEST
18:25 - 18:30 KST/JST
Closing remarks Nathalie Noupadja
Project Manager Deloitte Belgium

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