SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

150 years of Economic relations between Switzerland and Japan

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 14:00 - 16:00
28th Geneva Book and Press fair, Palexpo, Hall 3, Room U
Rte François Peyrot 30
1218 Grand Saconnex
SJCC Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
JETRO Switzerland
See registration form in the attached PDF

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) organizes an economic seminar in order to strengthen business relations between Switzerland and Japan,
in cooperation with SJCC (Swiss Japanese Chamber of Commerce)

13:30: Registration/Welcome coffee
14:00: Opening remarks by Prof. Roger Mottini, Editor of the Yearbook 2014
14:05: The beginnings of trade between Japan and Switzerland: 150 years ago Short video and narration performed by the Ethnology Museum of Neuchâtel
14:20: 150 years of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan- An Overview- Prof. Roger Mottini, Lecturer, Author and Researcher, Editor of the Yearbook 2014
14:40: Free Trade Live: Insights from Switzerland- Japan Free Trade and Economic Partnership Agreement Dr. Georg Blind, University of Zurich
15:00: Talk to JETRO first - New Growth Strategy and JETRO’s Initiatives
Mr. Koichiro Nakamura, Director General, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Geneva
15:20: Nestlé in Japan: the success story of a foreign food manufacturer
Mr. Pierre Schaufelberger, Nestlé SA, Vice-President, Regional Management Zone Asia, Oceania, Africa and Middle-East
15:40: The Japanese financial markets from the view point of a Swiss investor
Mr. Ivan Pictet, President of the Fondation pour Genève
16:00: Closing remarks by Mr. Henry Wegmann, President of Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce