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JLGC Seminar February 2019

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JLGC Seminar 2019

New Roads to Japan: Forging Better Business Links Through the Toyota City-Derbyshire Partnership

Friday, February 1, 2019 11am-3pm

The Roundhouse, Derby, DE24 8JE

This year’s Japan Local Government Centre (JLGC) seminar, as part of the recent 20th anniversary of the Toyota City-Derbyshire relationship, will focus on creating opportunities for local business through international municipal links, looking at Derbyshire's longstanding link with Toyota City, and international strategies implemented by local authorities with Japan looking at their importance to UK local authorities in forming long-term partnerships to support their local economies.

This JLGC event has been organised with Derbyshire County Council and Marketing Derby for local businesses interested in the Japanese market and Japanese inward investment trends into the UK, and would be of interest to professionals working in such areas within the wider Midlands, as well as the Japanese business community in London wanting to know more about economic trends in the region.

The event is free to attend and open to businesses, local authorities and other interested organisations.

Presenters will include:

Judith Lamie, Pro Vice-Chancellor - External Affairs, University of Derby

Mr Koichiro Kuno, Internationalisation Promotion Division, Toyota City Council

Mr Yoshiyuki Kurono, Director General, Japan Local Government Centre, London

Greg Sutch, CEO, Intralink

Steve Crane, CEO, Business Link Japan Ltd

Mr Hiroyuki, Iwamura Ashurst LLP

Cllr Tony King, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Derbyshire County Council

Frank McArdle, Chief Executive, South Derbyshire District Council

Laura Howard, Head of International Trade, East Midlands Chamber

Rob Gorton, Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK)

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