Virtual Conference

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Event Date Wed Jan 20 EST (9 months ago)
Location Virtual Conference
Region All

This is a historic moment for the UK and Japan as our first major post-Brexit trade deal. The agreement we have negotiated – in record time and in challenging circumstances – goes far beyond the existing EU deal, as it secures new wins for British businesses in our great manufacturing, food and drink, and tech industries… Strategically, the deal is an important step towards joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership and placing Britain at the centre of a network of modern free trade agreements with like-minded friends and allies.


2021 Speakers

Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP
Secretary of State and President of the Board of Trade, Minister for Women and Equalities

Sir David Wright GCMG LVO
Chair, TheCityUK Japan Market Advisory Group

Graham Zebedee
Chief Negotiator, UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement

Katharine Braddick
Director General for Financial Services, HM Treasury

David Bailey
Executive Director for International Banks Supervision, Bank of England

Steve Crane
Founder & CEO, Business Link Japan Ltd

Jim Walker
Managing Director, Walkers Shortbread

Hiroshi Matsuura
Japan’s Envoy Extraordinary, Minister Plenipotentiary in the UK & Chief Negotiator

Keiichi Aritomo
Executive Director, FinCity.Tokyo

Andy Burwell
Director of International Trade and Investment, CBI

Mike Cherry OBE
National Chairman OBE, The Federation of Small Businesses

Michelle Chivunga
Founder & CEO, Global Policy House

Charlotte Crosswell
CEO, Innovate Finance

Julian David

Ben Digby
Head of Global Trade Policy, Group Public Affairs, HSBC Holdings plc

Dominic Goudie
Head of International Trade, Food and Drink Federation

Junko Kubokawa
Representative Director, President, Croda Japan

Amanda Tickel
International Tax Partner, Deloitte

Dr Adam Marshall
Director General, The British Chambers of Commerce

Robert Sheasby
CEO, Agricultural Industries Confederation

Paul Alger MBE
Director, International Business, UK Fashion and Textiles Association

Nick von Westenholz
Director of EU Exit and International Trade, National Farmers’ Union

Dr Minako Morita-Jaeger
International Trade Policy Consultant and Fellow, The UK Trade Policy Observatory, The University of Sussex

Kevin Shakespeare FIEx
IOE&IT Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Institute of Export and International Trade

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners and Supporters

• TheCityUK
• Export to Japan
• Business Link Japan

• The British Chambers of Commerce
• British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
• Food and Drink Federation
• Global Policy House
• Innovate Finance
• International Trade and Forfaiting Association
• Japan Society
• TechUK
• Tokyoesque
• Trade Finance Global
• Trade Support Service
• UK Finance
• Industry Events Online