UK Japan Free Trade Summit - 20 January 2021
20th January 2021 |

The new opportunities for the manufacturing sector, financial and professional services industry, fintech and data services flowing from the recently signed UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement are a central theme at City & Financial Global's Summit on the FTA, which is being held on 20 January.

We are delighted that...

  • The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, President of the Board of Trade
  • Hiroshi Matsuura, Japan's Envoy Extraordinary, Minister Plenipotentiary in the UK & Chief Negotiator, UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement
  • His Excellency Paul Madden CMG, British Ambassador to Japan will be giving keynote addresses at this high profile conference

A network with other government officials, CEOs of leading industry associations and senior management of UK and Japanese companies of all sizes that are already investing in Japan or about to enter this exciting market

Those include:
Sir David Wright GCMG LVO, Chair, TheCityUK Japan Market Advisory Group, Global Advisor, SMFJ and Former UK Ambassador to Japan
Graham Zebedee, Chief Negotiator, UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement, Director, Continuity Negotiations and Development at UK Department for International Trade
Katharine Braddick, Director General for Financial Services, HM Treasury
David Bailey, Executive Director for International Banks Supervision, Bank of England
Keiichi Aritomo, Executive Director, FinCity.Tokyo
Andy Burwell, Director of International Trade and Investment, CBI
Steve Crane, Founder & CEO, Business Link Japan Ltd, CEO, Export to Japan, NPO
Mike Cherry OBE, National Chairman OBE, The Federation of Small Businesses
Jim Walker, Managing Director, Walkers Shortbread
Michelle Chivunga, Founder & CEO, Global Policy House
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
Ms Amanda Tickel, International Tax Partner, Deloitte
Junko Kubokawa, Representative Director, President, Croda Japan
Charlotte Crosswell, CEO, Innovate Finance
Julian David, CEO, TechUK
Ben Digby, Head of Global Trade Policy, Group Public Affairs, HSBC Holdings plc
Dominic Goudie, Head of International Trade, Food and Drink Federation
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

The full event programme and confirmed speakers can be viewed on the event website at

Senior management of UK and Japanese companies of all sizes that are interested in learning more about the opportunities arising from the FTA, especially those in the financial, digital trade, technology, manufacturing and food & drink sectors, as well as professional advisers, law and accountancy firms, embassies, trade organisations, chambers of commerce, government bodies and academia in the UK and Japan.

City & Financial Global's new virtual event technology platform will enable you to watch live keynote addresses and panel discussions on the main stage, visit sponsor booths in the exhibition room, and network with other delegates and speakers using the 1-to-one-1 live video meeting tool.

The interactive virtual format of this event will offer British and Japanese companies the opportunity to have a diverse and well-informed dialogue with senior officials from government agencies and industry leaders in both countries, as well as to network effectively using our new technology platform.

20 January 2021


Delegate Fee: £250 + VAT
Small Company Delegate Fee: £95 + VAT
*"Small Company" relates to organisation with less than 50 employees or a group with less than 50 employees.

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