Issue No.66 (October 2011)

Greater Nagoya Means Greater Business Opportunities

1. GNI Event: GNI Singapore Clean Energy Mission
2. GNI Event: GNI Booths at Messe Nagoya 2011
3. GNI Event: Composite Technology Seminar
4. Event: International Seminar on Foreign Direct Investment Mie Pref
5. Entertainment: The 6th Okazaki Jazz Street 2011

1. GNI Event: GNI Singapore Clean Energy Mission

The Greater Nagoya Initiative will send a mission to Singapore and participate in an exhibition; Clean Energy Expo Asia 2011 taking place at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre (Nov. 1–3). During our stay, with the cooperation and networks of the Singapore governmental and economic organizations, GNI will also visit International Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Economic Development Board, and Singapore Business Federation.

With a part of the activities, Greater Nagoya Initiative plans to participate in the Clean Energy Expo Asia 2011 taking place at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre (Nov. 1–3) with local companies who have advanced technologies and interested in entering into business exchange with Singapore in the clean energy field.

Example of local companies:
   [Company]: Growing Japan Co., Ltd,.
   [Product]: New Energy Fuel; alternative boiler fuel, which is made by mixing heavy oil or kerosene with used vegetable oil.
   [Company]: Eco Technology Co., Ltd,
   [Product]: TORNADO wind generation
   [Company]: Jissen Kankyo Kenkyusho Co.,Ltd
   [Product]: Superheating Steam System (SSS) that can produce the Bio Diesel Fuel (BDF) directly without utilizing the conventional Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) method. etc.
   If you request for the business matching with those companies at the Clean Energy Expo Asia, please contact us for the arrangement.

The objective of this activity is to support global business alliance between overseas and Japanese companies and to support foreign direct investment.

[Clean Energy Expo Asia 2011]:
   Place: Suntech Exhibition Hall 401, Singapore
   Exhibition Details: Event @ A Glance

2.  GNI Event: GNI Booths at Messe Nagoya 2011

The international cross-industrial trade fair, “Messe Nagoya 2011” will take place at Port Messe Nagoya from Nov. 9th (Wed) – 12th (Sat). “Messe Nagoya is a trade fair that promotes B-to-B exchanges for local SMEs in the Greater Nagoya region. Greater Nagoya Initiative will staff three booths to enhance business matching between non-Japanese companies who established their businesses in the region and local companies.
Many international organizations from various countries will attend the fair, including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Poland, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. They will conduct their business-exchange activities in their own booths along with local companies.
GNI will conduct the activities as follow:
1) B-to-B matching supports
2) Provide regional information; various business events with in the region
[GNI Co-Exhibitors; global companies]: (Alphabetical order)
(1) AKS Co., Ltd.
Business: Export and import of wiring harnesses and electronic components.
(2) Exova (UK) Ltd
Business: Global provider of laboratory testing, advising and assuring services
(3) Koh Young Technology Inc. Business: 3D measurement and inspection.
(4) Sander Electronics Co., Ltd Business: Manufacturing and sales of LED, display, digital signage and lighting.
(5) Shanghai Feng Yu Trading Co., Ltd. Nagoya Branch
Business: Metalworking, plastic molds, die-casting, consulting service, daily wholesale and retail sales.
If there are any requests for the business matching coordination with above companies during the exhibition, please contact a request mail.
   Date: Nov. 9th (Wed) – 12th (Sat) 2011
   Venue: Port Messe Nagoya : 2-2 Kinjyo-futo,Minato-ku, 455-0848
   Organizer: Messe Nagoya Executive Committee 
   (Aichi Prefectural Government, City of Nagoya, and Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry)

[Exhibition Size]:
   513 companies and organizations, 1037 booths (provisional)

[Related project]: (Organaized by Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry)
     Alliance Partners Matchmaking Event (Pre-arranged business negotiations)
509 companies used this opportunity, and totally 807 business talks were held at this event. (As a record from 2010)

[Official website]: (Multilanguage is available.)

3.  GNI Event: Composite Technology Seminar

Chubu Aerospace Technology Center (C-ASTEC) will hold the Composite Technology Seminar – Establishment of National Composite Centers in the U.K and Japan. In August 2011the National Composite Center is established near the University of Bristol, UK, and with the industry-university-government cooperation such as AIRBUS, Rolls-Royce, GKM and University of Bristol, the efforts towards improvement of technical standard in the composite material has been made. Speakers at the seminar will be Prof. Michael Wisnom from the University of Bristol and Prof. Kevin Potter of the Advanced Composite Center for Innovation & Science (ACCIS) who will give us an introduction on the Establishment of the Advanced Composite Center for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) in the UK. Related organizations in the Greater Nagoya hope that the Composite Technology Seminar can provide useful and effective information for people who are involved in research and development of composite materials.

[Outline] Simultaneous interpretation: English – Japanese is available.
   Date: Nov 11, 2011 (Fri) 13:00 – 14:00
   Venue: Nagoya University, Engineering and Science Building 1F
   Organizers: Chubu Aerospace Technology Center (C-ASTEC)
   Co-organizer: British Embassy in Japan, Greater Nagoya Initiative, Nagoya University
   Sponsorship: Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry
   Capacity: 160 seats
   Application form will be posted on the GNI website soon.
   Please contact for the upcoming event.

4. Event: International Seminar on Foreign Direct Investment Mie Pref.

The Mie Prefectural Government is proud to host its annual seminar aimed at strengthening economic relations with international businesses and diplomatic missions. The seminar should provide an excellent opportunity for participants to learn about Mie and share and exchange information. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with Governor Suzuki and other attendees while enjoying cuisine made with foods produced in Mie.

   Date: Friday, October 21st, 2011
   Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
   Venue: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo
   1) Opening remarks and presentation by Governor Eikei Suzuki
   2) Presentation by François-Xavier Lienhart, President of MAG-ISOVER K.K.
   3) Presentation by Yumiko Damashek, President of Nihon Cabot Microelectronics, K.K.
   Further details:
   Application Form:
   Information is taken by the website: Invest in Mie:

5. Entertainment: The 6th Okazaki Jazz Street 2011

The 6th Okazaki Jazz Street 2011 is annual event held in Okazaki-city. There are many styles of jazz, including Dixie, Swing and Modern and various styles of musicians will perform in the Jazz Street.
   Date: November 5th – 6th, 2011
   Time: 11:00 – 18:20
   Cost of Premium Live free pass:
   Advance-sale ticket: 4,000 yen / Walk-up ticket: 4,500 yen
   Street live performance site is free
    For further details: (Japanese language only)

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