Issue No.46 (March 2010)
1. Greater Nagoya Initiative Mission to UK and France
2. Event: Invest Japan Aerospace Business Seminar 2010 in London (Mar. 22)
3. Report: Greater Nagoya Initiative Annual Meeting (Mar. 2)
4. News: Greater Nagoya Special Goods for PR
1. Greater Nagoya Initiative Mission to UK and France
Greater Nagoya Initiative is sending a mission to London, UK and Paris, France (Mar.21st-26th) for the promotion of the Greater Nagoya, especially the aerospace industry in this region. GNI mission team will visit aerospace-related organizations and the University of Bristol in UK for promotion of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Greater Nagoya and technical alliance and for partnership. GNI aims for further development of the aerospace industry in this region. The mission will be visiting the University of Bristol, GKN Aerospace Composites Research Centre in UK, Société Nationale d’Étude et de Construction de Moteurs d’Aviation, Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Francaise, The Val d’Oise Economic Expansion Comittee’s (CEEVO), CEFIVAL S.A., and other important organizations such as Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC) to enhance the network. GNI will also want to share the information on the participation of the Farnborough Airshow. Representative of Aerospace and aero parts companies in Japan will be at the Airshow to seek more opportunities for international business networks.
2. Event: Invest Japan Aerospace Business Seminar 2010 in London (Mar 22)
In cooperation with JETRO London Center, it is a great pleasure to inform that the Greater Nagoya Initiative will hold the seminar titled, “Invest Japan Aerospace Business Seminar (Growing Greater Nagoya – Introduction of the Biggest Aerospace Region in Japan)”. GNI mission members are happy to invite related organizations to the seminar outlined in the following. The light snacks and tea will be served during the seminar.
(*) Greater Nagoya region:
Located in the center of Japan, the area has one of the biggest manufacturing industry sectors led by Toyota Motor Corporation, as well as the biggest aerospace industry sector including airframe manufacturers of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), their parts suppliers and material manufacturers such as Toray Industries, Inc.
Event: Invest Japan Aerospace Business Seminar ~ Growing Greater Nagoya ~
Introduction of the Biggest Aerospace Region in Japan
Date:      22 March, 2010 (MON.)        10:00 am – 11:30 am
Venue:    JETRO London Center (MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London, WC1V6AL, U.K.)
TEL: +44-20-7421-8300
Host: Chubu Aerospace Technology Center, Greater Nagoya Initiative
Cooperation Nagoya University, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Fee: Free of charge
Language:English (with part of consecutive interpretation)
Seminar – Invitation:
Seminar – Program
3. Report: Greater Nagoya Initiative Annual Meeting (March 2 ’10)
On March 2nd, board members of Greater Nagoya Initiative (GNI), the decision
makers of planning direction of the Initiative, held an annual meeting to discuss the current economic situation and share their thoughts about industrial trends in Greater Nagoya area. The members also shared their ideas and proposals on how to attract more global companies to expand and open businesses in Greater Nagoya region.
For the fiscal year 2009, 11 international corporations have successfully established their offices in the region with the Initiative’s support. In FY2009, GNI invited 35 overseas companies and promoted our activity in three exhibitions within Japan. Three hundred and fifty-six business matchings were organized for the invitees to meet local companies who were interested in doing global business, and many of those who had the meetings have been keeping and enhancing their relationships.

Chairman, Shibata gives his comments at the annual meeting.
During FY 2009, GNI sent missions to overseas four times to promotion the Greater Nagoya region. Membership of the GNI Partners Club has increased to more than 510 corporations and organizations after new 70 organizations applied in FY2009. The Club members consist of those who seek foreign firms to tag business alliances. GNI plans to focus more on promotional activities to advertise one of the best manufacturing region, the Greater Nagoya area throughout the world. GNI will continue to support not only those planning to establish offices but also those expanding their business. To foreign firms who have already established their offices in Greater Nagoya, follow-up services such as business-matching opportunities with local companies will be provided and a cross-industrial trade fair show in the region will be introduced. GNI staff members will work to support the companies who desire to start their businesses in Greater Nagoya. In this year, GNI gathered 67 attendees to the business seminar, which focuses on foreign companies already located in Kanto region, who may consider launching new facilities in other regions in Japan.
Report: Greater Nagoya Initiative Annual Meeting:
4. News: Greater Nagoya Special Goods for PR

Greater Nagoya goods for PR
Greater Nagoya Initiative has recently renewed novelty goods. The new items are USB memory sticks, Post-its and GNI’s new eco-friendly bags carrying the address of the GNI website so that people can always reach the information. USB memory sticks include electric data about the Greater Nagoya region in a PDF version of our presentation. The Post-its have the GNI logo on every page. The bags come in orange or green and are for your daily use to carry business documents. GNI highlights are also now on the way to be made. Greater Nagoya Initiative members will be distributing the items at the GNI business event. Don’t miss it.
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