Major companies join Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce on latest Kansai Trade Mission
09th January 2018


Businesses from across the Thames Valley will be joining the Chamber, the fifth largest in the UK and the only accredited Chamber in the region, as it embarks on its latest four-day Trade Mission to Kansai, Japan.

Working closely with the Osaka Chamber of Commerce (OCCI) and Kansai Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) has produced an extended programme to develop new connections and trade and investment opportunities with Osaka and the wider Kansai region. Previously TVCC and OCCI Chambers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2014, leading to an even greater working relationship between the two regions.

A team of 12 including delegates and staff will be led by the Chamber’s CEO Paul Britton and Head of International Trade & Compliance Anne White. Additionally, Japanese expert Masako Eguchi-Bacon, who has more than 25 years of experience in managing bilateral business relationships, will be in attendance.

Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a series of high profile b2b meetings and seminars with leading experts from across the technology sector in Kansai, as well as meet representatives from the respective Consulate Generals’ to help establish important future partnerships.

CEO Paul commented: “As the leading technology region in the UK we are keen to play an instrumental role in helping establish partnerships between companies based in the Thames Valley and our Kansai counterparts. We have a strong and ongoing commitment to collaborate and share opportunities for open innovation and create relationships with the aim of establishing new commercial ventures and friendships.

“We’d like to thank everyone that has been involved in the mission including sponsors Vistra International and B P Collins, delegates and hosts.”



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