Tech Growth Programme Japan Pitch Day


30th November, 2021


09:00 - 10:00 UK Time




The Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to invite you to the Japan market briefing which is part of the Technology Growth Programme. The aim of the programme is to support  UK based SMEs to grow their overseas presence through a structured programme of support.

Japan has always been at the forefront of technology. There is now an opportunity for UK businesses to have significant collaboration and implementation in the Japanese market thanks to the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) signed in 2020.

Now is the time to grow your business in Japan to make the most of the opportunities in areas such as AI and Fintech.

Why should you join this event

This event is aimed at companies wanting to expand their business in Japan. It is designed to help you understand and access the opportunites in this lucrative market with the help of DIT.

Join us on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 to hear from DIT colleagues in Japan, JEITA, and the Fintech Assoctiation, as they present an overview of the Japanese technology market.


09:00 – Introduction and Overview of the Digital Trade Network and the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) – Euan Edwards, Head of Digital Trade Network, British Embassy, Tokyo

09:15 – Technology Overview – JEITA, The biggest technology industry association in Japan

09:30 – Fintech Overview – Fintech Association

09:45 – Next Steps – Naomi Machii, Head of Technology and Deputy Head of Trade Team, British Embassy, Tokyo