During a breakfast with Japanese investors, CEOE and Nippon Keidanren announced the visit of a delegation of Japanese entrepreneurs to Spain in July 2017. This came as a follow-up to the meetings held in Tokyo, within the framework of the State visit by H.M. the King of Spain. CEOE’s Vice-President and President of CEOE’s Commission of International Relations, Joaquim Gay de Montellà, together with his counterpart at Nippon Keidanren, announced in Tokyo that a major delegation of Japanese businessmen would visit Spain on July 6 and 7, following a joint initiative by both business organizations.
At this breakfast meeting, Gay de Montellà explained that Spain has first-class leading companies in sectors related to infrastructure, energy, and the environment, as well as in industrial sectors related to the automotive, transport equipment, agri-food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
At a meeting organized in Tokyo last year, it had become evident that Spanish and Japanese companies have strengths that complement each other in the industrial and technological fields.
In addition, Gay de Montellà highlighted the role played in this process by institutions such as the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC); the Japanese export insurance company (NEXI); the Investment Promotion Agency (JETRO), on the Japanese side, as well as ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, and the Centre for Technological and Industrial Development (CDTI), on the Spanish side, without forgetting the leading role of CEOE and Nippon Keidanren.
Following the breakfast meeting with the leading Japanese investors, Joaquim Gay de Montellà and Narciso Casado, Head of the President’s Cabinet, and of the International and Institutional Relations Department at CEOE, participated in the meeting with the Spanish-Japanese Business Committee inaugurated by H.M. King Felipe VI, which was also attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis; the Secretary of State for Commerce, Marisa Poncela; the Japanese Minister of Economy and Fiscal Policy, Noboteru Ishihara; the president of Spain’s Chamber of Commerce, José Luis Bonet; and top executives from Japanese and Spanish companies.