• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

  • 25 June 2019

    On June 11, 2019, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tokyo hosted marshals and deputy marshals from five Polish regions, accompanied by numerous local government delegations and Polish entrepreneurs specializing in production of innovative products.

    II Regional Forum: Poland - Japan was focused on innovation - presentations delivered by marshals or deputy marshals from five Polish voivodeships (Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Małopolskie, Podkarpackie, Wielkopolskie and Zachodniopomorskie) during the first part of the forum were devoted to this topic. The second part of the event was organized in the form of business seminar during which Polish enterprises accompanying delegations from marshal offices presented their innovative products and proposals of cooperation to the Japanese partners.

    Co-organizers of the event were: Foreign Trade Office in Tokyo, Tokyo Office of Polish Tourism Organization, Polish Institute in Tokyo and Japanese Foreign Trade Organization.  Among the supporting institutions, there were: Japanese Chamber of Commerce (JCCI), Polish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce (PCCIJ), Local Council Local Governments for International Cooperation (CLAIR), National Association of Governors (NGA), EU-Japan Cooperation Center and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

    The forum attracted great interest both from both the representatives of Japanese regions and business. In total, the Forum was attended by over 130 guests. During the Forum, it was also possible to see the panel exhibition presenting economic, cultural, tourist and innovative products by local entrepreneurs from five Polish regions. The event ended with a B2B session during which Polish entrepreneurs could establish direct contacts with potential Japanese partners.

    During the study visits which accompanied this year's forum, marshals and deputy marshals met with their counterparts in the prefectures of: Hyogo (Kujawsko-Pomorskie), Aichi (Podkarpackie), Fukushima (Wielkopolskie) and Kanagawa (Zachodniopomorskie). During the visits, a number of meetings with local business support centers, culture and education centers as well as institutions that were in the area of interest for individual voivodships were organized.

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