Let's Talk Japan - JETRO

26 March 2018 Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto

Robert Crane from Equiom will be participating in a panel discussion at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) 'Let's Talk Japan' event on Monday 26 March 2018. The event will take place from 5pm - 8pm at Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto.

About JETRO & the Panel Discussion

JETRO is a government-related organisation that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.

The purpose of this particular panel event is to highlight the success of Canadian business in Japan territory. The discussion itself is due to provide the audience tips for initially establishing a foreign-affiliated operation in Japan, common concerns from Canadian companies, how to sustain and grow a business in Japan post-establishment and additional topics of interest.

This unique networking forum will offer delegates the ideal opportunity to meet with senior industry figures and ask questions to develop their knowledge of Japan as a basis for Canadian companies.

Equiom at this panel event

Representing Equiom at the event is Robert Crane, who will feature on the expert panel alongside other senior industry members.

Robert has over 16 years of experience advising multinationals and startups in Tokyo and Hong Kong. He also served as Assistant Director for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) from 2001 to 2006 where he focused on inward investment into Japan. He has helped many companies set up their operations in Tokyo and Hong Kong and has an excellent knowledge of the Japanese market. A former president of the Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo, Robert was a founder of Tokyo Executives LLC, a high-level private business community in Tokyo. 


5.00: Registration and networking opportunity

5.40: Keynote Panel: How to establish and operate a business in Japan

  • Mr. Eric De Groot, President, Icynene Asia Pacific Inc.
  • Mr. Robert Crane, Corporate Development Director, Equiom
  • Mr. Ron Di Carlantonio, Founder and CEO, iNAGO

6.15: Q&A Session

6.45: Networking Reception (Japanese food and beverages to be served)

8.00: Close

Register to attend the free event by email today