UK Japan Free Trade Virtual Summit

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Katharine Braddick
Director General
David Bailey
Executive Director
Keiichi Aritomo
Executive Director
Andy Burwell
Mike Cherry
National Chairman
Michelle Chivunga
Founder & CEO
Ben Digby
Head of Global Trade Policy
Dominic Goudie
Head of International Trade
Dr Adam Marshall
Director General
Paul Alger MBE
Dr Minako Morita-Jaeger
International Trade Policy Consultant


January 20, 2021


January 20, 2021


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The ITFA Board is pleased to inform you about the UK-Japan Free Trade Summit, a one-day virtual event, which will take placeon the 20th of January 2021.

We are delighted to inform you that ITFA has secured 2 passes, each with a 50% discount for ITFA members to attend this event. As is customary, the discounted passes will be available to ITFA members only on a first come first serve basis. In addition, any other registrations made by ITFA members will be at a 15% discount. In order to register for the discounted passes and benefit from the ITFA discounts please send an email to Please keep in mind that these offers are not available in conjunction with each other and are eligible for new registrations only. Moreover, each member institution is, at most, entitled to one pass at 50% discount.

In September, the UK secured a free trade agreement with Japan, which is the UK’s first major trade deal as an independent trading nation and will increase trade with Japan by an estimated £15.2 billion. The UK and Japan have a long-shared history as free trading nations and this deal has given both countries an opportunity to deepen the partnership in a number of industry sectors including finance, digital trade, technology, manufacturing, food and drink.

Opened by The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, President of the Board of Trade and chaired by Sir David Wright GCMG LVO, Chair, TheCityUK Japan Market Advisory Group; Global Advisor, SMFJ andFormer UK Ambassador to Japan, this high-profile conference will provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the agreement’s key benefits as well as an analysis of the business opportunities in the key industry sectors, both in terms of export potential and direct investment.