Annual meeting 1999

日・EUビジネス・ダイアログ・ラウンドテーブル1999

日・EU間の民間対話は、従来「日・EU産業人ラウンドテーブル」及び「日・EUビジネス・フォーラム」の2本立てで行われてきましたが、民間対話の強化拡大を図る為、1999年6月1日に後者フォーラムが終了する機会を捉えて、その主要メンバーが前者ラウンドテーブルに参加される形で統合を図り、更に他の財界人の参加も得て、新たに「日・EUビジネス・ダイアログ・ラウンドテーブル」として発足しました。

 

The first meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table included speeches by:

  • Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission
  • Pascal Lamy, Member of the Commission, his speech was entitled The EU and Japan: Partners in a Globalised World.

 

The EU-Japan Business Round Table was officially formed in 1999 (as the "EU-Japan Business Dialogue Round Table, or "BDRT"), following the merger of the EU-Japan Industrialists' Round Table (established on 01/06/1996) and the EU-Japan Business Forum.

A European Commission Press Release of 06/10/1999 announced 'EU-Japan relations: Commissioners Prodi, Liikanen and Lamy will attend the first "EU-Japan Business Dialogue Roundtable"'. French and German versions of the 06/10/1999 release were also issued.The first BRT meeting was also referred to in a European Commission press release issued on 11/01/2000 and the "reinvigoration of the EU-Japan business dialogue" was mentioned in a press release of 21/04/1999.