"Developing a New Paradigm in the Business Relationship Between the EU and Japan"
The 2nd annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) took place at the Hotel Okura, Tokyo on 17 & 18 July 2000.
At the time, the BRT was called the "EU-Japan Business Dialogue Round Table" or "BDRT". The meeting was co-chaired by Etienne Davignon (Société Générale de Belgique) and Tadahiro Sekimoto (NEC Corporation). The meeting theme was "Developing a New Paradigm in the Business Relationship Between the EU and Japan".
The meeting agenda included:
Documents from the 2000 annual meeting
Various documents are available from the 17 & 18 July 2000 annual meeting:
Other documents relating to the work of the BRT in 2000:
Formal 'handover' of the BRT's 2000 Recommendations
The BRT's 2000 Recommendations were submitted to European Commission President Romano Prodi, President of the European Council Jacques Chirac and Yoshirō Mori, PM of Japan:
The handover took place on the occasion of the 9th EU-Japan Summit, and the Summit Joint Conclusions made reference to the BRT:
IV - Issues for Intensified Co-operation until the Next Summit
References to the annual meeting in speeches by European Commissioners
The BRT's 2000 annual meeting was referenced in a 19 July 2000 speech given by European Commission President Prodi to Keidanren in Tokyo, and in an 18 July 2000 speech given by Pascal Lamy, European Commissioner responsible for Trade, to the Foreign Correspondents' Club