Japan – EU trade relations: What can Serbia learn from this partnership?

28 Feb., Serbia Radisson Collection Hotel

9:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome Remarks
Milan Pajević, Chairman of the Advisory Board, ISAC

Opening/Keynote Address
Dr. Tanja Miščević, Chief Negotiator for the Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the EU
H.E. Akira Kono, Ambassador, Mission of Japan to the European Union
Reinhold Brender, Head of Division, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific, EEAS (TBC)

10:30 – 12:00
Session I: Japan – EU Partnership and Global Economic Trends

Speakers:
1. Reinhold Brender, Head of Division, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific, EEAS (TBC)
2. Dr. Shujiro Urata, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
3. Dr. Predrag Bjelic, Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
4. Tobias Gehrke, Research Fellow, Egmont Institute
Moderator: Prof. Ivan Vujacic, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade

12:00 – 12:30
Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00
Session II: Japan – EU Economic Partnership Agreement and the importance for EU Candidate States

Speakers:
1. H.E. Junichi Maruyama, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Serbia
2. Marco Chirullo, Acting Head of Unit, DG Trade, European Commission
3. Tatjana Dinkic, Head of the working group for Chapter 30, Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Serbia
4. Dr. Aleksandar Milosevic, Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade
Moderator: Dr. Vladimir Medjak, Vice-President, European Movement in Serbia

14:00 – 15:00
Lunch

15:00 – 16:30
Session III: Serbia’s EU Integration and the case for closer economic cooperation with Japan

Speakers:
1. Andrew Fraser, Senior Adviser to Mitsubishi Corporation and Board Director of Mitsubishi Corporation International
2. Goran Pekez, President of Japan Business Alliance Serbia and Corporate Affairs Director of JTI
3. Ana Tozzi, Executive Director, Foreign Investors Council (Serbia)
4. Mihailo Gajic, Program Director – Economic Research Department, LIBEK
Moderator: Biljana Stepanovic, Editor, Magazine “Nova ekonomija”