Webinar 17: ICT Sector in Japan

17-06-14 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h Brussels time

How is ICT changing Japan and how can your company play a role in it?

The Japanese Information and Communication Technology industry is 'immense' in many aspects. Given the huge market size and recent slow growth, it can easily be considered “mature” and not so interesting for new market entrants. But under the surface we detect slow but steady changes that are taking place, advances in technical applications, and the continuous introduction of cutting edge technology. And these slow but steady changes offer opportunities to any company that brings value to the table.

In this webinar, we will cover the opportunities in the ICT hardware as well as software and services sectors, with a strong focus on distribution mechanisms and potential pitfalls of teaming up with local partners. We will also discuss the most common strategies in regards to customer and technical support.

The webinar is targeted at EU Small and Medium Sized companies active in the ICT hardware, software or services sector, seeking sales and business development opportunities in the Japanese market for new sales opportunities.

Registrations are open until the 13/06/2014 included.

What you will learn during this webinar?

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • The basic business facts and figures of the ICT industry in Japan
  • An overview of the Japanese key players providing ICT related devices, infrastructure and services.
  • Recent market trends and upcoming technologies
  • Common distribution systems and partnership types
  • Practical business tips and hints regarding potential business opportunities


  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session
  • Conclusion

Speaker: Peter VAN DER WEEEN, Co-Founder/CTO, Akoni KK (IT and Business Consulting for Japan) - VAN DER WEEEN Peter
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office