JETRO Invitation Program: Environmental and Water Sector Business Matching Program in Osaka

JETRO 1The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is now excepting applications from overseas companies to Environmental and Water Sector Business Matching Program in Osaka. Japan’s Kansai area, including Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, is home to a number of Japan’s largest corporations and some of the country’s most innovative small & medium-sized enterprises. Cutting-edge manufacturing technologies combined with an ambitious entrepreneurial spirit have made Kansai a world leader in environmental and water sector technology. JETRO will organize individual business meetings between leading business entities from overseas and Kansai’s local companies in their respected field.

This invitation program is organized by JETRO Osaka, with the support of the Osaka Prefectural Government, the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Osaka Foundation for Trade & Industry.

Potential invitees/applicants include corporate executives or decision makers of foreign companies seeking Japanese environmental technologies such as:

  • Waste treatment; Water recycling; Wastewater and sewage treatment; Exhaust gas treatment; Water purification; Sludge treatment; Biomass; Solid waste treatment; Water efficiency equipment
  • Companies interested in purchasing Japanese water/environmental technology
  • Companies interested in business collaboration with Japanese water/environmental technology firms
  • Companies seeking Japanese partners to develop businesses related to water/environmental technology

To apply, complete the attached application by Monday, August 31, 2015. Applications should be submitted by email to Robert Corder at JETRO Chicago at

About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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