Greater Manchester has set an ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2038 – which is 12 years ahead of the UK’s national target – opening up significant innovation and market opportunities for Japanese companies to invest in the region and help build a leading sustainable city of the future.

Government, academia and businesses across the city region are ready and waiting to collaborate with forward-thinking innovators to discover, develop and deploy new technologies across transport, energy, retrofitting and much more.

Whether you are looking to expand in the UK, relocate your UK HQ or set up your first European overseas operation, this webinar will showcase why Manchester is a first-choice destination for pioneering and ambitious companies.

You will also hear directly from two Japanese companies: Kansai Electric Power Company and Exergy Power Systems about their experiences in Manchester, and how they are capitalising on the opportunities presented by the city region’s 2038 carbon neutral target.


·  Andy Burnham, The Greater Manchester Mayor

·  Jo Ahmed, Global Employer Services Partner at Deloitte and Honorary Consul of Japan in Manchester

·  Minister Katahira, Economic Minister, Embassy of Japan

·  Tim Newns, CEO, MIDAS, Greater Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency

·  Councillor Elise Wilson, Leader of Stockport Council & Greater Manchester portfolio lead for Economy & Business

·  Mark Atherton, Director of Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

·  Henry Dieudonné-Demaria, Head of Strategy, UK Emissions Trading, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

·  Amer Gaffer, Director, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Centre

·  Paul Richards, Director of Development and Regeneration, Stockport Metropolitan Council

·  Eric Adams, Director, Carlton Power

·  Kansai Electric Power Company and Exergy Power Systems (Japanese case studies)




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