JCC/JETRO/PwC Seminar 2024 Netherlands business update

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2024 Netherlands business update

Dear JCC Members,

The JCC and JETRO Amsterdam office are pleased to announce we will be holding the following seminar together with PwC Netherlands. The title of the seminar is “2024 Netherlands business update” and will include detailed explanations from PwC’s economist and specialists on the following key topics for Japanese businesses:

  • Latest economic updates and political developments following the collapse of the coalition government
  • Automation as a means of overcoming challenges in the labor market
  • ESG
  • Tax and other reforms

Please see below for a detailed program of the day.

The seminar will also include a networking session for our members to allow them to interact and share information. We look forward to your participation!

  • Date: Thursday September 28, 2023, 14:00-17:30 (including one-hour networking session)
    Registration opens at 13: Please ensure you reach the venue by around 13:45.
  • Location:PwC Netherlands, Westgate 2/Executive meeting floor (building to the West)
  • Address: Thomas R. Malthusstraat 5, 1066 JR Amsterdam
    Access to the parking garage is available from the south of the building. Please register when applying for the seminar if you plan to come by car.
  • Language:English, Japanese
  • Free to attend

Application:Register via the JCC website


Time Content Outline Speaker(s)
14:00 –



Opening remarks Tetsutaro Shimogasa
Vice chair of JCC Trade & Investment CommitteeHead of JETRO Amsterdam office
14:05 –
Latest economic and political developments in the Netherlands and Europe (English) General overview of recent economic and political developments Remko Blom / Senior Manager, PwC Netherlands
14:35 –
Developments in process automation


Explanation of main digital tools used in automating work processes, examples and points to note Nobuyuki Okada / Partner, PwC Germany

PwC’s European Consulting lead for Japanese businesses

Break (10 min)
15:15 –



ESG update and upskilling


Update on regulations such as CSRD and explanation on the importance of upskilling to making ESG part of management Ryoko Yatomi / Senior Associate, PwC Netherlands

Soojin Lee / Senior Associate, PwC Netherlands

Masahiko Komatsu / Senior Manager, PwC Netherlands

15:45 –



2024 Dutch tax reform


Explanation on 2024 Dutch tax reforms to be released on September 19 Kensuke Akiyama / Senior Manager, PwC Netherlands

Thomas Heaton / Manager, PwC Netherlands

16:05 –  16:25


Legal and accounting update


Recent updates on legal and accounting (IFRS and Dutch GAAP) relevant for Japanese businesses Akira Arai / Senior Manager, PwC Netherlands
16:25 –



Closing remarks


Albert Brouwer / Partner, PwC Netherlands

Japan Desk leader

16:30 –
17:30(1 h)
Networking session

JCC Trade & Investment Committee