The Association Held an Online Conference between Ukraine and Japan

The Association Held an Online Conference between Ukraine and Japan

On December 1, an online conference between Ukrainian and Japanese companies was held as part of the IT Export Boost project. Kobe City Hall and representatives of Japanese companies presented their projects and met with Ukrainian IT companies’ representatives to establish future cooperation.

Ukraine’s IT industry is a fast-developing one and grows by 20-30% annually, despite the corona crisis. According to Kohei Ohata, Director General, Office of the Mayor, there is great potential for cooperation between Ukrainian and Japanese companies working in this field. Prospects for cooperation were also highlighted by the Ukrainian Ambassador to Japan Sergiy Korsunsky and the Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Kuninori Matsuda.

The city of Kobe, which actively supports the development of business and startups in the field of information technology, was presented by:

  • Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster;
  • ASICS;
  • iSEC;
  • CarbGem medical company.

Natalia Mitrofanova, the Association Vice President, presented the statistics and achievements of Ukrainian companies, analyzed the main trends and introduced the participants to the situation in the Ukrainian IT market.

The participants also presented cases of successful cooperation between Japan and Ukraine. In particular, among the speakers there were:

  • Ryoichi Leo Yanagisawa, Account Manager, EPAM Systems;
  • Igor Tymchuk, Delivery Director, N-iX.

The meeting has become the first step towards creating new mutually beneficial partnerships between Ukraine and Japan, and a business forum with B2B meetings is planned for early next year.

The event was held as part of the IT Export Boost global project, which is implemented by the joint efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and IT Ukraine Association to promote the export of IT services of Ukrainian companies.