Dr. Pyung-oh Kwon, President & CEO of Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), visited Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN) to have a social meeting with Mr. Masayoshi Matsumoto, Chairman of KANKEIREN, on February 13th, 2020. KOTRA will administrate the Korean pavilion in 2020 World Expo Dubai and its theme will be "Mobility". Hopefully KOTRA would be in charge of Korean pavilion in 2025 World Expo Osaka-Kansai. Korea is now working on inviting World Expo to Busan on 2030.
H. E. Mr. Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia and delegates visited Osaka on February 13th, and were welcome by Mr. Hirofumi Yoshimura, Governor of Osaka Prefecture, Mr. Toru Takahashi, Vice-Mayor of Osaka City, Minoru Furukawa, Vice-Chairman of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Masayoshi Matsumoto, Chairman of Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN). Mr. Matsumoto ask Mr. Ratas to participate in 2025 World Expo Osaka-Kansai, and Mr. Ratas expressed that Estonia would like to be a part of it. Estonia is one of IT advanced countries, and most of their government processes can be done on-line. Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City showed their interest on Estonian system.
Dinner meeting with Mr. Yan Gao, Chairperson of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), on October 21st.2019/10/21
Kansai economic leaders had the dinner meeting with the delegation party of CCPIT including Chairperson, Mr. Yan Gao, on October 21st, 2019. From Japan side, 11 persons, including Mr. Masayoshi Matsumoto, Chairman of KANKEIREN, Mr. Hiroshi Ozaki, Chairman of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Hiroyuki Ikeda and Mr. Hiroyuki Fukano, Representative Directors of Kansai Keizai Doyukai, and Mr. Hisanori Kokuga, Japan China Economic Relations and Trade Centre, attended to the meeting. Mr. Matsumoto of KANKEIREN expressed strong motivation for sending the delegation from Kansai business world in July 2020. And Mr. Gao of CCPIT showed his welcome toward the upcoming visit.
On September 10th, Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN) organized the social meeting with President of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Hashim Thaçi under corporation of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Kansai Keizai Doyukai (Kansai Association of Corporate Executives). From KANKEIREN, Mr. Mitsuhiro Mori, Vice Chairman of International Committee, attended to the meeting. Mr. Teiichi Nishimura, Vice Chairmen of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Hiroyuki Fukano, Representative Director of Kansai Keizai Doyukai, and Mr. Yasuhide Nakayama, a member of the House of Representatives, joined as well.