Past Events

2018-05-25 - Seminars

[Members only] Visit program to Brightlands Chemelot Campus (Sekisui S-LEC, DSM)


-    Date / Time: July 4, 2018 (Wednesday)  12.00 – 16.15
-    Venue: Brightlands Chemelot Campus (Sekisui S-LEC, Royal DSM)
-    Address: Urmonderbaan 22, 6167 RD Geleen
-    Parking information: Parking spaces are available at campus.
-    Public Transport Information: Take the bus from NS Sittard station and get off at the third stop at “Urmond Chemelot Campus bus stop. 5 minutes on foot.
-    The bus can be arranged from NS Amsterdam Zuid Station.
-    Admission: Free of charge
-    Registration deadline: June 20 (For those who wish to use bus)
-    Registration deadline: June 29
-    More info: please contact JCC office at 020 662 1457/ or send an email to:

-    Registration: via JCC webpage (please inform us whether you would like to make use of bus from Amsterdam Zuid station)

2018-05-18 - Seminars

JCC /JETRO/KPMG Seminar Mobility 2030 ~Toward 2030, the future of moving people and goods~

It’s now widely accepted that by 2030, mobility especially in large urban areas will be dramatically different from today
Please click following link. The animation is one of example which KPMG expect to realize in 2030.

Although, we share only one version of the future, what is certain is that we are at the beginning of a transformational journey where we will see shifts in traditional business models. For example, we examine two archetypes that may emerge for car manufacturers existing side-by-side. In our view, future success will only come through an unprecedented degree of collaboration and through design and thinking across government and business.

The future is exciting, the details are yet to be worked out, and collectively we can build our model of Mobility 2030.
Before Mobility 2030 session, we will provide latest updated information about Brexit.

Seminar Program

14:00 – 14:05    Opening Speech
Mr. Shigeki Okada Executive Director of JETRO AMSTERDAM, board member of JCC

14:05 – 14:35    Mobility 2030 –Toward 2030, the future of moving people and goods
Sarah Owen Vandersluis-Partner KPMG UK

14:35 – 14:45    Japanese summary
Koji Endo, Senior Manager, KPMG NL Global Japanese Practice

14:45 – 15:15    e-Palette concept –at CES 2018 Toyota Press Conference (without Q&A session)
Mr. Hiroyasu Ito Managing Director of Toyota Motor Finance (Netherlands) B.V.

15:15 – 15:45    Vehicle Driving License – What if software takes over all driving tasks?
Gerben Feddes, Program manager Software Driving License and Senior Advisor Intelligent Mobility at RDW.

15:45 – 15:55    Japanese summary
Koji Endo, Senior Manager, KPMG NL Global Japanese Practice

15:55 – 16:10    Break

16:10 – 16:40    Mobility 2030 –Smart Society Concept
Sander Klous – Partner and professor at the University of Amsterdam

16:40 – 17:00    Brexit –Update
Cees van der Helm – Partner – Global Japanese Practice

17:00 – 17:10    Japanese summary
Koji Endo, Senior Manager, KPMG NL Global Japanese Practice

17:10 – 17:15    Closing speech
Cees van der Helm – Partner – Global Japanese Practice

17:15 – 19:00    Networking reception
Detail of program

Vehicle Driving License – What if software takes over all driving tasks?

Gerben Feddes, Program manager Software Driving License and Senior Advisor Intelligent Mobility at RDW.

RDW is the Netherlands vehicle authority. As a governmental body, RDW faces new challenges in the type approval of vehicles. Legislation is missing. The presentation focuses on how a government can work towards legal admission of Connected/Automated Vehicles (CAV).
For the ‘hardware’ part of vehicles, the current Type Approval regulations are still sufficient. For the software part, action needs to be taken to work towards the legally admittance of automated systems.
Because automation tries to mimic appropriate human behaviour in traffic situations, the system should be assessed as a human driver. The presentation describes an admittance procedure for automated driving.

Mobility 2030 – Toward 2030, the future of moving people and goods
Sarah  Owen Vandersluis-Partner

Sarah will outline KPMG’s vision for the future of mobility – what changes can we expect and how soon will these come? She will outline views on the impact of these changes on various industries and conclude with some opportunities and challenges for the future. She will also discuss what KPMG has been doing to help businesses and governments understand and prepare for this major disruption.

e-Palette concept – at CES 2018 Toyota Press Conference

With the recent expansion of mobility services such as car sharing, Toyota Motor Corporation has indicated the future direction to develop its Mobility Services Platform equipped with various kinds of functions required for the mobility services and to transform itself into a mobility company.

In January 2018, the company introduced a new Mobility Ecosystem and Concept Vehicle ‘e-Palette concept’ at Consumer Electronics Show 2018.
This session illustrates ‘e-Palette concept’ which enables to create various new mobility services utilizing electrification, connected and automated driving technology, showing the recorded audio video of President Akio Toyoda’s speech at CES 2018.

Mobility 2030 – Smart Society Concept

Sander Klous-Partner, professor at the University of Amsterdam

We are moving at light speed toward a smart society where almost all of our decisions are supported or taken over by systems and algorithms. One of the domains where this becomes manifest is autonomous vehicles, a crucial element in the vision of Mobility 2030.  The dominating question for their large scale implementation is how to trust the data analysis taking place under the hood. Trust is the most powerful human strategy to deal with complexity. It goes far beyond reliable systems. How are we going to ensure that a self-driving car respects the norms and values we treasure as a society? Trust is what we instinctively rely on to build confidence in the face of uncertainty. In his talk prof. Klous will address how trust concepts are changing due to digitization and the dominating role of algorithms in a smart society. He will explain what organizations can do to turn this potential threat into a defining opportunity.

Brexit Update-latest update of Brexit

Cees van der Helm-Partner, Global Japanese Practice

The Brexit deadline is March 2019 and negotiations are still going on. The Japanese business community has provided – through the Japanese Ambassador to the UK – their wish list for the position of the UK after the Brexit. Cees will provide the latest update information about the negotiations on the Brexit and how the current position is compared to this wish list. Alternative scenarios for the outcome of the Brexit will be discussed for Japanese companies to determine their strategies.

2018-02-23 - Seminars

【JCC Members Only】JCC/JETRO/EY Latest Dutch Business Seminar


~ Japan-EU EPA, Brexit and customs duties, corporate tax reform, human resources management and an actual case of European strategy of a Japanese company~

Date & Time:14:00-17:00 (13:30 open) on Thursday, 22 March 2018
Place: EY Amsterdam office  Antonio Vivaldistraat 150, 1083 HP Amsterdam
Fee: Free
Capacity : About 80 people (first come, first serviced)
Language: English
Program:  See below
Reception: from 17:15

2017-11-03 - General Events

【Registration closed】Annual JCC / JETRO / Deloitte conference 2017


Japanese MNC’s in Europe are still facing challenges due to political, economic and financial uncertainties. Brexit, the rise of populist parties, ECB’s monetary policy, the rapid development of the use of technology within traditional business models and on the top of that, OECD/BEPS and EU’s own crusade against tax avoidance. How does your company anticipate on or react to these circumstances? How does this impact your role as a finance or tax specialist within your organization?

Annual JCC/JETRO/Deloitte seminar addresses two main topics in this area. During the first topic we will elaborate on the developments regarding international taxation and as such we are very pleased to have Martin de Graaf, Head of Dutch APA/ATR (i.e. Tax Ruling) Team taking care of this important subject. Changes and proposals from individual countries, the OECD and the EU come up on a regular basis. The focus of his presentation will be on the developments that already have an effect on the current daily practice. Martin de Graaf is also active as liaison for potential foreign investors with the APA/ATR-team of the Netherlands' tax administration and he has previously worked for the Ministry of Finance in the Tax Treaties Division.

The second topic relates to the biennial surveys conducted by Deloitte since 1999 and provides further understandings how shared services organizations are capitalizing on leading practices and trends to address their business challenges. Yvonne Daas (Deloitte Consulting – Strategy & Operations) and Guido Lubbers (Deloitte Tax Advisors-Tax Management Consulting) will discuss both the trends in and transition to centralized business models for Finance and Tax using the top highlights from Deloitte’s 2017 Global Shared Services Survey so that you will have a better understanding of the future of shared services.
These topics will be preceded by an update of the latest Tax, Audit and Legal developments in the Netherlands.

2017-09-18 - Seminars

JCC/JETRO/PWC Seminar “The Latest digital reform of the company~ Automation of the White Color operations with Robotics software technology~”


Do you have any concern about the daily back office operations that are increasing day by day ? Recently, the robotics technology is expanding to not only the site of the factory but also your office.  In this seminar, we will introduce the latest digital economics trend, especially, the automation of the White Color operations with the technology of Robotic Process Automation.

2017-09-12 - Seminars

DUJAT Update Seminar on IOT/Cyber security


DUJAT, KPMG, JCC, NFIA, OMRON, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and amsterdam inbusiness jointly organize the seminar on IOT/Cyber security.
Date: 11th of October, 2017 / 14:30 – 19:00
Venue: Meijburg & Co, Amstelveen / Paviljoen / Laan van Langerhuize 7, 1186 DS Amstelveen
Admission: Free of charge
There is sufficient underground parking space in the building (free of charge)


14:30 - 15:00     Registration

2017-06-02 - Seminars

JCC / KPMG Seminar ' ”Brexit / International tax/ 30%Ruling” update


Date: 6 July 2017 (Thu)
13:30 – 17:30     Seminar (Registration/Welcome drink 13:00 – 13:30)
17:30 – 18:30    Reception
Venue:         KPMG Meijburg, Amstelveen / Paviljoen
Address:     Laan van Langerhuize 9, 1186 DS Amstelveen
Languages :     English (Seminar) and Japanese (summary)
There is sufficient underground parking space in our building (free of charge).

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