From 2024-04-22 17:00 to 2024-04-22 18:35

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ICCJ) is organizing the first of the “Road to Osaka 2025” events



ITALY MEETS JAPAN: Sustainability in Fashion

April 22, 2024  5:00 p.m. (JP)


The event will explore the latest trends and opportunities in the fashion industry with a focus on sustainable initiatives to rethink production, distribution and the use of long-lasting or recycled materials: a unique opportunity to promote the excellence of Made in Italy and its innovative capacity, with the aim of fostering interchange with the Japanese market.


Languages: Italian/Japanese with simultaneous translation

Content and schedule

Opening Remarks

  • CDP – Director of European and International Operations, Mr. Pasquale Salzano
  • His Excellency Gianluigi Benedetti, Ambassador of Italy to Japan
  • General Director of Expo Osaka 2025, Mr. Mario Vattani

Overview of Fashion, Sustainability Systems, and the Sustainable Leather Product Sector

  • CDP – Head of International Market Development, Mr. Laurent Franciosi
  • Danny D’Alessandro, General Director, Assopellettieri
  • Accademia Costume & Moda (Academy of Costume and Fashion), Mr. Luigi Mulas Debois

Promoting Sustainability for a Circular Economy

Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores – Head Office, Business Strategy Department, Sustainability Strategy Manager, Ms. Yuki Yoneyama

The Relationship Between Sustainability and Business in Fashion

EY Italy CCaSS Team (Climate Change and Sustainability Services), Senior Manager, Ms. Roberta Fazi

Sustainable Trends in Fashion

Senken Shimbun Co., Ltd. – Special Editorial Committee, Mr. Tsuyoshi Yano

CDP Business Matching: Connecting Italian and Japanese Companies through a Digital Platform. New 3D Virtual Environment

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Business Matching Platform Coordinator, Mr. Riccardo Honorati Bianchi


After the seminar there will be a light refreshment and networking.


Target audience: Italian and Japanese companies, operators and stakeholders in the fashion industry.

The webinar will be followed in May by online B2B meetings between companies from the two countries: a team of experts from CDP and ICCJ will assist in organizing the meetings. 

Click here to register to the B2B Platform