Since 2005, MUFG has been hosting business matching fairs titled Business Link “Shobai Hanjo.” The fairs are aimed at helping MUFG's corporate customers, which represent a broad range of industries, connect with each other and at encouraging the creation of new businesses through collaboration with partners from differing industry sectors that they would otherwise have little opportunity to interact with. Participants often see positive outcomes, such as the expansion of their marketing channels.
In December 2019, the 16th Business Link was held at MAKUHARI MESSE, with approximately 3,500 companies attending the fair and participating in approximately 9,700 negotiations. Moreover, representatives of foreign investment promotion agencies joined the fair from China, Indonesia and Malaysia, while staff from the Group subsidiary the Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri)(Thailand) operated a booth. During the fair, MUFG sought to employ the Group’s strengths in networking at home and abroad to aid participants in the pursuit of fruitful collaboration.