Africa Business Seminar in Tohoku

July 25th 2019 14:00-16:45
@ Large Training Room at EL SOLA SENDAI (on the 28th floor of AER)

Organizer : JICA Tohoku, AFAM
Co-sponsor : Japan Association of Corporate Executives, JETRO, UNDP

Program:

【Opening】
14:00
Declaration of the opening

14:00 – 14:05
Speech by a representative of MOFA

14:05 – 14:25
Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Frank Okyere, Ghana Ambassador to Japan
Tentative topic: Expectations for Japanese companies extending business to Africa

【Part 1: Opportunities for extending business to Africa】

14:25 – 14:45
Presentation by Mr. Tatsuro Ishizuka, Vice-Chairman of the Africa Committee, Japan Association of Corporate Executives

14:45 –15:05
Presentation by Ms. Tomomi Ishida, TICAD Private Sector Consultant, UNDP

15:05 – 15:15
Presentation by Mr. Katsuyoshi Sudo, Director General of JICA Tohoku Center

15:15 – 15:30 Introduction of companies doing business in Africa from Tohoku
1) Presentation by Mr. Shunsuke Sato, Representative Director/CEO, Kanedai Co. Ltd. Kesenuma
2) Presentation by representative of a company to be nominated by Japan Association of Corporate Executives

10 minutes tea break

【Part 2: Students that connect Japanese companies to African businesses】

15:40 – 15:55
Presentation by Dr. Jiro Akita, Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University

15:55 – 16:10
Presentation by Ms. Imane Bouamama Former African student at Tohoku University currently working in a Japanese company

16:10 – 16:20
Q & A for part 1 and part 2

16:20
Closing remarks by Dr. Isaac Yaw Asiedu, President of AFAM

16:25 – 16:45
Networking between Companies and Students

16:45
End of the event​