1. What is the Delegate Programme
UNIDO ITPO Tokyo invites investment and/or technology promotion delegates for a short-term stay (average 2-3 weeks) in Tokyo, in order to promote the delegate’s country as a possible destination for Japanese investments or technology transfer. Promotional activities are mainly carried out through country presentation seminars and individual business meetings, where potential investment, joint venture, and/or technology transfer projects from the delegate’s country are presented and promoted.
2. UNIDO ITPO Tokyo’s assistance/Duties of the delegate
Assistance for the programme includes promotion of projects; identification of potential business partners; arrangement of meetings and visits; organization of seminars/roundtable meetings; assistance for business communication/negotiation; provision of temporary office facilities.
The delegate’s duties include dissemination of information amongst the Japanese business community; preparing and performing attractive presentations to promote the home country and projects; follow-up after return to the home country by sending e-mails, answering questions, and monitoring the development of projects; and reporting to UNIDO ITPO Tokyo periodically of registered and/or concluded projects, as well as new contacts made.
3. Who can apply/Conditions
Government, semi-government, or non-government organizations are welcome to submit candidates with the following qualifications:
- Age between 30-45 with management experience
- Perfect command of spoken/written English
- Strong negotiation and presentation skills
- Ample knowledge of local industry
- Report writing and computer skills
4. Model Schedule
|Day 1 (Sun)||Arrival to Japan (Tokyo Int’l Airport) and check in the hotel|
|Day 2 (Mon)||Meeting at UNIDO ITPO Tokyo for planning of the programme|
|Day 3 (Tue) – 5 (Thu)||Business meetings and preparation for the seminar|
|Day 6 (Fri)||Investment Seminar|
|Day 7 (Sat)-8 (Sun)||Weekend|
|Day 9 (Mon)-12 (Thu)||Business meetings in/out of Tokyo|
|Day 13 (Fri)||Report writing|
|Day 14 (Sat)||Departure from Japan|
5. Cost coverage
UNIDO ITPO Tokyo covers most of the costs of the programme, except for the delegate’s round-trip airfare, which is usually the minimum contribution required from the delegate’s organization. Any other cases should be discussed separately.
6.Testimonials (2012 – 2013)
|Phonethavong Singhalath Director, International Investment Cooperation Div., Investment Promotion Dept., Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Lao PDR||The delegate programme has given me a good chance to meet and discuss directly with many private companies and government organizations in Japan. The programme was well prepared and completed with high achievements in sharing the experiences and new ideas on various aspects of investment in Lao PDR among the Japanese business community. I also learned specific features of Japanese businesses through interactions with the companies met individually.|
|Adama Ndiaye Gueye, Business Line Manager, Investment Promotion and Major Projects (APIX), Senegal||The delegate programme was a good opportunity to target sectors with great potential for Japanese companies and help them to develop a business in Senegal. The delegate was successful in introducing Senegal as a promising investment destination through meetings held in Tokyo and Osaka. APIX will maintain contact with UNIDO IPO Tokyo and extend support and assistance to Japanese companies interested in establishing a business in Senegal.|
|Lourenço Sambo, General Director
CPI – Investment Promotion Centre, Mozambique
|I would sincerely like to thank UNIDO ITPO Tokyo for the sponsorship provided for the Delegate Programme for Mozambique, 14-25 February. The final report that was presented clearly demonstrates that we were able to raise awareness and interest among businessmen from Japan about investment climate and business opportunities in Mozambique.|
|Mie Mie Aung, Assistant Director
Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA),
Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development of Myanmar
|The delegate programme targeting investment promotion can be considered as one of the most effective investment promotion activities, as specific issues can be individually raised by Japanese business people to the delegate. This approach was very fruitful, allowing the delegate to undertake cordial discussions. The programme provides great and effective opportunities for Japanese investors and Myanmar.|