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Algeria Business Seminar in Tokyo

Algeria Business Seminar in Tokyo

“Algeria Business Seminar” was held in Tokyo, on Tuesday, 10 November 2015.

The seminar was organized by UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, and supported by Algerian Embassy in Japan, Japanese Embassy in Algeria, Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

The programme included the presentations on the latest business information as well as investment opportunities in Algeria, followed by panel discussions led by Algerian delegation members. More than 130 participants listened to the lectures made by high-level representatives of Japan and Algeria in the public and private sectors. After the seminar, the networking/ business card exchange session was organized, where so many participants interested in business in Algeria lined up to the lecturers to gain more information and establish business network.


Date:                  10 November 2015 (Tuesday)
Time:                  14:00-16:15 (Seminar); 16:15-17:30 (Networking/Business card exchange)
Venue:                United Nations University HQs, Tokyo, 5F, Elizabeth Rose Hall
                           5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Organizer:           United Nations Industrial Development Organization,
                           Investment and Technology Promotion Office (UNIDO ITPO Tokyo)
Supporter:           Algerian Embassy in Japan, Japanese Embassy in Algeria,
                           Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME),
                           Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Interpretation:     Simultaneous interpretation French-Japanese
Participation:       Free of charge (130 Participants)


13:30-14:00          Registration

14:00-14:05          Opening Remarks
                           – Mr. Takeshi Furutani, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

14:05-14:15          Welcoming Remarks
                           – Mr. Koichi Akaishi, Director-General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade
                             and Indurtry (METI)
                           – H.E. Mr. Mohamed El Amine Bencherif, Ambassador of Algeria to Japan

14:15-14:35          Algeria’s Business Climate
                           – Mr. Abdelkrim Mansouri, General Manager, National Investment Development Agency

14:35-14:55          Economic Importance of Algeria from the perspective of Japan
                           – H.E. Mr. Masaya Fujiwara, Ambassador of Japan to Algeria

14:55-15:15          50 Years of Contribution to Algerian Development
                           – Mr. Masayuki Sato, Chairman and Representative Director, JGC Corporation

15:15-16:10          Panel Discussion: “Investment Opportunities and Key to Success in Algeria”
                           – Mr. Lies Kerrar, UNIDO Investment Promotion Advisor in Algeria
                           – Mr. Mehdi Bendimerad, Vice-President, Forum des Chefs d’Entreprise (FCE)
                           – Mr. Farid Tiaiba, Chief Cabinet, Ministry of Finance, Algeria

16:10-16:15          Closing Remarks
                           – Mr. Akio Nakanishi, Managing Director, JCCME

16:15-17:30          Networking/Business card exchange (with drinks/refreshments)

*** Please download the presentations of lecturers.