On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo and the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius organized “Seminar on Investment and Business Opportunities in Mauritius” in Tokyo. It was co-organized by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
The seminar featured the latest business environment and opportunities in Mauritius, and attracted nearly 100 business people.
Following the opening remarks by Dr. Yuko Yasunaga, Head of UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, Mr. Arvind Radhakrishna, Head of the Global Outreach Strategic Business Unit and Mr. Radhakrishna Neelayya, Market Development Manager gave presentations. They emphasized various advantages as a regional hub for investments to Africa including its strategic location, taxation, financial system, infrastructure and logistics, and presented new investment project opportunities in Mauritius. Then Dr. Keiichiro Komatsu, Principal of Komatsu Research & Advisory (KRA) explained about geopolitical importance of Mauritius; an Indian Ocean Rim Economic Zone to connect the Asia-Pacific to the Middle East and Africa and stressed Mauritius is an attractive gateway to start business in Africa.
The seminar was closed by Dr. Katsumi Hirano, Executive Vice-President of JETRO, and the participants and speakers continued active interaction in a networking session.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 15:30-17:30
Venue: Elizabeth Rose Hall, 5th Floor, United Nations University
Organizers: UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, Economic Development Board of Mauritius
Co-organizer: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Supporters: Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI)
Language: English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)
15:30 Opening Remarks
Dr. Yuko Yasunaga, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
15:35 Presentation: “Mauritius: Your Strategic Partner for Investing in Africa“
Mr. Arvind Radhakrishna, Head, Global Outreach Strategic Business Unit, Economic Development Board (EDB)
15:50 Presentation: “Investment Projects in Mauritius“
Mr. Radhakrishna Neelayya, Manager, Market Development, EDB
16:00 Short Movie on Trade & Investment Opportunities in Mauritius
16:05 Presentation: “Japan-Mauritius Strategic Relations: Major implications to growth and development for Mauritius’s economy“
Dr. Keiichiro Komatsu, Principal, Komatsu Research & Advisory (KRA)
16:25 Q & A
16:40 Closing Remarks
Dr. Katsumi Hirano, Executive Vice-President, JETRO
Contact for inquiries
UNIDO ITPO Tokyo (PIC: Ms. Shigematsu)