On the sidelines of the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), UNIDO ITPO Tokyo had a booth exhibition within the Japan Fair ‘Japan-Africa Business Forum and EXPO’ which was organized by JETRO and held from the 28th to 30th of August in Pacifico Yokohama. The Japan Fair was an exhibition where Japanese companies exhibited their products, technologies, and services.
At the UNIDO STePP Booth, 12 companies exhibited their products with technologies which are expected to contribute to Africa’s sustainable development and appealed to heads of states, ministers, high governmental officials, and business leaders from Africa. The 12 companies were selected out of companies registered on the Sustainable Technology Promotion Platform (STePP). STePP was created to share information on Japanese technologies which can contribute to inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing and emerging countries.
The number of business discussions held at the UNIDO STePP Booth for three days reached to over 300. Representatives of companies who exhibited at the booth commented that “there are no other opportunities to meet this many business and political leaders from Africa”, and “we realized a high demand for our technologies even for usages which we did not expect”, etc. Many African business and political leaders visited the UNIDO STePP Booth, which was staffed with representatives of the companies and UNIDO for three days. UNIDO’s Director General Li Yong, the Deputy Director General Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, and other high level UNIDO officials also visited the booth. They communicated with representatives of companies and deepened their understanding on their technologies.
Venue: Exhibition Hall D, Pacifico Yokohama
Organized by: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Supported by: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Number of visitors: Approx. 21,000 people in total (according to JETRO)
Companies which exhibited at the UNIDO STePP Booth
BGCT JAPAN Co., Ltd and Creative Co., Ltd.
CHUWA INDUSTRIAL Co., Ltd. and M.K.D. Corporation
FUMIN Co., Ltd.
GAINA Pro Co., Ltd and Nissin-Sangyo Co., LTD.
HINODE SANGYO Co., Ltd.
KAIHO INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
Shinko Tecnos Co., Ltd.
Sumino Co., LTD
Tromso Co., Ltd.
Yield Co., Ltd.
Y’s Global Vision Inc.
(12 companies in alphabetical order)