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The 3rd Morocco Investment Seminar

The 3rd Morocco Investment Seminar

On Wednesday, November 6, the 3rd Morocco Investment Seminar was organized by the Japan-Morocco Association and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Japan at the Tokyo Development Learning Center of World Bank.

The seminar, which started with the greetings by Chairman of the Japan-Morocco Association and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Japan, featured the latest business environment and opportunities in Morocco with case study presentations by Japanese companies.

Mr. Ferda Gelegen, Deputy Head of UNIDO Tokyo Office provided a presentation on its activities, including the Delegate Program from Midparc Casablanca Free Zone and Sustainable Technology Promotion Platform (STePP), a platform designed to share information on Japanese technologies that contribute to tackle challenges faced by developing countries.


Date: Wednesday , November 6th, 2019
Time: 13:30-17:00
Venue: World Bank-Tokyo Development & Learning Center
Organizer: The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Japan, The Japan-Morocco Association
Co-Organized by: Morocco Investment and Trade Agency, World Bank Group, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Supported by: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
                        Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
                        Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)


13:00  Opening Remarks
    H.E. Mrs. Haruko HIROSE, Chairman, Japan-Morocco Association
13:40  Organizer’s remarks
            H.E. Mr. Rachad BOUHLAL, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Japan

Case Studies of Japanese companies in Morocco: (13:50-)

13:50 Keynote Speech I;
           Morocco Investment and Trade Agency
            – “Business Investment environment and support in Morocco ”
           Mr. Ali MEHREZ
           Director in charge of other industries
           Morocco Investment and Trade Agency

14:20  Case Study 1;
           Yazaki Cooperation
           – “Yazaki’s Business Development in Morocco”
          Mr. Paul BRADLEY
          Senior Specialist, Corporate Governance and Legal Affairs Division
          Yazaki Cooperation

14:30  Case Study 2
           -“Furukawa Electric Group’s information Telecommunication Business Investment in
            Mr. Fuminori NAKAJIMA
            Planning and Management Division
            Furukawa Electric Co.,Ltd.

Business environment and support on business development in Morocco: (15:00-)
15:00 Keynote Speech II;
            – “Business environment in Morocco ”
           Mr. Daisuke MIZUNO
           Director, Business Development and Human Resources Support

15:40  Case Study 1; UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
           -“Promotion of investment and technology transfer in Morocco
           Mr. Ferda GELEGEN
           Deputy Head
           UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

16:00  Case Study 2; Nippon Express Company, Limited (NITTSU)
           -“Nippon Express’s business development in Morocco”
           Mr. Naoyuki IKEDA
           Manager, International Cargo Development II, Nippon Expresss

Wrap-up: (16:20-)
Q&A session 
Networking Session