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Uganda - Japan Business Forum, 1 December 2022

Uganda - Japan Business Forum, 1 December 2022

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo will organize “Uganda – Japan Business Forum ~Boosting Economic Recovery and Enterprise Resilience through Sustainable Business Linkages~” on 1 December 2022, jointly with the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Japan, while Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanjja, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, is visiting Japan.

The forum will be opened with remarks from both Uganda and Japan representatives, followed by the keynote speech by the Prime Minister. Subsequent sessions will begin with presentations on the business and investment situation from Ugandan authorities. In the following panel discussion, we will invite panelists including Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanjja, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, and Japanese public and private sector officials and explore how to strengthen the business partnership between Uganda and Japan. Finally, after the seminar, there will be a reception and networking, during which have the opportunity to chat with the panelists and attendees.

This will be the first face-to-face business forum seizing the opportunity of the Prime Minister’s visit to Japan from Africa after the TICAD8.

We welcome your participation.

Outline

Date:              1 December 2022 (Thu)
Time:              Forum: 14:30-17:00, Reception and Networking: 17:00-18:00 (JST)
Venue:            Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, B2 floor
                      (26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8512)
Organized by:  UNIDO ITPO Tokyo and the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Japan
Language:       English-Japanese with simultaneous translation
Participation:   Free of charge
How to participate: Pre-registration is required. (Entries closed on 27 November)

Programme (to be confirmed / time based on JST)

14:00 – 14:30     Registration

Opening Session

14:30 – 14:35     Remarks
           H.E. Tophace Kaahwa, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Uganda to Japan

14:35 – 14:40     Remarks
           Mr. Nobuhiko Sasaki, Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

14:40 – 14:45     Remarks
         Mr. Shinichi Nakatani, State Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Keynote Session

14:45 – 15:00    Keynote Speech
           Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanjja, Prime Minister, the Republic of Uganda

15:00 – 15:10     Video: Investment Project in Uganda

Presentation Session: Bolstering Business Partnership and Investments between Uganda and Japan

15:10 – 15:15     Introductory Remarks
              Mr. Tim Kibira, CEO, BLUE BANANA TREE LTD.

15:15 – 15:25    Presentation: Investment in Uganda
             Mr. Robert Mukiza, Director General, Uganda Investment Authority

15:25 – 15:35    Presentation: Uganda’s Export Promotion
             (TBC)

15:35 – 15:45    Presentation: Free Zones in Uganda
             Mr. Hez Kimoomi Alinda, Executive Director, Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

15:45 – 15:55    Q&A

Break

15:55 – 16:10     Coffee Break
                          Video: Uganda Tourism – Explore Uganda

Panel Discussion Session: Doing Business in Uganda and Facilitating Growth of Partnerships and Investment between Uganda and Japan

16:10 – 16:15     Introductory Remarks by the Moderator
            Amb. Elly K. Kamahungye, Director, Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uganda

16:15 – 16:50    Panel Discussion
            Panelists:
            ・Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanjja, Prime Minister, the Republic of Uganda
            ・Amb. Kazuaki Kameda, Honorary Consul of Uganda in Hokkaido Region
            ・Mr. Hez Kimoomi Alinda, Executive Director, Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)
            ・Mr. Tatsumasa Oku, Managing Director, Smileyearth Corporation

Take-aways and Wrap-up

16:50 – 17:00     Take-aways and Wrap-up
            Dr. Ian Karusigarira, Lecturer, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Reception and Networking

17:00 – 18:00     Reception and Networking

 


For more information, please contact:

Mr. Murakami / Ms. Fukuyama, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Email: itpo.tokyo@unido.org