On Monday, 13 February, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo, in cooperation with Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME) and the Economic and Commercial Bureau of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Japan, will hold a seminar titled “Egypt Suez Canal Economic Zone Investment Opportunities for Japanese companies.” In the seminar, Mr. Waleid Gamaleldien, Chairman of the Suez Canal Special Economic Zone Authority, will present the details of the SCZone as well as investment incentives for Japanese companies. In addition, three Japanese companies (Saraya Co., Ltd., and Toyota Tsusho Corporation) who have invested in the SCZone, will talk about their business experiences in the region. If you are interested, please register from the link below.
Egypt’s economy has been growing rapidly in recent years, buoyed by discovery and production of offshore natural gas reserves since the year 2000. Its young population of more than 100 million people, as well as its diversity and geographical advantage linking the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia is contributing to attracting high attention from global investors. In particular, the Suez Canal, which connects the sea routes between Asia and Europe, has served as a key logistics hub for more than 150 years since its opening.
The Egyptian government has been developing the SCZone since the 2000s. Currently, 455 square kilometers are governed by the General Authority for the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal, an autonomous body with executive and regulative powers. The SCZone is actively developing the region’s infrastructure and attracting competitive projects in the agricultural, industrial, and service sectors, and is offering various incentives to private sectors.
|Date/Time:||Monday, 13 February 2023 (Seminar: 15:00 – 17:00; Networking 17:00 – 18:00)|
|Venue:||Annex Hall (1F), United Nations University|
|Language:||English – Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)|
|Organizers:||Economic and Commercial Bureau, Embassy of Egypt, Tokyo
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Investment and Technology Promotion Office Tokyo
Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME)
|Supporter:||Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI)|
|MC:||Ms. Kayoko Seki (JCCME)|
Note: the programme is updated on 10 Feb 2023
|14:30 – 15:00||Registration|
|15:00 – 15:10||Opening Remarks
Mr. Ferda GELEGEN Officer in Charge, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Mr. Mitsuo TAMURA Managing Director, JCCME
|15:10 – 15:25||Investment Climate in Egypt
H.E. Mr. Mohamed ABUBAKR Saleh Fattah
Ambassador, the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Japan
|Presentation and Discussion|
|15:25 – 15:55||Suez Canal Economic Zone Investment Opportunities for Japanese Companies
Mr. Waleid GAMALELDIEN
Chairman, Suez Canal Economic Zone
|15:55 – 16:10||SARAYA’s Business in Egypt
Mr. Ko TAKIGAWA
General Manager, Africa Business Development Section, Global Operation Division,
SARAYA Co., Ltd.
|16:10 – 16:25||RoRo Terminal Project at East Port Said – SCZone, a stronger partner for new business development
Mr. Tokuji KOYAMA
General Manager, Energy Infrastructure Project Department, Toyota Tsusho Corporation
|16:25 – 16:40||Torishima Business in Egypt
Mr. Shigenori OKADA
TGT Sales Middle East – Regional Manager
Torishima Pump Manufacturing. Co., Ltd.
|16:40 – 16:50||Enhancing Business between Japan and Egypt
Mr. Hidenori SAITO
Chairman, Japan Business Association in Egypt
|Q/As and Closing|
|16:50 – 17:00||Q/As and Closing|
|17:00 – 18:00||Exchange of Business Cards with Light Refreshments|
Registration is required to attend the seminar. Please click the registration link below.
We welcome questions in advance. Please enter them in the “Questions and Comments” box during registration.
UNIDO Tokyo Office (Attn: Ms. Fukuyama, Mr. Gelegen)