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Egypt Suez Canal Economic Zone Investment Opportunities for Japanese Companies (2/13)

Egypt Suez Canal Economic Zone Investment Opportunities for Japanese Companies (2/13)

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 General Authority for the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal, will present the details of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) as well as investment incentives for Japanese companies. In addition, Japanese companies 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.

About SCZone

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.

Overview

Date and Time: Monday, 13 February, 2023
Seminar 15:00-17:00, Networking 17:00-18:00
Venue: Annex Hall, 1F, United Nations University Headquarters Building
Address: 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Organizers: Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Economic and Commercial Bureau,
UNIDO ITPO Tokyo,
Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME)
Admission: Free
Language:  Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation)

Programme

14:30 Registration
15:00 Opening Remarks
Mr. Ferda GELEGEN Officer in Charge, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo   
Mr. Mitsuo TAMURA Managing Director, JCCME
15:10 Investment Climate in Egypt
H.E. Mr. Mohamed ABUBAKR Saleh Fattah
Ambassador, the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Japan
15:25 Suez Canal Economic Zone Investment Opportunities for Japanese Companies
Mr. Waleid GAMALELDIEN
Chairman, General Authority for the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal
15:55 Experience of Investment and Operation in the Suez Canal Economic Zone
Japanese Company (TBD)
16:10 Experience of Investment and Operation in the Suez Canal Economic Zone
Japanese Company (TBD)
16:25 Q/As & Discussion
16:50 Wrap-up and Closing
Mr. Waleid GAMALELDIEN
Chairman, General Authority for the Economic Zone of the Suez Canal
17:00 Exchange of Business Cards with Light Refreshments

 

Registration

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.

Contact Information

UNIDO Tokyo Office (Attn: Ms. Fukuyama, Mr. Gelegen)
E-mail: itpo.tokyo@unido.org