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Malawi Business Seminar - ONLINE (3/29)

Malawi Business Seminar - ONLINE (3/29)

On Wednesday, March 29, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo and the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in Japan will co-organize the “Malawi Business Seminar”.

The seminar aims to provide information on Malawi’s business environment and investment opportunities for Japanese companies. Speakers from the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC), Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Malawi, Malawi Department of Tourism, UNDP Malawi, and others are scheduled to speak at the seminar, which will also include a question-and-answer session. This will be a valuable opportunity for Japanese companies to obtain information that will be useful for their future business with Malawi.

We look forward to your participation.


Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Time: 16:00-17:30 (JST) / 9:00-10:30 (CAT)
Venue: Online (Zoom)   
Organizers: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Investment and Technology Promotion Office, Tokyo (ITPO Tokyo)
Embassy of the Republic of Malawi
English – Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation)

Programme (provisional)

16:00   Opening Remarks

H.E. Mr. Kwacha CHISIZA, Ambassador of the Republic of Malawi to Japan
H.E. Mr. Youichi OYA, Ambassador of Japan to Malawi               

16:10   Overview of Malawi

Ms. Nellie KONDWANI, Chief Tourism Officer, Department of Tourism

16:20   Keynote Presentation: Investment Opportunities in Malawi

Mr. Paul KWENGWERE, Chief Executive Officer, Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC)              

16:45   Presentation Session

Mr. Alfonso CHIKUNI, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy of Malawi
Mr. Moffat Hamilton GAMA, Managing Director of JTI Leaf Malawi Ltd.
Mr. Shigeki KOMATSUBARA, Resident Representative, UNDP Malawi

17:10   Q&A

17:25   Closing Remarks

            Mr. Ferda GELEGEN, Officer-in-Charge, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo      

17:30   End


Pre-registration is required to attend the seminar. Please register by clicking on the registration button below. 

We welcome your questions and comments to the speakers. Please enter your questions in the “Questions and Comments” box when registering.

Contact Information

UNIDO Tokyo Office (Attn: Ms. Fukuyama, Ms. Matsumoto)

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