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Tanzania Investment Seminar 28 May 2024 (Tokyo) 31 May 2024 (Osaka)

Tanzania Investment Seminar 28 May 2024 (Tokyo) 31 May 2024 (Osaka)

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo is taking the opportunity of the visit to Japan of Mr. Teri, Executive Director of Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), who spoke at a seminar held online last year, will organize the Tanzania Investment Seminar on Tuesday 28 May 2024 in Tokyo. (The seminar will also be held in Osaka on Friday May 31. For more information, please visit the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry website.)

Tanzania is known in Japan as a leading tourist destination, with an abundance of natural and cultural heritage sites representing Africa such as Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, a national park famous for safaris, and the resort island of Zanzibar.  

Tanzania’s population has already exceeded 61.7 million according to the 2022 census, making it the fifth largest nation on the African continent and the third fastest growing in the world.

President Samia, who took office in 2021, has been promoting an economic policy open to foreign investment, moving the investment portfolio to the President’s Office and making various efforts to improve the business environment.  The Japan-Tanzania Business Dialogue was also established last year. With a relatively safe environment, Tanzania is not only a big market for Japanese companies, but also a promising hub in East Africa.

At the seminar, in addition to Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)’s session on Tanzania’s foreign investment policy, business environment, and investment opportunities, there will also be a session by  Mr. Komatsubara, Resident Representative of UNDP Tanzania. Also, OSTI Japan, a group company of AAIC, which operates the TANJA coffee plantation in Tanzania and promotes the “Smart Village Initiative” plantation business in East Africa, and COTS COTS LTD, which operates “Yamasen,” a restaurant in Uganda that serves authentic Japanese cuisine prepared by Japanese chefs using local ingredients, and is currently building a fishery value chains in East Africa, will speak at the seiminar. 

We look forward to your participation.


Date:               Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Time:               14:00-15:30  
Venue:             Elisabeth Rose Hall, United Nations University  (5-53-70 Jingūmae, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan)
Organizers:      UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
                       Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)
Co-organizers:  Embassy of Tanzania in Tokyo, UNDP Tanzania
Supporters:      Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
                       Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.
                       Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Language:        Japanese – English (Simultaneous interpretation)
MC:                 UNIDO ITPO Tokyo


13:30               Open registration (TIC videos)

14:00-14:05     Opening remarks
                        H.E. Mr. Baraka H. Luvanda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
                        Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania

14:05-14:25     Investment Climate and Opportunities in Tanzania
                       Mr. Gilead J. Teri, Executive Director, Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)

14:25-14:35     Growing Africa and Global South
                       Mr. Shigeki Komatsubara, Resident Representative, UNDP Tanzania

14:35-14:50     Coffee break (Tanzania coffee)

14:50-15:05     Agribusiness and Smart Village Initiative in Tanzania
                       Mr. Tatsuya Shiratori, Sales Marketing Manager, OS Trading & Investments Ptg. Ltd. (OSTI)

15:05-15:20    Attractiveness and Challenges of Tanzania Business
        - A Case Study of Fisheries Development Project –
                       Ms. Fumiko Miyashita, Managing Director, COTS COTS LTD

15:25-15:30     Q&A

15:30               Closing Remarks
                       Ms. Fumio Adachi, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo



Prior registration is required to attend the seminar. Please click the registration link below.


We welcome questions in advance. Please enter them in the “Questions for Tanzania Investment Centre” box during registration.

In addition, during the Executive Director of the Tanzania Investment Center’s visit to Japan, information will be provided to Japanese companies individually that have projects in Tanzania.
If you wish to receive this information, please provide details in the registration form.
We will contact you only if a schedule can be adjusted with the Tanzania Investment Center.


Date:               Friday, 31 May 2024
Time:               15:00-16:30  
Venue:             6F Hakuho, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2-8 Honmachibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka)
Organizers:      UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
                       Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)
Co-organizers:  Embassy of Tanzania in Tokyo
                       Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI)
Supporters:      JETRO Osaka
                       Honorary Consulate of the United Republic of Tanzania in Osaka
                       Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.
                       Japan International Cooperation Agency
Cooperation:     Africa Diaspora Network Japan (TBC)
Language:        Japanese – English (Simultaneous interpretation)


For programme details and registration please click the registration link below

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Imazu/ Ms. Horiguchi, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo