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Cuba Business and Investment Seminar 4 June 2024

Cuba Business and Investment Seminar 4 June 2024

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo together with the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Japan, will host the “Cuba Business and Investment Seminar” on Tuesday 4 June 2024 at United Nations University in Tokyo.

In this seminar, Ms. Lizbet DIAZ GARCIA, the Director for Business with Foreign Capital, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment of Cuba (MINCEX), will present the details of investment climate and incentives for Japanese companies.

In addition, representatives from the Japan-Cuba Economic Conferences (JCEC) as well as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will speak about business between Cuba and Japan. A networking session with refreshments will follow the seminar where Japanese companies can meet with Ms. Diaz and other speakers.

We look forward to your participation.


Date:               Tuesday, 4 June 2024
Time:               14:00-16:00 (Seminar) / 16:00-17:00 (Networking) 
Venue:             Annex Hall, United Nations University  (5-53-70 Jingūmae, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan)
Organizers:      UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
                       Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Japan
Co-organizers:  Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment (MINCEX)
Supporters:      Japan-Cuba Economic Conference (JCEC)
                       Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) 
                       Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 
Language:        English– Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation)


13:30              Registration

14:00-             Welcome Remarks
                       Ms. Fumio ADACHI
                       Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

14:05              Opening Remarks
                       H.E. Ms. Gisela Beatriz GARCÍA Rivera
                       Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to Japan

14:15              Video: Cuba Investment Promotion Video

14:20              Keynote Presentation: Investment and Business Opportunities in Cuba
                       Ms. Lizbet DIAZ GARCIA
                       Director for Business with Foreign Capital, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment (MINCEX) 

14:50              Presentation: Business between Japan and Cuba
                       Mr. Toyonari YAMAGISHI
                       Executive Director, Japan-Cuba Economic Conference (JCEC)

15:10              Presentation: JICA’s Cooperation to the New Economic Model in Cuba through ODA                  
                       Mr. Shintaro AKIYAMA
                       Director of Central America and the Caribbean Division, Latin America & the Caribbean Department, JICA

15:30              Q&A

15:55              Closing 

16:00              Networking Session
                       Please enjoy Cuban coffee


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 and Comments” box during registration.

Bilateral meeting with Ms. Diaz

Ms. Diaz will be available to have bilateral meetings with Japanese companies/organizations interested in business and investment in Cuba. Ms. Diaz would be available to discuss various issues, including potential investment and business opportunities, the latest investment climate, investment incentives, advice on particular sectors, etc. If interested, please contact UNIDO ITPO Tokyo to arrange a meeting schedule. Due to Ms. Diazs limited time available, please note the meeting is not guaranteed.


Ms. Fukuyama / Ms. Hosokawa, UNIDO Tokyo Office