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Algeria Business Seminar

Algeria Business Seminar

The Algeria Business Seminar will be organized in Tokyo by UNIDO ITPO Tokyo on 10 November 2015.

Algeria, which has long been recognized as a major hydrocarbon producer (oil and gas) in North Africa, is now strategically making a move to diversify its industrial structure, as stressed in the country’s national five-year plan, launched in 2015.

The Government of Algeria has taken a series of measures to establish the necessary infrastructure to attract foreign investors into the country, eventually aiming to gain accession to the WTO.

The Algeria Business Seminar will provide the country’s up-to-date business climate and highlight investment opportunities in key sectors, to be presented by government and business representatives.

Please register your participation here.


Date 10 November 2015 (Tuesday)
Time 14:00 – 17:30
Venue United Nations University HQs, Tokyo, 5F, Elizabeth Rose Hall
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, JAPAN
Interpretation Simultaneous interpretation, French – Japanese
Organizer United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),
Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO Tokyo)
Supporters Algerian Embassy in Japan, Japanese Embassy in Algeria, Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


13:30     Registration
14:00 Opening remarks
– Mr. Takeshi Furutani, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
14:05 Welcoming remarks
– Mr. Koichi Akaishi, Director-General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
– H.E. Mr. Mohamed El Amine Bencherif, Ambassador of Algeria to Japan
14:15 Algeria’s business climate
– Mr. Abdelkrim Mansouri, General Manager, National Investment Development Agency (ANDI)
14:35 Economic importance of Algeria from the perspective of Japan
– H.E. Mr. Masaya Fujiwara, Ambassador of Japan to Algeria
14:55 50 years of contribution to Algerian development
– Mr. Masayoshi Sato, Chairman and Representative Director, JGC Corporation
15:15 Panel discussion: “Investment opportunities and key to success in Algeria”
– Mr. Lies Kerrar, UNIDO Investment Promotion Advisor in Algeria
– Mr. Mehdi Bendimerad, Vice-President, Forum des Chefs d’Entreprise (FCE)
– Mr. Farid Tiaiba, Chief Cabinet, Ministry of Finance, Algeria
16:10 Closing remarks
– Mr. Akio Nakanishi, Managing Director, JCCME
16:15 Networking/Business card exchange (with drinks/refreshments)