Share this page

Morocco Aerospace Seminar [Tokyo]

Morocco Aerospace Seminar [Tokyo]

Jointly with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco and Japan Morocco Association, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo will organize “Morocco Aerospace Seminar” in Tokyo on Thursday, November 29 2018 at Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel.

The Kingdom of Morocco, with its strategic location in northwest Africa adjacent to European market as well as African, accelerates industrialization anchored by strong leadership on port and free zone development and tax incentives. Manufacturing and financial sectors are rapidly growing and nearly 50 Japanese companies are operating in the country.

According to the government of Morocco, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between Morocco and Boeing, which consists of structuring a sourcing ecosystem formed by 120 suppliers eventually and an annual export of one billion dollars is targeted. Midparc is a free industrial zone for the aerospace industry, located right next to the main airport in Casablanca, the center of commerce and finance of the country. Bombardier’s parts factory, Eaton and Alcoa are some of the world leading aerospace companies which established production sites in Midparc. Airbus also opened a integrated platform of logistics and paintings in June 2018.


Date/Time: Thursday, November 29 2018, 14:00-15:30 (Registration opens at 13:40)
Venue: Room “Iris C”, Tokyo Bay Ariake Washington Hotel (3F)
*Next to Tokyo Big Sight where Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018 is held
Organizer: UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Co-organizers: Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Japan
Japan Morocco Association

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) 
Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME)

Language: English
*For presentations in Japanese, English interpretation will be provided upon prior requests.
*English will not be interpreted into Japanese.
Fee: Free
Registration: Please register your participation through an e-mail to

Programme (draft)

14:00 Opening Remarks
H.E. Mr. Mohammed Rachad Bouhlal (tbc)
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Japan
14:05 Opportunities in Aerospace Industry in Morocco
Mr. Ali Seddiki
Director of Aerospace Industry
Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy

Midparc Casablanca Free Zone
Industrial zone dedicated to Aerospace
Mr. Mohamed Aref Hassani
Managing Director, Midparc Casablanca Free Zone


Boeing Ecosystem in Morocco
Mr. John T. Maxwell
Procurement Agent, 787 Environmental Control Systems
Boeing Supplier Management


Overview of Business Climate in Morocco
Mr. Daisuke Mizuno
Director, Environment and Infrastructure Division
(Former Head of JETRO Rabat Office)
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


Q & A

15:25 Closing Remarks
Mr. Yuko Yasunaga
Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
15:30 End

*Please note programme details are subject to changes.

Contact for inquiries

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo (PIC: Gelegen (Mr.)/Shigematsu (Ms.))
TEL: 03-6433-5520