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"Seminar on Investment and Business opportunities in Mauritius" to be held on 5 June 2019 in Tokyo

"Seminar on Investment and Business opportunities in Mauritius" to be held on 5 June 2019 in Tokyo

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo and Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius will organize “Seminar on Investment and Business opportunities in Mauritius” on 5 June 2019 in Tokyo.

The Seminar will showcase:

  • Investment Opportunities in Mauritius.
  • Mauritius as the Value-Added Platform for Japanese Investment in Africa.
  • Projects in which Japanese businessmen can invest in Mauritius, namely in high-tech biotechnology, high precision manufacturing, pharmaceutical and other industrial sectors.

Mauritius is a well-diversified economy, a conducive and trusted business platform for investment in Africa. In fact, for more than a decade, Mauritius ranks 1st in Africa on the World Bank ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking. According to the EDB, Mauritius features among the top sources of investment in Africa, with total inbound investments of USD 59 Billion in Africa in 2016, with 50% administered through Mauritius.

Mauritius enjoys an enviable position on the international scene. The country is indeed recognized as a prosperous and stable economy. Mauritius has demonstrated ingenuity, ambition and dexterity in its international relations, which has allowed it to develop a certain resilience. Leveraging on its geographic strategic location and impressive economic trajectory, Mauritius has successfully positioned itself as a regional hub. Today, Mauritius is a well-established business destination for investors seeking a secure investment climate, a conducive business environment, political stability, transparent regulations, high value-addition and an efficient financial ecosystem offering a plethora of services.

As an innovation-driven and knowledge-based economy, Mauritius is underpinned by a broad spectrum of sectors which offers a number of excellent business opportunities in numerous fields: ICT-BPO, life sciences, logistics, manufacturing, agro-industry, aqua-culture and ocean economy, education, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, property development and smart cities, media and creative industries, amongst others.

Mauritius is active in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) . Mauritius has revamped its financial centre through adherence to OECD, WTO and EU standards to increase its relevance as an International Financial Centre of substance for funding Africa’s growth. Mauritius International Financial Centre is positioned as the enabler for the industrialization of Africa.

Seminar Outline

Date:               5 June 2019 (Wednesday)
Time:              15:30-17:30 (Registration opens at 15:00)
Venue:            Elizabeth Rose Hall, 5F United Nations University (UNU) HQs Bldg.
                      5-53-70, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo                      
Organizers:      UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
                       Economic Development Board of Mauritius
Co-organizers:  Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) 
Supporters:      Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI)                     
Language:        English-Japanese with simultaneous translation
Fee:                 Free
Registration:   Please register your participation through an e-mail to

Programme (tentative)

15:30 Opening Remarks
            Dr. Yuko Yasunaga, Head, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo

15:35 Presentation “Mauritius: Your Strategic Partner for Investing in Africa”
            Mr. Arvind Radhakrishna, Head, Global Outreach Strategic Business Unit, Economic Development Board (EDB)

15:50 Presentation “Investment Projects in Mauritius”     
            Mr. Radhakrishna Neelayya, Manager, Market Development, EDB

16:00 Short Movie on Trade & Investment Opportunities in Mauritius

16:05 Presentation “Japan-Mauritius Strategic Relations: Major implications to growth and
           development for Mauritius’s economy”   
    Dr. Keiichiro Komatsu Principal, Komatsu Research & Advisory (KRA)

16:25 Q & A

16:40 Closing Remarks
     Dr. Katsumi Hirano, Executive Vice-President, JETRO

16:45 Networking (@Lounge -17:30)
     With drinks, snacks and some Mauritian specialties

Contact for inquiry

  Ms. Shigematsu / Mr. Fujiwara, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
  TEL: 03-6433-5520