2nd Morocco Investment Seminar in 2018 – Program


Date & Time: July 12, 2018 (Thu) , 13:30 – 17:00 (door opens at 13:00 / closes at 18:00)
Venue: JETRO Conference Room (Ark Mori Bldg., 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Organized by: Japan Morocco Association, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco,
Co-organized by: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Supported by: UNIDO, JBIC, JICA & The Africa Society
Fee: JPY2,000 (to be paid on site)

*Please send an e-mail (secretariat@nichimo-kyokai.org) for your registration.


Session 1: Overview

13:30-13:35 Opening remarks
H.E. Mrs. Haruko Hirose, Chairperson, Japan-Morocco Association

13:35-13:40 Remarks by the organizer
H.E. Mr. Rachad Bouhlal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco

13:40-13:50 Remarks by the co-organizer
Mr. Katsumi Hirano, Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


Session 2: Case studies

13:50-14:20 Keynote speech – I
Mr. El Mahdi Arrifi, General Director, Agency for Agricultural Development of Morocco (ADA)
“Agro-Industry of Morocco and its potentials”

14:20-14:35 Case study (1) Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd.
Mr. Tsuyoshi KORIYAMA, PhD. General Manager, Fine Chemical Operations Dept.
“The main features of Moroccan fish oils as raw materials for medicines and supplements” (Japanese health and longevity supported by Moroccan sardines)

14:35-14:50 Case study (2) MARS Company
Mr. Masaki Ohno, CEO
“Cold chain logistics reform to enhance potentials of Morocco’s agriculture and fishery industries” (Contribution to logistics reform in Morocco through an innovative refrigeration technology by way of increasing overseas demand, creating higher added-values, reducing industrial waste disposal, etc.)

============ Intermission 15 min. ===============

Session 3: For future development

15:10-15:40 Keynote speech – II Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Mr.Kazuhisa Yumikura, Managing Executive Officer, Global Head of Infrastructure Environmental Finance Group
“For establishing the win-win relationship between the companies in Japan and Morocco” (Benefits of strategic partnership between both countries, and promising fields)

15:40-15:55 Future prospects (1) TOKIO MARINE & NICHIDO FIRE INSURANCE CO., LTD.
Mr. Jota Watanabe, Deputy Manager, Loss Prevention & Technology Strategy Team (LTS), Commercial Lines Claims Department
“Potentiality for the Japanese companies to make inroads into Morocco market” (Growing Morocco – Comparison of its infrastructure level with those in Japan and India)

15:55-16:10 Future prospects (2) CORPORATION OF DOCTIRS CLUB ASSOCIATION
Mr. Shigetomi Komatsu, Chairman of Board
“New entry to medical business in Africa with the platform in Morocco” (Outlook and possibilities to apply state-of-art medical technologies to real business)

16:10-16:25 Future prospects (3) KPMG AZSA LLC
Mr. Koji Aida, Associate Partner, Head of Middle East & Africa Business Division, Global Japanese Practice
“Legal and tax overview for investing in Morocco” (Trends of laws and regulations in Morocco: Corporate law, taxation, accounting, etc.)

16:25-16:40 Future prospects (4) Agence Marocaine de Développement des Investissements et des Exports (AMDIE)
Mr. Shizuo Empuku, Coordinator in Japan
“TGV Morocco, the first high-speed train in Africa – The present project progress status and its future“ (French presence in Morocco – Overseas business promotion of France through joint efforts of public and private sector


Session 4: Wrap-up

16:40-17:00 Q&A Session
MC: Mr. Shizuo Empuku, Executive Director, Japan Morocco Association

17:00-17:30 (networking – exchange business cards)