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Invest Japan Symposium to be Held in Thailand on March 21

Feb. 22, 2011

JETRO will hold the Invest Japan Symposium on the theme of "Discover new opportunities in Japan—Gateway to the World" in Thailand (March 21st), aimed at presenting Japan's investment climate and available support measures for setting up business in the country.

Date and Time
Monday March 21st, 2011, 08:00-13:30 hrs

Dusit Thani Hotel, 946 Rama IV Road, Bangkok 10500

Oraganized by
JETRO, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI), Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry, Board of Investment (BOI), Ministry of Finance, Office of Thailand Trade Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand (TTR)

Supported by
Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC)

Japanese-Thai (simultaneous translation)


08:00-08:45 Registration
08:45-08:55 Video Presentation
09:00-09:10 Welcome Speech by Mr. Yasuo Hayashi, Chairman and CEO, JETRO
09:10-09:40 Memorandum Signing Ceremonies for Developing Cooperative Relationships
09:40-10:10 Guest Remarks
- H.E. Minister of Commerce (Mrs. Porntiva Nakasai)
- H.E. Minister of Industry (Mr. Chaiwut Bannawat)
- H.E. Deputy Minister of Finance (Mr. Pradit Phataraprasit)
10:10-10:15 Photo Session
10:15-10:25 Coffee Break
10:25-10:45 Keynote Lecture on "The New Growth Strategy --- New Measures for Promoting Investment to Japan" by representative of METI
10:45-11:30 Panel Discussion 1:
Objective: To share the viewpoints and reasons "why Japan as the investment destination"
Moderator: Mr. Tadayuki Nagashima, Director General of Investment Promotion Department, JETRO
- Mr. Pitaya Phanphensophon, CEO, COCA Holding International Co., Ltd.
- Mrs. Wasna R. Lathouras, President, Narai Intertrade Co., Ltd. (NaRaYa)
- Ms. Yumiko Kase, CEO, Asia Herb Association Bangkok, Ltd.

Panel Discussion 2:
Objective: To share the necessity of financial function in supporting investment to Japan
Moderator: Dr. Fumiharu Mieno, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of International Corporation Studies, Kobe University
- Mr. Chanitr Charnchainarong, CFA, President, Market for Alternative Investment(MAI); and Group Head, Issuer & Listing Division, Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)
- Mr. Tetsutaro Muraki, President & CEO, TOKYO AIM, Inc.
- Mr. Thawee Phuangketkeow, Senior VP & GM for Japan, Bangkok Bank Pcl.
- Mr. Hideaki Fujiyama, CEO, JAIC Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd.

12:15-12:30 Closing Remark by Mr. Munenori Yamada, President, JETRO Bangkok
Networking Lunch with video presentation on "JETRO's Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC)"
by Mr. Tadayuki Nagashima, Director General, Investment Promotion Department, JETRO
For more information and seat reservation, please contact
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