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"Japan-UAE (United Arab Emirates) Business Forum" in Abu Dhabi

(Updated on 24 April)

Japan External Trade Organization, the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan and the UAE Ministry of Economy jointly invite you to the "Japan - UAE Business Forum" in Abu Dhabi

You are cordially invited to the "Japan-UAE (United Arab Emirates) Business Forum" which will be held in Abu Dhabi on Monday, 30th April 2018, in the presence of high-level officials from the Government of Japan. The aim of the Forum is to enhance and strengthen economic relationship between Japan and the United Arab Emirates, under the auspices of JETRO and the Government of Japan.

The main themes of the Forum are "UAE's Economic and Industrial Diversification" and "Innovation." It will be joined by a high-ranking Japanese government official as well as many CEOs and general managers from a wide variety of Japanese industries including energy, trade, manufacturing, construction, finance, medicine and healthcare.

This is an ideal opportunity to become familiar with the latest business trends relevant to the UAE and Japan, as well as to broaden your network.

Prior registration is required by April 26 (Thursday) for security reasons.

We eagerly look forward to being able to welcome you at the Forum.

Date & Time 8:45 - 10:58 April 30, 2018 (Monday) *Registration 8:00-
*Starting time and ending time have been changed.
*11:30- Networking Lunch
Venue InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Dar El Istiqbal Ballroom (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)外部サイトへ、新しいウィンドウで開きます
Organizer Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Co-organizer The Government of Japan
Partner The UAE Ministry of Economy
Supporters Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME)
Fee Free
Seating Capacity 300
Program (tentative)
*Details to be announced
Opening Session
  1. Opening Remarks
    Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman&CEO, JETRO
  2. VIP Remarks
    H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates
  3. Keynote Address "TBC"
    Mr. Hiroaki Nakanishi
    Chairman, Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME)
    (Chairman of the Board, Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Working Session 1
Theme: Furthering Sustainability in Energy Co-operation for a Secure Future
  • Mr. Toshiaki Kitamura
    Representative Director, President & CEO, INPEX CORPORATION
  • Mr. Yasushi Kimura
    Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, JXTG Holdings, Inc.
  • Mr. Keizo Morikawa
    Chairman, Representative Director, Cosmo Energy Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Masaji Santo
    President and CEO, Chiyoda Corporation
  • Mr. Tadashi Ishizuka
    Representative Director, President and COO, JGC CORPORATION
Working Session 2
Theme: Creating Synergy Through Trade, Investment and Economic Diversification - Success Stories of Japanese Companies
  • Mr. Koji Kakigi
    President and CEO, JFE Steel Corporation
  • Mr. Yoshihisa Suzuki
    Member of the Board, President and COO, ITOCHU Corporation
  • Mr. Fumiya Kokubu
    President and CEO, Marubeni Corporation
  • Mr. Shosaku Yamamoto
    Vice-President and COO, HILLTOP Corporation
  • Mr. Yoichi Nishikawa
    President and Representative Director, Iida Group Holdings Co., Ltd
  • Mr. Hiroyuki Kawasaki
    President & CEO, ZEN-NOH International Corporation
  • Mr. Makoto Takashima
    President and Chief Executive Officer (Representative Director), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Mr. Kuniharu Nakamura
    Representative Director, Chairman, Sumitomo Corporation
Working Session 3
Theme: Human Resources and Innovation to Shape the Future
  • Mr. Shunichi Miyanaga
    President and CEO, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Mr. Kiyoshi Yamada
    Chancellor, Tokai University
  • Mr. Takashi Tanisho
    Representative Director Chairman & President, Hitachi Zosen Corporation
  • Mr. Takashi Nishijima
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Video Message
VIP & Ceremony Session
  1. VIP Remarks
    Representative from UAE Side (TBA)
    Representative from Japan Side (High-ranking Japanese government official)
  2. MOU Exchange Ceremony
  3. Photo Session
Closing Session

Closing Remarks
Mr. Tetsuhiro Hosono
President, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)

Networking lunch (at Liwa Majlis)

*Also planned is a tasting of signature Japanese agricultural products and a business meeting organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations of Japan. We will provide details on these later.

Registration All participants of this forum need to complete the registration process in advance.
Deadline of the Application 19:00 April 26, 2018 (Thursday)

For more information, please contact

Ms. Kris Angela Reano Solis (Ext. 203)
Tel: 04-564-5878
E-mail: info_dubai@jetro.go.jp