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Side event of the 7th Tokyo International Conference of African Development Japan Africa Business Forum & EXPO

JETRO is organizing the Japan-Africa Business Forum & Expo at the forthcoming TICAD 7, as a side event, to provide a wider range of business opportunities.

Business Expo

Showcasing the excellence of Japanese companies and business opportunities in African countries

Photos: (Clockwise from top) Pacifico Yokohama/ Japan Fair at TICAD VI, 2016 at Nairobi/ Japan Fair at Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum, 2018 at Johannesburg

August 28-30, 2019
Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition hall
Zoning (tbc):
  1. Japan Fair – Leading Japanese companies will be exhibiting their unique products and services for African countries.
  2. Africa Lounge – Consists of the following:
    1. National Booth:
      Space dedicated for African countries where the business opportunities and investment climate of each country will be showcased.
    2. Event Stage:
      Various thematic presentations are planned.
  3. B2B meeting space - For exhibitors and visitors.

Business Forum

Inspiring guests with exciting visions of African business front-runners

Photos: (from left to right) Panel discussion at Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum / Panel discussion at TICAD VI business conference

August 29, 2019 (tbc)
Queens Grand Ballroom, Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
Program (tbc):
  1. Plenary Session
    Important messages from prominent political/business figures of Japan and African countries
  2. Thematic Session 1 – African Innovation & Start-ups
    Overview of African tech innovation and related business opportunities
  3. Thematic Session 2 – Multilateral Business Partnership
    How can an international business consortium committed to African economic growth be built?
  4. Thematic Session 3 – Japanese SME Showcase
    Series of presentations of Japanese SMEs on their unique products and services.

Why participate?

Discover and experience outstanding Japanese products

Exceptional Japanese companies, from big corporations to SMEs, will be participating.
It is the best opportunity to discover the perspective of Japanese industry.

Network with important business executives and ranking government officials

The forum and expo are unique platforms to meet and have discussions with key decision makers of Japan and African countries both in business and politics.
Visiting both events would maximize opportunities for your business and expand your network.

Update your African business strategy

Learn about the latest economic and business trends and leverage them for the growth of your business in Africa.


A registration website will be available from June.
Registration is free. Prior registration is required.


Regarding Business Expo
JETRO Trade Fair Division
E-mail: ticad7-al@jetro.go.jp
Regarding Business Forum
JETRO Industry & Business Development Support Division
E-mail: bde@jetro.go.jp