2nd Japanese SME Caravan to the UAE
Dec 18, 2018
In accordance with the MOU signed between the UAE’s Ministry of Economy and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) for promoting Japanese SME investment across UAE through its program “Japan-UAE SME Platform”, JETRO took another great initiatives in hosting the visit of Japanese SME second delegation to the UAE.
The delegation comprised of 16 Japanese companies from various sectors such as education, textiles, agriculture, information technology and F&B; visited UAE from 9th to 13th December 2018, and explored the northern emirates of the UAE, namely, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Dubai.
On its first day, the delegation had a meeting with the Dubai Airport Free Zone that provided them with essential information on the opportunities, environment and advantages of doing business inside DAFZA. The following day, 10th December, the delegation visited the emirate of Ajman and attended a business forum organized by Ajman DED and the Ajman Chamber of Commerce. A networking session and a visit to the Ajman Free Zone were also arranged during that day.
On 11th December, the delegation attended a forum arranged by the Umm Al Quwain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and conducted factory visits to some of the successful companies operating in Umm Al Quwain.
The following day - 4th day, the delegation visited the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and attended a business event arranged by the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Chamber also arranged a visit to one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa based in Ras Al Khaimah – the Julphar Pharmaceutical Industries.
And, on the final day - 13th December, the delegation met the Dubai SME team and obtained necessary details on the key industry sectors, investment climate, opportunities and incentives for doing business in Dubai.
The event was very successful, for some were able to find potential business partners when they showcased and presented their products and services during the forum, and all were able to gather essential information on how to conduct business in the UAE.