TICAD

TICAD7 Plenary 3: Public-Private Business Dialogue

August 29, 2019
Japanese

  • (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)
  • (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)

On August 29 (Thursday), the Plenary 3: Public-Private Business Dialogue was held from 8:45 to 12:00. This session was the first face -to-face dialogue in the history of TICAD between public and private sectors from both Africa and Japan, placing private companies as official partners.
The following shows the outline of the Public-Private Business Dialogue:

1. Date & Time

  • August 29 (Thu) 8:45 - 12:00

2. Venue

  • National Convention Hall, PACIFICO Yokohama

3. Speakers and Participants

  • Japanese Government: H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister (Chair), H.E. Mr. Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ms. Toshiko Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Yoshihiro Seki, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Mr. Kenji Yamada, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • H.E. Mr. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Chair of AU, President of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, Heads of States and delegations of the African Countries
  • Japanese private sector (companies and organizations): Approx. 300 registered
  • Private sector from Africa and third countries: Approx. 100 registered
  • Total participants: Approx. 2,500 registered

4. Programme

Opening Session

[Opening remarks]

  • H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, Japan [speech (English (PDF)Open a New Window / French (PDF)Open a New Window / Japanese (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • H.E. Mr. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Chair of AU, President of Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Mr. Satoshi Ozawa, Chair of Committee on Sub-Saharan Africa of Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) [speech (Japanese (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Edem Adzogenu, Chairman, Executive Committee, AfroChampions (Ghana) [speech (English (PDF)Open a New Window) / presentation (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]

Requests from Japanese Private Sector and Their Efforts

[Introduction of Activities of the Japan Business Council for Africa]

  • Mr. Yasuhiko Yokoi, Chairman of the Africa-Japan Relations Committee of Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) [speech (English (PDF)Open a New Window / Japanese (PDF)Open a New Window) , presentation (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]

[Efforts in Each Area and the Way Forward]

  • Infrastructure: Mr. Ichiro Ishikawa, General Manager, Strategic Business Planning & Administration Department, Chiyoda Corporation [presentation (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Healthcare: Ms. Atsuko Hirooka, Executive Officer, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. [presentation (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Agriculture: Mr. Makoto Goda, CEO, Nippon Biodiesel Fuel Co., Ltd. [presentation (English (PDF)Open a New Window / (Japanese (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Start-up Companies and Medium Sized and Small Enterprises:
  • Mr. Nobuhiko Sasaki, Chairman of JETRO

Efforts by African Countries and Their Expectations to Japan

  • H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria
  • H.E. Mr. Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister of Cote d'Ivoire
  • H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia
  • H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa

Efforts by the Japanese Government

  • H.E. Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan [speech (Japanese (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Mr. Nobumitsu Hayashi, Vice governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation [speech (Japanese (PDF)Open a New Window) / presentation (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]

Efforts by African Countries and Their Expectations to Japan

  • H.E. Mr. Issoufou Mahamadou, President of Niger

Requests and Expectations from African Private Sector

  • Mr. Tony Elumelu, Chairman of the Tony Elumelu Foundation
  • Mr Mohamed M. Abou El Enein, Founder of Cleopatra Group, Vice-President of Egypt-Japan Business Council [speech (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam,CEO Ethiopian Airlines [presentation (English (PDF)Open a New Window]
  • Mr. Youssouf Moussa Dawaleh, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Djibouti and the President of Pan African Chamber of Commerce [speech (French (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Mr. Ibrahim Mahmoud El Araby, Vice Chairman of the Board of El Araby Group and Chairman of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce [speech (English / Arabic (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Mr. Adérito Areias, Representative of General Assembly, Industry Association of Angola [speech (Portuguese (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Mr. Nash Omar, Managing Director, Broker Markets of Hollard Insurance [speech (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Mr. Youssef Rouissi, Deputy General Manager for Global Corporate Investment Banking, Attijariwafa Bank [speech (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]

Remarks of Co-organizers and International Organization

  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator of UNDP [speech (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Mr. Sérgio Pimenta, Vice President, Middle East and Africa, IFC, World Bank Group [speech (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of African Development Bank [speech (English (PDF)Open a New Window)]

Closing Session

  • Mr. Katsuo Nagasaka, Chair of Committee on Sub-Saharan Africa, Keidanren, Senior Advisor of Chiyoda Corporation [speech (Japanese (PDF)Open a New Window)]
  • H. E. Mr. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission

Closing Remarks

  • H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa
  • H.E. Mr. Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Japan