DAY 1Thematic SessionsTuesday 7th December 2021All sessions will be delivered online to the public audience
The schedule may be subject to change

UTC+309:00 - 10:45
Panel 1Innovation in AFRICA with JAPAN
10:45 - 12:00
Panel 2Integration in AFRICA
12:00 - 13:30
Panel 3Industrialization in AFRICA with JAPAN

09:00 - 10:45Panel 1 “Innovation in AFRICA with JAPAN”

Theme:"Now" of African business accelerating even with COVID-19-Potential of African start-up companies

Moderator

HADA Yutaka

Chief Secretariat
Japan Business Council for Africa

Binoy R. V. MEGHRAJ

Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Meghraj Group

Panelist / Guest Speakers

Opening remarks

NAKAJO Kazuya

Executive Vice President
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Opening remarks

Olivia RACHIER

Acting Managing Director
Kenya Investment Authority
Guest Speaker

MORIHATA Shingo

Team2, Private Sector Development Group, Economic Development Department, Senior Director
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Guest Speaker

Peter NJONJO

Group CEO and Co-Founder
Twiga Foods Ltd
Guest Speaker

SUZUKI Minami

General Manager of Department of New Project Development
Castalia Co., Ltd.
Guest Speaker

ISHIHARA Yoshiaki

Executive Director
Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) African region and Johannesburg
Guest Speaker

GODA Makoto

CEO
Nippon Biodiesel Fuel Co., Ltd.
Panelist

ISHIDA Hiroki

Director
AAIC Partners Africa Limited
Panelist

Simon BRANSFIELD-GARTH

CEO
Azuri Technologies Ltd
Panelist

Andreata MUFORO

Partner
TLcom Capital

10:45 - 12:00Panel 2 “Integration in AFRICA”

Theme:The latest trends in African Free Trade Zones and business expectations

Moderator

ASAKURA Daisuke

Deputy Executive Director
Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) Johannesburg

Binoy R. V. MEGHRAJ

Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Meghraj Group

Panelist / Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker

Peter Joy SEWORNOO

Senior Advisor to the Secretary-General
AfCFTA Secretariat
Guest Speaker

Patrick KANYIMBO

Regional Integration Coordinator - east Africa
African Development Bank
Guest Speaker

Anders LINDGREN

CEO
SafalGroup
Panelist

KUMAMOTO Takahiro

Vice President of International Affairs, Corporate and Scientific Regulatory Affairs Division
Japan Tobacco Inc.
Panelist

Anish JAIN

Chief Treasury Officer
ETG
Panelist

Vijay GIDOOMAL

CEO
Car & General (Kenya) Plc

12:00 - 13:30Panel 3 “Industrialization in AFRICA with JAPAN”

Theme:Contribution from and Expectation towards Japan for Industrialization in Africa

Moderator

Dr. Oussouby SACKO

President
Kyoto Seika University

YASUNAGA Yuko

Head
Investment and Technology Promotion Office, Tokyo, UNIDO

Panelist / Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker

OTSUKA Shinichiro

COO for Africa Division
TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION
Guest Speaker

NARITA Yuichi

Assistant Chief Representative, Middle East and Africa
Mitsui & Co., Middle East Ltd.
Guest Speaker

Biren JASANI

Country Head
ETG-Representing KENYA
Guest Speaker

KUBOTA Osamu

Deputy Director-General for Trade, Economic Cooperation and Export ofAgriculture, Forestry and Fishery Products
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Guest Speaker / Panelist

Phyllis WAKIAGA

Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Association of Manufacturers
Guest Speaker

Aissatou NDIAYE

National Advisor for Investment and Technology Promotion
UNIDO ITPO Tokyo
Guest Speaker

Olivia RACHIER

Acting Managing Director
Kenya Investment Authority
Guest Speaker

YONETANI Koji

Ambassador, Assistant Minister, Director-General of African Department, Secretary-General for TICAD8
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Panelist

Amb. Dennis N. AWORI

Chairman & Country Delegate
CFAO Group of Companies in Kenya

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DAY 2Thematic SessionsWednesday 8th December 2021All sessions will be delivered online to the public audience
The schedule may be subject to change

UTC+309:00 - 11:00
Panel 4Green and Digital Infrastructure for AFRICA
11:00 - 12:30
Panel 5Accelerating Finance Solutions in AFRICA
12:30 - 13:00
MOU ceremony

09:00 - 11:00Panel 4 “Green and Digital Infrastructure for AFRICA”

Theme:Supports for power development, introduction of clean energy, and completion of ICT infrastructure

Moderator

YASUNAGA Yuko

Head
Investment and Technology Promotion Office, Tokyo, UNIDO

Prof. YAMANAKA Atsushi

Professor
Kobe Institute of Computing Graduate School

Panelist / Guest Speakers

Guest Speaker

Brian KELLY

Founder & CEO
Virunga Power
Guest Speaker

SATOMI Kenichi

General Manager of Business Strategy Group,
Customer Solution Division
Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
Guest Speaker

MINAMI Koji

COO for Technology & Energy SBU, Healthcare SBU & Consumer Goods SBU
Africa Division
Regional Officer for Africa
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CFAO Group
TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION
Guest Speaker

FUJIMOTO Kiichiro

General Manager, Infrastructure Solution Dept.
Mitsubishi Corporation
Guest Speaker

Elizabeth NJENGA

Business Development
Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen)
Guest Speaker

INAGAKI Ichiro

Assistant Chief Representative Middle East and Africa Bloc
Mitsui & CO., Middle East Ltd.
Guest Speaker

HOSHINO Masashi

Director, Overseas Energy Infrastructure Office, Commissioner's Secretariat
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Guest Speaker

Osman ISSAH

Project Manager, Acting Head for Digital Infrastructure and Capacity Building
Smart Africa
Guest Speaker

FUKUI Tak

Global Communication Business Division, Deputy Manager
SoftBank Corp.
Guest Speaker

KURAHASHI Toru

General Manager, Smart Infrastructure Business Department
Sumitomo Corporation
Guest Speaker

ONOE Seizo

Chief Standardization Strategy Officer, Fellow of NTT DOCOMO, INC.
NTT Corporation
Guest Speaker

YOSHIFUJI Hiroki

Global Relations Division, Africa Business Development Office, Department Manager
NEC Corporation
Guest Speaker

Lanre KOLADE

Group Chief Executive Officer
CSquared

11:00 - 12:30Panel 5 “Accelerating Finance Solutions in AFRICA”

Theme: Public-private partnership efforts to mobilize private funds in Africa

Moderator

MAEDA Hiroshi

Head of Paris Office, Chief Representative for Europe, Russia/CIS, Middle East and Africa Region
NEXI (Nippon Export & Investment Insurance)

Panelist / Guest Speakers

Panelist

Christopher MARKS

Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets EMEA
MUFG Bank
Panelist

UCHIDA Katsufumi

Managing Executive Officer, Deputy Head of Europe Middle East and Africa, Deputy Head of Financial Solutions Division
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Panelist

YAMAMURA Yutaka

President & Chief Executive Officer
Dole Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Panelist

Rennie KARIUKI

Underwriter
The African Trade Insurance Agency (“ATI”)
Panelist

Melanie LAWRENCE

Senior Manager: Guarantees & Specialised Finance
Afreximbank
Panelist

Amarakoon BANDARA

Senior Economic Advisor,UNDP Nigeria
UNDP Nigeria
Panelist

ISEKI Yusuke

Resident Executive Officer Regional Head for Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Panelist

OI Mari

Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Planning and Policy Department
NEXI (Nippon Export & Investment Insurance)
Panelist

KUDO Tsutomu

Senior Deputy Director General, Private Sector Partnership and Finance Department
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

12:30 - 13:00MOU ceremony

Greetings

Gladys KINYUA
Deputy Director, State Dept. for Trade & Enterprise Development (TBD)
YAMANAKA Osamu
Deputy Director-General for International Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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DAY 3Plenary Session (Postponed)/Special SessionThursday 9th December 2021All sessions will be delivered online to the public audience
The schedule may be subject to change

UTC+3 09:00 - 12:00Plenary Session (Postponed)

UTC+3 12:00 - 13:30Special Session:
Japan-Africa Business Leaders Forum

Panel discussion:
“Invest in Africa: Growing opportunities and challenges”

Moderator

Dr. HIRANO Katsumi

Former Executive Vice-President of JETRO and Executive Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Developing Economies
Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO

Panelist / Guest Speakers

Panelist

Joseph OGUTU

Safaricom PLC
Chief Special Projects officer
Panelist

Dinesh RATHI

Lagos Free Zone (A Tolaram Venture)
CEO
Panelist

Eng.Mohamed Mahmoud ELARABY

Elaraby Group
CEO
Panelist

OTANI Toshikazu

CE for Africa
Itochu Corporation
Panelist

Jean-Pierre TING

Toppan Gravity Limited
Managing Director
Panelist

Ben LOWTHER

Nomura International plc
Managing Director, EMEA Consumer Retail Group (CRG) & Africa Coverage, Investment Banking

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