TWENTY-SIX Japanese businessmen representing small- and medium-scale business enterprises in various industries will participate in a business matching program of the Philippines Japan Economic Cooperation Committee (PHILJEC) and OISCA, a Japanese NGO for international cooperation, on December 6-7 at the New World Hotel in Makati City.
Aniceto G. Saludo Jr., PHILJEC chairman, said the two-day event revolves on the theme “economic prosperity and growth through business matching” and is highlighted by one-on-one meetings of Japanese businessmen with potential Filipino partners.
Saludo said there are seven areas of cooperation open to Filipino entrepreneurs: partnership, joint venture, dealer, distributor, financing, marketing and promotion, consultancy/research and technology transfer.
Yasuaki Nagaishi, OISCA-International secretary general, said there are 11 industry-business categories in the business matching forum: information technology, education, manufacturing, food, agriculture, human resource, trading, energy, services, construction, and real estate.
Opening ceremonies start at 9 a.m. on December 6 with welcome remarks by Saludo, followed by a special address to participants led by Minister Makoto Iyori, Japan Minister of Economic Affairs, and Alex Buenaventura, president, Land Bank of the Philippines.
OISCA is a Japanese NGO established in 1961 with headquarters in Tokyo. It has been carrying out various projects and activities in environment conservation, capacity building, agricultural development, and Children’s Forest Program in 36 countries and areas mostly in the Asia Pacific Region.
PHILJEC, established in 1974 and comprising Philippine and Japanese listed companies, has been promoting economic exchanges between the Philippines and Japan.
To register, contact PHILJEC Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ms. Pinky at +632 892 4916 to 19.