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Report: “Vanuatu online business seminar” 

PIC organized an online business seminar titled “Current Business Activities and Future Opportunities in Vanuatu ” on 21 December 2020.

Followed by the opening remarks by H.E. Mr. CHIBA Hirohisa, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Vanuatu, Mr. Alick Joe, Investment Promotion Officer at VFIPA, made a presentation titled “Investment in Vanuatu”. Mr. Joe explained the current investment opportunities and potentials in Vanuatu together with its economic issues.

In the second half of the seminar focusing on the trade sector, four business operators took the stage to present their business experiences as well as their product introductions.
Please refer to the seminar programs as follows, and presentation materials are available by clicking the icon.

In addition, the recorded video is available for one month (until the end of January) for those who could not attend the seminar on the day. Please click here.


Opening remarks H.E. Mr. CHIBA Hirohisa
                           Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan

Introduction and Tourist information on Vanuatu (Japanese) (PDF)

Presentation 1: “Investment in Vanuatu“ (English) (PDF)
                          Mr. Alick Robsen Joe, Investment Promotion Officer,
                          Vanuatu Foreign Investment Promotion Agency(VFIPA)

Presentation2: “Sales and future outlook of Vanuatu Chocolate in the Japanese market” (Japanese) (PDF)
                            Mr. Noritaka and Mai Furuya, CEO, Furuya Bussan

Presentation3: ”Fateful encounter with Tamanu Oil in Vanuatu” (Japanese) 
                            Mr. Yasunari Uchida, CEO, V. epoch

Presentation 4: ”Tanna Coffee Journey and its contribution to Vanuatu” (English) (PDF)
                            Mr. Terry Adlington, Managing Director, Tanna Coffee Development Company

Presentation5: ”Introduction to Vanuatu Craft Association” (English) (PDF)
                            Ms. Nathalie Lamoureux, Manager, Vanuatu Craft Association Ltd.

Q&A Click here for answer from VFIPA

Closing remarks  Mr. Ryuzo Saito, Director, Pacific Islands Centre