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~Pacific Island Countries Economic Recovery Project~ Investment Seminar “Survey Report on Pacific Island Countries and Business Development Case Study”

PIC (Pacific Islands Centre) together with PIFS (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat) is conducting the “Pacific Island Countries Economic Recovery Project” with the support of the Japanese government, and as part of this project, we have decided to hold an investment seminar titled “Survey Report on Pacific Island Countries and Business Development Case Study”. Also, this seminar is certified as “PALM 10 (the 10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting) Commemorative Project”.

In this seminar, we will report on the findings of Pacific Island Countries as part of this project and three companies, one from each subregion, will share their experiences in expanding into or planning to expand into the Pacific Island Countries. Additionally, Vanuatu Foreign Investment Promotion Authority (VFIPA) will deliver the investment environment in their country via video message.

Pacific Island Countries have been the focus of geopolitical attention in recent years, but many aspects of the economic situation and its potential, including the actual investment environment, are not well known. This seminar aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the unique characteristics and challenges of each Pacific Island Country.

We hope you will participate and find this an opportunity that will be helpful in developing your future business ventures.


Organized by Pacific Islands Centre
& Time
Friday, May 31, 2024, 14:001630
Registration starts at 1330
Venue Iino Conference Center Room A(A1A3
4F IINO BUILDING, 2-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0011
Capacity 120
Language Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation
Admission Free
How to Register Application Form(Please click here
Deadline Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Registrations will be closed when the number of participants reaches the capacity of the venue.
Please have one business card ready at the registration desk.

Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice.
Simultaneous interpretation booth will be set up in the venue.

14:00-14:10 Opening remarks
Mr. Ryuzo Saito
Director at Pacific Islands Centre
14:10-14:15 Greeting from Guest of Honor
(Speaker : TBD)
Asia and Oceania Div. 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan
14:15-14:55 Report on Trade and Investment component of this project
Dr. Keisuke Nishikawa (Senior Manager),
Mr. Kosuke Tomoshige (Manager), others
14:55-15:10 Report on Tourism component on this project “Potential for tourism in Pacific Island countries”
Mr. Naoki Takanashi
Deputy Director, Global Business Support Department
Kaihatsu Management Consulting, Inc.
15:10-15:25 Presentation by private companies  Micronesia Region
The Path to Opening a Ramen Restaurant in Palau”Palau
Mr. Yuzo Hoshino
President and Representative Director, BUDDY TRAINING Co., Ltd
15:25-15:55 Presentation by private companies  Melanesia Region
“The Investment Environment in Vanuatu and Examples of Investment by Other Countries.(Vanuatu)

Mr. Alick Robsen Joe
Investment Promotion Officer, Vanuatu Foreign Investment Promotion Authority (VFIPA)
“Introduction of Delighting Everyone Project”
Mr. Masao Suzuki
Project Manager, Delighting Everyone Project Team, Next Business Development Div,
Toshiba Corporation
15:55-16:10 Presentation by private companies Polynesia Region
“Cultivation and Commercialization of Orchids in Samoa” (Samoa)
Mr. Takeyuki Sasao
President and Representative Director, Akabira Orchid
16:10-16:20 Closing Remarks
H.E. Dr. T. Suka MANGISI
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of The Kingdom of Tonga
16:20-16:30 Networking Time

If you are unable to submit the application form, please contact us at the following address.
Ms. Ando (QUNIE) at