The Pacific Alliance: Opportunities for Japanese Business

The Pacific Alliance: Opportunities for Japanese Business

Date and Time: Thursday, November 29, 2012 14:00h~17:00h
Location: Japan Bank for International Cooperation 9th Floor Auditorium
Sponsored by Embassy of Chile, Embassy of Colombia, Embassy of Mexico, Embassy of Peru, ProChile, ProExport Colombia, ProMexico, PromPeru, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI)
Supported by Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

プログラム / PROGRAM

14:00-14:10 Opening Remarks 

Mr. Shuji KIRA (Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs)
Mr. Yoshihiko MORITA (President JOI) 

14:10-15:10 Pacific Alliance: Ambassador’s Panel  

Trade Opportunities for Japan in the PA
  Mr. Patricio TORRES (Ambassador of Chile)
Developing Innovative links between Japan and the PA
  Ms. Patricia CARDENAS (Ambassador of Colombia) 
A Further Step in the Integration of the PA
  Mr. Claude HELLER (Ambassador of Mexico)
Cooperation in the Context of the PA
  Mr. Elard ESCALA (Ambassador of Peru)

Special Guests
Mr. Jorge KOSMAS (Ambassador of Panama)
Mr. Alvaro CEDEÑO (Ambassador of Costa Rica)
Mr. Eduardo BOUZOT (Ambassador of Uruguay) 

15:10-15:20 IDB Support to the Pacific Alliance and Outlook

Mr. Antony ESTEVADEORDAL (Sector Manager, Trade and Integration, IDB)

15:20-15:30 Coffee Break 

15:30-16:30 Industry Opportunities in the Pacific Alliance 

Investment and Trade Opportunities in Agricultural Business
  Mr. Luis HELGUERO (Economic Commercial Counselor,Peruvian Commercial Office in Japan)
Opportunities in the Manufacturing Sector
  Mr. Esau GARZA DE VEGA (Trade Commissioner, ProMexico)
Opportunities in the Mining and Oil Services Sector
  Mr. Hiroshi WAGO (Executive Representative, ProExport Colombia)

16:30-16:40 The Pacific Alliance from a Japanese Perspective 

Mr. Shigeru KOCHI (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University) 

16:40-16:55 Questions & Answers 

16:55-17:00 Closing Remarks 

Mr. Yoshihisa UEDA (Representative of IDB in Asia)

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