JETRO and O-BIC to Host Tokyo Seminar on Investment in Osaka

OCCIOsaka, the economic hub of Western Japan, hosts a multitude of companies from various sectors. Ranked the world’s 7th most economically powerful metro area, Osaka is currently in the midst of an economic renaissance. Foreign companies interested in pursuing regional investment opportunities can learn more by attending the Osaka Promotion Seminar at JETRO’s Tokyo headquarters on March 1, 2016.

Osaka Business and Investment Center (O-BIC) will host the event in cooperation with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). O-BIC is comprised of the Osaka Prefectural Government, Osaka City Government and Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The organization, along with JETRO, provides support to foreign companies aiming to establish operations in Osaka.

Tetsuo Umetani, Deputy Managing Editor and Manager of the Economy Department at Nikkei Inc.’s Osaka headquarters, will open the proceedings with a talk titled “Osaka Economy – Unique Advantages and Future Prospects”. Representatives from locally established foreign companies will also discuss how they have capitalized on favorable local business conditions. Noriko Fujita, Deputy Secretary General of the Osaka Business & Investment Center, will conclude the seminar with a talk on the “Investment Environment in Osaka” and overview incentives for investment. The presentation will be followed by a networking reception.

Foreign companies, diplomatic establishments and foreign economic organizations are all encouraged to participate. Though conducted in Japanese, simultaneous English translation will be provided at the event.

Interested participants may check this site for complete details on the Osaka Promotion Seminar. Attendance is free but participants need to register in advance. The deadline for registration is February 25.

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