The 3rd SADC-Japan Entrepreneurship and Investment Forum

The 3rd SADC-Japan Entrepreneurship and Investment Forum was organized by the SADC (Southern African Development Community) Ambassadors Group in Japan, including Madagascar, on February 28, 2019 in Osaka.The event was made up of interventions on investment opportunities in SADC countries and on the business environment in the region, led by SADC Country Ambassadors, representatives of International Organizations, and Japanese multinationals such as NEC Corporation and Toyota Tsusho.A networking luncheon with Japanese investors followed the lecture series. Madagascar was represented by a delegation consisting of the Ambassador of Madagascar to Japan, a member of the Embassy team, as well as representatives of Malagasy and Japanese companies. A showcase Madagascar was set up, with the presentation of Malagasy products, as well as documents presenting the different lines of the Initiative for the Emergence of Madagascar (IEM), the General Policy of the State (PGE), and investment projects.The choice to hold this forum in Osaka is due to the large concentration of Japanese companies in the region. The event was a significant opportunity to draw the attention of Japanese investors to investment opportunities in the different countries of the region.