Report on “TICAD8 Preview Symposium” hosted by Nikkei Inc., Nikkei BP, and co-hosted by METI

The “TICAD8 Preview Event: New Trends in African Business – Diverse Approaches and Keys to Success” was held on June 22, 2022, hosted by Nikkei Inc., Nikkei BP, Inc. and co-hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI). ZENMONDO Representative Mina Arai-Ito participated as a moderator in the panel discussion “How to Collaborate with Business Partners and Supporters.”

In this session, the potential of the African market and what Japanese companies are looking for were discussed, as well as the fact that Africa’s social issues are a treasure trove of business needs.



ZENMONDO is assisting open innovation by introducing startups with synergies in and outside Japan, in order to empower Japanese corporations to become world leading companies offering new values; promoting human resource development, reforming internal corporate culture, support for designing and implementing internal incubation systems, support for commercialization of new business ideas, and forming legal systems and rule-making to create new industries.  We would like to continue sharing our expertise and experiences through these events.

Please click here to read the article about the event.

Click here to watch a video of the day’s event.