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Commercial Service Japan announces the 31st NOA Conference – a one-on-one business matchmaking event between U.S. firms and Japan’s major electric power utilities and suppliers – to be held on May 19, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.
This is an opportunity for representatives of U.S. suppliers of non-fuel materials and equipment and their Japanese agents to sit down in individual meetings with procurement managers from Japan’s 12 Japanese electric power companies (10 major utilities and 2 wholesalers), all in one place. Do not miss this important event!
Details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (approximately)
Venue: Tokyo American Club
(Address: 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8649, Japan)
09:30: Opening Remarks (U.S. Embassy, Tokyo)
09:45: Opening Remarks (Representative from Japanese electric utilities)
10:00: One-on-one Business Meeting begins
13:00: One-on-one Business Meeting continues
17:50: Closing Remarks (Secretariat of the Conference)
About the NOA Conference:
The first NOA Conference took place in Tokyo, Japan in July 1995, following a successful procurement seminar held in New Orleans in September 1994 by Japanese electric utilities and jointly organized by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Energy. At that time, representatives from 12 Japanese electric power providers and representatives from U.S. suppliers participated in the seminar. To maintain the enthusiasm shared by the U.S. and Japanese attendees at that first 1994 seminar, the New Orleans Association (NOA) was formed and the Department of Commerce began holding regular NOA conferences. These conferences usually consist of annual, half- or full-day events in Tokyo, hosted by CS Tokyo and consisting of keynote speeches, name card exchange, a networking lunch or reception, and one-on-one business matchmaking meetings. The NOA Conference was suspended in 2011 and 2012 in the wake of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and reconvened in 2013. We continue the upcoming 31st NOA Conference in 2016, with more focus on business matchmaking sessions.
Fees will be calculated at the closing of registration, which is March 25, 2016, and will be shared by the U.S. firms and the Japanese utilities (number of participants).
Contact: Takahiko Suzuki, Senior Commercial Specialist, Commercial Service Japan, U.S. Embassy Tokyo