Commercial Service Japan announces the 28th NOA Conference – a one-on-one business matchmaking event between U.S. firms and Japan’s electric power utilities and suppliers – to be held on May 16, 2013 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! Registration form
Details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013
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)
9:30 Opening Remarks (U.S. Embassy, Tokyo)
9:45 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. This year will mark the 28th NOA Conference, which will focus on business matchmaking sessions.
Fees will be calculated at the closing of registration, which is February 28, 2013, and will be shared equally by the U.S. firms (number of participants).
Contact: Takahiko Suzuki, Commercial Specialist, Commercial Service Japan, U.S. Embassy Tokyo (Email: email@example.com)