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◆33rd NOA Conference (May 18, 2018) ◆

Commercial Service Japan announces the 33rd 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 18, 2018 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 major electric power companies (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Hokuriku, Tokyo, Chubu, Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa Electric Power Companies, Japan Atomic Power Company and J-POWER), all in one place. Do not miss this important event!

Details are as follows:

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (approximately)
Venue: TKP Akasakaeki Conference Center
(Address: Kokusai Shin Akasaka East Building 14F, Akasaka 2-14-27, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Flyer: Click here

Program (tentative)

09:00: Registration
09:30: Opening Remarks (U.S. Embassy, Tokyo)
09:45: Opening Remarks (Representative from Japanese electric utilities)
10:15: One-on-one Business Meeting begins
12:40: Lunch Break
13:40: One-on-one Business Meeting continues
17:50: Closing Remarks (Japanese business representative)

18:00: Evening Reception

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 that was 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 33rd NOA Conference in 2018, with more focus on business matchmaking sessions.

Participation Fees:

Fees will be calculated at the closing of registration, which is February 28, 2018, and will be shared by the U.S. firms.

Notes:

  • We expect most, if not all, of the participating power companies to provide their general procurement needs as they approach the Conference. We will post those requirements on this website as soon as we learn them from the utilities.
  • Some screening is necessary to set up the individual matchmaking meetings. For the utilities to understand the products and services being offered, U.S. firms are asked to fill out the application forms. For registration, please click here:

Contact: Takahiko Suzuki, Senior Commercial Specialist, Commercial Service Japan, U.S. Embassy Tokyo
Email: takahiko.suzuki@trade.gov

CS JAPAN CONTACT
Unit Chief: Dave Averne (Dave.Averne@trade.gov)
Commercial Specialist: Takahiko Suzuki (Takahiko.Suzuki@trade.gov)


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