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Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development, 28-30 August 2019, Yokohama Japan

TICAD is an international conference between Japan and African countries, which is co-hosted by the United Nations, UNDP, Africa Union Commission and World Bank.  TICAD 6 (2016) was the first conference held in Africa (Kenya), and TICAD 7 will take place in Japan (Yokohama) from 28-30 August 2019 at the Pacific Convention Plaza (Pacifico Yokohama).

Invitations to attend TICAD are extended to all African heads of state and government, as well as international organisations, donor countries, private companies and civil society organisations.  

As Africa’s largest bank, Standard Bank, is ideally placed to deliver on its purpose of “Africa is our home. We drive her growth.” With a local presence in 20 markets across the continent, and a history spanning over 156 years, we are the ideal partner to assist Japanese clients negotiate the intricacies of doing business in Africa.

Our strategic position, which enables us to connect Africa to other select emerging markets as well as pools of capital in developed markets, and our balanced portfolio of businesses, provide significant opportunities for growth. Further to this, Standard Bank will participate in the following initiatives over the week of the conference:

  • Bilateral meetings – CEO, CFO and company Chairman focus (Tokyo)
  • Government meetings - Premier and President (Yokohama)
  • Client events (Tokyo & Yokohama), which include the following:
    1. MOU signing driven by Standard Bank & Mizuho Bank
    2. Client cocktail event (targeting Tier 1 Japanese corporates)
    3. Client dinner (targeting most senior government representatives)
  • Conference attendance (Yokohama)
  • Media engagement through on the ground interviews with Japanese press (Yokohama)

Standard Bank will send a delegation of 6 representatives to Japan, that will focus on driving business growth and acquisition in the bilateral meetings that have been scheduled with top Japanese corporates .

The key objectives of the bank will be to explore African investment, amplifying the importance of Africa to Japanese corporates; as well as to demonstrate Standard Bank’s intelligence over the continent, while highlighting the Standard Bank/Mizuho Bank strategic partnership. Case studies on Standard Bank’s leadership role in the East African Oil & Gas and the Mozambique LNG opportunities will also be presented.

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  • We are an African bank - our strategic focus and expertise in resources on the continent allow our clients to enter Africa with confidence.
  • We have unique expertise in African risk – we evaluate, originate and distribute market risk across a broad regional and international network. We have established and complementary relationships with our partners in Europe, Asia and the US for risk participation.
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