The 7th Japan Expo 2018 Yangon will be held in the Tatmadaw Convoy Hall in Yangon from 27 to 29 October, according to Myanmar Promotional Services (MPS) Co., Ltd.
More than 70 companies will participate for three days in the Japan expo. The Japan expo has been celebrated since 2012, and it will be organized by Myanmar Promotional Services Co., Ltd., with the assistance of the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). The Japan expo will also showcase similar expos in Mandalay and Taunggyi annually, besides Yangon.
“The Japan expo will be held with an aim to developing stronger ties between the peoples of Japan and Myanmar through cultural and technological exchanges as well as to developing the economic sector by inviting Japanese investors,” said Dr. Zarni Maung Maung, Managing Director of Myanmar Promotional Services Co.,Ltd.
“Also, Myanmar government should provide assistance to hold similar expos. By supporting the holding of the expos in Myanmar, more foreign direct investments will enter Myanmar and job opportunities can be created for local talents,” he added.
The trade promotion in Myanmar is still very weak. The trade promotion sector also needs support from other sectors. In other countries, related departments provide financial assistance in order to make the event a success. They also provide easier processing of necessary documents. JETRO in Japan and the Department of International Trade Promotion in Thailand are good examples. Our country has just started an organization, like Myan Trade Promotion, under the Ministry of Commerce, he added. The Japan expo will exhibit Japanese brands, Japanese technological products, Japanese language center, Japanese technological service provider companies, Japanese job agencies, travel & tours, food, and Japanese cultural and business companies.
There will be over 160 showrooms at the Japan Expo 2018. Moreover, the event will include special agenda such as cosplay and Japanese songs competitions. Those who have bought for above Kyats 50,000 will have the chance to participate in the lucky draw program.
By Nyein Nyein