Okayama University


Laos Investment Seminar – Lao Economy, Investment and Education

November 06, 2019

On October 30, we held a special seminar titled “Lao Economy, Investment and Education” as part of the Study in Japan Global Network Project at the Faculty of Letters, Law, and Economics Lecture Room Building. We invited to the seminar His Excellency Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Dr. SUZUKI Motoyoshi, Special Advisor to Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and President of the Lao School of Business and Commerce (LSBC). The event drew approximately 120 audience members, including representatives from companies in Okayama, as well as faculty, students, and staff of Okayama University.

At the seminar, His Excellency Mr. Viroth SUNDARA from the Embassy of Laos in Japan delivered an address. Also, Vice Minister Kikeo and Special Advisor SUZUKI gave keynote lectures, titled “Messages to Japanese Companies and Universities” and “Lao Economy, Investment and Education” respectively. Afterwards, President MATSUDA Hisashi of the Okayama Chamber of Commerce and Industry expressed his appreciation to the lecturers. The seminar also included presentations by students of Okayama University regarding their research on foreign countries based on their experiences in Myanmar and Laos, case studies of local companies in Okayama that are doing business in Laos, and presentations by representatives from special economic zones in Laos.