Aramco Japan, SMBC Bank the first business matching roadshow

Aramco Japan representative director Omar M. Al Amudi (R2) and Strategic Procurement and Logistics Department deputy managing director Nasser G. Albogmi (R1) joined by Akihiro Fukutome (L2) and Hiromitsu Otsu from the SMBC Executive Team for a group photo after the event.

In collaboration with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Aramco Japan recently hosted its first business matching roadshow that promoted the vast business opportunities within Aramco’s ecosystem in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.

Through the partnership, SMBC, one of the largest banking corporations in Japan, will coordinate with its key clients, investors and venture capital companies to explore potential opportunities with a focus on nonmetallic, environmental, and industrial requirements of Aramco.

Establishing a new bridge for opportunities in Japan’s industrial hubs

Aramco Japan representative director Omar M. Al Amudi delivered the keynote speech to emphasize the pivotal role of Japanese companies.

"Japanese companies have been an integral part of the Aramco story, from contributing to our most complex facilities to supplying the most advanced technologies. We want to continue to extend this success story in Japan, and expand our relations and outreach with you all.”

 Omar  M. Al Amudi, Aramco Japan, Representative Director

Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya are considered the three largest industrial hubs with strong and growing innovation capacity. Therefore, the forum was a critical step to strengthen the industrial capacities of Japanese companies and expand Aramco’s sourcing capabilities. 

The event also featured the opportunities that the Nama’at program could bring in terms of sustainability, technology, industrial development, and new materials to the investors. 

There were many other key elements that could encourage the flow of investment between Japanese business communities and Aramco, such as the economic outlook and opportunities in Saudi Arabia, governmental support by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME).

The Ministry of Investment in Saudi Arabia (MISA) also presented an overview of the country’s major business environment, incentive programs and competitive advantage.  

The forum shared key value propositions within the iktva and Nama’at framework and overall benefits of becoming part of Aramco’s ecosystem. The event attracted over 150 participants, including those from SMBC, METI, JCCME, and MISA.

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