ICO organises roadshow in Japan to consolidate its presence in the Land of the Rising Sun
ICO managers meet with Japanese investors and private and state-owned banks
21 April 2017. ICO Chairman, Pablo Zalba, and his team have been on a roadshow in Japan holding bilateral meetings with the country's investors and banks.
The goal of these meetings was to consolidate ICO's presence in the Asian market, provide information about the Institute's role in the Spanish economy and search for ways of collaborating to co-finance projects that may be of Spanish interest.
One of the main meetings was with Japan's state-owned bank, JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation), with a view to supporting the co-financing of investment projects that would benefit Spanish and Japanese companies in Spain or other countries, primarily in the transport and energy sectors. In the energy sector, ICO and JBIC both want to support projects that combat global warming by developing renewable energy plants, energy-saving equipment, etc.
At JBIC, these activities form part of its GREEN (Global Action for Reconciling Economic Growth and Environmental Preservation) programme, which could be especially interesting to ICO for developing new business lines in the field of energy efficiency.