Southeast U.S./Japan Conference

The 36th Annual Joint Meeting between the Southeast United States and Japan will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi November 17-19, 2013.

The SEUS/Japan conference, always a high-profile event, will bring together leaders from Japan and the seven member states of the Southeast Association.  This year, new Japanese Chairman Mr. Atsutoshi Nishida from Toshiba Corporation will co-chair the meeting with Southeast Chairman and Chairman of Yates Construction Company, Mr. William Yates.  Ambassador to the United States Mr. Kenichiro Sasae has also been invited to address conference delegates.

The 2013 conference features an outstanding group of speakers and an attractive series of special activities along Mississippi's beautiful Gulf Coast. This year's conference theme, "Success Through Harmony, Tradition and Innovation" will be reflected in conference sessions on important topics such as:
  • Leadership: Challenges and Best Practices
  • Competitiveness: Succeeding in a New Global Market
  • Shale Gas and Alternative Energy Deliverables and Technology
  • Security Issues in the Pacific and How it Impacts the Japan-U.S. Relationship

To download a registration form and register for the conference, click here.

To attend the Southeast U.S./Japan Annual Joint Meeting, you must be selected as a delegate to the conference by one of the member jurisdictions in either the United States or Japan.

To register as a 2013 North Carolina delegate, contact:
David Rhoades
Director of Marketing
North Carolina Department of Commerce
(919) 715-6556
Fax: (919) 733-9299 or

For out-of-state residents interested in attending the conference, contact your state's SEUS/Japan coordinator:

Ms. Hilda Lockhart
Director, International Trade Division
Alabama Department of Commerce
(334) 242-0442
Fax: (334) 242-0415

Mr. Dave Woodward
Executive Director
Florida Delegation, Southeast U.S./Japan Association, Inc.
(786) 235-8289
Fax: (786) 235-8290

Ms. Kathe Falls
Division Director, International Trade
Georgia Dept. of Economic Development
(404) 962-4120
Fax: (404) 962-4121

Mississippi (2013 Host State)   
Ms. Liz Cleveland
Manager, International Trade Office
Mississippi Development Authority
(601) 359-3155
Fax: (601) 359-3605     

South Carolina     
Mr. Clarke Thompson
International Trade Director
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-0438
Fax: (803) 737-0538

Mr. Andrew Dunn
Head of International Strategy
Department of Economic & Community Development
(615) 253-1240

Japan - U.S. Southeast Association (the SEUS/Japan Association's counterpart in Japan)
O27-1, Shinkawa 2-chome, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo, 104-8260, Japan
Fax: +81- 03-5543-5933 

Related Links

Embassy of Japan
Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta
Consulate-General of Japan in Miami
Consular Office of Japan in Nashville

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