Southeast U.S./Japan Conference
The 38th Annual Joint Meeting between the Southeast United States and Japan will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama November 15-17, 2015.
This annual, high-caliber conference offers an outstanding way to increase your business ties with Japan. North Carolina companies interested in exporting goods to the country will find relevant people to meet, and economic development organizations interested in attracting Japanese-owned firms to their region will also uncover excellent business connections.
The SEUS/Japan conference, always a high-profile event, will be sparkling this year. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be the conference keynote speaker. Dr. Rice, the 66th Secretary of State for the nation and a Birmingham native will offer an informed take on today's international landscape.
Meet representatives from companies like Honda, Toshiba, Toyota and Mitsubishi as you help North Carolina strengthen ties with Japan, one of the state's most important international partners.
The 2015 conference features an outstanding group of speakers and an attractive series of networking activities in a vibrant Southern city. This year's conference theme, “Initiative for a Sustainable Future — Through Constant Innovation” will be reflected in conference sessions and in your conversations with fellow delegates throughout the busy, information-packed event:
Sunday, November 15
- Networking: Tour Birmingham while building new relationships
- Play Golf at the famed Shoal Creek Golf Club
- Gala Reception and Dinner
Monday, November 16
- Dr. Rice's Keynote Address
- Panel: Innovation Spurs Economic Growth
- Panel: Protecting Your Profits in the New Energy/Environmental Era
- Reception and Dinner at Barber Sports Museum
Tuesday, November 17
- Conference Networking Breakfast
- High-level Capstone Speaker (TBA)
Download a registration form and register for the conference 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 2015 North Carolina delegate, contact:
Deputy Communications Director
State Coordinator, SEUS/Japan Association
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Fax: (919) 733-9299
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For out-of-state residents interested in attending the conference, contact your state's SEUS/Japan coordinator:
Alabama (2015 Host State)
Ms. Hilda Lockhart
Director, International Trade Division
Alabama Department of Commerce
Fax: (334) 242-0415
Mr. Dave Woodward
Florida Delegation, Southeast U.S./Japan Association, Inc.
Fax: (786) 235-8290
Ms. Danielle Pascual
International Trade Promotions Manager
Georgia Dept. of Economic Development
Fax: (404) 962-4121
Mr. John Henry Jackson
Protocol & Special Projects Officer
Mississippi Development Authority
Fax: (601) 359-4339
Mr. Clarke Thompson
International Trade Director
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Fax: (803) 737-0538
Mr. Andrew Dunn
Head of International Strategy
Department of Economic & Community Development
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
Embassy of Japan
Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta
Consulate-General of Japan in Miami
Consular Office of Japan in Nashville