Japan Business Roundtable in Rochester, MN

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Japan Business Roundtable in Rochester, MN

Japan Business Roundtable

Is Japan Still an Important Business Partner for Minnesota?”

 

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014     

Enhance your understanding of the Japanese market with the Japan America Society of Minnesota Japan Business Roundtable, a business forum featuring speakers from the Board of Directors, corporate member companies, and their colleagues visiting from Japan.

As the third largest economy in the world, Japan has a dynamic market with a high standard of living for its citizens who expect world class products and services. American goods of high quality are highly prized by Japanese consumers where attention to detail and quality are a way of life. In addition, Japan is Minnesota’s fourth largest trading partner. After two decades of stagnant economic growth, Japan is emerging again as an economic power house.

What opportunities are available to Minnesota companies who wish to engage in trade with Japan? What cultural perspectives should Minnesota businesses be aware of in doing business with their Japanese counterparts? What are the best practices that American businesses have developed to be successful in the Japanese marketplace?

 

Three leaders from the Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) will address these questions and more in a panel discussion at the forthcoming Japan Business Roundtable on November 20th. In this first business event for JASM in Rochester, the panel will feature Sarah Walbert, International Trade Representative for the Minnesota Trade Office and former JASM Board Member, Dick Stahl, President of Sassafras Consulting, LLC, and Emeritus Director of JASM, and Ben van Lierop, Executive Director of JASM. All have lived and worked in Japan and have also worked with companies in their Japan business initiatives. Whether your knowledge of Japan business etiquette is fundamental or advanced, we invite you to join this roundtable discussion to increase your expertise and network with others interested in pursuing Japan related business opportunities in Southeast Minnesota.

Sarah Walbert: International Trade

Representative for the Minnesota Trade Office 

Dick Stahl: President, Sassafras Consulting, LLC

 

Ben van Lierop: Executive Director of JASM

 

Funding for this Program is being provided by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership

 

Date:  Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Time: Registration starting at 7:30 a.m.  Roundtable: 8:00–9:00 a.m.
Place: Commons Room, Double Tree by Hilton

 150 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904

Cost:    Introductory Offer – Complimentary Basis
Info:     612-627-9357 or jasm@us-japan.org

 

Admission is free, however, seats are limited. Please make a reservation to ensure that you have a seat at the table.