Event Overview

                                        

The U.S. Commercial Service (CS) Western Japan and SelectUSA, in collaboration with local business partners, will organize a seminar in Osaka and Nagoya to promote foreign direct investment (FDI) from Japan to the United States. The theme of the event is “Innovation.”

The innovation culture in the United States – with deep roots in collaboration and knowledge-sharing, respect for diversity, adaptability, and flat organizational structures – catalyzes opportunities. By encouraging entrepreneurship, risk-taking, and even the risk of failure, this culture offers an added competitive edge to the business community.

Existing and potential investors (SMEs) from all industries are invited to learn about business possibilities in the United States. As many major Japanese corporations invest in the United States, SMEs are keen to learn how they too can start and grow a business in the United States.

U.S. Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) are expected to present how your region supports startups, introduce examples of business collaboration with companies from overseas, and share innovation success stories [suggested topics and keywords include AI/IOT, innovation in manufacturing, and innovation in your region’s strongest sectors].

*Simultaneous interpretation is available (English and Japanese)

Osaka Details:

Japan’s 2nd largest city next to the Tokyo/Yokohama area. Dominant industries - medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, and heavy industry/manufacturing.

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Time: Seminar 1:00p.m. – 4:35p.m.

Networking 4:35p.m. – 5:30p.m.

Organizer: SelectUSA/USCG Osaka-Kobe, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Knowledge Capital

Supporter: Osaka Innovation Hub (Osaka City Government), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Kansai Bureau, Kansai Economic Federation

Matchmaking: Matchmaking will take place in the Osaka Innovation Hub Meeting Room. Seminar staff will guide participants to their meetings.

Venue: Knowledge Salon (Direct access from JR Osaka Station, Grand Front Osaka North Building 7F)

Map: https://kc-i.jp/en/access/guide-04/

ttp://kc-i.jp/en/facilities/business/knowledge-salon/

Nagoya Details:

Japan’s main manufacturing center. Prominent industries in the area include aerospace, automotive, and heavy industry.

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Time: 1:30p.m. – 5:00p.m. (Coffee Break Networking included)

Organizer: SelectUSA/USCG Osaka-Kobe, Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI),  Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Supporter: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Chubu Bureau, Chubu Economic Federation

Matchmaking: Matchmaking will take place in the Nagoya Chamber 5F Room D

Venue: Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) 5F Seminar Room ABC

Map: http://www.nagoya-cci.or.jp/eng/access/index.html