Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference 2018, Omaha

The state of Nebraska is honored to host the 50th annual conference of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association September 9-11, 2018, in Omaha.

The annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA) conference is the pinnacle forum for discussions on trade and investment between Japan and the Midwest. 2018’s event will be hosted at the Hilton Omaha from September 9 to 11.

Invitees include Midwest and Japanese prefecture governors; American and Japanese cabinet secretaries; and other government and corporate officials. Representatives from numerous Japanese companies—including Kawasaki, Marubeni, Toshiba, Kikkoman, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi and others—will also be in attendance.

Slated conference events include networking sessions and speaking presentations, with scheduled plenary discussions titled “Transformations in Transportation and Infrastructure,” “Business and Innovation Solutions” and “Mutual Success Stories in Trade and Investment.”

Other highlights of the two-day event include a welcome luncheon at Kaneko and a farm-to-table themed banquet with Nebraska beef and produce. A 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner by Kawasaki will be held at Durham Museum on September 10, with an Anniversary Cocktail Reception featuring Heritage Railcars by Union Pacific.

More information about this year’s events can be obtained through DED’s Lori Shaal at 402-471-3780 or lori.shaal@nebraska.gov.

Registration information is forthcoming via the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association website at http://www.midwest-japan.org/.