MHTA – For the first time in more than 25 years, Minnesota will host the Midwest U.S. – Japan Association Conference. The event, which is focused on strengthening economic and political ties between Midwestern states and Japan, will also highlight the use of technology in achieving growth.
For more than four decades, business leaders from the region and Japan have met on an annual basis to chart trade and development opportunities. This year’s event will include six governors as well as executives from Toyota, 3M, All Nippin Airways, Medtronic, Ecolab, Sumitomo and McQuay International. The leaders will share their insights about new technology, sustain energy as well as trade and partnerships in the Asia Pacific region. MHTA President and CEO Margaret Anderson Kelliher will moderate a panel discussion focused on new technology.
The U.S. Midwest – Japan Association conference will be held September 16 – 18 at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel. Eligible small businesses will be offered a 50 percent discount off registration through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration administered by the Minnesota Trade Office.