2008 Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference Sept. 7-9

The 40th annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference brings together hundreds of international business leaders from Japan and the U.S., and serves as the principal forum for bilateral trade and investment discussion between the Midwest and Japan.

The conference will be held September 7-9, 2008, at the Hilton City Center Hotel in downtown Milwaukee and includes events at the internationally acclaimed Milwaukee Art Museum and the new Harley-Davidson Museum.

For more information on the conference please visit the association web site:

Conference registration deadline is August 28, 2008.

The Midwest U.S.-Japan Association is comprised of ten member States including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. Membership in the Association is supported by State governments, usually represented by their Departments of Commerce or Economic Development.

The governments of these States cooperate within the Association to increase understanding throughout the Midwest business community of Japan’s markets and resources, to showcase the Midwest as America’s most dynamic business environment, and to develop knowledge in Japan of direct foreign investment opportunities in Midwest communities and the export potential of Midwest companies.