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2017 Japan Business Update & Outlook | March 14 | Register Now



Alaska's Annual Gathering of Business and Government Entities Involved in Commerce with Japan
March 14, 2017 (Tuesday)
8:30 am - 2:00 pm (includes keynote luncheon)
The Lakefront Anchorage Millennium Hotel
2017 Japan Business Update & Outlook is a unique annual event that focuses exclusively on trade, commerce and investment ties between Alaska and Japan. It provides a timely update on the Japanese economy and new, or expanded, business opportunities. The importance of Japan to Alaska, its economic future (and implications), and commercial (trade and investment) opportunities for Alaskan and Japanese companies, will be outlined and discussed. Through sponsorship of this event, your company can highlight it's leadership role in building and fostering strong economic ties between Alaska and Japan.

Confirmed Presenting Organizations Include:
- Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
- Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC
- US Department of Commerce - US Embassy in Tokyo

- US Department of Commerce - Anchorage Office

- Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage

- Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

- Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

- Explore Fairbanks

- UAA Montgomery Dickson Center for Japanese Language & Culture

- Japan Airlines

- Delta Airlines (invited) 

Sponsors Include:
Why You Should Sponsor & Attend:
  • Japan is the third largest economy in the world, after the United States and China
  • Japan's strategic alliance and deep economic integration with the United States provides opportunities in many cutting edge sectors
  • Japan has a large middle class and a broad-based, highly developed consumer economy that offers great potential for consumer products and services and B2C sales
  • Japan is the second largest source of overseas travel and tourism to the United States, just behind the U.K.
  • Japan is highly dependent upon natural resources imports
  • Japan is the world's largest liquefied natural gas importer, second-largest coal importer, and third-largest net importer of crude oil and oil products
  • Japan is Alaska's 2nd largest trading partner with nearly $1 billion in exports from Alaska to Japan and a significant investor in the state's resource sector
  • There are significant Japanese investments in Alaska's major industries
  • Japanese visitors are an important component of Alaska's tourism industry
  • Japan is a major customer of Alaskan seafood
  • Support WTC's ongoing program to grow trade and commerce between Alaska and Japan

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