Corporate Roundtable with JETRO: Wednesday, Oct. 26

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Corporate Roundtable with JETRO: Wednesday, Oct. 26

Corporate Roundtable with Chief Executive Director of JETRO Chicago, Ichiro Sone

Wednesday, October 26
7:30am Registration
8:00am Program
Dorsey and Whitney
50 South 6th Street Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Ichiro Soné, Chief Executive Director of JETRO Chicago is the featured speaker for this JASM Corporate Roundtable. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a Japanese governmental organization whose mission is “to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan the rest of the world.”  We are pleased that Mr. Soné will join us in a discussion of recent economic developments in Japan, share his perspective on the US Midwest – Japan business dynamic and the Minnesota–Japan economic relationship.   He will also address the business conditions of Japanese companies operating in the United States.  Importantly,  Mr. Soné will explain how JETRO is positioned to assist American companies in their Japan business initiatives. These are some of the topics that will be addressed in the business roundtable discussion by Mr. Soné.


Ichiro Soné was appointed Chief Executive Director of the Chicago office of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO Chicago) in June 2013.  As Chief Executive Director, he oversees JETRO Chicago’s activities designed to facilitate trade and investment between Japan and 12 Midwestern states served by JETRO Chicago.
Before coming to Chicago, Mr. Soné served as Director of the Overseas Offices Division at JETRO Tokyo HQ. In this role, he managed all of JETRO’s overseas offices, responsible for the budget, staff training and development, and administration of more than 70 offices worldwide.


He joined JETRO in 1988 after graduating Doshisha University in Kyoto with a bachelor’s degree in art. He has a deep knowledge on international business through working at Trade Fair Department and Invest Japan Department at JETRO Tokyo, and North America Bureau at Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His previous overseas postings were JETRO Los Angeles and JETRO San Francisco.

$15 JASM Member
$20 Non member
$7 Students (with ID)

Continental breakfast will be served.

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