Doing Business With Japan

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Name: Doing Business With Japan
Date: May 23, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
World Trade Center-Kansas City invites you to join us for an intimate conversation with the Deputy Consul of Mexico in Kansas City, Oscar Soberanes-Benitez.

Mexico is Kansas City's second largest goods export market, with over $1 million in goods exported in 2020.  Mexico's top imported goods are electrical & industrial machinery, and motor vehicles & parts. As neighbors and members of NAFTA, Mexico and the US have long been good trading partners. Learn what opportunities exist for your Kansas City business in exporting goods to Mexico.

This exclusive business round table will highlight the available opportunities, industry outlooks, and best practices for business success between Kansas City and Mexico. This in-person event will be intentionally limited to foster more robust and open dialogue. Lunch will be included.

Please park in the West Yards parking garage. Your parking will be validated. Take the Southwest Elevators to the second floor of Union Station to get to the World Trade Center conference room.

World Trade Center-Kansas City invites you to an exclusive business roundtable and lunch featuring the JETRO Chicago (Japan External Trade Organization).

This exclusive business roundtable and lunch will highlight business opportunities, industry overviews, and best practices for innovative Kansas City companies and start-ups looking to succeed in Japan. JETRO has recently launched a new program called "J-Bridge" to enhance collaboration between American startup companies with Japanese companies, and has a variety of other services and programs to help companies successfully navigate the Japanese market. 

Join us to learn more about what opportunities exist for successfully doing business in Japan. 

11:30 AM    Registration & Networking
12:00 PM    Lunch Program

Thank you to our 2023 World Trade Center Investors!

Our World Trade Center Benefactor is Black and Veatch. Our Ambassador Club is Dentons. Our Investor Club includes Commerce BankFNBO, and Polsinelli. Our Business Club includes Bestway InternationalCBIZ/MHMHusch BlackwellKansas City SouthernThe Scarbrough Group, and Shook Hardy & Bacon.

Jan Hladik – Embassy of the Czech Republic
Pavel Eichner, Czech Trade
Matěj Zahradník – Czech Invest

Jakub Utěšený, Consulate of the Czech Republic in Chicago (bio)
Jan Hladik, Head of the Economic Section, Embassy of the Czech Republic – Washington, D.C. 
Pavel Eichner, Director of North America & Australia Region, Czech Trade - Chicago
Matěj Zahradník, Director of East Coast Operations, Czech Invest – New York
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World Trade Center - Kansas City  
2nd Floor Union Station
30 W Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, May 23

11:30 AM
Registration & Networking

12:00 PM
Lunch Program
Contact Information:
Grace Dolan
Lunch is included
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