Florida Secretary of State, Japanese Consul General & Embassy Minister to Participate in the 11th Annual Florida-Japan Summit at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden

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FLORIDA DELEGATION, SOUTHEAST U.S./JAPAN ASSOCIATION (‘SEUS/JAPAN’) is pleased to announce that Florida Secretary of State Kenneth Detzner has confirmed his plans to participate, along with both The Hon. Shinji Nagashima, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Miami and Minister Hideaki Mizukoshi, Head of Chancery, Embassy of Japan, Washington D.C. in the 11th Annual Florida-Japan Summit this year hosted by and presented in partnership with The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, FL, on the afternoon of Monday, May 19, 2014 from 1:45 – 4:45 pm. The half day program will feature keynote remarks by Consul General Nagashima and Minister Mizukoshi. In addition to the half-day summit program on the afternoon of May 19, a networking reception will be held immediately following on the evening of Monday May 19, from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens as well for all registered participants. The business panel will include remarks by the chief operating officer of Enterprise Florida, Mr. Griff Salmon, who will comment on that organization’s business development activities with Japan. The reception will include special remarks by a Wakayama, Japan government official regarding the upcoming 20th anniversary of the State of Florida’s official sister state relationship with Wakayama. Registration and admission to this year’s Summit is $25, which includes a Japanese ‘Bento’ box lunch available prior to the summit program and participants will have the option for a self-tour of the Morikami Japanese Gardens. Online registration is now available, but deadline is May 14, 2014; please click here to register online now. You may also contact SEUS/Japan for more information by phone: (786) 235- 8289; by e-mail: info@fl-seusjapan.org; or online at: www.fl-seusjapan.org/upcoming-events. Enterprise Florida; Weiner, Lynne, and Thompson, P.A.; Team Volusia EDC; and the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance are co-sponsoring this year’s summit. Additional support is being provided by the following supporting organizations: The Florida Atlantic University School of Urban and Regional Planning; The Palm Beach Business Development Board; The Japan Foundation for Global Partnership; The Beacon Council; The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; The Florida Department of Agriculture; The World Trade Center Miami; The Doral Chamber of Commerce; The Consulate General of Japan in Miami; and The Organization of Women in Int’l Trade. Founded in 1975, the mission of Florida Delegation, SEUS/Japan is to promote ties of trade, investment, tourism, education and friendship between Florida, Japan, and six other southeast U.S. states through an annual joint meeting program hosted in regular rotation by SEUS/Japan member states and Japan. Florida Delegation, SEUS/Japan has individual, non-profit and corporate membership programs open to all individuals, businesses and organizations interested in supporting Florida Delegation, SEUS/Japan’s mission. The next 37th Annual SEUS/Japan joint meeting will be held in Tokyo this coming September 18-20, visit us online for more details. SEUS/Japan holds the Annual Summit meeting programs around the state, this will be the second time the Morikami has hosted this event, as it hosted the 1st Summit in May 2003.