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Midwest U.S.-Japan Conference

Overview

Illinois will host the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA) Conference in Chicago for the first time in nearly 20 years on Sept. 11-13, 2022. The conference is a unique opportunity to network with executives from companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Toyota, Deloitte, Kikkoman Corporation and United, as well as governors from across the Midwest and leaders from Japan. Invited speakers include U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, and Japanese Ambassador to the U.S., Koji Tomita.

For over 50 years, business leaders from the Midwest U.S. and Japan have met annually to discuss the growth of their economic relations. The MWJA conference fosters strong business ties and exchanges with decision makers. View the schedule and presenters here.

This year’s conference focuses on “Building the Next Economy Together.Registration costs $500 (with guest fees available at 50% off). Hotel rooms at the main conference site, the JW Marriott in Chicago, are available at a special rate through August 26, so register and book hotel rooms today.