Event | Tennessee-Japan Winning Partnerships – JAST Annual Meeting | Jun 16

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The Japan-America Society of Tennessee

presents the

2017 JAST Annual Membership Meeting & Reception
Tennessee – Japan Update: Winning Partnerships

Friday, June 16th 11:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Please join JAST members and guests at the Nashville Airport Marriott with Honorary Co-chair Consul General of Japan in Nashville Masami Kinefuchi and Japan-connected business leaders from across the state.

Panel discussions on Winning Partnerships, including a luncheon panel on the alignment of Japan’s Global Brands in Tennessee with local professional sports teams, will feature marketing experts from Nissan North America and Bridgestone Americas, among other invited guests.

The afternoon will feature concurrent sessions and special guest speakers on the topics of “What’s Next for Japan-Tennessee Investment and Trade” and “Building Community Prosperity through Grassroots Partnerships” prior to a business networking and social hour.

Special thanks to sponsors Nissan North America, Bridgestone Americas, Brother International, Metro Nashville Airport Authority, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and United Airlines for their support of JAST’s Annual Membership Meeting & Reception.

Hotel Rooms at a rate of $169, plus tax, must be reserved by May 29th. Please reserve using this link or by calling 1-800-228-9290, request the Nashville Airport Marriott, provide the dates of your stay, and ask to reserve a room under the “Japan America Group Block”

Preliminary Agenda

11;30 a.m. Registration Opens

Noon Welcome and Announcements
Luncheon Begins

12:45 p.m. Remarks and Q & A:
Winning Partnerships: Japan’s Global Brands & Professional Sports in Tennessee

Speaker/Panelists: Erich Marx, Director of Marketing Communications, Nissan North America
Tim Kelly, Manager, Sports & Event Marketing, Bridgestone Americas
TBA (Representing Tennessee Titans, invited)
TBA (Representing Nashville Predators, invited)

1:45 p.m. Luncheon Concludes

2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:

Session A: Trend Watch: What’s Next for Tennessee-Japan Investment & Trade?

Session B: Building Community Prosperity through Grassroots Partnerships

3:30 p.m. Capstone Remarks:

The Honorable Masami Kinefuchi, Consul General of Japan in Nashville

4:00 p.m. Wrap Up
Social Hour & Silent Auction Begin

5:30 p.m. Social Hour & Silent Auction Conclude

Payments: Payment by check or credit card are accepted for membership and event registration fees. Credit card payments may be subject to additional processing fees.

Registration Deadline: Close of Business, June 13th.

Not a Member? Join now via the registration form as an Individual or Associate Member or contact us for membership benefits at higher levels: 615-663-6060 or jastninfo@jastn.org. We welcome your interest and support!


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