Business Mission to Japan

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Name: Business Mission to Japan
Date: March 3, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Register Today ~ 2 available seat!
Time to still register (cost may increase due to flight)

Register online at For more information, contact Sherry Mulkins at 502-574-1599 or; David Carpenter at 502-209-9630 and

A deposit of $2,000.00 due upon registration. Cancellations after December 1, 2016 subject to a 10% cancellation fee.


  • $1.2 billion in exports
  • Second largest source of overseas travel to the US
  • Third largest economy in the world
  • 47% of Kentucky’s foreign direct investment (FDI) from Japan
  • Has purchased $630 million in Kentucky-made goods and services through July 2016
  • Seventh largest destination for Kentucky exports
  • More than 180 Japanese companies call Kentucky home
  • Eighth largest provider of international students to the US
  • World’s largest net buyer of food products
  • Fast growing markets in advanced manufacturing, health sciences, cyber security and e-commerce


  • Aerospace
  • Healthcare, IT, and Medical Equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Renewable Energy
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Agribusiness
  • Tourism
  • Food and Beverage


  • One-on-one tailored business matchmaking meetings with clients, distributors, and partners
  • US Embassy - opportunity to meet with officials
  • Business etiquette and culture workshop prior to mission
  • Political and economic country briefing
  • Business reception with government officials and industry leaders
  • FOODEX Japan Trade Show
    • Asia’s Largest exhibition dedicated to food and drink across Japan and the whole world.
  • Transportation: Economy plus air travel (from and to Lexington/Louisville), ground and first-class unlimited travel on the bullet train
  • Hotel accommodations for seven nights — Tokyo Imperial Palace
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners and a reception
  • Business exploration of Tokyo

The Kentucky Trade Mission to Japan will allow you to gain access to business, educational, cultural and social programs that can provide opportunities for developing relationships with key Japanese businesses that want to invest in you and Kentucky.  Kentucky currently has more then 184 Japanese owned operations in the Commonwealth, which consist of 47 percent of all foreign investment into the state.” 

— David Carpenter
Executive Director 
Japan/America Society of Kentucky


Event Sponsors:
  • Alltech Inc.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
  • LBX Company, LLC
Tokyo, Japan
Date/Time Information:
March 3-11, 2017
Contact Information:
Sherry Mulkins
Single Occupancy
Business Matchmaking            $7,900
Kentucky United                       $6,700
Ambassador**                          $6,200
   (**does not include matchmaking)

Double Occupancy
Business Matchmaking           $6,700
Kentucky United                       $5,500
Ambassador**                         $4,900
   (**does not include matchmaking)
Accompanying Guest***        $4,900
   (***double occupancy, no matchmaking)

Note: 2% discount if paying by check

Companies may be eligible for business mission reimbursement through the State Trade & Export (STEP) Grant Assistance Program. For more info, visit or contact Sherry Mulkins at 502-574-1599;
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