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Osaka: One of Asia's Giants for Trade and Investment

Category: Luncheons
Date(s) and Time(s): Friday, Mar 30, 2001, 03:00 AM - Friday, Mar 30, 2001, 03:00 AM
Venue: Monterey Hilton
Address: 1000 Aguajito Rd
City / State / Country: Monterey / CA / US
Organizer / Promoter: MBITA
Phone: 831-469-0148
Email: info@mbita.org
URL: http://www.mbita.org
Description: The Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) (http://www.mbita.org), a non-profit public/private partnership dedicated to promoting small to mid-sized businesses in the global marketplace, today announced a luncheon meeting scheduled Friday March 30th at the Monterey Hilton, Monterey, focusing on the various trade and investment business opportunities available with Osaka's business community in Japan.

Mr. Kenji Toyooka, Deputy Director of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce, will give a presentation on California trade and investment opportunities with the Osaka Prefecture business communities. Mr. Toyooka will also give an overview on the Global Business Opportunities Convention (G-BOC 2001) (http://www.g-boc.com/e/index.html) to be held in Osaka October 22-24, 2001.
G-BOC is a unique international business-oriented event organized by the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry to create new business opportunities through pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, and useful seminars providing up-to-date information on doing business with Japan. GBOC 2000 attracted around 600 overseas participants from 32 countries and regions, as well as numerous representatives of about 2,500 Japanese companies.

Keith Bovetti, former Commercial Consul in the Osaka US Consulate General and Senior Commercial Officer in Tokyo, will talk about business opportunities and the business etiquette and practices of doing business in Japan.

Dale Wright, Director of the Sacramento Export Assistance Center (USDOC), will give a presentation on exporting agricultural products to Japan.
Noon lunch to 1:30pm
11:30am registration

Admission; $20/MBITA members, $25/non-members

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