[Event] Upcoming Event Examines Trade Opportunities Between Japan and U.S. Post-TPP - Omaha, NE

Apr 10, 2017

Hear experts discuss the future of trade between Japan and the U.S. under the

new White House administration. Learn about emerging trade opportunities 

between Japan and the Midwest Region.




   April 20, 2017
   8:00-11:30 AM 

    Tiburon Clubhouse
    10302 South 168th Street     
    Omaha, NE 68136 


    Cost: $0-$75*


    *Price is dependent on

    membership status.


   8:00 AM

   8:30 AM




Registration/Networking (Breakfast Included)
Program (Speakers)

      Naoki Ito 
      Consul General of Japan in Chicago
      Ichiro Sone

      Chief Executive Director, JETRO Chicago

      Ralph Inforzato

      Executive Director, Business Development, JETRO Chicago

      Courtney Dentlinger

      Director, Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Nebraska Business Panel Discussion

      Terry Tanaka, Sr. Vice President

      Operations & Corporate Management, Henningsen Foods

      Lance Kotschwar, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, VP

      Government & Industry Affairs, The Gavilon Group, LLC

      Jeremy Baker, Director of Business Development

      Oxbow Animal Health

      Aaron Caldwell, Found and Chief Executive Officer

      Z3 Technology



As one of Nebraska's two largest trading partners in Asia, our relationship with Japan is high on our list of international interests! Japan is Nebraska's third largest export market and our state's largest direct foreign investor. We have completed ten state-led trade missions to Japan over the past 25 years; and opened the Nebraska Center Japan in 2006 to develop and support mutual trade between our two regions. While there are many questions regarding the direction of world trade without US engagement in the TPP, Nebraska's efforts to pursue international trade continues.


This is your opportunity to learn more about existing trade promotion activities, resources available for assistance and the future of trade with Japan.


  1. Naoki Ito, Consul-General of Japan in Chicago
  2. Ichiro Sone, Chief Executive Director, JETRO-Chicago
  3. Ralph Inforzato, Executive Director, Business Development, JETRO-Chicago
  4. Courtney Dentlinger, Director, Nebraska Department of Economic Development


Nebraska Business Panel:

  1. Terry Tanaka, Sr. Vice President, Operations & Corporate Management, Henningsen Foods
  2. Lance Kotschwar, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Vice President, Government & Industry Affairs, The Gavilon Group, LLC
  3. Jeremy Baker, Director of Business Development, Oxbow Animal Health
  4. Aaron Caldwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Z3 Technology


Topics of Discussion:

  1. Nebraska's history of trade and investment with Japan
  2. Does the U.S. withdrawal from TPP and talk of a US-Japan Trade Agreement look promising
  3. Current issues that might affect future trade with Japan
  4. What should we expect regarding our future relationship with Japan
  5. Changes in the new administration that will impact your business with Japan/US