Madison International Trade Association: December 15 breakfast event: Japan’s road to recovery

Jen Pino-Gallagher – Communications Director
Madison International Trade Association
Ph: 608-516-3257
Email: [email protected]

Japan’s Road to Recovery: Challenges and Opportunities for Wisconsin Businesses Focus of Madison International Trade Association Breakfast

Madison, WI– The Madison International Trade Association will host a members-only breakfast events on December 15th at which several speakers will discuss the impact of the great East earthquake on Japan’s economy. Special emphasis will be given to Japan’s recovery efforts as they relate to new opportunities and trends in the Japanese markets. Also covered during the presentations will be market information gathered by Wisconsin officials at the 2011 Midwest-Japan conference held in Tokyo this past September.

“Japan is one of Wisconsin’s most important trading partners, consistently ranking in the top five markets for exports. At this event, participants will gain first-hand knowledge of how the 2011 earthquake and nuclear crises have impacted the economy and efforts the Japanese government and private industry are making to recover and rebuild,” stated Stanley Pfrang, MITA President.

Featured speakers at the event will include: Mr. Tatsuhiro Shindo, Chief Executive Director for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO Chicago), Lora Klenke, Vice President for International Business Development at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and Lisa Stout, Agricultural Marketing Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

The breakfast networking event and presentations will be held at the Fluno Center at 601 University Ave, Madison, WI. The events begin at 8:00am and include a continental breakfast. Registration for the meetings is free for MITA members.

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About MITA

MITA is a Madison, Wisconsin-based organization whose mission is to foster understanding of the issues, practices, information, legislation and trends that affect and influence all aspects of international trade. Membership includes a broad spectrum of professionals interested in and involved with international trade throughout the state of Wisconsin. Membership, meetings and information are open to all interested parties of the public, and professionals at all levels of international organizations participate in MITA activities. Member companies include manufacturers, food companies, and services providers such as freight forwarders, banks, law firms as well as universities and governmental institutions. More information is available at the website: