Governor Rick Scott Leads Business Delegation to Japan

Governor Scott will lead a delegation of more than 20 business leaders

On Saturday, November 2, Governor Rick Scott will lead an economic development mission to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya Japan. Below, please see key facts about this week’s economic development mission, as well as a schedule of events.

KEY FACTS

  • A delegation of more than 20 business leaders to Japan will focus on increasing business development opportunities for companies from Japan to invest, grow and create jobs in Florida.
  • Over the duration of the trip, Governor Scott will meet with more than a dozen leading Japanese companies, and speak to more than 350 business leaders at seminars and forums promoting Florida as a super-state for business.
  • Total expected export sales reported by Florida companies that attended Governor Scott led international missions is more than $400 million.
  • The mission’s goal is to recruit more foreign direct investment (FDI) for Florida and to encourage Japanese-owned businesses in the state to expand. According to the latest available data, more than 2,500 FDI establishments in Florida account for 236,000 jobs.
  • In 2012, Japanese companies exported $6.7 billion dollars to Florida, an increase of 19% over the previous year.
  • Japan is the number one investor in Florida in terms of property, plant and equipment.
  • There are more than 200 Japanese-owned companies in the state which account for over 20,000 Florida jobs.
  • More than 270,000 Japanese tourists visit Florida annually.
  • Japan is Florida’s 2nd largest import market and Japan is Florida’s 8th largest merchandise trading partner.
  • In 2012, Governor Scott’s active and innovative approach to promoting international business won him an award as the top U.S. governor for foreign direct investment strategy from London-based fDi Magazine.

 

PLEASE NOTE

All times listed are in Tokyo, Japan time, which is 13 hours ahead of

Eastern Daylight Time.

YELLOW HIGHLIGHTS ARE MEDIA AVAILABILITIES

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013

TOKYO, JAPAN

 

3:00pm-6:00pm STAFF AND CALL TIME

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013

TOKYO, JAPAN

8:00am-5:00pm STAFF AND CALL TIME

5:00pm-6:00pm MISSION BRIEFING

6:00pm-7:30pm COUNTRY COMMERCIAL BRIEFING DINNER

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013

TOKYO, JAPAN

9:00am-10:00am ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

10:30am-11:30am ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

12:00pm-1:45pm LUNCHEON WITH THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

2:30pm-3:30pm ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

4:00pm-4:45pm ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

5:15pm-6:00pm STAFF AND CALL TIME

6:30pm-8:00pm RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION

Location: U.S. Ambassador Residence

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013

TOKYO, JAPAN

9:30am-10:15am ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

11:00am-11:45am ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

12:00pm-1:45pm LUNCH HOSTED BY JAPAN BUSINESS FEDERATION (KEIDANREN)

Location: Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)

2:30pm-3:15pm PRESS CONFERENCE WITH THE FLORIDA CITRUS INDUSTRY

Location: Tokyo City Seika

3:30pm-4:00pm MEETING WITH Hiroyuki Ishige, CHAIRMAN OF JETRO

Location: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

4:00pm-5:30pm FLORIDA-JAPAN BUSINESS FORUM

Location: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

5:30pm-6:30pm FLORIDA-JAPAN BUSINESS FORUM RECEPTION

Location: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

7:00pm-8:30pm ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013

TOKYO & OSAKA, JAPAN

7:30am-8:30pm ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

9:30pm-10:15pm ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

2:00pm-2:45pm ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

4:00pm-5:20pm FLORIDA-JAPAN BUSINESS FORUM IN OSAKA,

HOSTED BY KANSAI ECONOMIC FEDERATION (KANKEIREN),

AND THE OSAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Location: InterContinental Osaka Hotel

5:30pm-6:00pm MEETING WITH THE YOSHINOBU NISAKA, GOVERNOR OF WAKAYAMA

6:00pm-6:30pm MEETING WITH u.s. consulate officials

Location: InterContinental Osaka Hotel

6:00pm-7:30pm NETWORKING RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE U.S. CONSULATE

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013

OSAKA & NAGOYA, JAPAN

11:00am TOUR OF MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MANUFACTURING PLANT

12:00pm-1:30pm LUNCH BRIEFING WITH MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES

5:30pm ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

 

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