Chicago Symposium to Examine Developments in Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the Role of the US and Japan

Chicago Symposium to Examine Developments in Asia-Pacific Economic Integration 
and the Role of the US and Japan 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/13 --  On Wednesday, May 15,
2013, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), in conjunction
with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, will hold a Symposium on
Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the Role of the US and Japan. 
Countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region continue to pursue
agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the
Japan-China-Korea FTA and the Regional Comprehensive Economic
Partnership (RCEP) between ASEAN, Japan, China, Korea, India,
Australia and New Zealand. Experts from the US, Japan, China and
Singapore will discuss the increasingly intricate web of bilateral &
multilateral free trade agreements and discuss the challenges and
opportunities they bring. This analysis and dialogue will be of
particular significance to those in the Midwest with business and
investment interests in East Asia. 
Featured speakers will include: Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO,
JETRO; Dr. Hank Lim, Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of
International Affairs; Dr. Zhang Jianping, Director, Department of
International Economic Cooperation, Institute for International
Economic Research, National Development and Reform Commission of
China; Dr. Shujiro Urata, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific
Studies, Waseda University; and William Noglows, Chairman, President
and CEO, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation. The Hon. Masaharu
Yoshida, Consul General of Japan at Chicago, and Adlai E. Stevenson
III, Chairman, Adlai Stevenson Center for Democracy, and former U.S.
Senator, will also make remarks. 
Throughout the symposium, APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation)
member economies will present tabletop displays, showcasing their
markets to attendees. 
The event will be held at the Chicago Club (81 East Van Buren Street,
Chicago, IL). Registration will begin at 8:00 AM. 
This symposium is supported by the Japan America Society of Chicago,
the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago and the Japanese Chamber of
Commerce & Industry of Chicago. 
This event is free, however advance registration is required.
Register online at www.jetro.org/asiapacsymposium. 
For more information, contact Robert Corder at
robert_corder@jetro.go.jp. 
About JETRO
 JETRO promotes trade & investment between Japan and the
rest of the world. JETRO maintains more than 70 offices worldwide,
including 6 in the USA. JETRO provides a range of services to
companies interested in Japan, including market intelligence,
temporary office space and business development assistance, all
designed to encourage business partnerships between American
companies and Japan. For more information, visit www.jetro.org. 
Robert Corder
Project Coordinator
JETRO Chicago
TEL 312-833-6000x204
FAX 312-832-6066
robert_corder@jetro.go.jp