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A Symposium on Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the Role of the U.S. & Japan

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Friday, October 12, JETRO will hold a symposium in North Texas on Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the Role of the United States & Japan.

Following President Trump’s election in 2016 and subsequent American withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), new questions have been raised about the future of economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region. Can CPTPP (TPP11) function without the participation of the United States? What is the future of regional agreements like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) between ASEAN, China, Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand and Japan?

Experts from South East Asia, China, Japan and the U.S. will examine the current status and future outlook for bilateral & multilateral free trade agreements in the Pacific. Their insights and perspectives will develop into a dialogue which will be of particular significance to the North Texas business community with business and investment interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

Westin Stonebriar Hotel
1549 Legacy Drive,
Frisco, TX 75034 (map)




8:30 AM Registration / Networking Breakfast
MC: Anna McFarland, Executive Director, Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
Dale Petroskey, President and CEO, Dallas Regional Chamber
9:05 AM Greetings
Hideo Fukushima, Consul-General of Japan in Houston
9:10 AM Keynote Speech I
Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO, JETRO
9:40 AM Keynote Speech II
(to be announced)
10:10 AM Coffee Break
10:20 AM Panel Discussion
“Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the Role of the U. S. & Japan”Moderator
Matthew Rooney, Managing Director, The George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth InitiativePanelists

  1.  Yasu Ota, Editorial Writer, Nikkei Inc.
  2.  Apiradi Tantraporn, Former Minister of Commerce of Thailand
  3.  WANG Yong, Peking University
  4.  Business executive from USA (to be announced)
11:50 AM Closing Remarks
John M. Stich, Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Dallas

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Dallas Regional Chamber; Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth

Consulate-General of Japan in Houston; World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth; Dallas Japanese Association




Westin Stonebriar Hotel
1549 Legacy Drive
Frisco, TX 75034 United States
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The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is a Texas non-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.