World Trade Center San Diego, the international arm of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, will lead a 2018 trade mission to Japan around the theme of “Cities of the Future”. As San Diego’s largest sources of foreign investment, the Japanese market offers unparalleled opportunities for international engagement, both from a business as well as academic perspective. This connectivity, coupled with the country’s dedication to cutting-edge technology and futuristic innovation, make Japan a premier destination for global partnerships and trade with San Diego.
Cities of the Future: San Diego Trade Delegation to Japan
- Japan is San Diego County’s top source of foreign direct investment, accounting for nearly 12,000 local jobs across 407 firms.
- UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering and Office of Research Affairs opened a satellite campus in downtown Tokyo. Conversely, Kyoto University recently set up its own liaison office in San Diego.
- In 2012, Japan Airlines began its non-stop, daily service from the San Diego Airport to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, accounting for the region’s only direct flight to Asia.
- Emerging local robotics startup, Brain Corp, received a $114M Series C funding round led by Japan-based Softbank – San Diego’s largest non-biotech related investment in 2017.
Participants will feature high-profile local leadership across industry, government and academia. During the (5) day mission, the delegation will explore and cultivate opportunities across forward-thinking sectors like precision medicine, robotics, transportation and connected devices.
Cancellation Policy: Partial refund of 75%, up until Tuesday, September 11, 2018. No refunds will be issued after Wednesday, September 12, 2018.