9/7/14 - 9/9/14

2014 MWJA Conference

Des Moines Marriott Hotel

2014 Schedule

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“Building a Robust and Sustainable Future”
Sept. 7 – 9, 2014
Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Saturday/Sunday, September 6th & 7th

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Japanese Secretariat *Registration for Japanese Delegates (Cedar Rapids Room, 3rd fl)

U.S. Secretariat *Registration for U.S. Delegates (Waterloo Room, 3rd fl)

Sunday, September 7th

9:30 – 10:30 am

MWJA Board Meeting – (Dubuque Room, 3rd fl)


11:00 am – 2:30 pm     
Sunday afternoon sightseeing program:
Living History Farms” (incl. lunch)

Sunday Afternoon/Evening: VIP Meetings & “Welcome Reception”
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates – Hall of Laureates


4:30-4:45 pm
(Chairman’s Meeting (Iowa Gallery, Mezzanine Level)


4:45-5:45 pm

Joint Executive Committee Meeting (Founders Boardroom, Mezzanine Level)


5:45-6:30 pm

VIP Reception (Gardens)


6:30-8:30 pm

Welcome Reception (Borlaug Ballroom & Rotunda, 1st floor)
(Welcome greeting by Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds)

 

Monday, September 8th

All Conference Plenary Sessions at Des Moines Exhibit Hall:

Opening Ceremony & Plenary Sessions – Des Moines Exhibit Hall (3rd fl)
(U.S. & Japanese Registration Desks – foyer of the Exhibit Hall)

1-on-1 Meeting Rooms: Council Bluffs, Davenport, Dubuque, Sioux City (3rd fl)

Spouse Tour – program to be finalized

Morning keynotes:
U.S. Senior Federal official - tba

Japanese Presenters
H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the United States
Katsuyuki Ikushima, Nippon Sharyo, Ltd.
Kichisaburo Nomura, All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
Kaneichi Maehara, Japan Assn. of Corporate Executives
Satoshi Miyamoto, Japan External Trade Organization
Tadashi Okamura, Toshiba Corporation
Mitsuo Someya, Kikkoman Corporation
Hiroyoshi Yoshiki, Toyota Motor Corporation
Hon. Masaharu Yoshida, Consul General of Japan at Chicago
Takeo Inokuchi, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company
Hon. Kazuyuki Katayama, Consul General of Japan in Detroit


8:00 am

Conference Exhibit Opens – Foyer of the Des Moines Exhibit Ballroom (3rd fl)

(Coffee/tea/rolls served in the Exhibition area.)


9:00 – 10:30 am

Opening Ceremony: (Des Moines Exhibit Hall, 3rd fl)

Opening Remarks:
Hon. James R. Thompson, U.S. Conference Chairman
Senior Chairman, Winston & Strawn & former Governor of Illinois

Yuzaburo Mogi, Japan Conference Chairman
Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kikkoman Corporation

Welcome Remarks:
Gov. Terry Branstad, State of Iowa, Conference Host

Hon. Masaharu Yoshida, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

Guest Speeches:
Gov. Dave Heineman, State of Nebraska
Gov. Kiyoshi Ueda, Saitama Prefecture
Gov. Jay Nixon, State of Missouri
Gov. Shomei Yokouchi, Yamanashi Prefecture
Gov. Mike Pence, State of Indiana
Gov. Pat Quinn, State of Illinois (invited)
Gov. Rick Snyder, State of Michigan
Gov. Scott Walker, State of Wisconsin


10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break (Foyer of Des Moines Exhibit Ballroom)


10:45 – 11:40 am

Opening Session Keynote Remarks:
Wendy Cutler, Acting Deputy, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the United States


11:50 – 1:15 pm

Luncheon Program with Keynote Address: (Iowa Ballroom, “D/E”, 2nd fl)

U.S. presentation and keynote remarks

(return to Des Moines Exhibit Hall, 3rd fl)


1:30 – 3:15 pm

Plenary Session I: Executive Panel Discussion
“Innovation for Long-Term Success”

Opening Session Keynote Remarks:
Japanese & U.S. keynote speakers

Panelists:
U.S. & Japanese panelists

Moderator:
U.S. moderator
Q & A Session


3:15 – 3:30 pm Coffee Break (Foyer of Des Moines Exhibit Hall)


3:30-5:00 pm

Plenary Session II: Executive Panel Discussion
“Renewable Technology and Environmental Solutions”

Panelists:
U.S. & Japanese panelists

Moderator:
Japanese moderator
Q & A Session


6:00 - 9:00 pm

Gala Dinner :
Iowa Events Center (Grand Ballroom, Level 4)
Cocktail Reception & Formal Dinner

Toasts by Chairman Thompson and Chairman Mogi.

Brief remarks by Governor Branstad.

Entertainment following dinner.

Tuesday, September 9th

(Coffee/tea/rolls – Foyer of Des Moines Exhibit Hall)

9:00-10:30 am
Plenary Session III: Executive Panel Discussion
“Contributing to a Healthy Future”

Panelists:
U.S. & Japanese panelists

Moderator:
U.S. moderator
Q & A Session


10:30-10:45 am
Coffee Break (Foyer of Des Moines Exhibit Hall)


10:45 – 11:25 am
Closing Ceremony:
Adoption of Joint Statement

Guest Speech:
Hon. Kazuyuki Katayama, Consul General of Japan in Detroit
Iowa senior official, to be announced

Closing Remarks:
Yuzaburo Mogi, Japan Conference Chairman
Hon. James R. Thompson, U.S. Conference Chairman

Gift Exchange


11:30 – 1:00 pm
Buffet Lunch (Iowa Ballroom, “D”, 2nd fl)