BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3189@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20110711T000000Z DTEND:20110711T000000Z DESCRIPTION:\n<p style="text-align: left\;">This is a special invitation to an industry exclusive event that will bring you up-to-date on the current tour opportunities in Osaka &ndash\; Kansai\, Japan&rsquo\;s second large st metropolitan area.\n\n<p style="text-align: left\;">Over 400 miles away from the hardest hit areas in Tohoku\, Osaka &ndash\; Kansai is currently in full operation\, open for your business\, and is prepared to take on a leading role to re-energize Japan.&nbsp\; This will be made possible thro ugh diligent team work and sharing with the world\, Kansai&rsquo\;s potent ial and actual capabilities.\n\n<p style="text-align: center\;"><strong>Pl ease come and join us in Chicago at the Osaka &ndash\; Kansai Showcase! </ strong>\n\n<strong>When:</strong> Monday\, July 11\n\n<strong>Where: </str ong> Chicago Cultural Center\, 5th Floor Washington Room\n 78 East Washing ton Street\n\n<strong>Time: </strong> 11:00 a.m. &ndash\; 1:00 p.m.<strong > </strong>\n<strong> </strong>\n<strong><em>Registration: </em> </strong> As space is limited (first come first serve)\, we request your registrati on by July 6\, 2011.<strong><a href="https://spreadsheets.google.com/sprea dsheet/viewform?formkey=dGJWdmN6NGl0SVJSaFJKZXp3NmZfTkE6MQ" target="_blank "> Click here to RSVP</a> </strong>\n<span style="text-decoration: underli ne\;"><strong> Schedule</strong> <strong><em>\n 10:30 a.m.:</em> </strong > Doors open &ndash\; table top display of Kansai tour resources\n\n<stron g><em>11:00 a.m.:</em> </strong> <em> </em> Presentation &ndash\; Confirme d speakers to date include a representative from the Consulate General of Japan\, Vice Mayor of Osaka\, Director General of the City of Osaka Touris m Promotion Office\, Executive Director of the Chicago Office of Tourism a nd Culture\, and Vice Presidents from All Nippon Airways and Japan Airline s.\n\nThe seminar will be followed by a networking lunch (buffet style).\n \n<strong> </strong>\n\nFor updates closer to the event date\, please visi t the <a href="http://osakacity.org/en/chicagoOffice/events.aspx?eventid=2 43">Osaka-Kansai Event web site</a> .\n\n<strong>Organized by:</strong> Ci ty of Osaka\, Chicago Sister Cities International\n\nThis event has been m ade possible through the kind assistance provided by the following organiz ations:\n\nJapanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago\n The Cons ulate General of Japan at Chicago\n Japan National Tourism Organization\, New York Office\n Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO Chicago)\n Chic agoland Chamber of Commerce\n\n SUMMARY:Osaka-Kansai Showcase in Chicago URL:/en/events/2011/07/11/osaka-kansai-showcase-in-chicago/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR