Governor Rick Snyder leaves today on a 10-day investment mission to China and Japan.
The Governor’s first stop will be in Shanghai where he will meet with senior executives of leading Chinese companies and government leaders to make the case that Michigan offers tremendous opportunities for Chinese businesses looking to make foreign investments and expand globally.
Next weekend the governor will head to Tokyo, where he will be a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Japan Midwest U.S. Association on September 9.
Snyder will also meet with Governor Yukiko Kada of Shiga Prefecture and other high-ranking Japanese government officials, as well as business executives from several large Japanese companies.
Snyder will then fly to Beijing where he will spend the rest of the week meeting with senior government officials and executives of some of China’s largest companies. He will also deliver the keynote address at the Chinese International Auto Parts Expo taking place September 12-16.
Concurrent with the governor’s investment mission, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will lead business leaders from 15 Michigan companies to China to meet with prospective partners, distributors and buyers to increase export opportunities from Michigan to China.