Global Semiconductor Summit in Arizona

On February 24, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, supported by the Global Chamber® and the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, hosted a panel discussion entitled “Global Semiconductor Summit.” Consul General SONE Kenko, Dean Sanjeev Khagram of Thunderbird School of Global Management, CEO Doug Bruhnke of the Global Chamber, CEO Chris Camacho of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Japanese companies, and JETRO Los Angeles participated in person. The event was held in a hybrid format and included video messages by U.S. Senator Mark Kelly and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.
Consul General Sone highlighted in his remarks that the Summit was expected to be one of the pivotal events of future Japanese investment and further business partnership in the semiconductor industry in Arizona. Approximately 200 influential leaders attended the Summit to hear fresh ideas, make trusted connections with new clients, and gain exposure to new opportunities.
The Summit was followed by a networking reception at which attendees were able to learn more about Japan through a promotion of Japanese food, which is expected to enter the Arizona market soon. Japanese delicacies such as sushi (with a sushi-serving robot), yakitori, takoyaki, wagyu beef, and melon were all displayed so the guests could enjoy and experience a taste of Japan.

  Opening remarks by Consul General Sone                     
    Approximately 200 influential leaders attended the Summit
Video messages by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego (left) and U.S. Senator Mark Kelly (right)

Kagamiwari                                                                          Networking reception