CEO Perspective: 5th Annual Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit


We are thrilled to once again to partner the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (NEI) with the Japanese American Society of Indiana (JASI) and Grow Wabash County to host the 5th Annual Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit! This year’s summit will be hosted at the historic Eagles Theatre in downtown Wabash on Thursday, November 9.

The Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit has been an essential component in helping Northeast Indiana build a strong and mutually beneficial business relationship with Japan and Japanese-based companies.

The Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit is the bridge that connects innovation, opportunity, and collaboration between Japanese businesses and our vibrant community. It’s not just a summit; it’s a catalyst for progress and prosperity, forging bonds that fuel economic growth and mutual understanding.

Each year, the summit features speakers on hot topics and best practices in the arena of international business as well as opportunities to build even stronger connections between our local business community and our business counterparts in Japan. The honorable Consul-General Jun Yanagi will also attend the summit to present remarks, as has become a tradition for the Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit.

I’ll quote our friend Keith Gillenwater, President and CEO of Grow Wabash County, who said, “The key to strong business growth in Wabash County and northeast Indiana rely heavily on the relationships we are able to build with companies all over the world, especially with our business colleagues in Japan.”

The 5th Annual Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit will take place on Thursday, November 9, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Eagles Theatre, 106 W. Market Street in Wabash. Admission to this summit is free of charge, but registration is required as space is limited.

Registration to attend and/or sponsor the annual summit can be done through Grow Wabash County at or by contacting

I hope to see you all there!

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