Is Florida Delegation, Southeast U.S./Japan Association, Inc.
As stated in the articles of incorporation, Florida Delegation,
Southeast U.S./Japan Association, Inc., operates primarily to promote
trade, investment, tourism, educational and friendship ties between
Florida and Japan and the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. It also acts in an advisory
capacity to the Florida Governor, Legislature, and Enterprise Florida,
and is responsible for organizing, planning and coordinating Florida’s
official participation in the Association and the Annual Joint
Meeting, and organizes/sponsors a variety of local events statewide in
between the annual joint meeting.
The By-Laws provide that Florida Delegation be governed by a Board of
Directors, elected every two years. All former chairpersons of the
organization who remain active members also serve as members of the
Membership in Florida Delegation, Southeast U.S./Japan Association,
Inc. is available for any corporations, NPOS or individuals interested
in the promotion of trade, investment, educational, tourism and
ties between Florida and Japan, and provides access to top-level
government and private industry officials that normally might not be
available to individuals and small-medium size businesses on their
own. Top-level government officials, university presidents and
presiding officers of other business organizations are selected from
time to time as ex officio members by the Board of Directors.
An Annual Meeting of Members is held either in Japan or in one of the
Southeastern states in conjunction with the yearly Joint Meeting of
the Southeastern and Japanese associations. Florida Delegation, as the
appointed Secretarial and current host state continues to play a very
active role in the affairs of the Southeast U.S./Japan Association and
its counterpart organization in Japan.