Florida Governor Rick Scott to lead delegation representing the state to promote ties of trade, investment, education, tourism and friendly relations between Florida and Japan.

Online PR News – 18-October-2013 – Miami, FL – Governor Rick Scott's office has confirmed that he will lead the Florida Delegation of business leaders to this year’s Annual Joint Meeting of Southeast U.S./Japan Association, Inc. and Japan U.S./ Southeast Associations in Biloxi, Mississippi, from November 17-19, 2013.

Governor Scott said, “I am excited to lead a delegation to Mississippi this year to help create more jobs and opportunities for Florida families. Florida is perfectly positioned to be a global hub for business and we are committed to growing our relationship across the world in order to create more jobs for Floridians. I also look forward to visiting Japan next month to grow more trade opportunities between Florida and Japan.”

“We are delighted that Governor Scott will lead the Florida Delegation of top economic development and business leaders who will represent our state at the Biloxi joint meeting this year,” said Florida Delegation, Southeast US/Japan Association Executive Director Dave Woodward. “This important annual joint meeting with the Japan - U.S. Southeast Association and the six other Southeast U.S. member states is a unique opportunity for delegates to renew, expand or develop new business ties with Japan’s top business and government leaders.”

The mission of SEUS/JAPAN is to promote ties of trade, investment, education, tourism and friendly relations between Florida and Japan, and the six other southeastern member states (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee). The Association has a long history of service to and partnership with the State of Florida/ Governor's Office in carrying out its mission, and it works closely with the state's official economic development partnership, Enterprise Florida.

WHAT: Annual Joint Meeting of SEUS/Japan and Japan U.S. / Southeast Associations

WHEN: November 17-19, 2013

WHERE: Biloxi, MS

Anyone interested in registering as a Florida delegate should contact Florida Delegation, SEUS/JAPAN Executive Director Dave Woodward. Regular registrations are being accepted through October 22.

More information is also available via SEUS/Japan's website: