UCF Global will host the Southeast U.S./Japan Association’s annual summit Wednesday, Jan. 18, for an afternoon of networking and panel discussions on business, tourism, trade, education and cultural ties to Japan.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner will offer the opening remarks of the summit, which runs from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. at the UCF Global building, 4356 Scorpius St., on the main Orlando campus followed by a closing reception until 6:45 p.m. The keynote speaker is Ken Okaniwa, consul general of Japan in Miami.

Registration and admission to this year’s summit is free, however advance registration is required due to space limitations. Those interested can register at http://www.fl-seusjapan.org/RegistrationForms/reg-3.html. The agenda can be viewed here: https://www.international.ucf.edu/formsandfiles/8206/

Admission to the optional networking reception immediately following the summit requires purchase of an admission ticket. Contact SEUS/Japan for more details at 786-235-8289, [email protected] or online at: http://www.fl-seusjapan.org/upcoming-events.

Founded in 1975, SEUS/Japan promotes ties of trade, investment, tourism, education and friendship between Florida, Japan, and six other southeast U.S. states through an annual joint meeting program hosted by member states and Japan.