The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce will host an exclusive panel discussion on Thursday, September 22, at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas (4150 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75038). The discussion will be moderated by Dallas Business Journal Publisher Tracy Merzi and will begin at 7:30 a.m.

At the breakfast event, the panel will share why more Japanese companies are choosing North Texas to do business and how your company can build relationships and compete in the global marketplace. Featured panelist includes:


hargroveWes Hargrove – 7 Eleven

Responsible for the company’s Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Construction, Facilities and Network Planning to support strategic growth and store support for the 7-Eleven stores in the United States and Canada. Hargrove brings more than 30 years of experience with 7-Eleven and has an extensive background in 7-Eleven’s logistics, merchandising and operations divisions.


hornJeff Horn, Jr. – Ohashi & Horn LLP

Jeff Horn is co-founder of Ohashi & Horn LLP, an international firm with offices in Dallas, New York, and Tokyo. Fluent in Japanese, Jeff represents numerous subsidiaries and affiliates of well-known Japanese companies, and Japanese governmental organizations. He also represents U.S. companies in their efforts to penetrate the Japanese market and in negotiating agreements and resolving disputes with Japanese counterparties. Practicing in Dallas, New York, and Tokyo—three of the world’s most competitive business centers—Jeff has a proven track record of success.


takahashiShinsuke Takahashi – NEC Corporation of America

Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America is a leading provider of innovative IT, network, communications and biometric products and solutions for service carriers, Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including Healthcare, Government, Education and Hospitality. Shin Takahashi came to NEC with more than 20 years of sales, marketing and business development experience, primarily with NEC Corporation and NEC America. Takahashi was recently president at JAE Electronics, Inc., an electronic components company in which NEC Corporation holds shares.

To reserve your seat or for sponsorship information, please visit: local.irvingchamber.com/events.

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