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JASA Annual Celebration Dinner

Celebrate with us as we reflect on our society's year and look forward to growth in the years to come.



Save the Date!

JASA 2023 Annual Celebration Dinner and Business Forum

Dates: Thursday, November 9 - Friday, November 10

Location: Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

4000 Grand Ave, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 35226 )


We're excited to bring together distinguished industry leaders and professionals at the JASA 2023 Annual Celebration Dinner and Business Forum, set to take place on November 9th and 10th at the scenic Birmingham Ross Bridge in Hoover. This two-day event isn't just about networking; it's a celebration of the remarkable accomplishments in the Alabama-Japan relationship.

Make sure to save the dates, and we eagerly anticipate your presence at these exceptional gatherings!





About the Annual Dinner...

Each year, the Japan-America Society of Alabama hosts a special reception and fundraiser to allow our members and guests from all over Alabama to gather, network, and dine with a special program to celebrate the JASA community. We recognize New and Expanding Japanese Companies across the state, hear from JASA leadership about our community's mission and goals, and honor the recipient of the Samuel Ullman Award. 


Our Program...

              Reception and                 Seated Dinner

Dine and converse with fellow Japanese and American industry and community leaders and enjoy the community of the JASA network. Enjoy our cocktail reception before dinner with drinks, entertainment, and great conversation. 




New and Expanding Companies


We will recognize the Alabama Department of Commerce’s 2022 new and expanding Japanese companies to showcase the significant economic impact of Japan on our state and show our appreciation for those who have chosen to call Alabama home.




The Samuel Ullman Award

The Japan-America Society of Alabama initiated the Samuel Ullman Award in 1992 to recognize those who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of the relationship between Japan and Alabama. We will honor this year's recipient of the award during our celebration.

Read more about the Samuel Ullman Museum here.


Thank you so much for your participation in JASA 2022 Celebration Dinner & Business Forum!


The JASA Annual Celebration Dinner brings together leaders from business, government, economic development, education and culture, all of whom support JASA’s mission of furthering the Alabama-Japan relationship. With over 80 Japanese companies now doing business in Alabama, it is important that we continually address the issues that are important to those companies, as well as their employees and families. The incredible economic growth that Huntsville and north Alabama are experiencing, led in part by the Japanese automotive industry, made Huntsville the perfect setting for this year's JASA Celebration Dinner and Business Forum.

JASA 2022 Annual Celebration Dinner and Business Forum was featured on Made in Alabama!

MADE IN ALABAMA: ´╗┐Alabama-Japan relationship celebrated as robust bonds strengthen


Congratulations to 6 Expanding Japanese Companies in Alabama!

Daikin America (Decatur, Morgan County)

Daedong Hi-Lex (Cusseta, Chambers County)

North American Lighting (Muscle Shoals, Colbert County)

Pharmavite (Opelika, Lee County)

SHOWA Group (Fayette, Fayette County)

Topre America Corp. (Cullman, Cullman County)

2022 Samuel Ullman Award Recipient:

Mr. Ed Castile, Executive Director and Deputy Secretary of Commerce, AIDT


Since his appointment as AIDT Director in 1993, Mr. Castile has been involved in designing and leading workforce recruitment and training for numerous new and expanding Alabama employers, many of them Japanese.






2022 Dinner and Business Forum Photo Gallery


Contact Us

Tel: +1 (205) 703-0960

2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

officemanager@jasaweb.org

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