Cherry Blossoms, Exporting to Europe and More International Happenings in Nashville

International events and opportunities are abundant in Middle Tennessee over the next few weeks. Here’s a sampling of what’s in store.  

Celebrate Japanese cultural connections at this Saturday’s Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival. This family-friendly, free event features more than 20 food trucks and Japanese food vendors; shopping; and cultural lectures and displays, along with taiko drummers and a day packed full of entertainment. The weather promises to be beautiful, and free parking is available at LP Field – check it out!

Joining this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival will be a delegation from Nashville’s sister city of Kamakura, Japan. This group has embraced the cultural side of the relationship by forming the Nashville-Kamakura Friendship Band, who will perform on the main stage at 10:35 a.m. If you are interested in learning more about the Kamakura-Nashville exchange, check out Sister Cities of Nashville.

Closing out the weekend on Sunday, April 12, is “Blossoms and Brews,” a celebration of spring, cherry blossoms, Japanese culture and local delicious beer. Presented by JAST Young Professionals, the event takes place at Yazoo Brewery from 2 to 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 15, Lipscomb University will host Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former secretary general of NATO, at the Southeastern Conference on Conflict Management. In addition to his role at NATO, Rasmussen has been at the center of European and global politics for three decades in roles including prime minister of Denmark, Danish minister of economic affairs, and a leading Danish parliamentarian. Rasmussen currently serves as chairman of Rasmussen Global. To register for this event, click here.

And finally, European trade experts will be in town Friday, April 24, to answer your questions about exporting. This rare opportunity brings trade experts from Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the UK to you! Register now to participate in a seminar on market opportunities in the EU. Learn how to do business in Europe, as well as sector-specific information on machinery, advanced manufacturing, safety & security, automotive, transportation services, e-mobility, construction, infrastructure, travel & tourism, education & training, franchising, and more!

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