Have no doubt that the Columbus region is wonderfully multicultural, as is befitting the 15thlargest city in the nation. Activities on the calendar this month are evidence of that.

Have no doubt that the Columbus region is wonderfully multicultural, as is befitting the 15th largest city in the nation. Activities on the calendar this month are evidence of that.

The Columbus Council on World Affairs presents a luncheon meeting on US-China Relations: Economy, Security and Prospects for the Future on Thursday. The event at COSI is sponsored by Ohio State University and Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter. Register online for the luncheon or lecture only at member, student and public rates.

On Feb. 22, Japanese businesses that would like to do business in Mexico have the opportunity to learn more about the nation's regulations, especially for the automotive industry. The free afternoon program will be presented in Japanese at Dublin's DEC Training Center. Register by emailing CGO@jetro.go.jp by Feb. 16.

And as Columbus CEO demonstrated last year, Columbus boasts a strong Indian business presence that continues to grow.

But some languages are intrinsically international-like the language of music.
A group of Columbus business executives has learned that sharing their individual tastes in music and the stories behind their favorites is a great way to develop and deepen personal relationships. Hear the songs that some of these Buckskins members say they would take with them to a desert island.

Technology also transcends cultural boundaries. If tech is the language you speak, make sure to check out two new offerings from Columbus CEO:

Tech Talk-a monthly feature highlighting new local inventions, along with assessments from our mini Shark Tank and more. Tech Roundup-an every Thursday blog with the latest in local tech news.

Email Julie France with your tech news and tips on inventions worth mention.