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Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO)

April 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
2450 Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339
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The Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO), the largest Asia business conference in the USA, is organized by KSU Asian Studies Program. Register for $249 dollars online here:

Time: 8:00am-6:00pm, Friday April 13, 2018

Location: Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta GA 30339

Your registration will cover Food, Beverage, all SAUPO panels, networking sessions. If you are from a sponsor or a partner company, you do not need to register online. Please email us your name, Job title and Company/Organization asap, so that we can make badges for you.

For your convenience, you may book rooms at Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, 2018 SAUPO host hotel for the discounted rate at $184.00 USD per night: Book your group rate for Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO). The deadline for booking with the discount prices is March 20, 2018.

The purposes of SAUPO include information exchange, personal network building, global visibility, and investment in the USA. It is anticipated that over 400 business leaders, diplomats, non-profit activists, scholars, investors, and government officials from Asia, USA and other parts of the world will attend SAUPO in Atlanta.  There will be a delegation of Chinese investors coming, seeking for projects to invest.

2018 SAUPO-Atlanta Confirmed Speakers include:

o Ken Harmon, Interim President, Kennesaw State University

o John Merrill, Secretary of State, Alabama, USA

o Young-jun Kim, Consul General of Korea in Atlanta

o Yutaka Nakamura Deputy Consul General of Japan In Atlanta

o Zhencheng Zhou, Consul, Director of Commerce, Consulate General of China in Houston

o Mark Viken, VP of Marketing, Hisense

o Dan Forsman, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

o Michael Sullivan, Managing Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

o Lucy Lu, Global Managing Partner, Lucy Lu & Associates

o Nagendra Roy, Senior Director -IT, Aptude, Inc.

o Donald Morrissey, Huawei Technologies USA, Inc.

o Martin Judge Jr., Chairman, China Arena Football League (CAFL)

o Glad Cheng, Chairman, China Window Group

o Jessica Cork, VP, Public Relations, YKK Corporation of America

o Frank Su, President, Kids’R’Kids China

o Wade Edwards, Int’l Marketing Director, Habitat for Humanity International

o Huandong Gao, Sr. Director of Growth, Walmart Headquarters

o Stephen Haverfield, Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Alumni Association

o Yoshi Domoto, Executive Director, Japan-America Society of Georgia

o Wendy Lu, Tax Senior Manager, Aprio

o Landon Van Dyke, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State

o Brendan Tate, U.S. Department of the Interior

o Brad Taylor, VP, The Coca-Cola Company

o Shiyu Wang, Chairman, Fargo Fortune Investment Group (China)

o Stan Shengqi Wang, Managing Partner, Tenfunder Investment Fund (China)

o Qixin Zhang, Chairman, Phoenix City Investment Fund; CPPCC Member (China)

o Michael Guo, Sr. Director of Software Engineering, LexisNexis

Future SAUPO Forecast:

Friday May 17, 2019 @ Shanghai, China

Friday April 17, 2020 @ Atlanta, USA

Friday May 14, 2021 @ Tokyo, Japan

Friday April 22, 2022 @ Atlanta, USA

SAUPO 2016 participants:

2017 SAUPO video summary:

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