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Friday, April 07, 2023, at 8:00am – 3:30pm EDT

Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) 2023

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Location: KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw GA 30144 (metro Atlanta)

SAUPO 2023 Agenda: https://conference.kennesaw.edu/saupo/agenda.php

Registration at $249, covering breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, tea, panels & networking

SAUPO Panel#1). Opportunities and Challenges in ASIA-USA Partnerships

SAUPO Panel#2). Post Pandemic Technology and Innovation

SAUPO Panel#3). Trends in Global Manufacturing and Business

Featured Speakers at SAUPO 2023 include:

  • Honorable Matt Murray, U.S. Senior Official for APEC, U.S. Department of State  
  • Honorable Mio Maeda, Consul General of Japan in Atlanta  
  • Honorable Andre Omer Siregar, Consul General of Indonesia in Houston 
  • Ivan Pulinkala, Provost and Senior VPAA, Kennesaw State University  
  • DeAnn Golden, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HS Georgia Properties  
  • Catherine “Katie” Kaukinen, Dean, Radow College of Humanities & SS, KSU  
  • Jessica Cork, Vice President, YKK Corporation of America  
  • Steven Jahng, Director for External Affairs, SK Battery America  
  • Jae Kim, Korean Practice, Aprio 
  • Hajime Yokoyama, Vice President, Marketing, Kajima Int’l Inc.  
  • Marcy Sperry, Founder, Vivid IP  
  • Nagendra Roy, CEO, AanseaCore  
  • Bill Strang, President, TOTO USA  
  • Georgia Mui, Managing Partner, Global Consultants United 
  • Allan (Yun-Chin) Lin, CEO, Winmate Inc.  
  • John Rustin, Founder, Yereq Geo Energy 
  • Stella Xu, Managing Director, Greater China Region, Georgia Dept. of Eco. Dev. 
  • Masae Okura, Partner, Taylor English and Duma  

See SAUPO 2023 Flyer attached. Here is the SAUPO Sponsorship page if you want to contribute at a proper capacity:

[About SAUPO 2023] Organized by the Asian Studies Program at KSU, the Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) is the largest Asia business conference in the USA since 2011. Next SAUPO will be held on Friday April 7, 2023 (Good Friday) from 8am to 3:30pm at KSU Center in metro Atlanta. We anticipate about 300 participants attending 2023 SAUPO in person, and an additional 200 watching SAUPO via live streaming. These are business leaders, government officials, community organizers, diplomats, scholars and students from the USA and Asia. You will be entertained with innovative business ideas, exciting discussions, valuable networking opportunities, and nonstop service of coffee, tea, food and drinks.