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Friday, April 12, 2024, at 8:00am – 4:30pm EDT

Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) 2024

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Register at $249, covering breakfast, lunch, food, drinks, panels, networking, live music
SAUPO Registration link: https://conference.kennesaw.edu/saupo/registration.php

For those who pay $249 online to attend SAUPO-2024, you will receive a complimentary signed copy of Dr. May Gao’s book ¡§Win Business with Relationships: Communication Strategies Inspired by Entrepreneurs & Taoism, available at the SAUPO Registration Desk on 04/12/24.

If you cannot attend SAUPO in person, you may enjoy the speeches online via livestreaming at this link for free: https://conference.kennesaw.edu/saupo/livestream.php

[About SAUPO 2024] Organized by KSU Asian Studies Program, the Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) is the largest Asia business conference in the USA since 2011. We anticipate about 300 participants attending 2024 SAUPO in person, and an additional 300 watching SAUPO via live streaming. These are business leaders, government officials, community organizers, diplomats, scholars and students from USA and Asia. You will be entertained with innovative business ideas, exciting discussions, valuable networking opportunities, live music, and nonstop service of coffee, tea, food and drinks.
SAUPO Panel#1). Sustainability Strategies in USA and ASIA
SAUPO Panel#2). AI, Technology and Innovation
SAUPO Panel#3). Trends in Business and Investment
Featured Speakers at SAUPO 2023 include:

  • Honorable Matt Murray, U.S. Senior Official for APEC, U.S. Dept. of State
  • Honorable Jianying Zhao, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
  • DeAnn Golden, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HS Georgia Properties
  • Sheb True, Associate Vice Provost, Prof. of Marketing, Kennesaw State University
  • Catherine ¡§Katie¡¨ Kaukinen, Dean, Radow College of Humanities & SS, KSU
  • Jessica Cork, Vice President, YKK Corporation of America
  • David Kirk, President & CEO, Murata Electronics North America
  • Karin Scarpinato, Vice President for Research, KSU
  • Rick Walker, President & CEO, Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association
  • Tomohiro Hamaoka, Executive Vice President, Calpis America
  • Hazem Rashed-Ali, Dean, College of Architecture & Construction Management, KSU
  • Bill Strang, President, TOTO USA
  • Huria Ahmed, President, Atlanta International Language Institute
  • Vanessa Hardiman, CEO, Boss Kidz Inc.
  • Michael Caldwell, Mayor, City of Woodstock, Georgia
  • Monica Swahn, Dean, KSU WellStar College of Health and Human Services
  • Ian Ferguson, Dean, Southern Poly College of Engineering & Engineering Tech, KSU
  • Tyler Reinagel, AVP for Economic Development, KSU