Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO)


KENNESAW, Ga. (Apr 1, 2015) — Largest Asian Business Conference in the South Lines Up 60 Speakers; Expects 350 Attendees ATLANTA, April 13, 2015 – The Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO), the largest Asian business conference in the Southern United States, is set to provide insights about cross-cultural marketplace dynamics and opportunities during the Friday, April 17 event at the St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta. The program expects to draw more than 350 attendees, including corporate decision-makers from North America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Sessions focusing on globalization will address: Building Strategic Partnerships; Digital Economy and e-Commerce; CSR: How Companies Can Give Back; Cross-Border Transactions; Crisis Communication Management; Green Energy and Smart Grid; Global Commerce: Logistics, Tax and Travel; Global Health Informatics; Business and Education in China; and New Media and New Opportunities. In addition, a networking breakfast, lunch, breaks and cocktail hour will provide opportunities to forge meaningful connections. An impressive lineup of more than 60 presenters includes keynote speakers Ms. Julia Nesheiwat, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. State Department, and Mr. George Mui, Senior Advisor, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, U.S. Department of Commerce-MBDA, as well as panelists: • Mr. Raghu Bukkaman, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy, McKesson • Mr. John Copeland, Project Leader, International eCommerce, Delta Air Lines • Mr. Curtis Foltz, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority • Mr. Farooq Kathwari, Chairman, President & CEO, Ethan Allen Global • The Honorable Seong-jin Kim, Consul General, Republic of Korea • Mr. Alan King, Vice President of Sales, Eastern Region, Yingli Green Energy Americas • Dr. Jon Morris, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, WellStar Health System • Mr. Joseph Scaria, Corporate Manager, Habitat for Humanity Asia-Pacific/Thailand • Mr. Albert Shen, National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce • Mr. Kenji Tateiwa, Manager, Nuclear Power Programs, Tokyo Electric Power Company • Dr. June Wang, Vice President of Strategic Partnership, Huawei Consumer Business Group “SAUPO has gained considerable global recognition – particularly in Asia – and is immensely popular throughout the Southern United States,” explains Dr. May Gao, SAUPO Chair. “The program provides a global platform for five-way dialog among business leaders, diplomats, government officials, non-profit practitioners and scholars.” About SAUPO The Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) is the largest Asian business conference held in the Southern United States. Inaugurated in 2011, and organized by the Asian Studies Program at Kennesaw State University, SAUPO provides a global platform for information exchange, network building, visibility and investment in/from Asia. For more information, visit the SAUPO website at or follow the organization on Twitter @SAUPO_ or Facebook at # # # Media Contact Dr. May Gao SAUPO Chair and Professor of Communication & Asian Studies, Kennesaw State University; 770-598-7009