Japan America Society of Southern California
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LA World Affairs Council 2017 Future of Asia Conference

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel (Santa Monica, CA)

Thursday, September 14 - Friday, September 15, 2017

Fairmont Miramar Hotel
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council will host its second annual Future of Asia Conference on September 14th-15th at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California.

This year's theme will be:

US and Asia: Leadership in a Time of Change

50 leaders in policy-making, business and entertainment from across Asia and the US will discuss and debate the leadership challenges in Asia and the multi-tiered relationships Asian countries have with California and the US.

Topics include:

  • US seen from Asia
  • China as a new economic leader?
  • Leading to the brink: North Korea
  • Leading through strength: Xi, Modi and Abe
  • Japan's search for business models
  • Who is entertaining Asia?
  • Race to the top: AI and machine learning
  • Lessons in leadership: Lee Kuan Yew
  • Future of banking in Asia
  • Women leaders come forward
  • Making CEOs
  • Leaders in private equity


Thursday, September 14
4:30 PM   Registration Opens
5:30 PM   Opening Panel
7:30 PM   Welcome Dinner and Keynote Speaker

Friday, September 15
7:30 AM   Registration Opens and Breakfast Briefing
8:30 AM   Plenary Panels and Breakout Sessions
12:30 PM   Leadership Luncheon
2:30 PM   Panel Discussions
5:30 PM   Closing Keynote
6:30 PM   Farewell Reception

JASSC Members can register at the discounted membership rate using discount code "FAJA" during checkout.

Register or check speaker and schedule updates here: Future of Asia Conference

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