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POSTPONED: SAUPO 2020

4/10/2020 7:45 AM

POSTPONED: SAUPO 2020

2020 SAUPO (Atlanta) Program

Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities

Largest Asia Business Conference in the USA

Friday, April 10, 2020 POSTPONED

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center, 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta GA 30339

2020 SAUPO Atlanta Speaker List

Agenda updated on Oct. 10, 2019 by Dr. May Gao, SAUPO Chair:

Thursday April 9, 2020 VIP Night before SAUPO 5:30pm-7:30pm: SAUPO VIP Reception (for Sponsors, Speakers, Investors, VIPs, by Invitation Only!) Lobby Bar, Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center Friday April 10, 2020: Habersham Ballroom, Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center NOTE: The speakers are not confirmed, but they will be contacted soon. 7:45am-8:45am: Registration & Breakfast, Sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson 8:45am-9:45am: Opening Remarks, sponsored by UPS & Delta Air Lines • May Gao, SAUPO Chair, Professor of Communication & Asian Studies, KSU • Dr. Pamela Whitten, President, Kennesaw State University (confirmed) • Julia Nesheiwat, Chief Resilience Officer, the State of Florida; Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of State (confirmed) • Estrella Cramer, Corporate Procurement Director, UPS (confirmed) • Michael Sullivan, Managing Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson • The Honorable Young-jun Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea • Stan Shengqi Wang, President, Tenfunder Investment Group (confirmed) • Glad Cheng, Chairman, China Window Group (confirmed) 9:45am-10:45am: Sponsored by KSU Coles College of Business; Aerotropolis Atlanta Moderator: Dr. Robin Cheramie, Interim Dean, Coles College of Business, KSU Speakers: • Griff Lynch, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority • Shannon James, President & CEO, Aerotropolis Atlanta (confirmed) • John Merrill, Secretary of State, Alabama, USA • Stella Xu, Georgia Dept. of Economic Development (confirmed) • Other? Detailed 2020 SAUPO (Atlanta) Program 2 10:45am-11:15am: Morning Networking Break, Sponsored by Lucy Lu & Associates 11:15am-12:15pm: Sponsored by Hisense USA Corporation; ICA Institute Moderator: Jag Sheth, Professor of Marketing, Emory University Speakers: • Rebecca Keng, Delta Air Lines • Sonny Ming, Hisense USA Corporation • Wendy Lu, Director of China Practice, Aprio (confirmed) • Sandeep Dadlani, Global Chief Digital Officer, Mars Inc. • Other? Sponsored by Sponsored by KSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Marshall: Shawn Long, Prof. of Comm.; Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, KSU New SAUPO Advisors to be inducted: • Stella Xu, Georgia Department of Economic Development (confirmed) • Wendy Lu, Director of China Practice, Aprio (confirmed) • Rebecca Keng, Delta Air Lines • Michael Sullivan, Managing Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson • Jag Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Emory University (confirmed) 2:15pm-3:15pm: Sponsored by ? Moderator: ? Speakers: • Dan Forsman, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties • Nagendra Roy, Senior Director - IT, Aptude, Inc. (confirmed) • Jessica Cork, VP, Public Relations, YKK Corporation of America (confirmed) • Lucy Lu, Global Managing Partner, Lucy Lu & Associates (confirmed) • Other? 3:15pm-3:45pm: Afternoon Networking Break, Sponsored by UPS 3:45pm-4:45pm: Sponsored by WellStar College of Health & Human Services Moderator: Mark Tillman, Dean, WellStar College of Health & Human Services, KSU Speakers: • Pamela Whitten, President, Kennesaw State University (confirmed) • Allison Kelly, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) • Lee Echols, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Northside Hospital • Eric Eisenberg, Dean & Prof. of Communication, College of Arts & Sciences, U. of South Florida (confirmed) Detailed 2020 SAUPO (Atlanta) Program 3 5:00pm-6:00pm: SAUPO Cocktail Hour About 2020 SAUPO: Thanks to your support, the Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO), organized by KSU Asian Studies Program, continues to be the largest Asia business conference in the U.S., with alternating conference locations in Atlanta and Asia. 2020 SAUPO will be held on Friday April 10, 2020 in Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, at 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta GA 30339. About 400 participants will come from all over the world to attend SAUPO 2020. Many of them are global leaders in business, culture, education, entertainment, technology and governance. In addition, we will have officials from the U.S. State Department, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, the U.S. Dept. of Interior, MBDA, and diplomats from China, Japan, Korea, and India at SAUPO. The main purposes of SAUPO are information exchange, business network building, global visibility, and investment to/from Asia. 2020 SAUPO Exhibitors: (possible list) 1. Aprio 2. Aptude 3. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices 4. Brandon Hall School 5. Delta Air Lines (confirmed) 6. China Window Group 7. Emirates Airlines 8. Equity Prime Mortgage 9. Hisense USA Corporation 10. Kids’R’Kids China 11. KSU Coles College of Business 12. KSU College of Computing and Software Engineering 13. KSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences 14. KSU University College 15. KSU WellStar College of Health and Human Services 16. Lucy Lu & Associates 17. Renasant Bank 18. UPS 19. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior 20. The State of Alabama 21. The State of Florida 22. The State of Georgia/ Georgia Ports Authority 23. Womble Bond Dickinson 

https://conference.kennesaw.edu/saupo/docs/2020-atlanta/2020-saupo-program.pdf

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