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January 29, 2013

Asia Business Conference 2013 - REGISTER TODAY!

Register by this Friday, February 1, 2013 for the Early Registration Fee!


"Riding the Wave of Change"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. G. Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors

G. Mustafa Mohatarem has been General Motors’ Chief Economist since 1995, leading an economics team responsible for assessing the impact of worldwide economic developments on the world’s second largest automaker, and providing advice to the company in various competitive and economic policy issues. This has been a period of major change in the global industry, when GM acquired major production capacity in Korea, developed a dominant market share in China even while requiring U.S. government support during the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession, and continues to expand its investments in Thailand, Indonesia and other fast-growing Asian markets.

His keynote speech will address the prospects for macroeconomic growth and rebalancing in individual Asian countries, including the impact of likely policy changes following recent elections in Japan and Korea, currency shifts and regulatory reforms, on manufacturing competitiveness, the auto industry, and intra-Asian and U.S.–Asian economic relations in the coming year.

The Keynote Speech on Friday, Feb. 1 at 5pm is FREE OF CHARGE!

Selected Panelists

Krishna Mohan, Head of Strategic Solutions and Large Deals, Infrastructure Services, North America, Tata Consulting Services (TCS)

As the Head of Strategic Solutions and Large Deals, Infrastructure Services for North America, Mr. Krishna Mohan heads the TCS’s IT Infrastructure Services for Large deals in NA. North America IS contributes to 55% of worldwide Infrastructure Services revenues. The IS business practice manages all of TCS’s Infrastructure Outsourcing Services activities, including developing the Strategic Solutions, building outsourcing models, running the pursuit leadership for IS deals and positioning TCS at Third Party Analyst and Outsourcing markets.

Michael J. Schmedlen, Director of Worldwide Commercial and Public Sector Strategy & Marketing, Lenovo

Michael J. Schmedlen leads Lenovo’s worldwide commercial strategy and marketing to maximize revenue, market share and profitability across all vertical markets, large enterprises and the public sector. Further, he is responsible for Lenovo’s global philanthropic investments in education and healthcare, which are focused on building scalable models for improving outcomes and institutions’ operational efficiency. In recognition of his achievements in business and society, he was awarded a 2013 Eisenhower Fellowship.

Hitoshi Saimyo, Executive Director, New York Office, East Japan Railway Co.

Hitoshi Saimyo is the Executive Director of the New York Office of the East Japan Railway Company. Mr Saimyo joined Japan National Railways in 1985 upon obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Yokohama City University. When Japan National Railways was divided and privatized in 1987, he became a part of East Japan Railway Company. Since the inception of his employment with East Japan Railway, he has been extensively engaged in railway transportation planning, the promotion of travel service products, and the planning and implementation of tourism strategies and initiatives, holding professional, managerial and executive capacities with increased responsibilities and authorities.

Zachary Emig, Director, Securitized Product Trading, Deutsche Bank

Mr. Emig is the senior trader of US securitized products in the Asia region for Deutsche Bank. This position is a culmination of his twelve years working in investment banks, during which he has performed a variety of roles, from software development to product structuring to risk management and trading. After doing multimedia research with Canon in Japan in 1999, he moved to New York to join Credit Suisse as a fixed income trading system developer. He leveraged his 2005 MBA from the Ross School of Business to join Deutsche Bank in New York as a trader on the ABS desk, dealing with complex products tied to mortgages and corporate credit. He managed to survive the ups and downs of the financial crisis years to earn a promotion and relocation to the Singapore office in 2011, from which he's spearheading regional trading of this asset class.

Alan Taub, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan & Retired Vice President, GM Global Research and Development, General Motors Company

Alan Taub joined the faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan in the Fall of 2012. In this role, Taub will be conducting research in advanced materials and processing and leading a new initiative to establish an Advanced Manufacturing Center within the College of Engineering. Taub retired from General Motors in April 2012. Prior to his retirement, he was vice president, Global Research & Development, leading GM’s advanced technical work activity, seven science laboratories around the world, and seven global science offices including in China. He joined GM R&D as executive director in 2001 and was named vice president in 2009. Before joining GM, Taub spent 15 years in research and development at General Electric, where he earned 26 patents and authored more than 60 papers. He also worked at Ford Motor Company for eight years. Taub received his bachelor’s degree in materials engineering from Brown University and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from Harvard University.

For more information and to register for individual panels on Saturday, please visit our website- www.rossabc.com.

If you register by February 1, 3:00PM:

$5 for undergraduate students (from any academic institution)
$10 for non-undergraduate students (from any academic institution)
$15 for non-students/professionals

On the day of the conference, February 2nd

$10 for undergraduate students (from any academic institution)
$15 for non-undergraduate students (from any academic institution)
$20 for non-students/professionals

Registration fee includes:

- Admission to our panels (one per timeslot)

- Asian Foods for Lunch

- Admission to a networking reception with our speakers

Please share this invitation with any of your colleagues, classmates, and club members who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Posted by zzhu at January 29, 2013 11:37 AM