KSU Organized Successful Inaugural Conference on Asia

By gasiantimes · April 9, 2011  Over 300 participants participated at the first ever…

Georgia (Apr 12, 2011)By gasiantimes · April 9, 2011 


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Over 300 participants participated at the first ever Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) at W Hotel Midtown Atlanta on April 8. The inaugural event was organized by Kennesaw State University’s Asian Studies Program.

Highlighting the morning program was a panel discussion on Asian investments in U.S. featuring Alex Gregory, President and CEO of YKK Corporation, Sandeep Dadlani, Vice President of Infosys Technologies, Tae In Kim, President of Kyosung Motors America, and Henry Yu, President of Shanghai Bosun Capital Advisors.

The discussion was followed by another panel sharing insights on foreign direct investments in Asia. Dr. John Endicott, President of Woosong University, Roger Neuenschwander, President of tvsdesign, Lisa Wallace, Corporate Marketing Manger of UPS, and Jorge Frenandez, Vice President of Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce presented a lively discussion on the economic development growth in Asia.

“SAUPO aims to provide a platform for diplomats, corporate executives, policymakers, academia and scholars to address critical issues and strategies related to business and communities in the era of globalization,” said Dr. May Hongmei Gao, Associate Professor of Communication, Asian Studies Coordinator and Chair of SAUPO Planning Committee. 


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu