Kennesaw State symposium to focus on U.S.-Asia partnerships


MEDIA ADVISORY  Business leaders and scholars to discuss opportunities for the U.S., China,…

Georgia (Mar 21, 2011)MEDIA ADVISORY

 Business leaders and scholars to discuss opportunities for the U.S., China, India, Japan and Korea

KENNESAW, Ga.– (March 17, 2011) — Leaders of American companies with Asian operations and Asian firms doing business in the U.S. will discuss insights and strategies for forming successful global partnerships at an all-day symposium hosted by Kennesaw State University’s Asian Studies Program on April 8 at the W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel.


The Symposium on Asia/USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) features a series of expert dialogues and discussions on Asian investment in the U.S., American investment in Asia, attracting investment, partnerships, marketing in foreign cultures, and the impact of emerging markets on the U.S. economy. Lunch and networking event are available with registration. 


Featured speakers are representatives of leading businesses in the U.S., China, India, Japan and Korea and noted scholars with expertise in Asia-Pacific strategies in business, education, information science, communication and culture.  Among those featured:

  • Patrick Santillo, regional director, Asia Pacific, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Sandeep Dadlani, vice president, Infosys Technologies Ltd. (India)
  • Alex Gregory, president and CEO, YKK Corporation of America (Japan)
  • Tae In Kim, president, Hyosung Motors America, Inc.(Korea)
  • Roger Neuenschwander, president, tvsdesign (USA)
  • Henry Yu, president, Shanghai Bosun Capital Advisors (China)
  • Chang-Hee Choi, president, LS Wire of America (Korea)
  • William L Strang, senior vice president of operations, TOTO USA
  • Jagdish Sheth, director, India, China, America (ICA) Institute and Charles H. Kellstadt professor of marketing at Emory University
  • Ilan Alon, director of The China Center at Rollins College and visiting scholar and Asia fellow, Harvard University


Friday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel, 188 14th St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30361

 For a complete list of speakers, topics and registration details, visit


 Kennesaw State University is the third largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 23,400 students from 142 countries. 


 Contact: Sabbaye McGriff, 678-797-2550 or


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