Date(s) - 03/02/2017
5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Nordstrom Lecture Hall, Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
This first Asia Business Forum of the new year will assess the economic prospects for China, India and Japan in 2017 and the impact of President Trump’s new trade policies and delivering of campaign promises. Attendees will learn about the current economic conditions of Asia’s 3 biggest economies and what to expect in this year in depth. ABF’s team of experts is engaged in Asia and tracks relevant policies and recent developments to deliver critical insights to Seattle’s Asia-oriented business community.
Join us for a lively discussion of the issues making an impact in the region and across the Pacific. Additionally, enjoy the free admission to the Seattle Art Museum before and after the Forum.
Forum participants/presenters include:
- David Reid, Professor of Global Business Strategy at Seattle U. teaching courses on “Competing With and Within China” and “Understanding China: Its Roll in Global Business”.
- Joe Borich, former President of Washington State China Relations Council and American Consul General in Shanghai, China.
- Sunila S. Kale, Chair and Director of UW’s South Asia Center and Program and author of “Electrifying India: Regional political economies of development”.
- Jon Bensky, former Senior Commercial Officer at U.S. Embassy in India,promoting US exports and providing assistance and advice to American businesses overseas.
- Max Yoshimura, Founder and President of Asia Business Forum, Attorney-at-law, CPA, and former correspondent for the largest Japanese newspaper.
They will mostly discuss the following topics:
- How did the country perform economically in 2016? What inbound business/investment activities took place in the U.S. from the country?
- What is the economic outlook of the country in 2017? What inbound business/investment activities are expected in the U.S. from the country? What is the impact of President Trump’s new trade policies?
There will be a gift giveaway at the end of the Forum!
Time: Networking begins at 5:15 p.m. Forum at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 ($30 at the door – cash/check only).
Location: Nordstrom Lecture Hall, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101. Please use the entrance at 1st Ave. and University Ave. whereHammering Man, a monumental moving sculpture, is standing.
The admission to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM Collections & installations) is free for “First Thursday.” Special exhibition is half price. SAM opens until 9:00PM.
Parking & Directions: www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/seattle-art-museum#par
Please note: Unlike our previous events, there will be no refreshment.
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About Asia Business Forum: The Asia Business Forum’s mission is to create a meeting place and discussion platform for professionals in Greater Seattle engaged in work related to Asia, helping them share knowledge, ideas, experience and expertise. ABF is an all-volunteer, politically neutral, non-profit organization established in the State of Washington in 2011.