The Asia Business Conference is the pioneer conference about Asia at the Ross School of Business whilst also being the longest-running student-organized business conference about Asia in North America. This year’s 24th annual Asia Business Conference will be held on February 7th and 8th, 2014 at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
This year's keynote speaker is Michael W. Michalak, former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam. He retired from the Foreign Service at the end of 2011 after over 30 years of service. A career Foreign Service Officer with extensive knowledge and experience in Asia, was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to Vietnam on August 10, 2007 and served there until March of 2011 when he took on the position of Special Advisor to the Private Sector Host committee for APEC 2011 USA. Since retirement, Ambassador Michalak has begun a consulting business in international trade and government relations. Prior to these positions, Ambassador Michalak served as the U.S. Senior Official to APEC, Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs.
Ambassador Michalak will be speaking in Blau Auditorium at 5:00 PM, Friday February 7th.