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Asia Business Conference Features Indonesian Ambassador

1/28/2008 --

The Ross School's 18th annual ABC will also include panels on the economic growth of China, Japan, Korea, India and the rest of Asia.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat, Indonesian ambassador to the United States, will deliver the keynote address at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 during the Ross School's 18th Asia Business Conference.

The talk, titled "Growth and Interdependence in Asia," will be held at Schorling Auditorium (Room 1202) at the School of Education next door to the Ross School of Business.

Parnohadiningrat has been with the Republic of Indonesia's Foreign Service since 1981. Prior to his assignment as ambassador to the United States, he was Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs. He also was an ambassador to Australia and Vanuatu, and has served in other various high-level positions in Indonesia's foreign service, including posts in New York, Geneva and Vienna.

The Asia Business Conference will feature panel discussions with experts from business and academia on the following topics:

—Business and investment challenges in the ASEAN region

—Challenges to China's growth

—Energy needs for Asia's development

—Business challenges and opportunities in Asia's natural environment

—Financing Asia's growth

—Overcoming growth challenges in the Indian economy

—Japanese economy and companies under the globalization of business

—Threat and opportunities to Korea's growth

The conference also will include a career development workshop and a student case competition on challenges to China's growth.




For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847,