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EVENT: Philippine Ambassador Will Speak Feb. 4

2/1/2005 --

Albert del Rosario will open Asian Business Conference.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Albert del Rosario, Philippine ambassador to the United States, will deliver the keynote address at the 15th annual Asian Business Conference (ABC) at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in Hale Auditorium at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining the government, del Rosario's business career spanned over four decades in industries such as insurance, banking, real estate and telecommunications, to name a few. He currently serves as chairman of Gotuaco, del Rosario and Associates Inc., Asia Traders Insurance Corp., Philippine Center Management Board Inc., and as director of numerous companies and nonprofit organizations.

The two-day conference, "Asia Rising: The Force Driving Global Growth," will provide a platform for industry leaders to interact with business school students and foster a close working relationship among them. The ABC is one of the largest business conferences in the country and the longest-running student conference of any U.S. business school.

Attendees will participate in seven panels, including:

  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations panel
    "Integration for Effective Competition"
  • The China panel
    "Beyond Cheap Labor: Growing Business Opportunities and Challenges in 21st Century China"
  • The Japan panel
    "Ah, I see the light! Do you?"
  • The India panel
    "The Rising Force and the Destination for the Future"
  • The Korea panel
    "A Turning Point to the Stage of G-7?"

as well as health care and technology panels.

Corporate sponsors include Northwest Airlines and Johnson & Johnson. The conference is held by the Asian Business Association at the Ross School of Business which is focused on providing professional development, academic support and community building to its members. Anyone interested in Asia, its different cultures and its business environment, is welcome to join.

For more information, please visit http://www.umich.edu/~asiabus/index.html.



For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847
Email: bernied@umich.edu