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Asia: The Growth Engine

1/25/2007 --

17th Asia Business Conference will be held Feb. 2 and 3.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The 17th Annual Asia Business Conference will be held at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan on Feb. 2 and 3. The theme of this year's conference is "Asia: The Growth Engine."

The Asia Business Conference at the Ross School is the longest-running student-organized conference on Asia in the United States. The conference provides a platform for business executives, high-ranking government officials and high-profile academics from Asia and the United States to interact with students, and fosters close working relationships. Speakers discuss issues affecting Asian business, economic, political and cultural environments and explore opportunities and challenges of conducting business in Asia.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, will deliver the keynote address at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Panel discussions on various topics relating to Development, Finance, Health Care, China, Japan, India, Korea and Southeast Asia are scheduled for Feb. 3. A student case competition will be held as part of the conference.

The conference is sponsored by JPMorganChase, Northwest Airlines, miindia.com, and the Mitsui Life Financial Research Center, Center for International Business Education, Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Korean Studies and Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Michigan.

Registration is required. For more information, please visit the Asia Business Conference Web site.

For more information, contact:
Adrienne Losh
Phone: (734) 615-5068
E-mail: alosh@umich.edu