SOURCE: MIT Sloan School of Management

MIT Sloan School of Management

November 07, 2011 10:37 ET

Going Global: MIT Sloan Asia Business Conference to Explore the Continent's Most Pressing Business Issues

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 7, 2011) - Now in its second year, the MIT Sloan Asia Business Conference will spotlight the stories behind some of Asia's biggest business success stories, explore the continent's most pressing finance and investment challenges, identify business opportunities, map out ways to stimulate innovation, and offer a forum for networking and brainstorming.

The conference will be held on Saturday, November 19 at the MIT Media Lab at 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA, and will bring together C-Level executives, industry professionals, academics and business students from the nation's leading schools.

This year's slated keynote speakers are:

  • Shan Li, Vice Chairman Asia, UBS Investment Bank;
  • David Roman, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Lenovo;
  • Andreas Schulmeyer, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Finance Officer of Global e-Commerce and Global Sourcing, Wal-Mart; and
  • Eiji Wakiwaka, Program Director, Clinton Climate Initiative

Panels will include:

  • A Global Mindset with Local Context: Opportunities and challenges of investment and finance in Asia;
  • World's Factory Meets World's Market: Future roles of Asian clean energy players on the global stage;
  • Going Global: Entrepreneurship from the Asian perspective;
  • From Bottom to the Top of the Pyramid: How to deal with the polarization trend of Asian consumers; and
  • Innovation: A roadmap for out-innovating the rest of the world

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For over fifty years, the MIT Sloan School of Management, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been one of the world's leading academic sources of innovation in management theory and practice. With students from more than 60 countries, MIT Sloan develops effective, innovative, and principled leaders who advance the global economy.

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