NEW YORK--The Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) today announced that their second annual Asian American Business Roundtable will be held at The Venetian, Las Vegas from Jan. 11 - 13, 2017.
With a focus on “The New Majority”, the conference will explore how diversity will become a disruptor in the U.S. economy, corporations and business leadership. PepsiCo, Kaiser Permanente, Univision, Cisco, J.P. Morgan Chase and The Conference Board have these topics on their agendas and will provide insights, ideas and solutions on how they are embracing these changes.
“Minorities in America are evolving into a majority, and businesses need to reinvent their approaches toward this new base of consumers, employees and leadership,” said John Wang, founder of AABDC.
The buying power of minority ethnic groups is growing at an exponential rate. The consumer power of these groups is forecast to reach over $4.1 trillion in 2019. The New Majority would be the third largest economy in the world, after the U.S. and China if it was its own country.
Co-hosting the event will be PepsiCo’s Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Mehmood Khan. He said, "This shift demands that companies foster a strong spirit of diversity, inclusion and engagement within their organizations. By embracing diversity and working to promote greater respect, we will strengthen our communities and enhance our ability to meet the needs of the consumers we serve.”
Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaiser Permanente, a recognized leader in diversity and who was recently named the second most influential leader in health care by Modern Healthcare Magazine, will be a keynote speaker at the summit.
Also speaking is Andrew Cherng, who grew his Panda Inn restaurant into the Panda Express empire, which by the end of 2016 will record $2.8 billion in sales. Chief Diversity Officer of Time Warner Inc. Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Morgan Stanley’s Chief Marketing Officer Mandell Crawley and Roberto Ruiz, who leads Hispanic Strategy and Insights at Univision, will also provide their personal and workplace perspectives.
Attendees can learn about how to build sustainable partnerships for future collaboration, the importance of supplier diversity, how multi-culture inspires innovation, what these consumers want, and strategies to bring more women into C-suites. The summit will provide a chance to connect, collaborate and contribute with a diverse group of talented professionals, business owners and diversity thought leaders.
For the program, list of speakers and ticket information please see AABR website
About the Asian American Business Roundtable
The Asian American Business Roundtable: is a forum where highly successful, as well as high-potential Asian American professionals can collaborate to increase their capacity to exert influence in their respective industries. It brings together outstanding senior Asian American business executives, to generate ideas and provide counsel on business and leadership issues of broad social and economic interest.