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"Inspiring Across Generation” Ascend Greater Atlanta Chapter invites you to attend its first annual regional convention. Thisone day conference is to explore the interaction of Pan-Asian business leaders and professionals to socialize and build the network across generation. For those of you that have attended or heard of the Ascend National Conference in New York, this is a similar condensed version of the National Conference made available to the professionals and students in the Southeast.

10/23/2011
When: 10/23/2011
9:00 AM
Where: The Westin Buckhead
3391 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
United States
Contact: Tomomi Ota


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2011 Ascend Greater Atlanta Chapter Annual Regional Convention

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. EST (Registration: 8:00am EST)

Location: The Westin Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Bill Kimble/ Office Managing Partner, KPMG LLP

 

 

"Inspiring Across Generations”

The Ascend Greater Atlanta Chapter invites you to attend its first annual regional convention.

This one day coference will provide you with valuable insights and lessons from speakers and panels to enhance your career and leadership skills. This unique opportunity will provide you guidance from well-respected senior executives and prominent leaders who understand the challenges of coming from a diverse background. This conference also provides a tremendous opportunity to network with many of the Pan-Asian professionals and business leaders in the Southeast region.

For those of you that have attended or heard of the Ascend National Conference in New York, this is a similar condensed version of the National Conference made available to professionals and students in the Southeast.

 

Start End Event
8:00AM 9:00 AM Registration/Refreshment
9:00 AM 10:00AM General Session-Keynote Speaker
10:00 AM 10:30AM Asian and Asian-American demographics in the U.S.
10:30AM 11:00AM History of Ascend
11:00AM 11:15AM Break
11:15AM 12:15PM Discussion Panel - "Change and Career Transition - Opportunistic vs Planned"
12:15pm 12:30PM Break
12:30PM Lunch
12:30 PM 12:45PM Awards
12:45PM 1:45PM Professional Development Session - "Embracing Change in a Professional Career"
1:45PM 2:00PM Break
2:00PM 4:00PM Mentoring session - "Navigating Corporate Politics"
4:00PM 4:15PM Closing remarks
4:15PM 6:00PM Networking Reception

 

Opening Remarks Ms. Mie Igarashi President, Ascend Greater Atlanta Chapter
Tax Partner, KPMG LLP
Keynote Mr. Bill Kimble Office Managing Partner, KPMG LLP
Asian and Asian-American Demographics in the U.S. Mr. Abraham Ninan Group Director, Strategic Marketing-The Coca-Cola Company
Ascend for Future Pan Asian Leaders Mr. Jeff Chin President, Ascend National
Panel Discussion
Change and Career Transition-Opportunistic vs Planned"
Mr. Sunil Ghatnekar CFO - Bottling investments Group, The Coca-Cola Company
Ms. Lei Shan Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Mr. Brent Yamaato Senior Vice President, Corporate Company Engagement, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Mr. Jivan Datta (Moderator) Principal, Tax Effective Supply Chain Mgmt, Ernst & Young
Professional Development Session
"(Em)Bracing Change in a Professional Career"
Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti Associate Professor of Accounting, Kennesaw State University
Speech on Mentoring Mr. Henry Yu Senior Vice President, Director of Southeast Region, EastWest Bank
Mentors Henry Yu Senior Vice President, Director of Southeast Region, EastWest Bank
Jivan Datta Principal, Tax Effective Supply Chain Mgmt, Ernst & Young
Hideo Takada Partner, Audit, KPMG LLP
Su Hwan Jeong Financial Reporting Manager, Doosan Infracore International
Shyam Bhatter CFO, Tai Ping Carpets Americas
Angela Nam Senior Manager, Audit, KPMG LLP
Tim Lian Chemistry Professor, Emory University
Jackie Chen Financial and Accounting Controls Supervisor, Southern Company
Te-Ling Fu Global Planning Manager, The Coca-Cola Company
Elsa C. Kuo VP Manager, International Trade Services, Touchmark National Bank
Bing Zeng VP/Partner, Harvard Group International

 

Cost: $40 for Professional, $25 for Students ($10 discount if registered by October 21, 2011)

 

Attire:  Business Casual (Don't forget to bring your business cards to network!)

 

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