Asian Corporate Directors Summit
March 22–24, 2019 | The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester


  1. What is the Asian Corporate Directors Summit?
  2. It is Ascend Pinnacle's third annual gathering of Asian American experienced board directors held at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester during March 22–24, 2019.

  3. Where is the venue?
  4. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester
    3 Renaissance Square
    White Plains, NY 10601 United States

  5. Can Aspiring Directors attend the Summit?
  6. The Aspiring Directors may only attend their dedicated workshop and activities on March 21–22. Please see planned events on the Aspiring Agenda.
    The Asian Corporate Directors Summit is only for Board Directors and strictly by invite only running from March 22–24. Please see planned events on the Summit Agenda.

  7. What is the accommodation plan for guests?
  8. For our third annual Asian Corporate Directors Summit, Ascend, a non-profit organization, will host your 2-night (Friday 3/22 and Saturday 3/23—subject to availability) hotel stay at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester only if you reside outside the New York Tri-State area and if your company/organization will not cover your hotel expenses.

    Ascend Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization and appreciates your efforts in helping us manage our limited resources. Ascend Lifetime Members will be getting first priority on hotel rooms this year as we were sold out in 2017 and 2018. If you are not currently a Lifetime Member and would like to become one, please visit our membership page to sign up.

      UPDATE  02/19/19  Please note that The Ritz-Calton is close to selling out the Ascend block and availability could be limited.
    Ascend has now secured additional room blocks at the following properties.

    Cambria Hotel White Plains - Downtown (0.2 miles from The Ritz-Carlton)
    250 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601
    Room Rate: $185 plus applicable taxes and fees
    To book, please visit this link or call Group Reservations at 1-888-714-5214 by February 28, subject to availability
    Group Reservations is available Monday through Friday 9 am - 5 pm ET, except holidays.

    Residence Inn White Plains Westchester County (0.2 miles from The Ritz-Carlton)
    5 Barker Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601
    Room Rate: $169 plus applicable taxes and fees
    To book, please visit this reservations link by March 2, subject to availability

  9. What are the closest airports?
  10. Westchester County White Plains Airport - HPN Hotel direction: 7 miles SW
    This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    John F Kennedy International Airport - JFK
    Hotel direction: 35 miles S
    This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

    LaGuardia Airport - LGA
    Hotel direction: 25 miles S
    This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  11. Is there an airline discount code?
  12. Yes. Delta Meeting/Discount Code: NY2MJ
    Valid 3/19/2019–3/37/2019 for travel into HPN, JFK, LQA, EWR Airports. Reservations and ticketing is available via Delta or by calling Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code. When booking online at Delta, enter the Meeting Code in the box provided.

    *Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the reservation 800 number.

  13. Is there parking onsite?
  14. Valet parking is available for $10/day and $30/overnight.

  15. What is the dress code?
  16. Business or business casual for Summit and business traditional or cocktail attire for dinner.

  17. Are spouses allowed to attend the Summit?
  18. Attendance to the Summit is limited to registered experienced board directors only. Spouses of experienced board directors are invited to attend the Friday and Saturday reception and dinner. Please include your spouse in your registration for headcount and seating purposes.

  19. What happens if I can no longer make the Summit?
  20. Please email for more information.