2011 Asia Business Conference
A select number of Asian Business Student Association members attended the Asia Business Conference at Harvard University in April of 2011. The conference focused on the growing importance of internal collaboration among Asian countries. Speakers from prestigious Asian companies discussed various topics, such as sustainability, capital markets, technology, and the like, through lectures and panel discussions. The conference was a great opportunity for the members to network with the speakers as well as socialize with the other ABSA members.
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"I am glad that I attended the Asian Business Conference because it is definitely one of the best experiences I have had with Fisher College of Business. Along with other ABSA members, we spent the weekend at Harvard Business School and learned about some interesting thoughts and ideas from some of the most successful business professionals as well as political leaders around the world, especially in Asia. The professionals all came from different industries and had different stories, but all were intriguing and thought evoking. During the breakout session, we had the opportunity to network with other business students and professionals from Asia. Even though I am Asian, I found it very interesting to know about business practice and culture in other parts of Asia and how they could affect one another."
"As a freshman, the Harvard Asian Business Conference was a great eye-opening experience. The conference had speakers for numerous panel discussions that covered many interesting topics, such as technology. I learned about huge international companies that I was never aware of before, and how the Asian business world is continuing to expand. In addition, I was able to meet professionals and ask them questions about their companies' operations. Finally, by attending this conference, I gained a greater insight to rising companies and sought-out degrees."
"I have had the great opportunity to attend the Harvard Asia Business Conference twice during my college career at Ohio State. Both experiences were phenomenal as I was able to gain great insight into how countries in Asia have been influencing the global economy to this day. During the conference, numerous topics were discussed through presentations and panel discussions, such as Sustainability, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Investment, Technology, and many more. Besides the educational aspect of the conference, I found the event to be fun as I was able to socialize and mingle with other fellow ABSA members."
"Thanks to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services’(ODISS) sponsorship, ABSA was able to attend the Asia Business Conference at the Harvard Business School. This conference was very insightful for me in gaining more knowledge of the development of Asian economies and their collaboration with the rest of the world. I listened to many impressive speakers from various businesses around the world and got to hear about their experiences first-hand. Through ODISS’ help in sponsoring the trip, this conference was made possible for me and my fellow group members to attend. It was a great opportunity for us to learn more about the progress of Asia as a key partner to the rest of the world and we were able to meet many people at this conference. It was great talking to other students like me from other universities from around the world and getting to know them, along with their experiences."