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The Cross-Border Talent Economy

How US Companies can Compete in the Global Market
The Cross-Border Talent Economy

How US Companies can Compete in the Global Market

H1B, CPT, OPT, J-1... How do overseas talents secure their status in the U.S., with limitations of the U.S. government's restrictions?

Join Asia Society Northern California and btrax for a panel discussion with cross-industry professionals from the corporate, HR, academic, legal, and non-profit spheres, and hear their insights on:

  • In what ways do cross-border talent impact a companies success?
  • How does  bi-lingual and cross-cultural knowledge contribute to the' overall global competitiveness of countries?
  • What are the challenges to hiring and keeping staff from abroad? Any personal experiences or stories to share?
  • What is one thing you would change about U.S. immigration policy that would have a positive impact on U.S. businesses?  Why?
  • What are some tips or advice you have for finding and retaining cross-border talent within current US immigration restrictions?


5:30-6:30 Registration, food/drinks & networking

6:30-6:45 Introductions

6:45-7:25 Moderated discussion

7:25-7:45 Audience Q&A

7:45-8:15 Wrap-up, food & networking



Bill Ong Hing, Professor, University of San Francisco
Lisa Spiegel, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Brandon Hill, CEO, btrax, Inc.
Terry Chuah, Managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles


Edith Yeung (TBC), Partner, RightVentures; Head of Marketing, Dolphin Browser


Event Details

Thu 26 Apr 2012
5:30pm - 8:15pm

Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA

$25 (Regular), $40 (Bring-a-Friend), $30 (At-the-Door)