Community Events

Community Events

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April 7-8, 2014: Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference

ASSC is cooperating with the USC Marshall School of Business to inform our members about the 27th annual Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference. Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference is more than a business conference -- it's a comprehensive networking and learning experience. Get the knowledge and contacts you need at APBO on April 7-8, 2014 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Since 1988 USC Marshall School of Business and the US Department of Commerce have been producing APBO to help leaders of US businesses generate sales and profits in the rapidly growing economies of Asia, as well as Brazil and Russia. Choose from 60 seminars over two days to learn about 18 major markets and schedule private One-on-One business counseling sessions with overseas U.S. Senior Commercial Officers from 18 American embassies.

*ASSC members receive a $100 discount* Please enter the discount code: ASociety14 when registering to receive the discounted rate.

Early Bird registration deadline is March 4.

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April 9, 2014 Videoconference: President Ma, Ying-jeou of the Republic of China(Taiwan) to talk about U.S.-Taiwan Economic and Trade Relations 

President Ma of the Republic of China(Taiwan) will speak by video-link to audiences in the United States on April 9, 2014. After his presentation, Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS) specialists Dr. John Hamre, Mr. Christopher K. Johnson and invited scholars will discuss the ideas presented, including Taiwan’s economic and trade relationship with the United States and its relationship with mainland China and the Asia Pacific. 

February 6 - April 13, 2014: Triumph of Philippine Art at the USC Fisher Museum of Art. As never been done before, The Triumph of Philippine Art exhibits the nation's political story and turmoil. The exhibition features various Contemporary Filipino-American artists and has been compiled by M. Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, who has personally experienced firsthand the revolution in the Philippines. Click here for more information. 


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January 14, 2013: US-Australian Dialogue: Partners in the Asia Pacific

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the University of Southern California (USC) cordially invite you to attend the US-Australian Dialogue: Partners in the Asia Pacific. The aim of the Dialogue is to explore how Australia and the US are working as partners in the Asia-Pacific to ensure a prosperous and thriving Asian region. Asia’s rise is the defining feature of the 21st century. The pace of the political and economic ascent of the region is unparalleled and comes at a time when global partnerships have never been more important. The pace of the political and economic ascent of the region is unparalleled and comes at a time when global partnerships have never been more important. By 2025, Asia will not only be the world’s larg­est producer of goods and services, it will also be home to the majority of the world’s middle class. Click here for more information. 

October 27, 2013: I Come From Beijing Concert Featuring Madam Wu Chunyan  

Madame Wu Chunyan, one of the most well-known singers from China and also the Chair of Beijing Performing Art Group, will come Los Angeles to perform at Dolby Theater (f.k.a. Kodak Theater) on 10/27. Madam WU carries the message of friendship and best wishes for American people. She believes that music is beyond borders. Her dream is to communicate with people in different parts of the world with her beautiful voice and songs.

Miss Wu is currently a national first class artist of China. She participated in numerous concerts hosted by central and local TV stations in China and in many diplomatic missions of the Culture Department of Beijing Municipal Government for culture exchange in many Asian and European countries.

Location: Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Time: October 27 2013, 7:30

September 4, 2013: Economic and Financial Reforms for China: What’s New and Different This Time? Today, China is embarking on a complex development path, requiring hard decisions to sustain its growth and stability over the long term. In a conversation setting, Perry Wong, director of research at the Milken Institute and Cindy Li, country manager and analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will discuss what China’s “New Normal” would look like should the ongoing reform agenda be successfully carried out. They will also pinpoint the critical issues, assess the likely pace of reform in both the real economy and the financial sector, and identify major stress points in the economic system.

August 8, 2013: Doing Business in Japan - Seminar This seminar is designed for businesses interested in International Trade with Japan. this is a California You will hear from and interact with Japan business experts concerning such topics as:

Japan’s Next Economy
New Growth Opportunities
New Innovations

July 19, 2013: Fusion Fridays Pacific Asia Museum’s celebrated summer series continues! July’s event features elegant Thai dancers, a dynamic Korean drumming performance, plus the chance to shake it up on the dance floor to K-Pop tracks. Plus, make your own Thai headdress, and get inspired in the galleries! Free for members, $15 general public. For tickets or info, visit Reserve your tickets early; this event tends to sell out!

Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm