Executive Roundtable Briefings


(President's Circle Members)



Asia Society Northern California hosts private Executive Roundtable Briefings with industry leaders every month in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Program topics are around headline news, business analysis, and critical issues coming out of Asia. These monthly briefings, launched in September 2017, have grown in popularity to generate wait-lists quickly. Most events are off-the-record to encourage open debate and discussion.


To attend, please join our President's Circle Membership or become a Corporate Partner.

Recent Speakers

US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad

Former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee

Australia Trade Minister Steven Ciobo

US Ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel

David Barboza, New York Times on Doing Business in China

Wendy Cutler, Asia Society Policy Institute on Trade Architecture

Arthur Kroeber, Managing Director, GaveKal Dragonomics

Paul Heer, Former National Intelligence Officer, East Asia

James Green on U.S. China Trade, Technology, Party Congress

Keith Bradsher, New York Times on Party Congress, Trump in Asia, Climate Change

Danny Russel, Asia Society Policy Institute on North Korea

Richard McGregor on China, Japan, U.S. Relations

Head of robotics & AI at JD.com Dr. Hui Cheng

Leaders from a delegation from Seoul on the latest on North Korea


Industry leaders, senior business executives, Asia watchers, academics, economists, analysts, and more. A recent Roundtable briefing was attended by representatives from six Consulates including China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia and Australia.

Corporate Partners

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Matthews Asia, Salesforce, Sidley Austin, Arnold & Porter, and K&L Gates.

Past Executive Roundtables