2015 Conference & Luncheon

Master of Ceremony: Mark Keam, Senior Advisor, Verizon/VA Delegate

Welcoming Remarks: Howard Li, Founder & Chairperson, Waitex International

PANEL I: UNITED STATES – ASIA GLOBAL STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

David Hinson, CFO and Chief Mergers& Acquisitions, MicroTech, LLC

Lauri Farris, Executive Director for Asia, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce

Anthony B. Kim: Research Manager, Index of Economic Freedom, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Trade and Economics (CTE), The Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation

Hank Levine: Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge

PANEL II: ADVOCACY OF ASIAN AMERICAN BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

David Do: Executive Director, DC Mayor Office of AAPIs

Jimmy Rhee: Special Secretary, Maryland Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs

Albert Shen: National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce

Sach Takayasu: President & CEO, Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship

LUNCHEON

Master of Ceremony: Farook Sait

Opening Remarks: Shau-Wai Lam, Founder & Chairman, DCH Auto Group

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Chris P. Lu, Deputy Secretary of Labor

Remarks: Maryland Delegate Kumar Barve & Connecticut State Senator Tony Hwang

Appreciation Remarks: Samuel Kim, 2015 ILF Civic Fellow , Yale University

Adya Jain, 2015 ILF Civic Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis