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MIT Asia Business Conference: Alibaba, Rocket Internet, and BlackRock company executives...

[2015.2.25 PR Newswire]

MIT Asia Business Conference: Alibaba, Rocket Internet, and BlackRock company executives among those to help demystify business practices in Asia

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How fertile is Asia for entrepreneurship? What drives innovation in Asia? How does culture affect corporate governance? What business challenges and practices are shaping the Asian business landscape of today and tomorrow?

On Saturday, March 7, 2015, the MIT Asia Business Conference hosted by the MIT Sloan School of Management will bring together some of the most influential individuals in the business world today to debate, discuss, and share their views on business practices in Asia.

Slated speakers and panelists, among others, are:

  • Koen Thijssen, Rocket Internet - Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), Co-CEO

  • Charlie Jiang, Vantone Holdings, CEO; China Center New York, CEO

  • Kaya Qin, Alibaba, Head of Marketing in Cross Border B2C Business

  • Leo Seewald, BlackRock, Country Head of Taiwan

  • Masahiro Takizawa, Yamaha Motor Co, Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Business Development

  • Tak Umezawa, AT Kearney Japan, Chairman of Japan Office, Global Leader of Consumer Products & Retail

Four panels will address these key topics as they pertain to business across Asia:

  • Entrepreneurship: How fertile is the Asian soil for entrepreneurship?

  • Globalization: Where is the action?

  • Startups: How do you identify the next big startups?

  • Innovation: What really drives innovation in Asia?

Follow along on Twitter using #MITABConf.

To register, please visit

About the MIT Asia Business Conference

MIT Asia Business Conference is a student-run event that highlights the key business challenges, practices, and innovations that are shaping Asia today and tomorrow. Through discussion and dialogue, the conference endeavors to create a platform that connects East and West with the aim of educating and preparing the next generation of leaders in Asia.

For further information, contact:

Paul Denningor Patricia FavreauDirector of Media Relations Associate Director of Media Relations617-253-0576

SOURCE MIT Sloan School of Management

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