Sheraton-Pomona Fairplex, January 13, 2011/ Indonesia Media
Representatives from various associations and groups, such as the Greater Asia Business Federation, the China U.S. Business Association, and the committee of the Asian-U.S. Business Summit & Expo, all gathered together to promote relations between fellow business men and women from the U.S. and Asia.
The event commenced with a press conference where Asian—U.S. Business Committee members, supporters, and other representatives announced the purpose of this event and stressed the importance of creating connections and relations between the U.S. and Asia.
Later the event transitioned into the next room to let fellow business men and women interact with each other and hopefully connect and learn from their contemporaries. Entertainment, provided by Virgelia Productions, and proceeded throughout the event.
Performances from Sean, Miss Asia USA contestants, and Oba Oba International Dancers entertained the crowd. The Sri Lankan Consul General, Jeff M. Goonewardena, gave a speech concerning the economic struggles his country has had in the past and how time and effort have raised Sri Lanka’s tourism substantially.
The committee was also honored to have the Consul General from Vietnam come join the event and give a speech. Booths were set up outside of the room catering to the businesses of some of the event’s sponsors. Other booths came from business organizations, like the Asian American Business Women Association.
The opening day for the Asian-U.S. Business Summit and Expo was a success, and brought awareness to the importance and benefits of connecting through business. The gathering of business men and women from the U.S. and Asia not only connected business companies together, but also potentially created a stronger relation between the U.S. and Asia.