Marietta, April 22, 2016 — Over 300 academicians, business executives, and policy makers attended the 2016 Symposium on Asia-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO) held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel. SAUPO is organized by Kennesaw State University.

P1060970This year’s symposium touches a wide range of topics from “Global Branding: From Traditional to Digital Economy”, “Technology Innovation in Asia”, and “Global Trends in Media and Technology”.

“SAUPO is becoming an important international conference for new ideas and creative partnership opportunities. It is evident by the large number of overseas delegates that are attending this year’s conference,” said Dr. May Gao, Chairperson of SAUPO and Professor of Communication and Asian Studies at KSU.

Julia Nesheiwat, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. State Department delivers the keynote luncheon speech. She stressed the importance of U.S. and Asian partnership in promoting economic growth, maintain stability and alliance, and upholds the security growth in the region.

Several speakers at the symposium details the importance and possible impact of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement.

The symposium also attracted several leading business executives from China seeking partnership opportunities with American companies. A wide range of Chinese companies represented from technologies, manufacturing, and services including Huawei Technologies, Kids “r” Kids, and Fonda Technology.

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