The Berkeley MBA
March 15, 2008   Haas School of Business   University of California, Berkeley

Welcome to the 2008 Berkeley MBA Asia Business Conference

Conference Date: March 15, 2008

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

The theme for the 2008 Berkeley MBA Asia Business Conference is Global Ambition, Regional Transformation.  Asian companies now aspire to become global business superpowers through acquisition, partnerships and market expansion.  At the same time, the region is experiencing a transformation, as manufacturing moves towards Southeast Asia, engineering moves to Asia, and financial centers sprout up in new cities.

One of our goals for this year's conference is to shape a conference agenda around these two developments in Asia and spark a dialogue this theme.  ABC is proud to announce Amitabh Chaudhry, Managing Director and CEO of Infosys BPO, and Haas' own, Dr. Laura Tyson, as our  keynote speakers!

About the Berkeley MBA ABC

The Berkeley MBA Asia Business Conference is an annual, one-day event hosted by the Asia Business Conference Club in collaboration with

  • The Management of Technology Program (MOT)
  • The Clausen Center for International Business & Policy
  • The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • UC Berkeley Center for Research on Chinese and American Strategic Cooperation (CRC)
The conference is a 100% student-organized event that provides a collaborative venue for students, professionals, business leaders, academics and international thought-leaders to meet and exchange ideas on current topics & opportunities in Asian business.

The rapid growth of Asian markets has resulted in an unprecedented focus on Asia and its businesses.  Now, Asian multinationals are emerging from Asia ready to take on the world, hardened and emboldened by tough battles won in their domestic markets. 

What are the challenges and opportunities for established global leaders faced with the onslaught of these ambitious companies from Asia?  What does it mean for the young business leader focused on developing a career in Asia?  We hope that the 2008 Asian Business Conference will start a conversation about these questions.


Dai Deh & Sumit Sharma
Co-Chairs, Asia Business Conference


















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