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February 20, 2010   Haas School of Business   University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley Asia Business Conference 2010

Conference Date: February 20, 2010
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley CA (map)

The 2010 Berkeley Asia Business Conference has successfully concluded with a fully sold-out capacity. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hosting you next year.

Videos links can be found in the Keynotes and India Forum pages.

Asia has recovered faster than most regions from the recent financial crisis and is dominating the headlines as the emerging economic powerhouse. The theme of the 2010 conference, “Asia: Shifting the Global Center of Gravity,” seeks to provocatively discuss whether major business and commercial activities are increasingly centered on the Asian region.

The conference seeks to address these issues from 4 perspectives:

  • Macroeconomic trends occurring in Asia’s ascent and its broader implications on capital flows and labor
  • Rise of Asia as a region of business and technology innovation as well as entrepreneurship
  • Challenges of leadership, organizational alignment and people management amidst relentless growth in Asia
  • Implications for personal development and career growth to take advantage of Asia's rapid growth

Hear from top-notch keynote speakers as they discuss the above issues:

Arun Sarin Arun Sarin
Senior Advisor, KKR
and former CEO of Vodafone

Lim Siong Guan Lim Siong Guan
Group President
Government of Singapore Investment Corporation

Scott MatlockScott Matlock
Chairman M&A
Morgan Stanley Asia
Joi ItoJoi Ito
CEO of Creative Commons
and Co-founder / Board Member of Digital Garage

Featuring the India Forum with:

  • Sabeer Bhatia, Co-founder and Chairman of SabseBolo and Co-founder of Hotmail
  • Kanwal Rekhi, Managing Director, Inventus Capital Partners and founder of The Indus Entrepreneurs
  • Prabhakant Sinha Ph.D, Founder, ZS Associates
  • Vivek Wadhwa, Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School, and Executive in Residence at Duke University

Join us for in-depth industry break-out panels on:

  • Cleantech, Consumer Brands, Finance, Global Operations, India, and Technology
  • Featuring representatives from Citigroup, Deloitte, Hina Group, Khosla Ventures, LinkedIn, Matthews Asia Fund, The Gap, ZS Associates, and more!

Participate in our special career-oriented events:

  • Networking sessions, opportunity to exchange your business ideas with VCs, and career fair by leading companies.


Dwight Crabtree, Justin Tsai & Khan Yow
Co-Chairs, Berkeley Asia Business Conference 2010

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Weblinks and Blog posts:

In a first, India figures at Berkeley Asia Business Meeting by

Former Vodafone CEO tells Students to Invest in India by

Arun Sarin Keynote - UC Berkeley Asia Conference by Ajit Kulkarni

Some notes from the UC Berkeley Asia Business Conference by Ajit Kulkarni

Glass Ceilings, Clint Eastwood, Nice People, And Vietnam Over China by Dan Harris

Key learning from Berkeley’s Asia Business Conference – part 2 by Elle Zhang

Key learning from Berkeley’s Asia Business Conference – part 1 by Elle Zhang

Asia Business Conference - Joi Ito by Joi

Berkeley Asia Business Conference by China Law Blog

Berkeley MBA Student Blogs by Hrishika