The annual Future of Asia Conference, hosted by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, brings together influential voices from both sides of the Pacific to look at the opportunities and challenges in the world’s most rapidly growing continent. This year’s theme will be “US and Asia: Leadership in a Time of Change.” As Asia transforms itself at an unprecedented rate, leadership becomes ever more vital to manage the associated economic reforms, technological innovations, security challenges and shifts in popular taste and culture.
The Future of Asia Conference kicks off on September 14 with the opening panel of ten followed by a plenary panel and opening reception. On September 15 the day will begin with a breakfast briefing followed by a series of plenary panels and breakout sessions. Friday highlights will include the Leadership Lunch with East West Bank CEO, Dominic Ng and the closing keynote dinner and speech with Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of the US Pacific Fleet.
Thursday, September 14 – Friday, September 15
3:00 – 6:30 pm Thursday, 7:30 am – 9:00 pm Friday
Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
About the sponsor:
The Los Angeles World Affairs Council is Southern California’s largest foreign affairs forum. Founded 64 years ago, the Council is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization whose mission is to engage Americans with the outside world. The Council hosts over 70 events per year, including speaker series, debates, foreign film screenings and high level conferences. It also has an outreach program to bring in public high school students to our events.