Future of Asia Conference September 15-16, 2016
Los Angeles
About Future of Asia Conference

Asia and the US are the most dynamic and innovative regions in the world, and their combined talent, capital and entrepreneurial spirit will jointly shape the global economy in the 21st century.

By 2030 Asia will have tripled its middle class population to some 3 billion people – and by 2050 more than 50% of world GDP will be generated in Asia, up from one third today. This exponential rate of change also brings challenges – economic, social, political, military, cultural and environmental.

The Future of Asia Conference will have keynote speakers and panel discussions addressing opportunities and answering questions about this rapidly-transforming continent of 4.4 billion people – and how it will relate to California and the US.


As a reference point and conversation starter for the Conference, view and download the e-book: Future of Asia: By the Numbers 100 Facts.

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Topics  and  Schedule
Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Time Starlight Ballroom Wedgewood Ballroom Wilshire I
5:00 pm
Asia 2030
7:30 pm   Keynote
Why the Indo-Asia Pacific matters to the US

Friday, September 16, 2016
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Time Starlight Ballroom Wedgewood Ballroom Wilshire I
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Polling Asia
9:00 am - 10:00 am
China's Economy
9:00 am
9:30 am
Japan: Super-Aging Society
9:30 am
10:00 am
Asian Youth Culture
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Reimagining India
Healthcare Across Asia
Entertaining Asia
11:00 am   Break
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Change in Japan
11:30 am
12:00 pm
India Abroad
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
Future of Technology: Alibaba
12:30 pm
Lunch & Keynote
Andy Xie on Business in China
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Asia's Security
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
One Belt One Road
2:30 pm
3:30 pm
New Asian Business Models
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Submarines to Satellites
China Dream
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
Taiwan Looking Forwards
4:00 pm   Break
4:15 - 5:15 pm
US - China
Future of Asian Cities
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Future of Cars
Pyongyang - Seoul
6:30 pm Closing Reception
Media Partners
Los Angeles Times
Korea Times
China Daily
Asia Society
Japan America Society
Air Canada
USC Marshall IBEAR
Conference Host

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council was founded in 1953 as a non-partisan institution, and is the biggest foreign policy forum in southern California. The Council’s mission is to help inform Americans about foreign affairs. The Council has hosted eight U.S. presidents and some 250 foreign heads of state, along with a long list of other high-level international figures.

We have recently had as speakers former US President Bill Clinton, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Philippines President Benigno S. Aquio III, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Ghana’s President John Mahama, China’s Culture Minister Cai Wu, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Republican Senator John McCain from Arizona, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein from California, and billionaire-entrepreneur Elon Musk.

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For sponsorship information,
contact Christina Doheny:
Ph: (424) 258-6160
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