AsianMBA Career Expo Sept. 10-12

The first ever Asian MBA (AMBA) Leadership Conference & Career Expo is a ground breaking event with a mission to connect and empower top Asian American MBAs and professionals. For years, the corporate sector has recognized the growing talent base of Asian American leaders, but has lacked unity and cohesion in bringing the community together-until now. AMBA is proud to host this inaugural event and bring you a program that addresses critical issues on Asian leadership. Following the enormous successes of The National Black MBA Association and National Society of Hispanic MBAsconferences, we are confident our efforts will galvanize and inspire present and emerging Asian leaders toRise to New Heights.


Over the course of two and a half days, MBAs, executives and distinguished leaders will partake in the largest professional development, recruiting and networking event ever staged for the Asian American community. The event is expected to attract over 8,000 attendees from global companies, government, not-for profit organizations and universities. AMBA’s Leadership Conference will be comprised of powerful and progressive professional leadership and development workshops, networking sessions, speeches & seminars delivered by acclaimed industry experts and prominent community figures. AMBA is also hosting a Career Expo, which offers unparalleled opportunities for leading companies to connect with the nation’s best Asian American talent.

So join us and be a part of this historic event, an event that will be the agent of change and standard setting for many decades to come.

AMBA Leadership Conference & Expo Agenda

Leadership Conference Thursday September 10, 2009: Day 1: Opening Session ** For Full Conference Leadership Participants only

Location: National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center One Bowling Green New York City


Registration, Kick-off & Introduction Evening Reception

Leadership Conference Friday September 11, 2009: Day 2: Full day Session 

** For Full Conference Leadership Participants only

Location: Jacob Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street New York City

All Day Conference Registration , Internet Café & Work Stations 8.30am

AMBA Leadership Breakfast  Keynote Address

Jane Hyun – Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling


Plenary Session

CSW Global

9:35am to 5:00 pm

Concurrent Seminars

  • Asian Women in Leadership
  • stereoTYPICAL? Asian Images and Perceptions
  • Minority Report – Asian Diversity Initiatives within the Corporate Landscape
  • Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists
  • Life After Wall Street – Change management.  Learn how to transfer skills honed at our daily jobs to new careers
  • Catalyst for Change: New Career Opportunities in Government and Non-Profit
  • Tapping into the Tiger Economies – Leveraging the opportunities in Asia

9:35 am to 5:00 pm

Professional Development Workshops

  • Negotiation Techniques
  • 21st Century Leader prsented by Leap
  • 10Ks of Personal Branding presented by Kaplan Mobray


Leadership Luncheon Keynote Address

John Kim – CEO New York Life Investment Management

Dr. Steve Robbins


Plenary Session

Prof. Joesph Stiglitz

6.00pm Pre-Gala Cocktail Networking Reception (Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel- Times Sq) 7.00pm

Gala Awards Dinner and Entertainment  Keynote Address Award Presentations for:

  • Corporate Excellence
  • Asian American Trail Blazers
  • Asian American Community Service Awards  
  • Top Ten Companies for Asian Americans   

Entertainment – Performances by Asian American Artists

(Location: Marriott Marquis Hotel- Times Sq)


AMBA Career Expo  Saturday September 12, 2009: Day 3: Full day Session

Location: Jacob Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street New York City All Day Conference Registration , Internet Café & Work Stations 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Full Day Career Expo 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Career Clinic and Coaching Center

  • Resume Writing/ Interview Tips
  • Networking Tips/ Public Speaking

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Company Informational Sessions


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