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NU Center for Emerging Markets Annual Symposium on ‘The Rise of Asia'


To thrive in the future, US companies must figure out how to leverage Asia in their global strategies. Hear from CEOs and senior executives who will share insights on how best to source from, sell into, and innovate in Asia, given the trends in technology and the outlook for globalization.

This event, organized by the Center for Emerging Markets, is free of charge but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Light lunch included. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

The event will be live streamed here. Watch the entire symposium live, or use the agenda below to decide what topic you'd like to learn more about.

The Symposium will be moderated by Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy, Director, Center for Emerging Markets. Ramamurti does research and consulting on strategy and innovation in emerging economies. His earlier work also focused on business-government relations in emerging economies. He has published several articles and books on multinationals from emerging markets and on the topic of “reverse innovation. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, MIT, IMD-Switzerland, and the University of Pennsylvania.





Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcome, Emery Trahan, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, D’Amore-McKim School  of Business, Northeastern University

Introduction, Ravi Ramamurti, University Distinguished Professor and Director, CEM, Northeastern Univ.


The Rise of Asia: An Overview

Jimmy Weng (BSBA ’07), Head of Offshore Investment Strategies and Portfolio Manager, ICBC-Credit Suisse Asset Management, Hong Kong


Asia and Emerging Markets’ Expanding Role in Thermo Fisher Scientific: Lessons of Experience

Syed Jafry, SVP and President—Regions, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham (and CEM Board member)


Connecting with Consumers in Asia Pacific. Procter & Gamble’s experience

Suran Magesvaran, President, P&G Asia-Pacific and P&G India-Middle East-Africa, Singapore


Coffee Break

(Speakers’ group photograph)


Offshoring Services and Manufacturing to Asia: The Case of Piramal

Vivek Sharma, CEO, Piramal Pharma Solutions, Boston


Asia’s Role in Schneider Electric’s IOT and Digitization Strategy

Cyril Perducat, EVP, IOT and Digital Offers, Schneider Electric, Boston (and CEM Board member)


How US Companies are Partnering with Private Equity in Asia

Peter Goodson, Distinguished Fellow, Emerging Markets Institute, INSEAD


Lunch Buffet


Investment Opportunities in China: A Personal Journey

Jack Perkowski, CEO, JFP Holdings, Beijing (and CEM Board member)


Conclusions, Ravi Ramamurti, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University


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Northeastern University, USA | June 5th, 2018
Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University

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