SAUPO 2024

Thanks to your support, SAUPO-2024-Atlanta on Friday 04/12/24 was a complete success. Over 300 distinguished guests from Asia Pacific came in person, and over 500 online audiences attended SAUPO via live streaming. We learned so much about strategies to achieve global sustainability, ways to adopt artificial intelligence and new areas of business investment.

Please enjoy and download 2024 SAUPO photos.

2024 SAUPO Photos


Dr. May Gao, the SAUPO Chair has received warm congratulatory messages from both onsite participants and online audience. Here are some examples: 

  • Today was amazing, and we are so grateful to be part ! SAUPO 2024 was truly an extraordinary event! You inspire us all, May Gao!”

  • Thank you to members of the SAUPO Planning Committee and all SAUPO volunteers. SAUPO provided excellent learning opportunities for us new entrepreneurs. SAUPO 2024 was very successful and we look forward to next year’s event.”

  • SAUPO conference was of superb quality. The organizational work was seamless. Thank you for your hard work.”

  • Congratulations to Dr. May Gao and the entire team for another successful Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO). KSU Wellstar College was thrilled to sponsor and moderate the panel on sustainability. Thanks to the terrific panel of dynamic leaders who are champions for sustainability in their sectors and organizations. They shared great insights from their vast experiences and how they influence sustainability practices. In Wellstar College, we believe in transforming lives locally and globally. Facilitating international partnerships for our faculty and students is very important. SAUPO was a great opportunity for engagement and networking. What a terrific job and coordination! Great event!”

  • Symposium on Asia-US partnership opportunities(SAUPO) 2024 was a great success! We are honored to have so many leaders in industry, government and education to join us and have meaningful dialogues and collaborations! Many thanks to KSU colleagues and students who come to support and help to make it happen! See you in 2025 in Tokyo!”

  • SAUPO is the largest Asian business summit in the United States, and our Chinese-American Business Association of Atlanta (CBAA) is one of its sponsors this year again. A delegation of nine members from CBAA attended the conference. The summit delved into topics such as sustainability, artificial intelligence technology and innovation, as well as trends in business and investment.”

  • It was great to see old friends from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Joan Hills, as well as Ms. Zhao, the head of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade/China Chamber of International Commerce. Congratulations to Dr. May Gao and the SAUPO team for another successful event and job well done ! Next year's summit will be held in Tokyo, Japan.”

  • Dr. May Gao, thank you for having us all in the amazing SAUPO event and I was able to meet with so many amazing individuals including the students and enjoyed your presentation. Thank you for your utmost effort to create such an impactful event to connect the Asian and American businesses. We will meet again soon!”

  • Dr. Gao, It was wonderful to be connected to you through George Mui. I enjoyed the SAUPO Symposium and you have done an outstanding job! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos and I look forward to staying connected.”

  • Fantastic job, May! SAUPO was amazingly organized, and really well attended!”

  • Thank you very much for inviting and allowing me to participate in SAUPO 2024.  It was a fantastic event.  You led a very energized team to produce an outstanding event.  It was a pleasure meeting others from KSU, including several of your support staff.”

  • Congratulations on a first class program!”

  • Dr. May Gao, Great pleasure to speak at the SAUPO. Great and successful event! ”

  • Dear May Gao, Thanks for this successful event! I am looking forward to seeing you again! Best regards”

  • I had the opportunity to volunteer at the SAUPO event hosted by the esteemed Dr. May Hongmei Gao. I was able to make great connections and listen to wonderful speakers! It was an inspiring experience, and I am glad to have enjoyed this event with some wonderful cohort members!”

  • I was honored to volunteer at and attend the Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO). The panels were insightful, covering the future of business, sustainability, innovation, and AI.”

  • Grateful for the opportunity to volunteer at SAUPO, the largest Asia business conference in the USA, hosted by my professor Dr. May Gao. Today, I learned so much about artificial intelligence, communication strategies, sustainability, and a list of things that would take me days to name from the amazing guest speakers. Thank you to Dr. May Hongmei Gao for this enriching experience today at Kennesaw State University!”

  • I had such an amazing time attending SAUPO today. It was so cool to be in the same room as business leaders, investors, policy makers, community leaders, scholars and diplomats from all over the world to learn about the future of business, sustainability, innovation and technology.”

  • Woodstock Mayor Michael Caldwell said he had a blast speaking at SAUPO. We are happy to be there for the City of Woodstock, GA. We met a few potential investors from Asia at SAUPO. SAUPO was a great event for everyone.”

  • Attending SAUPO was an excellent opportunity to engage with community leaders, business innovators, scholars, and diplomats. I am deeply inspired by the strong female role models in my program and grateful for Dr. Gao's mentorship and her efforts in organizing this event. I had the chance to network with many companies, fostering new connections and friendships!”

  • Thank you for letting me be a part of SAUPO. I found the talks enlightening, and came away with interesting ideas and innovative connections, some of which will inform my teaching. SAUPO was seamless and I know how difficult that can be! Merci!”

  • Thank you again for organizing and inviting me to such an amazing event at SAUPO! Looking forward to working with you on the next one soon!”

  • SAUPO was wonderful this year. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you in the planning process! I especially loved the first panel.”

  • Congrats on a wonderful event! I watched SAUPO via livestream.”

  • Hi! I’m watching online via live streaming! Great panel on sustainability.”

  • Thank you for inviting me to the SAUPO. I was able to make a lot of connections, new and old, and I am excited to see where they go from there.”