• Friday, April 8, 2022 | 8:00AM-3:00PM

    Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
    2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta GA 30339

    8:00AM-9:00AM | Breakfast & Registration


    9:00AM-9:30AM | Opening & Introductions | Sponsored by KSU Office of VP for Research

    Habersham Ballroom

    May Gao, SAUPO Chair, Professor of Communication & Asian Studies, KSU

    Catherine "Katie" Kaukinen, Dean, Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, KSU

    Ivan Pulinkala, Interim Provost and VPAA, Kennesaw State University

    Phaedra Corso, Vice President for Research, Kennesaw State University 

    Honorable Kazuyuki Takeuchi, Consul General of Japan in Atlanta


    9:30AM-10:30AM | Sponsored by KSU Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences & KSU Wellstar College of Health and Human Services

    Habersham Ballroom

    SAUPO Panel #1: Pandemic, Communication and Organizations

    Moderator: Monica Swahn, Dean, Wellstar College of Health and Human Services, KSU

    Dan Forsman, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HS Georgia Properties

    JR Wilson, Vice President for Tower Strategy & Roaming, AT&T 

    Nagendra Roy, CEO, AanseaCore

    Marcy Sperry, Founder, Vivid IP


    10:30AM-11:00AM | Morning Networking Break | Sponsored by the State of Georgia & AanseaCore

    Garden Court


    11:00AM-12:00PM | Sponsored by KSU Coles College of Business and Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

    Habersham Ballroom

    SAUPO Panel #2: Supply Chain Bottlenecks, Reshoring and Environmental Issues

    Moderator: Ian Ferguson, Dean, Southern Poly College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

    David Kirk, President & CEO, Murata Electronics 

    Jessica Cork, Vice President, YKK Corporation of America

    Wendy Lu, Partner, International Tax Services, Aprio

    Stacy Watson, Director, Economic & Industrial Development, Georgia Ports Authority


    12:00PM-1:30PM | Networking Lunch | Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties (BHHS) and aiLegal

    Garden Court


    1:30PM-2:30PM | Sponsored by KSU Coles College of Business

    Habersham Ballroom

    SAUPO Panel #3: Doing Business with Asia

    Moderator: George Mui, Managing Partner, Global Consultants United

    Athar Khan, Director, International Specialty Sales, Delta Air Lines 

    Stella Xu, Georgia Department of Economic Development

    William Strang, President, TOTO USA 

    Candy Nip, Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, NYC 

    Lucy Lu, Founder & CEO, aiLegal 


    2:30PM-3:00PM | Afternoon Networking Break | Sponsored by Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, NYC & Aprio

    Garden Court


    SAUPO 2022 goes from 8:00AM to 3:00PM, Friday April 8, 2022, in person

    • Ivan Pulinkala | Interim Provost, Kennesaw State University
    • Kazuyuki Takeuchi | Consul General of Japan in Atlanta
    • Dan Forsman | President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HS GA
    • David Kirk | President & CEO, Murata Electronics
    • JR Wilson | Vice President, AT&T
    • Phaedra Corso | Vice President, Kennesaw State University
    • Candy Nip, Director | Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
    • Jessica Cork | Vice President, YKK Corporation of America
    • Stella Xu | Georgia Dept of Economic Development
    • Georgia Mui | Managing Partner, Global Consultants United
    • Stacy Watson | Georgia Ports Authority
    • Lucy Lu | Founder & CEO, aiLegal
    • Marcy Sperry | Founder, Vivid IP
    • William Strang | President, TOTO USA
    • Nagendra Roy | CEO, AanseaCore
    • Wendy Lu | Partner, Aprio
    • Catherine "Katie" Kaukinen | Dean, Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, KSU
    • Monica Swahn | Dean, Wellstar College of Health and HS
    • Athar Khan | Director, International Specialty Sales, Delta Air Lines
    • Ian Ferguson | Dean, KSU Southern Poly CEET

 

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