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2017 Asian American Business Roundtable Summit Presents:

The New Majority – Igniting the Future through Inclusion and Partnerships

— Message from Co-Chairs (Mehmood Khan and John Wang)


We’re proud to announce that the Asian American Business Roundtable Summit will be held January 11-13, 2017 at The Venetian, Las Vegas. With the theme of the “New Majority” that embraces the Asian,  African American, Latino and Native American communities, the Summit seeks to harness the strengths and encourage strategic partnerships as the ethnic communities gradually grow into a demographic majority in the United States.

This population shift carries profound implications for the business and corporate world. The combined consumer power of the New Majority is forecast to reach over $4.1 trillion in 2019. If it were a separate country, the New Majority would be the third largest economy in the world, after the U.S. and China.

The Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) is proud to be convening an exploration of the New Majority.

Through the Asian American Business Roundtable(AABR), the AABDC has created a forum where highly successful and high potential Asian American professionals can collaborate to increase their capacity to exert influence in their respective industries.

The AABR hosted its first Summit in January 2016, attracting about 200 Asian American business men and women from across the country, with more than half from executive levels. Speakers, sponsors and participants converged from a Who’s Who of U.S. corporations and leading organizations.

The mission of the Asian American Business Roundtable is to provide opportunities to inform and connect; build a collective message and voice; inspire continued successful business opportunities and to drive the development of groundbreaking solutions for social good. Its objectives are to:

  • Increase the visibility and presence of Asian Americans in the U.S. business arena
  • Address national and global business challenges of the 21st Century
  • Assist global corporations seeking to expand their market presence in Asia
  • Assist Asia-based entities seeking to develop partnerships with U.S. companies

With the 2017 summit, the Roundtable is expanding its vision to embrace a multicultural agenda. We sincerely hope that you will support the Summit by considering how you and organization can assist with resources including funding, speakers and sponsoring participants who are stakeholders in diversity and inclusion.

“Building on the success of the inaugural Roundtable Summit in January 2016, this upcoming gathering promises to broaden and deepen the connections, collaboration and contributions amongst America’s vibrant ethnic communities,” 

– Mehmood Khan, AABR Summit Co-Chair, PepsiCo Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global R&D.

Yours truly,

John Wang

President, Asian American Business Development Center

2016 Inaugural Asian American Business Roundtable Summit Final Report and Feedback