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2018 Asian American Business Roundtable Summit Presents:

The New Majority is the New Normal for Businesses

— Message from Co-Chairs (John Wang, Ron Parker, Cid Wilson)

We’re proud to announce that the Asian American Business Roundtable Summit will be held January 29-30, 2018 at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Conference Center, New York City.

Diverse and inclusive workplaces lead to more robust and competitive businesses. America’s society is transforming as key minority ethnic groups gradually become the majority population in some large urban areas and states. The buying power of this “New Majority” bloc is growing exponentially, with the combined consumer muscle of African Americans, Asian Americans and Latinos forecast to reach over $4.1 trillion in 2019. This development cannot be ignored. Forward-thinking business leaders are taking steps to harness the new mainstream economy to their strategic plans.

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 successfully hosted its first and second Summit in January 2016 and January 2017, attracting over 500 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.

Fortified by an alliance with the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the 2018 summit will chair a multicultural discussion of key topics including: redefining diversity in businesses, cultural identity for the new generation, investing in multicultural startups, minority women in the C-Suite, impact of shifting ethnicity on politics and case studies of collaboration across cultures. As a participant you will be able to:

  • Witness and participate in the formation of the “New Majority Alliance” and understand why it matters for minority communities, mainstream business and society.
  • Take advantage of the resources and networks of the “New Majority Alliance” to advance your business goals.
  • Acquire examples, strategies and tactics useful in building cross-cultural coalitions.
  • Connect with, and learn from, those who are leading CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. Discover how you and your business can play a role and benefit from these changes.

Diversity and inclusion are the new normal for businesses. CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, university heads and association leaders have recognized this reality.  They are pledging to work together to create workplaces that bring together the best talents, perspectives and experiences.

With the 2018 summit, the Roundtable is expanding its vision to embrace a multicultural agenda. We sincerely hope that you will provide  a strong and visible leadership presence and support the summit by considering how you and organization can assist with resources including funding, nominating speakers and sponsoring participants who are stakeholders in diversity and inclusion.

Yours truly,

John Wang, President, Asian American Business Development Center

Ron Parker, Executive Leadership Council

Cid Wilson, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility