Summit IV

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Making Impact: Diversity and Inclusion is a Business Strategy

We Need Your Leadership and Participation

We are seeking strategic partners to source speakers, drive attendance, promote and fund this important Summit. As a partner, your company will be seen as one that truly cares about D&I, and implementing positive change.

Summit Co-Chairs:

John Wang,

Founder and President,

Asian American Business Development Center

Phyllis Campbell,

Chairman, Pacific Northwest Vice Chairman,

JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Established in 2016, Asian American Business Roundtable (AABR) summits attract outstanding senior New Majority (African American, Hispanic and Asian) business executives, who come together to generate ideas and provide counsel on business and leadership issues of broad social and economic interest. From 2016 to 2018 last three AABR summits attracted more than 140 speakers representing 105 companies and 38 organizations from across the United States. The AABR is seen by them as a platform to collaborate and a catalyst for business opportunities and groundbreaking solutions for social good.

2018 Summit was particularly special. We introduced New Majority Alliance (NMA), which embraces the Asian, African, Latino and Native American communities and aims to promote diversity and inclusion, as well as to seek enhanced collaboration in support of joint interest for a global talent base. NMA have also joined forces with a new dynamic organization, the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion.  Were proud to be a partner in CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion as we all look forward to being active agents of change in the years ahead.

Event Description:

Diversity and Inclusion has been a recognized issue facing businesses, academia and non-profit sector.  Companies reportedly spend almost $8 billion a year in diversity training. However, despite various efforts, there is still stunning lack of diversity in boardrooms and C-suites.  This years Summit ambitiously builds on last years call to action and aims to amplify the influence of senior business leaders from all different industries and ethnicities, in a diverse forum for them to meet likeminded individuals and collaborate on highlighting practical impactful strategies to bring forth change. Asian American Business Roundtable will chair a multicultural, cross-sector discussion of key topics including: influence of Asian American CEOs and New Majority women leaders on corporate America and D&I strategies; building and mining New Majority leadership talent pipelines, including insights into executive search process; positioning Employee Resource Groups as strategic agents of change; community development strategies toward greater economic inclusion, and more.

Why Attend ?

“Future attendees coming to AABR can expect a number of things: first and foremost, an opportunity to learn, share ideas and most importantly to help develop platforms and thoughts and leadership for the future; Secondly, its a great opportunity to build that network to a personal level.”

— Mehmood Khan, M.D., Vice Chair & Chief Scientific Officer, Global R&D, PepsiCo

  • AABR Summit provides an effective channel through which corporations are able to demonstrate their commitment to a diverse workforce and leadership.
  • Share your successful D&I practices while collaborating with others on new initiatives. Play an active role by participating in discussions with hundreds of participants from large and small corporations from all over the US.
  • Connect with, and learn from, those who are leading New Majority Alliance and understand why it matters for minority communities, mainstream business and society. 
  • Acquire examples, strategies and tactics to move your organization from D&I talk to meaningful action.

What to Expect

Estimated 250 participants.The day of the Summit includes keynote speakers (opening keynote, luncheon keynote, morning and afternoon keynotes), interactive panels, multiple networking opportunities, breakfast, lunch and end-of-day reception.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this proposal. We hope you will be able to have a strong and visible leadership presence at the Summit. We look forward to connecting with you on how we can mutually benefit from this remarkable event.

Click HERE to view the 2019 Overview