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USC Marshall School of Business Pacific Rim Forum Set for Oct. 18-20


October 17, 2012 - Los Angeles, United States

On October 18-20, USC Marshall School of Business will host its Pacific Rim Business Forum in Bali, where 200 participants from 20 economies will meet to discuss some of Asia’s most interesting business opportunities.

Indonesia is home to more than 238 million people—the world’s fourth-largest population—as well as 1,500 USC alumni. The country expects to grow from the 16th largest economy to one of the world’s top ten by 2020.

The Forum will focus on a number of important issues in the Pacific Rim, including opportunities to improve transportation and infrastructure, trends in agribusiness and sustainability, and the development of programs in corporate social responsibility.

The Pacific Rim Forum will feature:

Welcome Remarks:

  • Holip Soekawan, President of Alumni of USC in Indonesia (AUSCI) and Managing Director, ERHO Security Solutions, Inc., Indonesia
  • Mari Pangestu, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia
  • Selo Imrohoroglu, Assistant Dean & Director, IBEAR MBA Program, USC Marshall School of Business

Conversation with Ambassador Cameron Hume, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, (2007-2010)

  • Moderator: Richard Drobnick, Director, Center for International Business, USC Marshall School of Business

Closing Comments

  • Tommy Papa, Chairman, USC Marshall School of Business Alumni Association and Managing Director, Ventana-Global China Holdings
  • Richard Drobnick, Director, Center for International Business and Research, USC Marshall School of Business

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

Pacific Rim Economic Outlook

  • Ndiame Diop, Lead Economist, World Bank, Indonesia
  • Fauzi Ichsan, Senior Economist for Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank, Indonesia
  • Takatoshi Ito, Dean of Graduate School of Public Policy & Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo
  • Marcus Lu, Head of Hard Commodities, Mercuria, China
  • Moderator: Selo Imrohoroglu, Assistant Dean & Academic Director, IBEAR MBA Program, USC Marshall School of Business

National Efforts to Promote the “Creative Economy”

  • Mari Pangestu, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia
  • Peter Gontha, Member, Indonesian Economic Council & Indonesian Investment Board and Publisher, Berita Satu Group, Indonesia
  • Yoris Sebastian, Founder & CEO, Creative Junkies, Indonesia
  • Moderator: Ryoko Komatsuzaki, Managing Director, Let’s Go Australia

Family Business Challenges and Opportunities in Pacific Rim Economies

  • David Chang, President, China Credit Information Service, Ltd, Taiwan
  • Yosuke Honjo, President and CEO, ITO EN (North America), Inc., Japan
  • Teong Wan Ong, Chairman and Managing Consultant, ManagementWise Pte Ltd., Singapore
  • Anne Sutanto, Vice President Director, PT Pan Brothers, Indonesia
  • Moderator: Yoshi Sano, President, Pacific Alliance Group, Los Angeles

Agribusiness and Sustainability Opportunities in Pacific Rim Economies

  • Husodo Angkosubroto, Chairman, PT Gunung Sewu Kencana, Indonesia
  • Harun Hajadi, Managing Director, PT Ciputra, Indonesia
  • Rudyan Kopot, Chairman, PT Menteng Kencana Mas and Chairman, Permanent Committee on Plantations, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN)
  • Moderator: Jatna Supriatna, Director, Research Center on Climate Change, University of Indonesia

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities in Pacific Rim Economies

  • Carl Everett, CEO, Capital Services Group, Japan
  • Michael Jung Sae Lee, Director, Smile Microcredit Volunteers, Smile Microcredit Bank, and former CEO, PT Bank Hana (in Indonesia), Korea
  • Tjahjono Soerjodibroto, National Director, World Vision, Indonesia
  • Andru Subowo, Managing Director, Bramadi Capital, Indonesia
  • Moderator: Karla Wiseman, Assistant Dean and Executive Director, Executive Education, USC Marshall School of Business

Indonesia’s Attractiveness to Foreign Direct Investors

  • Cameron Hume, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, (2007-2010)
  • Himawan Hariyoga, Deputy Chairman, Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board
  • Jean Louis Guillou, Country Head, PT. Cargill Indonesia
  • Edwin Soeryadjaya, Chairman, Saratoga Capital, Indonesia
  • Moderator: Richard Drobnick, Director, Center for International Business and Research, USC Marshall School of Business

Transportation and Infrastructure Opportunities in Pacific Rim Economies

  • Martin Craigs, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Thailand
  • Katsuji Doi, Representative Director, EVP & General Manager-Administration, Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation Singapore
  • Emirsyah Satar, Chief Executive Officer, Garuda Airlines, Indonesia
  • Moderator: Ali Douraghy, Science Diplomacy Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAA), Indonesia

Closing Remarks

  • Husodo Angkosubroto, Chairman of the Board, Alumni of USC in Indonesia
  • Selo Imrohoroglu, Assistant Dean & Director, IBEAR MBA Program, USC Marshall School of Business
  • Richard Drobnick, Director, Center for International Business and Research, USC Marshall School of Business

The Marshall School of Business has strong ties to the international community—this year marks 35 years of the school’s International Business Education and Research (IBEAR) MBA program, which is one of the organizers of the Bali program, in partnership with the Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) and the Alumni of University of Southern California in Indonesia (AUSCI).

Forum sponsors include: Adaro (Indonesia), BEIMAR (USA), Capital Services Group (Japan), CESL Asia (Hong Kong), Hang Lung Properties Group (Hong Kong), Hasjarat Abadi (Indonesia), Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Korean Air Lines, Lippo Group (Indonesia), Mercuria (China), Pan Brothers (Indonesia). Panasonic Aviation Group (Hong Kong), Rajawali (Indonesia), and Rekso (Indonesia).

For more information on the conference, go to: http://www.marshall.usc.edu/news/events/2012/marshall-pacific-rim-business-forum-bali

CONTACTS : USC Marshall School of Business Media Contact in Indonesia: Eric Chow echow@marshall.usc.edu or US Media Contact: Amy Blumenthal, 213-740-5552 amyblume@marshall.usc.edu

Source: Business Wire India

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