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Webinar: Asia’s Future is Now

To enable business leaders to better develop new strategies and thrive in the Asian Century, Asian Century, Asia Society Southern California is collaborating with the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) on a series of live webcast events over 2020.

January 8, 2020 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Jeongmin Seong, Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), who will share insights from McKinsey’s research series on the Future of Asia. Jeongmin will decipher the region’s many facets, from trade flows and the corporate ecosystem to technology and the Asian consumer. Ira Kasoff will be moderating.

Ira Kasoff

Ira Kasoff, Asia Society Southern California Advisory Board member. He has lived and worked extensively in the region – ten years in mainland China, eight years in Japan, eight in Hong Kong, and two in Taiwan. From 2010-13 he was Senior Counselor at APCO Worldwide, a global public affairs consultancy, and serves currently on APCO's International Advisory Council. Before joining APCO, Ira served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, where he oversaw Asia trade policy for the Department, engaged in trade negotiations with officials of key counterpart governments, including China, Japan, and Korea, and served as the senior advisor on Asia to two Secretaries of Commerce, Carlos Gutierrez and Gary Locke.

Jeongmin Seong

Jeongmin Seong, Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute. He leads MGI’s research teams in China, working on global as well as China-focused themes. Jeongmin’s recent research has focused on technology, innovation and China’s economic transition. He has co-authored a number of high profile MGI reports and discussion papers.

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