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MEDIA ADVISORY: ATTENTION BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY WRITERS


Berkeley Asia Business Conference: "Asia: Bridge to the Future"


Contact: Ute Frey
(510) 642-0342
frey@haas.berkeley.edu


WHAT:
The fourth annual Berkeley Asia Business Conference at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business, titled "Asia-Bridge to the Future," will address current topics and opportunities in Asian business.


The event organized by Haas MBA students brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, alumni, graduate students, and international advocates.


WHEN:
Saturday, February 28, 2004
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


WHO:
Morning Keynote:
Goanpot Asvinvichit, President & CEO of The Government Savings Bank of Thailand


Afternoon Keynote:
Kathie L. Krumm, Deputy Director and Senior Adviser in the World Bank for the East Asia and Pacific Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) group


TOPICS:
The Discovery Channel: Venture Capital in China
Back-end Networking: Building out Asia's Wireless Infrastructure
Imitation to Innovation: The Evolution of Tech Development in Asia
Fabricating the Future: The Truth about Semiconductors in Asia
Biopharma in Asia: Hunting for Blockbusters in the Land of Elephants and Dragons
Conflicts of Interest, Inflation and Policy: Asian Monetary Valuation
Thumb Economy: Always on. Always Connected.
Long Distance Relationship: America's Love Affair with Asian Products
In Search of Hockey Sticks: Targeting Asian Consumers
Software Business in China: Does China have what IT takes?


Panelists include more than top executives from companies including NTT Docomo, Accela, Bayer, Panasonic, Price Waterhouse Coopers, ChinaVest, Hitachi, Intel, Applied Materials, Bank of China, Adobe, Cisco, and PRC Direct.


The Biz Park will feature Toyota's Prius hybrid, Sony's Aibo robots, and Toto's latest appliances, as well as products by Asiana, NTT Advanced Technology, and many more.


WHERE:
UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. The Haas School is located just off Gayley Road on the east side of the campus, across from Memorial Stadium.


DETAILS:
Additional information is available at www.berkeleyabc.org. Admission is free for media representatives. To RSVP, contact Ute Frey at (510) 642-0324 or frey@haas.berkeley.edu.