The 7th Annual Ascend National Convention, the Largest Pan-Asian Business Event of the Year, to Take Place in Washington D.C. on August 23rd to 25th, 2014

The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta to receive Ascend Lifetime Achievement Award

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This year’s convention theme 'Building Connections, Building Leaders, Building Growth' speaks to the lifelong objectives, commitment and principles that Ascend is founded on.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 07, 2014

Ascend, the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America is holding its 7th Annual National Convention & Career Fair in Washington D.C. on August 23rd to 25th. The Ascend National Convention is the largest gathering of Pan-Asian business leaders and professionals in North America with over 2,000 attendees.

Top industry leaders, senior executives and professionals, along with MBAs and undergraduate students representing over 250 corporations and universities participate in three days of leadership and professional development and networking. At this year’s convention, we will recognize Norman Y. Mineta, Retired United States Secretary of Transportation and Founder of the Mineta Transportation Institute with the Ascend Lifetime Achievement Award. The announcement was made today by Jeff Chin, the Ascend National President. The award recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary and integral contributions to the Pan-Asian community throughout their career.

This year’s convention theme “Building Connections, Building Leaders, Building Growth” speaks to the lifelong objectives, commitment and principles that Ascend is founded on. This year, we are honored to have many great leaders speak at Ascend’s Convention, such as SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar and John Veihmeyer, Global Chairman of KPMG International and Chairman and CEO of KPMG in the U.S.

Jeff Chin said: “We are so excited to be bringing the Ascend National Convention to our Nation’s Capital. Come join us at the Washington Hilton in August and experience the premier Pan-Asian business event of the year!”

Founded in 2005, Ascend is today the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America and reaches over 60,000 people with 30 student chapters and 17 professional chapters located in both the United States and Canada. Ascend offers robust professional development and career enhancement programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent.

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Ascend is the premier professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, corporate partners and the professional Pan-Asian community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asian professionals worldwide. To learn more, please visit: http://www.ascendleadership.org.


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