The 8th Annual Ascend National Convention, the Largest Pan-Asian Business Event of the Year, to Take Place in New York on August 29th to 31st, 2015

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Deloitte Chairman of the Board Mike Fucci to appear as a keynote speaker at the Ascend Benefit & Awards Dinner as Ascend celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Ascend's 10-Year Anniversary

Jeff Chin, the Ascend National President, said: “I am so excited that Ascend is 10 years old! It is only fitting that our National Convention is held where it all began, in New York City."

Ascend, the largest non-profit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals in North America is celebrating its 10th Anniversary at its 8th Annual National Convention in New York City, August 29th to 31st. The Ascend Convention will be the largest gathering of Pan-Asian business leaders in North America with an expected 2,000+ registered participants.

The Convention theme this year is “What success looks like – Agile, Innovative, Bold”, which speaks to the characteristics and aspirations that individuals must possess and develop in order to thrive in our increasingly borderless, competitive, and complex world. Ascend is honored to have numerous industry leaders and senior executives from Corporate America speak at its Convention, such as Irene Chang Britt, Board Director, Dunkin’ Brands Group; Alice Young, Board Director, AXIS Capital Holdings, Ltd. and Founder, Alice Young Advisory; Carl S. Carande, Vice Chair – Advisory, KPMG; Carolyn Slaski, Americas Vice Chair – Talent, EY; S. Shariq Yosufzai, Vice President, Global Diversity, Chevron Corporation; Connie Chen, Manager, Global Marketing Strategy and Planning, The Walt Disney Company; and Kimo Kippen, Chief Learning Officer, Hilton Worldwide as well as executives from PwC, Bank of America, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential and Grant Thornton to name a few.

This year, Ascend will also have two authors and inspirational speakers in attendance: Joe Jordan, Author of “Living a Life of Significance” and Dennis N. T. Perkins, Author of "Leading at The Edge"and CEO of The Syncretics Group. In addition, Ascend is pleased to have Betty Liu, Anchor/Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Market Day and Richard Lui, Journalist and News Anchor, MSNBC and NBC News, appear as moderators. As a career lifecycle membership organization, Ascend's three-day Convention programming includes networking and professional enhancement opportunities for all Ascend members – from university students to professionals to senior executives and corporate board members. The Career Fair offers a fantastic opportunity for students to meet with various companies, learn about their career offerings, as well as network with industry leaders and key decision-makers.

Jeff Chin, the Ascend National President, said, “I am so excited that Ascend is 10 years old! It is only fitting that our National Convention is held where it all began, in New York City. Come join us at the New York Hilton Midtown in August and experience the premier Pan-Asian business event of the year and take part in all the birthday celebrations!”

Ascend is proud to announce Mike Fucci, Deloitte Chairman of the Board, as the Awards and Benefit Dinner keynote speaker. Ascend will continue the tradition of honoring business leaders who have made significant contributions to the Pan-Asian community. At this year’s convention, Ascend will recognize Nelson Chai, President, CIT Group Inc. with the Deloitte’s Ascend Leadership Award; Seong Ohm, Senior Vice President, Sam’s Club with the Ascend Inspiring Across Generations (IAG): Inspirational Leader Award; Sara Kumiko Abiusi, Managing Director, Accenture and Yogesh Bahl, Managing Director, AlixPartners with the Ascend Inspiring Across Generations (IAG): High Impact Leader Awards; and Esther Jeong, Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Moody’s and Danny Wang, Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP with the Ascend Inspiring Across Generations (IAG): Rising Star Awards.

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Ascend (@AscendLeader) is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals in North America. Established in 2005, Ascend’s network includes 60,000+ senior executives, professionals, and MBA/undergraduate students involved in its 50+ chapters in the United States and Canada. As a career lifecycle organization, it offers robust leadership and professional development programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent by supporting its members in reaching their career potential and by supporting its corporate partners to develop a strong, diverse, and inclusive workforce to achieve business growth. Visit http://www.ascendleadership.org for more information.

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