One Arkansas organization is inviting regional leaders who have business interests in Asia for a special lunch event.
The Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses (AAAB) will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a business luncheon for the Asia-related business community in Arkansas. According to Dr. Yang Luo-Branch, AAAB founder and president, the event will be an opportunity for Arkansas professionals and entrepreneurs to network and learn more about the Asian business community.
“As Arkansas’ profile continues to rise in the global economy, it is important for us to establish and nourish a support system for local professionals to connect and share resources on their journeys related to Asia,” says Luo-Branch. “This event is a great networking opportunity for professionals like me, who are of Asian ethnicity, as well as Arkansas entrepreneurs who do business with Asian countries.”
This year, the guest speakers will include Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, as well as John Lenhart, Senior Director of Global Government Affairs (Asia) for Walmart. In 2018, the inaugural event, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and P. Allen Smith were the featured speakers.
The “East Meets West” luncheon will be held at A.W. Lin’s Asian Cuisine Restaurant in Little Rock on Wednesday, February 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those planning to attend must pre-register. Registration can be found here.