2018 Speakers


Awinash Bawle
Deputy Director, California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Global California

Metta World Peace
Founder, Artest Management Group and Gradelo

Internationalization of Sports & Global Influencer

Katy Chen
Senior Director, Global Sales Development, Tiffany & Co.

Affluence, China, and Sales Strategy

Joanna Young
Director of Strategy, Team One (Publicis Groupe)

Global Affluence in Focus

Rockwell Shah
CEO, Pzizz

Intercontinental Slumber Expansion

Bill Simon
Global Sector Leader, Media & Entertainment, Korn Ferry

Leadership in Entertainment & Media

Samantha Day
Director RSM UK

UK Expansion

Joshua DuClos
Associate, Cooley

Expansion Law

Ken Silverman
Head, North America, Sannam S4 Group; Chairman And CEO, South Asian Studies Association (SASA)

India Strategy & Partnerships

Vivek Lall
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Lockheed Martin

Global Strategy, India, & Relationships

Mark Louchheim
Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc, President

Manufacturers and Trade Competitiveness

Mukesh Patel
Senior Director, Tax Services, RSM

Tax, Strategy, and India

Dane Chamorro Senior Partner, Control Risks

Navigating Asia’s Complexity

Steve Stine
Founder, Inside Asia Podcast

Accessing Asia

Elizabeth Brownsen
Executive Director – Integrated Production, Operations and Technology, Team One

Insights from Global Advertising

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram
Dean and Director General, Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University

Building a New Future for Global Talent

Margaret Wong
President & CEO, Golden California Inc./California Center And McWong

Doing Business in China

Eva Galperin
Director for Cybersecurity at Electronic Frontiers Foundation

Age of Privacy & Big Data

Ravi Tilak
President Almex USA, Inc.

Understanding India

Humphrey Ho
Managing Partner,
Hylink USA

Influence & Affluence in China

Scott Parish
Head of Go-To-Market Program Office, Global, LinkedIn

Global Innovation & Talent Insights

Tom Doctoroff
Chief Cultural Insights Officer, Prophet; former CEO Asia Pacific at JWT

Resonating in China Today

Kai Li
VP, International, Revolve

Global Growth in E-Commerce & Fashion

Marc Mealy
Vice President, Policy US-ASEAN Business Council

SE Asia in Focus

Joel Backaler
Managing Director, Marketing & Corporate Development, Frontier Strategy Group

Global Influencers

Steve Weiss
CEO of MuteSix, Inc

Global Entrepreneurship & Digital Growth

Atman Trivedi
Managing Director, Hills & Company

India-ASEAN Strategist

Thea Uppal
Director, Policy, West Coast, US-India Business Council

Bridging US & India

Matthew Melling
Vice Consul, Technology, UK Dept for International Trade

UK-US Trade & Investment

Gabriel Zalzman
Executive Vice President, Mattel

Taking Products Global

Edward Burton
US-Saudi Arabian Business Council, CEO

Insights on Modern Saudi Arabia

Leah Goold-Haws
Navigator of Global Trade and Statewide Director, California Centers for International Trade Development

E-Commerce & CA Growth Companies

Patrick Moran
Global Head of Growth Marketing, Spotify

Engaging the Global Audience

Gunjan Bagla
Managing Director Amritt, Inc.

Access India

Diane Gotua
Vice President of Global Business Operations, National Basketball Association

Localizing and Resonating with American Pastimes

Vandana Tilak
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA, CEO

Women in Modern India

Lane Kasselman
Managing Partner at Greenbrier

Global Strategy & Crisis Management

Eric Manlunas
Founder & Managing Partner, Wavemaker Partners

Cross-Border Venture Capital

Dr. Darrell Bricker
CEO, Ipsos Global Public Affairs

International Trends & Opportunities

Diego Prado
Vice President, Global Insights Group, Endeavor

Global Data to Global Insights

Nisha Biswal
US-India Business Council, US Chamber of Commerce, President

Getting India Right

Vishakha Singh
CoFounder, IconicBot / Indian Film Producer & Actor

Global Influence and Entrepreneurship

Carla Hills
Chair and CEO, Hills & Co.; former US Trade Representative; former Housing & Urban Development Secretary

Trade Wars & Corporate Strategy

Jeremiah Owyang
Founding Partner at Kaleido Insights & Founder of Catalyst Companies

Tech & Global Innovation

Ben Dietz
SVP, Head of Sales, VICE Media

Reaching the Massive Global Youth Market

Salvador Behar Lavalle
Deputy Chief NAFTA Negotiator, Ministry of Economy, Mexico

Mexico, NAFTA, & USMCA

Michael Riady
Lippo Group

Accessing Indonesia

Denis Leclerc Clinical Professor Thunderbird School of Global Management

Culture, Communications, and Negotiation

Rob Crabtree
Vice President of Operations, Velocity Global

Going into New Markets Fast

Stergios Voskopoulos
Head of Investments at Kanoo Group

Middle East & Transformation