The 2017 Ascend National Convention to Take Place at the Marriott Marquis Houston, TX, on August 19-21, 2017
Shariq Yosufzai, Vice President, Global Diversity at Chevron Corporation, to receive the Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Inspirational Leader Award and appear as a keynote speaker at the Ascend Awards Dinner
HOUSTON, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascend, the largest non-profit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals in North America, is holding its 2017 National Convention at the Marriott Marquis Houston, Texas on August 19th to 21st. The Ascend Convention will be the largest gathering of Pan-Asian business leaders, professionals and students in North America with an expected 2,000+ registered participants.
The convention theme this year is "Power Up" which puts the focus on Pan-Asians' leadership capabilities, competitive advantage, and continual innovation that help accelerate and fuel their personal and organizational growth and performance long into the future. The attendees will engage with and hear actionable insights and latest trends from senior business executives and thought leaders who share personal perspectives on the key themes of the convention, explore how they can power up their careers to reach new professional and personal heights, and volunteer to support and give back to the community.
Jeff Chin, the Ascend National President, said: "I'm so happy to be in Houston this year with inspirational speakers and homegrown talent. As a lifecycle organization, Ascend is proud to offer world-class leadership and professional development programs for all stages of our members' professional life – from student to executive. Come join us in Houston and experience the premier Pan-Asian business event of the year!"
We are honored to have numerous trailblazers, senior executives, entrepreneurs and entertainers across industries speak at our convention, includingChristine Ha, Celebrity Cook & Author; Joe Adams, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, RSM US LLP; Duy-Loan Le, Board Director, National Instruments, Ballard Power Systems, eSilicon, Medigram; David Ono, News Anchor, ABC7 Los Angeles; and Dr. Soyeon Yi, Biotechnologist and Astronaut. Ascend is also proud to announce S.Shariq Yosufzai, Vice President, Global Diversity, Chevron Corporation as the Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Inspirational Leader Award winner and the Awards Dinner keynote speaker. At the Dinner, Ascend will continue the tradition of honoring business leaders who have made significant contributions to the Pan-Asian community.
Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals in North America. Established in 2005, Ascend, a career lifecycle organization, reaches 60,000+ senior executives, professionals, and MBA/undergraduate students involved in its 50+ chapters in the United States and Canada. Visit http://www.ascendleadership.org/ for more information.