The Asia Business Conference is one of the world’s largest conferences covering Asia law and business, and is the largest student-run conference of its kind in North America. It is an annual one-day event in Cambridge, Massachusetts, hosted by the Harvard Asia Law Society and the Harvard Business School’s Asia Business Club. The Conference brings together political leaders, business leaders, academics, and students to discuss developments in Asia’s economy from business and legal perspectives. Topics in the past have included Asia capital markets, mergers and acquisitions law, the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to Asian businesses, initial public offerings in Asia, and business success stories involving Asian entrepreneurs.
Panelists from top businesses and law firms in Asia participate in a number of discussions throughout the day, and keynote speakers provide presentations on the past, present, and future of law and business in Asia. Previous keynote speakers have included top U.S. and Asia government officials, partners of global law firms, CEOs of large corporations, and providers of legal services in Asia. Participation by a diverse group of people at the Conference provide ample opportunities for attendees to learn and network.