Since 1994, the Asia Business Conference at Harvard Business School has hosted dynamic discussions on Asia by thought leaders in a range of disciplines and fields. Today, it is the largest student-run conference on Asia in North America, drawing hundreds of attendees from not only the Harvard and greater Boston community, but also from all over the world.

The 2018 conference theme is "Asia at a Turning Point".
Today, the situation around the world has been changing dramatically as we can see from changes in the world economy, presidential elections, net neutrality, #meToo movements, and so forth. We will reflect on Asia's past trajectory, as well as explore its potential future path in areas such as business, technology, policy, law, design and others. 

Confirmed keynote speakers include Dr. David Steel (Executive Vice President at Samsung Electronics America), Mr. Malcolm Lee (Managing Director and Head of Policy at Alibaba Group), and Mr. Kieran Bowers (President at Swire Properties). In addition, our panel topics include:

  • Tech and Venture Capital
  • Retail and Conglomerates
  • Private Equity and Investment
  • Women in Law
  • Law Start-ups
  • Future of International Law Firms in Asia
  • Infrastructure and Macroeconomics
  • Regulation and Tech
  • Business at the Base of the Pyramid
  • Cross-border Investors
  • Design and Urban Planning