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Asia is set to become an increasingly important engine of growth in the future, even as it leads the world out of the worst recession in over half a century. In light of Asia's chief importance on the world stage, APB is proud to offer a remarkable roster of Asia speakers that includes Nobel laureates, global policy experts, human rights activists, and award-winning journalists, among many others. No matter the topic, APB has a speaker on Asia suited to your event.


Global Economist & Bestselling Author

Speaker Daniel Altman is a visionary economist whose work has revolved around identifying long-term solutions to problems facing the global economy.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Journalist and best-selling author of Half the Sky Sheryl WuDunn offers a compelling perspective on current economic, political and social issues such as women's rights.

Former Head, Counterterrorism Bureau at State Department

Daniel Benjamin, who served as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department, has become the go to expert in assessing the complex terrorism trends our world faces.


Anand Giridharadas is an author and columnist, writing about a world in transition as seen through the lens of culture. He is the author of India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking.

The World's Leading Geo-Strategist

Parag Khanna is the leading next-generation voice on the future of global affairs. Named one of Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, Khanna was a foreign policy advisor to President Barack Obama during his...

Expert on Strategy, Globalization & Emerging Markets

International business speaker Anil Gupta is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on strategy, globalization, and emerging markets.

Foreign & Security Policy Expert

The former president of the World Bank and former US Deputy Secretary of Defense of Policy, speaker Paul Wolfowitz is a crucial voice in foreign and security policy.

Political Risk Expert

Ian Bremmer is the president of Eurasia Group, a global political risk research and consulting firm, and the author of Every Nation for Itself, The End of the Free Market and Superpower.

Best-Selling Author & Atlantic Monthly Correspondent

Robert D. Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for New American Security in Washington, DC, and a national correspondent for The Atlantic. In 2011, he was recognized on Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

Former CNN Correspondent for Asia-Pacific Region

Speaker Mike Chinoy has covered such groundbreaking events as Mao Zedong's death, the "People Power" revolt in the Philippines, and the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Managing Partner, China India Institute

As Managing Partner of the China India Institute, Haiyan Wang draws on her broad international experience to help her clients build viable global presences. She has been published in The Wall Street Journal and Business Week, among...

Journalist & Best-Selling Author

A veteran journalist and former commodities trader, Fishman has emerged as a leading expert on China and its development as a world power. Describing the effects of China’s momentous change on the lives of people and businesses everywhere, he...

Former President of Democratic Socialist Republic Sri Lanka

With her father former President of Sri Lanka and mother the world’s first women Prime Minister, Kumaratunga was destined to be the first woman President of Sri Lanka. Renowned for her energy and intellect, she describes leading a nation through...

Director & Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Speaker Jenny Shipley advanced the free trade agenda and promoted economic cooperation as prime minister of New Zealand. She supports women's rights and philanthropic projects.

Former Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Dr. Panitchpakdi has served two terms as Secretary-General of UNCTAD. Known for his distinguished achievements in the economic and trade policymaking fields, he was honored with the Grand Prize in ASEAN's Asia Cosmopolitan Awards in 2012.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister

Speaker Mahathir Bin Mohamad is an expert on Asia and global development, and the former Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Economic Commentator

A member of the World Economic Forum and a contributor to CNBC and CNN, Dr. Linda Yueh explores the effects of globalization and the economies of developing countries.

Renowned Technology Entrepreneur & Academic

Called “Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice” for his ideas on technology trends, globalization, U.S. competitiveness, and the future, Vivek Wadhwa’s work puts him at the heart of where innovations—technological and otherwise—are being...

Award-Winning Author

Hailed as “one of the most insightful writers of our time,” Gish Jen balances analysis with storytelling. She brings brilliance, wit and warmth to pressing questions of culture, identity, and globalization.

Market Guru & Global Entrepreneur

Alpesh Patel reaches 280 million viewers through his newspaper review on the BBC – discussing politics, economics and social issues – from the Arab Spring to US and Chinese elections. From his own weekly shows on business and politics on...

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