Asia Night 2014 was December 3 at the Four Seasons

The award presentation capped a festive evening in which guests enjoyed the arts, tastes and flavors of Asia and celebrated California's strong commercial and cultural ties with Asia. We were joined by diplomats from nine countries.

Cal-Asia thanks Jade sponsors: Dentons LLP, Richard C. Blum; Pearl Sponsor: TPG; Platinum sponsors: Top 1 Oil and Dr. Chong-Moon Lee; Gold sponsors: Bay Area Council and Squire Patton Boggs LLP and Wells Fargo; Silver sponsors: Asia Foundation, Asia Society, Marvell Technology, Portola Capital Partners, Potash & Co., Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM). Patrons: George McCown, Gary L. Wilson, Shorenstein Properties LLC, Elizabeth Y.A. Ferguson, Lillian Nakagawa, George Sycip.

Guests browsed and purchased Asian treasures (tantalizing arts and antiques from China, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam,etc.), plus restaurants and hotels during the silent auction while enjoying a hosted cocktail reception and meeting new friends and colleagues.

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Glimpse into Asia Night 2013
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Asia Night 2013 honored two Bay Area icons: New Silk Road Award Recipient Weili Dai of Marvell, and the Bay Area Council which received a special citation. For details, visit our website.

Recipients of Cal-Asia's prestigious New Silk Road Award include: Ms. Weili Dai, President and Co-founder of Marvell Technology Group; Dr. Chong Moon Lee, Founder, Diamond Multimedia; The Asia Foundation (presented to Dr. David Arnold, President); Alexander D. Calhoun, Senior Counsel, Squire Sanders & Dempsey; Daniel K. H. Chao, Chairman of Bechtel Greater China (retired); John S. Chen, Chairman, CEO, and President of Sybase; Hon. Dianne Feinstein, US Senator; Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu founder and chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific; C. Richard Kramlich, chairman and co-founder of New Enterprise Associates; G. Paul Matthews, Founder, Matthews International Capital Management; Dr. William F. Miller, SRI International, Stanford, and Silicon Valley visionary; Hon. George P. Shultz, Former Secretary of State; Washington SyCip, Founder of SGV & Co. and “Asia’s Wise Business Owl”;   Amb. Linda Tsao Yang, former US Director, Asian Development Bank.

Cal-Asia's Mission to promote commerce between the U.S. and Asia. We are proud to have received two awards for our efforts from the US Department of Commerce.

 Cal-Asia received the Export Citizen of the Year Award in 1998 for our continued focus on business opportunities during the Asian crisis. In 2007, we received the "Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade" for "creating opportunities for international trade and business" through its partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, particularly the China Banking and Technologies Initiative and the Asia Clean Development / GreeningAsia Initiative.

Upcoming Cal-Asia and Partner Events

December 9, India Smart Grid Workshop in San Francisco sponsored by TDA. Interested US companies can follow up w/ March workshop in Bangalore.

December 10, California-Australia Dialogue on Drought Solutions in Sacramento, brought by G'Day USA.

Feb. 9-11, 2015: Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions. Department of Commerce Global Market Conference.

Other Cal-Asia News
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
--The 2014 APEC Leaders Declaration from Beijing.

--Meetings for 2015 will start in January in Hanoi and will culminate with the Manila summit. Meeting locations and dates: APEC Events Calendar. General info on APEC outcomes, plans:

Report to the U.S. Congress on the Export-Import Bank of the United States and global export credit competition, 2014

Cal-Asia Partners with US Department of Commerce
Cal-Asia signed a memorandum of agreement on partnering with the US Department of Commerce to support US exports and investment on July 23, 2012 and is now an official partner of the US Commercial Service.

Cal-Asia Research:
Global GDP Comparisons
US Ambassadors and Senior Officials
Trans-Pacific Partnership:
The TPP agreement, announced November 12, 2011, is expected to enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries, promote innovation, economic growth and development, and support the creation and retention of jobs. Details:
Focus on Humanitarian Aid was founded by Cal-Asia member Asia Foundation to promote philanthropy in Asia.



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Bay Area Council, H&Q Asia Pacific, Squire Sanders

Asia Foundation, Bank of the West, Consulate General of Vietnam, Marvell Technology Group, Potash & Co.


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