Last year’s MIT Asia Business Conference drew over 500 attendees: professionals, faculty, MIT alumni and students, students from other universities, and more featuring prominent keynote speakers including the Chairman of A.T. Kearny Japan, the Co-CEO of Rocket Internet Asia Pacific, the Managing Executive Officer of Yamaha Motor. And it was covered by more than 40 medias such as CNBC, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Fortune Magazine China, and Nikkei Asian Review.

This year -"Decoding Business Landscape in Asia" - will further deep dive the latest challenges and trend in Asia around sustainability, finance, technology and entrepreneurship. 

A Message from L. Rafael Reif, President of MIT

A Message from Dean David Schmittlein

Welcome to Decoding the Business Landscape in Asia, the 2016 MIT Asia Business Conference.

For the 6th year it has been an honor to host this insightful and meaningful conference at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Each year we invite business leaders from a wide variety of industries to present key business challenges, practices, and innovations that are shaping Asia today. The impact of this gathering has been significant to participants and presenters alike. Moreover, the MIT Asia Business Conference has been tremendously valuable and important to our Institute.

This year’s conference theme, Decoding the Business Landscape in Asia, continues the energy from last year’s conversations. Our student committee has developed an agenda that allows conference participants to delve deeper into critical themes such as technology, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and finance. Conference programming will reveal key characteristics of the business landscape, explore principal success factors, and discuss core challenges and opportunities.

With your partnership, our students will strengthen connections between the East and the West. This conference has and will continue to educate and prepare the next generation of leaders in Asia. On behalf of our student planners, welcome and please enjoy learning more about the extraordinary experiences that are shaping Asian business.


David Schmittlein
John C Head III Dean
MIT Sloan School of Management




About Us

MIT Asia Business Conference is a student-run event that highlights the key business challenges, practices, and innovations that are shaping Asia today and tomorrow. Through discussion and dialogue, we endeavor to create a platform that connects East and West, with the aim of educating and preparing the next generation of leaders in Asia.

2016: Decoding the Business Landscape in Asia


Saturday, March 5th, 2016
MIT Media Lab - 6F, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge MA 

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