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  • NEWS

    • China’s Suspicion of the West

      China’s Suspicion of the West

      South China Post columnist and APBO 2016 speaker Tom Plate says China’s suspicion of financial advice from the West has its roots in the Asian crisis of 1997. Read about …
    • Country Commercial Guide

      Country Commercial Guide

      Country Commercial Guides (CCGs) present a comprehensive look at countries’ commercial environments, using economic, political and market analysis. The CCGs were established by recommendation of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee …
    • The Obama Administration Releases the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

      The Obama Administration Releases the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

      On November 5th, the Obama Administration released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as negotiated by the United States and 11 partner countries across the Asia-Pacific region. In …
  • Now in its 29th year, Asia/Pacific Business Outlook (APBO) is North America’s premier event for business leaders who want to expand their trade and investment in the Asia/Pacific region. The USC Marshall School of Business and the U.S. Department of Commerce have been working together on APBO since 1988 to help exporters and investors take advantage of tremendous opportunities and overcome challenges in the constant changing economies of Asia. More than just a business conference, APBO is a comprehensive networking and learning experience designed to provide business leaders with the contacts and the latest, relevant and valuable information available–all focused, organized and distilled into two invaluable days.


    The conference attracts a nationwide group of about 300 American managers who operate throughout the Asia/Pacific region. The conference provides a unique mixture of over 50 leading academic, business and government experts to advise a diverse audience of American firms on how to become more competitive in the dynamic Asia/Pacific marketplace, including private one-on-one appointments with senior commercial officers from American embassies and consulates in 17 economies.

    • ONE-ON-ONE

      Learn how to maximize the value of APBO's One-on-One Meetings for your firm.


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    • Asia Society Southern California
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    • FedEx
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    • Orange County CITD
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