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5th Annual California Policy Summit

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

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If you:

  • Work with minority businesses, partners, or clients

  • Believe that diversity in leadership is important

  • Want to learn about emerging issues in entrepreneurship, tech, and innovation

  • Are looking to connect with politically engaged, forward-thinking professionals

  • Want to enjoy delicious boba, banh mi sandwiches, and more

Then this event may be for you!

The Policy Summit convenes California’s small business leaders and policy experts to discuss key issues that impact both the API community and economic sustainability.


Assemblyman David Chiu, California State Assembly District 17


Mayor London Breed, City of San Francisco (Invited)

This year’s event will feature two panels:

The Way Forward: Keeping California’s Growth Inclusive

As the 5th largest economy in the world, California embraces forward-leaning policies around trade, immigration, climate change, and tech innovation. With the rapid growth of the state’s leading industries comes the need for policies to keep pace. This panel features legislators who are leading the way on economic development that is innovative as well as inclusive, to share key challenges and opportunities. The discussion will also touch upon the importance of diversity in leadership positions in both the public and private sector.


Executive Director Darlene Chiu Bryant, GlobalSF


Assemblymember Rob Bonta, California State Assembly District 18

Mayor Lily Mei, City of Fremont

Assemblymember Phil Ting, California State Assembly District 19

The Sharing Economy: Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities

The “gig economy” business model – ridesharing, home sharing and more – are in high demand and growing rapidly. This panel will discuss the recent “techlash,” the impact of this model on local communities and economic growth, and how policies can play a role.


Lia Nitake, CalAsian Chamber Public Policy Manager


Timothy Burr Jr., Lyft Director of Public Policy

Vikrum Aiyer, Postmates VP of Public Policy and Strategic Communications

Adam Thongsavat, Airbnb Public Policy

Lunch will be served

Enter to win (2) international roundtrip Southwest Airlines e-passes during the event!

Airbnb will raffle off $500 voucher to travel anywhere in the world!

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For more information, contact Kamalpreet Chohan at kchohan@calasiancc.org or 916.446.7883

Photos may be used for chamber publications. Please contact Sneha Lakkaraju if you have any questions, slakka@calasiancc.org


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October 24
9:30 am - 2:00 pm