YPFP Events

YPFP DC: Doing Business in Asia

March 19, 2013 06:00 pm


International Student House
1825 R Street
20009 Washington, DC
United States

TO REGISTER: Visit www.theprotocolpartners.com. Advance registration is $20. Registration at the door is $25 (check, Visa or MasterCard accepted).


Join YPFP, the International Student House, and Protocol Partners for this informative workshop on putting cultural intelligence and protocol in your business plan

Cross-cultural communication is the foundation for success in the global marketplace. Awareness and understanding of customs, traditions, values and the expectations of international colleagues, clients and customers is key to marketing and selling your products and services and to maintaining relationships, once established.

In this session, speaker James Clad will share his knowledge of successful techniques and strategies for conducting business with individuals and organizations in Asia. His experience in government and private industry have given him a unique perspective on the importance of developing interpersonal communication skills  and on the critical role of  culture, geography, history and tradition in business in Asia.  


About the workshop leader

A senior adviser at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) in Arlington, VA, James Clad advises IHS Jane’s, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), and consults with oil and gas firms about commercial and political risk in Asia. During 2002-2010, he was U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia, senior counselor and director for Middle Eastern affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and a senior counselor for the U.S. Agency for International Development. 

His first book, Business, Money & Power in Southeast Asia (1991) critiqued Asia’s crony capitalism. His next volume, After the Crusade (1996), dealt with American foreign policy.  He received the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award in 2009 and received a New Zealand royal honour from the Queen in 2011. Clad is an Associate of Protocol Partners-Washington Center for Protocol.



6:00-6:30 p.m. ……….Reception

6:30-7:30 p.m. ……….Program

7:30-8:00 p.m. ……….Post-event networking


TO REGISTER: Visit www.theprotocolpartners.com. Advance registration is $20.

Registration at the door is $25 (check, Visa or MasterCard accepted).


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