Past Conferences

4th Annual Leadership Conference & Exposition

Tomorrow's Leaders Today 

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Grand Ballroom, Hyat Regency, Santa Clara, CA

The prestigious Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony will commence with an engaging networking reception followed by an elegant dinner featuring Leadership and Corporate Diversity Excellence Awards, Special Guest Speakers, and a fun array of Pan-Asian American entertainment, making for an extraordinary and unforgettable celebration.




Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Gala Registration 

6:00 pm - 6:50 pm - Pre-Gala Dinner Networking Reception

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony 


Master of Ceremonies

-> Panney Wei, C.Ht., CEO, Positive Changes Consulting; On-air Host, NBC News Radio


Remarks & Speeches


-> Remarks by Steven Pae, Gala Chair & Board Member

-> Remarks by Jino Ahn, Founder & President

-> Keynote Speech by Eugene Lee, Former CEO, Socialtext  - Updated 


Leadership Awards Presentation

-> Executive Excellence Award Presented to Eugene Lee, Former CEO, Socialtext 

-> Trailblazer Award Presented to Dr. Steve L. Robbins, Founder, S.L. Robbins & Associates  

-> Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Present to Bernie Hoecker, General Manager-Communications Sector,

    IBM Corporation 


Diversity Excellence Awards Presentation

-> Diversity Excellence Award Presented to Sodexo, Inc. 

      Acceptance Speech By: Florence Fong, District Manager, Sodexo Healthcare 

-> Best Asian Employee Resource Group (ERG) Award Presented to Medtronic Asian Employee Resource Group

     (MARG), Medtronic, Inc. 

     Acceptance Speech By: Ananta Pandey, Sr. Manufacturing Engineer & Medtronic Asian Resource Group (MARG) Steering          

    Committee Member, Medtronic, Inc. 


*Women's Initiative Excellence Award Presented by Women Leadership Council will be presented at the 2nd Annual Women Leadership Summit taking place during the Leadership Luncheon. Click here for details. 


 -> Global Emerging Leaders Under 40 Presentation. Click here for a complete list of winners. 


-> Encore Presentation by the Winner of Global Case Competition 2012:


-> Entertainment Performances by Comedian Bradley Lum


We at AMBA thank all of you for making our 2017 event a wonderful success!