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AASA Announces US Embassy Speakers for their Regional Overview Segment “Post-Pandemic Asia” at the 2021 Global Summit

Attendees will hear from US Commercial Service Speakers from China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Southeast Asia

Date: January 28, 2021
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. The 2021 AASA Global Summit, presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), will feature speakers from U.S. Embassies around the globe in a join regional overview session. This session will intricately break down global exports in a post COVID-19 world and attendees will learn which regions are re-opening and seeing economic growth directly from U.S. embassy staff members in Riyad, Shanghai, Beijing, Dubai and Southeast Asia.
 
The U.S. Commercial Service speakers include: Lesa Forbes, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Export Assistance Center in Miami; Jeffrey Dutton, Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General in China; Saad Ahmad, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia; Ashok Ghosh, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General in Dubai; and Stu Schaag, Principal, E-Ward Trade Consulting, LLC from Southeast Asia.
 
The Global Summit is a way for international buyers to strategize and discuss global business challenges and will specifically focus on global recovery in a post COVID-19 world this year. AASA Global Summit will be hosted virtually in 2021 on February 4-5, which has allowed our guest speakers to participate from all over the world.
 
“The global export market looks different post COVID,” said Ben Brucato, Senior Director at AASA. “We are excited to get the regional outlook firsthand at this years’ Global Summit. The virtual experience has allowed us to lock down some amazing speakers from all over.”

Additional information about the 2021 AASA Global Summit can be accessed by visiting oacevent.com
 
About AASA
AASA exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports 871,000 American jobs. AASA is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues and serving as a valued resource for members. AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). “AASA, The Voice for the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier Industry”
 
About OAC
Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) is the international aftermarket council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), which is the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. The Council promotes the sale in foreign markets of automotive and heavy duty products manufactured in North America. Those products include components, accessories, chemicals, hand and power tools, service maintenance and repair equipment, and paint and body supplies for both cars and trucks. OAC has more than 350 members in more than 40 countries. More information is available through its website, oac-intl.org.
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