Asia is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world and many Ohio companies are exploring business opportunities in Asian nations. Others would like to know how to get started. The Ohio Asian American Economic Summit is designed for companies that are new to Asia and those that would like to expand their operations. It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, at Ariel International Center, 1163 E. 40th Street in Cleveland.

Business experts from Japan, China, India and Vietnam will discuss opportunities for trade between their nations and Ohio. Local CEOs who are doing business in Asia will share their insight. Lawyers and CPAs specialized in Asian economies will talk about legal and tax issues.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by the Honorable Mitsuhiro Wada, the consul general of Japan, and the Honorable Sandeep Chakravorty, the consul general of India, and end with a networking reception.

It is sponsored by the Ohio Asian American Pacific Islander Advisory Council, Ariel International center, Global Cleveland and Margaret W. Wong & Associates. To register, and to learn more, go to