The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) is hosting its 8th annual Global and Luxury Summit at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, April 13-15, 2019. The Summit is one of the premier luxury and global investment real estate events of the year. The nation’s highest producers and market leaders within the AAPI (Asian America and Pacific Islander) community will lead sessions on breaking into the luxury markets, discovering international investment opportunities and learning about new real estate trends.
Opening this year’s general session is Jeannie Mai, style expert, television personality, and Emmy Award-winning co-host of “The Real” on Fox TV. As a strong public advocate for female business leaders, Mai is devoted to fighting against human trafficking and volunteers her time to partner with organizations working in poverty zones across Asian nations. She executive produced “Stopping Traffic,” a documentary investigating the international crisis of human sex trafficking. Mai will speak on the importance of AAPI and female representation in the entertainment industry.
Alan Yang, the Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer, is the keynote speaker on April 14. Yang is a prominent figure within television, known for his work on NBC’s Emmy-nominated “Parks and Recreation,” Netflix’s “Master of None” and Amazon’s “Forever.” Yang is an outspoken advocate for Asian American representation in the entertainment industry. Yang’s “Master of None” episode depicting his family’s immigrant experiences won the Emmy Award in 2017. Yang is currently writing, directing and producing the feature film “Tigertail” for Netflix.
Alpana Singh, one of the 24 women in the world to be given the distinction of Master Sommelier, headlines the closing brunch on April 15. Singh will share her inspiring story of rising from the daughter of Fijian immigrants to becoming a successful entrepreneur and television personality, all while navigating a male-dominated profession. Singh currently hosts “Check Please!”, an Emmy Award-winning series on PBS.
For more information, please visit www.areaa.org/summit.