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Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Miss Asia International Pageant is one of the world’s most prestigious beauty pageants hosted by the American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and one of the most prestigious competitions under the Miss Asia International Pageant Committee. The winner of the Miss Asian International Pageant selected, evaluated and promoted worldwide is an outstanding representative of Asian women. Their oriental beauty in appearance, intellectual and spiritual shaping is the epitome of the overall characteristics of Asian women and the common pride of Asian ethnic groups around the world. So far, the competition has successfully held 29 sessions. The 30th Miss Asia International Pageant Final Los Angeles will be held at the Millennium Hotel Los Angeles on Dec 8, 2018.
The China division of this year’s Miss Asia International Pageant has successfully held the region finals in Shenyang and the Chengdu in this September and October 2018. The China Final was successfully held in Beijing on November 11st 2018
The annual Miss Asia International Pageant has become the most famous beauty pageant in China and Asian countries. Through the beauty pageant contest, the diversity of Asian ethnic culture in the United States and the beauty that Asian women have both in common and distinctive features are shown. The contest is a huge public cultural activities, 2018 Miss Asia International Pageant of all the sponsorship benefits, all will be donated to the 501 (c) (3) non-profit cultural education research institutions – The Confucius Institute of Education, dba Confederation Institute of Education (CIE), a think tank, help implement the “Asian Youth Culture Innovation Entrepreneurship Volunteers Project ” of public welfare undertakings, and promote the minority cultures of innovation entrepreneurship research cooperation and exchanges.
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2018 Miss Asian International Pageant sponsored by the American International Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles at 3:00PM on December 8th, 2018.
Hollywood Glamour and Cultural History in Downtown Los Angeles
Set in the heart of LA’s vibrant cultural district, visiting nearby attractions like The Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ahmanson Theatre, Grand Park, L.A. LIVE, and the Los Angeles Convention Center could not be easier. Nearby Pershing Square, a public park and amphitheater, offers an inner city oasis, while the Geffen Contemporary at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Japanese American National Museum are both a scenic walk or short drive away. Just around the corner, discover hidden boutique shops, filled with everything from locally-made goods to big brand names and one-of-a-kind vintage finds.
Meetings and Events
Make an impression on your guests or meeting attendees at this one-of-a-kind Los Angeles hotel, with some 70,000 sq. ft (6,503 sqm) of flexible event space. It was right here, at the award-winning Biltmore L.A hotel, that the concept of the Academy Awards was founded during a banquet in the Crystal Ballroom in 1927, followed by the hosting of eight Academy Award ceremonies.
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Leading Historians, Novelists, Poets and Children’s Writers Among Authors to be Featured in 2018 National Book Festival
Lineup Includes Madeleine Albright, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Junot Diaz and U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith
Dozens of best-selling authors, leading historians, American poets and children’s writers will be featured speakers at the 2018 National Book Festival, the Library of Congress announced today. This year’s festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
This year’s schedule includes a wide-ranging mix of authors and genres.
History and Biography
• Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will discuss her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” a history of fascism in the 20th century and how its legacy shapes the world.
• Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak about her new book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” an examination of leadership based on four presidents she has studied most closely.
• Historian Jon Meacham will discuss his new book, “The Soul of America,” about critical times in our history when hope overcame fear and division.
• Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow is back with a new biography of Ulysses S. Grant.
Poetry and Writing
• Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will join the festival for a conversation with former Poet Laureate Robert Hass about the making of poetry.
• Best-selling author Amy Tan will discuss her new memoir, “Where the Past Begins,” delving into memories of her traumatic childhood, the inspiration behind her fiction writings and the workings of her mind as a writer.
Children and Teens
• Children’s author and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz will discuss his debut picture book, “Islandborn,” about a girl who can’t remember the island where she immigrated from – so she imagines it with help from family and friends.
• Matt de la Peña and Loren Long will discuss their new children’s book, “Love.”
• Leigh Bardugo will speak about her series, “Six of Crows,” a young adult best-seller.
• Jacqueline Woodson, the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will discuss two new books she has been writing.
• Isabel Allende will discuss her novel “In the Midst of Winter.” The story is about an academic who rear-ends a car driven by an undocumented immigrant and an adventure that unfolds.
• Dave Eggers tells the true story of a young Yemeni American man’s quest to resurrect the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but is trapped by civil war in his new book, “The Monk of Mokha.”
• Jennifer Egan will discuss her historical novel “Manhattan Beach,” set in the docks of Brooklyn during World War II when a girl becomes the first female diver on the squad.
Additional authors—including the Main Stage lineup—and other details of the festival will be announced in the coming months. More information and updates will be available on the National Book Festival website at loc.gov/bookfest/.
The National Book Festival is made possible by the generous support of private- and public-sector sponsors who share the Library’s commitment to reading and literacy, led by National Book Festival Co-Chairman David M. Rubenstein. Charter sponsors include the Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Washington Post and Wells Fargo; Patron sponsors The James Madison Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities; PBS is the Champion-level sponsor; Contributor-level sponsors National Geographic and Scholastic Inc.; and, in the Friends category, Booklovers Circle members, Marshall B. Coyne Foundation Inc., Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction administered by The University of Alabama School of Law, J.J. Medveckis Foundation, Timothy and Diane Naughton, Reading Is Fundamental and Small Press Expo (SPX). Those interested in supporting the National Book Festival can contact the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Later this summer, the National Book Festival app will be updated with complete presenter, schedule and wayfinding information for iOS or Android smartphones. Follow the festival on Twitter @librarycongress with hashtag #NatBookFest.
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov, and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.
The UN Global Compact together with UN Environment and UNFCCC secretariat will convene the annual High-Level Meeting of Caring for Climate at COP23 inviting chief executives of business and finance, civil society, the UN and governments. The meeting will focus on how the private sector can contribute to accelerating and enhancing NDC and SDG ambition and implementation leading up to key milestones including the 2018 global stock-take and the UN Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Summit. A new global landscape analysis will be launched during this occasion examining business engagement in a set of 30 nationally determined contributions and their plans for realizing the sustainable development goals.
Nov 15, 2017 at 01:00 pm
The meeting is invitation only.
There are a number of different events in and around COP 23/CMP 13 with a business focus, and many other events that welcome private sector participation. Some are organized by United Nations entities, and many others are convened by outside organizations. In addition, under the Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action, numerous events will be held throughout COP23/CMP13 covering a variety of themes related to climate change and sustainable development relevant for business and investors.
On Oct. 24, President Trump and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross welcomed winners of the National Minority Enterprise Development Award to the White House. This award is given by the Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency to recipients who display outstanding entrepreneurial spirit.