Schedule

CelebrAsian provides intensive educational programming and extensive networking opportunities. Asian American businesses, corporate executives, and government decision-makers connect with each other on a variety of issues including contracting needs, business innovation, proven success strategies, and timely global business topics. We also take time to celebrate the many successes of Asian American and minority businesses, outstanding individuals, and our next generation of exceptional leaders.

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TIME DETAILS
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Registration
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Supplier Diversity Managers Caucus
(Supplier Diversity Professionals Only, Brunch Provided)

Discuss the future of corporate supplier diversity

10:00 AM -- 11:30 AM
Marketing Workshop: Generating Leads to Customers

TBD

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chief Procurement Officers Brunch

(CPO Invitation Only)

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Chief Procurement Officers Forum
(Services Industry)

Fortune 500 & Major Non-Profit Organizations’ Procurement Officers will discuss domestic and global trends in the supply chain, issues and challenges facing the business community in the U.S., as well as the roles that small and medium size companies could play in this changing market for mutually beneficial outcomes

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Chief Procurement Officers Forum
(Manufacturing Industry)

Fortune 500 & Major Non-Profit Organizations’ Procurement Officers will discuss domestic and global trends in the supply chain, issues and challenges facing the business community in the U.S., as well as the roles that small and medium size companies could play in this changing market for mutually beneficial outcomes

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Chief Procurement Officers Networking

Networking opportunity with fortune 500 & Major Non-Profit Organizations’ Procurement Officers

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet the Disrupters

How a 24-year old obtained funding from Mark Cuban and Jerry Yang to build a business valued at $300 million in 3 years

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
VIP Reception

(Invitation Only)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Excellence Awards Reception
(Formal attire or national dress)

The Excellence Awards Reception will be an exciting prelude to the highlight of the Conference—The Excellence Awards Dinner. Make sure you are ready for a high-level networking!

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Excellence Awards Dinner
(Formal attire or national dress)

This talk-of-the-town gala affair will honor and recognize outstanding Asian Americans—Corporate Directors and Fast 100 Asian American Businesses—for their achievements and positive contributions to the business community. Surely a night to remember!

TIME DETAILS
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Registration
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast
(Continental)
8:00 AM -- 9:30 AM
Chief Procurement Officers Forum
(Service Industry)

Fortune 500 & Major Non-Profit Organizations’ Procurement Officers will discuss domestic and global trends in the supply chain, issues and challenges facing the business community in the U.S., as well as the roles that small and medium size companies could play in this changing market for mutually beneficial outcomes.

8:00 AM -- 9:30 AM
Chief Procurement Officers Forum
(Manufacturing Industry)

Fortune 500 & Major Non-Profit Organizations’ Procurement Officers will discuss domestic and global trends in the supply chain, issues and challenges facing the business community in the U.S., as well as the roles that small and medium size companies could play in this changing market for mutually beneficial outcomes.

9:45 AM -- 11:15 AM
Chief Information Officers/ Chief Technology Officers Forum: Navigating The New World of IT

In-depth exploration of transformational ideas for the future of IT with Chief Information Officers/ Chief Technology Officers.

11:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Chief Procurement Officers and Chief Information Officers/ Chief Technology Officers Forum Networking

Networking opportunity featuring Chief Procurement Officers and Chief Information Officers/ Chief Technology Officers.

12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Microgrant Awards and Young Entrepreneur Success Stories Luncheon
2:15 PM -- 3:15 PM
Ideas Marketplace: Innovations Spotlight

(Invitation Only)
Various hand-picked Asian American and other minority businesses and fortune corporations’ Chief Procurement Officers, Chief Information Officers & Chief Technology Officers.

2:15 PM -- 3:45 PM
Doing Business with Corporations in Infrastructure and Manufacturing

Representatives from fortune corporations in the auto industry, utilities and construction will jointly discuss some of the challenges and opportunities in the Infrastructure and Manufacturing sector. Panelists will be providing insights on their corporations’ procedures when recruiting suppliers.

3:30 PM -- 5:00 PM
What’s Your Pitch? Innovations Meet the Market

Entrepreneurs with start-up or innovative ideas, products, and/or services will pitch to a panel of corporate buyers, venture capitalists, and/or investors.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Networking Reception Celebrating Fast 100 Asian American Businesses
(Business casual)

Join your industry peers and business partners for an evening of camaraderie and networking. Celebrate this year’s Fast 100 Asian American Businesses. Exchange business cards, build and strengthen relationships with successful entrepreneurs, thought leaders, C-suite and senior executives of local, national and global companies.

TIME DETAILS
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Registration
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Breakfast
(Continental)
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
GUANXI* Business Opportunity Fair

Suppliers will meet and connect with buyers, showcase their product or service offering, reach new customers, stay ahead of the competition, and find out what corporations and the federal government want to buy in the next 12-18 months. Know the current status of the industry, both short and long term, as well as forecasts of future demand trends by category and region

9:00 AM -- 11:45 AM
One-on-One Pre-scheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings

Suppliers will meet one on one with a pre-selected corporation

10:00 AM -- 11:30 AM
Asian American Chambers Summit

The 2nd annual Summit will be a gathering of our community’s top influential leaders and visionaries from across the country to address the need for a more unified front among the many disparate Asian American Chambers

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Business Leaders & Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Be inspired by stories of “triumph despite adversity” from some of the finest young men and women—our country’s future leaders—like this year’s winners of college scholarships sponsored by Asian Americans and corporations

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
One-on-One Pre-scheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings

Suppliers will meet one on one with a pre-selected corporation

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
GUANXI* Business Opportunity Fair

Suppliers will meet and connect with buyers, showcase their product or service offering, reach new customers, stay ahead of the competition, and find out what corporations and the federal government want to buy in the next 12-18 months. Know the current status of the industry, both short and long term, as well as forecasts of future demand trends by category and region

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Closing Ceremony
Weekend Kick Off.
(Outdoor)

TBD

*Guanxi (gwan-shee) is a common business term meaning “connections” or “relationship”

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CelebrAsian connects Fortune corporations and governments with Asian American and minority businesses to pursue contracting relationships. For more information, please contact Diana Yee at (202) 378-1121, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Register Now