Supplier Diversity Managers Caucus. This is the liveliest of all caucuses held over the past 7 years. The issues are timely and relevant. The participants are also competing for prizes!
Supplier Diversity Managers Caucus Co-Chairs and Table Leaders.
Supplier Diversity Managers Caucus. Animated Table Issue discussions under way!
Supplier Diversity Managers Caucus.
PepsiCo speaks.
JPMorgan Chase speaks.
BMW speaks.
General Motors speaks.
Comcast speaks.
One-on-One.
One-on-One.
Most Valued Corporation. UPS for Transportation; Hilton for Hospitality; Ingersoll Rand for Manufacturing.
One-on-One.
Business Leaders Luncheon. Cathleen Cher Chen, a USPAACC College Scholarship recipient, returned to share her experiences working in the entertainment industry leading to starting her own business representing and recruiting talents.
Business Leaders Luncheon. US Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency Acting National Director Chris Garcia addressed the Business Leaders & Scholarship Luncheon, vowing President Trump's commitment to America's small and minority businesses.
This is a very meaningful Technology Spend Growth Forum that also looks to the future for present day ideas.
Networking some more.
We are happy to welcome Pinnacle representatives!
"She makes metal furnitures, here in the U.S.!"
"Oh, I should do that? No problem."
Guanxi Business Opportunity Fair.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Guanxi Business Opportunity Fair! Behind the ribbon are exhibit booths and 1-on-1 prescheduled business matchmaking meetings.
"I just flew back from Shanghai, China last night to be here!"
USPAACC Southeast Regional Chapter President Ravi Chander, National President Susan Au Allen, and Luncheon MC Sushumna Roy.
"Hey, for folks who think you see all of us in other minority and women conferences, you have not seen me yet!"
Guanxi, a popular business term meaning "connections" or "relationship," aptly describes USPAACC's work for more than 30 years.
Gary Kallenbach, CPO, UPS, was named Chairman Emeritus of the USPAACC CPO Forum, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as a captain of industry, and grateful appreciation of his giving of time, counsel, and expertise in global procurement and supply chain management, leaving an indelible mark on the education and growth of the Pan Asian American business community.
Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO, welcomes the 650 attending CelebrAsian Procurement Conference; and reiterates the significance of the Conference theme, "Collaborate - Innovate - Connect" for the country to move toward growth and prosperity, to create jobs, and to prepare the generations that follow.
Gary Kallenbach, CPO, UPS, was named Chairman Emeritus of the USPAACC CPO Forum, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as a captain of industry, and grateful appreciation of his giving of time, counsel, and expertise in global procurement and supply chain management, leaving an indelible mark on the education and growth of the Pan Asian American business community.
Southern California Edison welcomes USPAACC to Southern California.
Black Widow, the Billiard Champion Jeantte Lee and Emmy Award Journalist Ravi Kapur, deftly guided the evening's Awards presentation program to the audience's delight.
Women Power.
USPAACC Government Brain Trust Chair Christy Jackiewicz, Acting Director, U.S. Department of Energy.
Kurt Nguyen, President of technology firm Qnexis, opens the "Doing Business with the Federal Government Under New Administration" and introduced USPAACC Government Brain Trust Chair Christy Jackiewicz, Acting Director, OSDBU, U.S. Department of Energy.
Construction & Manufacturing.
They represent Energy & Utilities, Machinery and Equipment, and Auto Industries: Darade Collins, Southern Company Gas; Wesley Stith, Clark Construction; Joseph Maralit, BMW, Kirby Wu, Wu & Associates (Architechs); Greg Sizemore, Associated Builders & Contractors; Scott Yoshikawa, Southern California Edison; Lili Kwan, Pacific Gas & Electric.
USPAACC National President & CEO welcomes Clark Construction VP Purchasing Wesley Stith, while BMW Senior Buyer Joseph Maralit looks on.
23 high school seniors from Hawaii in the west to New York in the East; and Wisconsin in the north to Texas in the south. They all came to San Diego for an all-expense-paid trip and stayed for three days at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. They played tourist, and then watched the business executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals in action at CelebrAsian Procurement Conference at the Hotel. The experience was the first in their lives. An eye opener, an education, a story they will tell for a long time to come.
Fiona Ma, California Board of Equalization Member, welcomed CelebrAsian Procurement Conference to San Diego, California. Fiona Ma is Chair of the California Board of Equalization and a long time USPAACC supporter.
The Team that makes this CelebrAsian Procurement Conference the success it was! Thank you!!!