USPAACC’s Chief Procurement Officers Forum (CPO Forum) brings together Fortune 500 & major nonprofit organizations’ procurement officers to discuss domestic and global trends in the supply chain, issues and challenges facing the business community in the U.S, and the roles that small- and medium- size companies could play in this changing market for mutually beneficial outcomes.
Information and technology executives will provide a deeper understanding of the current technology landscape, how it relates to their respective Fortune companies, its impact on their industry and the medium, small and minority businesses that they work with, sell and/or buy from.
In 1999, USPAACC introduced the One-on-One Prescheduled Business Match-Making Program to the supplier market. Since then, it has successfully linked thousands of large, medium and small businesses to major corporations and federal, state, and local government agencies, leading to contract awards.
This session features successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who have upended an existing market with a disruptive innovation. They will share insights into how to discover disruptive innovations and how to turn disruptive ideas/concepts into actual game changing innovations.
Our annual “Fast 50/100 Asian American Businesses” Program puts the spotlight on the outstanding achievements of Asian American-owned businesses, who are publicly recognized during CelebrAsian Business Opportunity Conference at the Excellence Awards Gala & Dinner.
Annually since 2011, USPAACC recognizes young Asian American CEOs and entrepreneurs who started their business from scratch, competed against large companies and made their millions – even before reaching 40!
USPAACC invests in the community’s future leaders through an annual College Scholarship Awards program. Each year, over $100,000 in educational benefits is given to some of the most talented and hardworking college-bound high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, community service and financial need.
Since 2004, USPAACC has been gathering Supplier Diversity professionals for this important workshop to discuss the current state and the future of corporate supplier diversity. Through this program, we provide a forum for a candid discussion on challenges for MBE and small business inclusion, brainstorming of potential solutions, and sharing real world best practices to address these challenges.
Are you an entrepreneur with a unique business idea, product or service? Are you an investor looking for the next great thing to invest in? Are you a corporate buyer looking for an innovative product or service? If so, this program is just for you!
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.