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.
9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Supplier Diversity Managers Caucus.
(Supplier Diversity Professionals ONLY.)

Discuss the future of corporate supplier diversity.

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


(CPO Invite Only.)

12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Chief Procurement Officers Forum & Networking. Pick A or B session.

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.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Young Industry 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
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.
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Breakfast. (Continental.)
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
CPO Forum and Networking. Pick A or B Session.

Details TBA.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Infrastructure, Construction and Manufacturing Town Hall.

Details TBA.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Ideas Marketplace: What’s Your Pitch.

Ideas Marketplace will bring entrepreneurs with innovative and creative ideas, products and/or services to pitch to buyers, CTO/CIO’s, investors, etc.

12:00 AM – 2:00 PM
USPAACC Awards Luncheon.
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
GUANXI* Supplier 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.

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
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 in the country.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Networking Reception Celebrating Fast 100 Asian American Businesses & Beach Party. (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.

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

TIME DETAILS
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Registration.
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Breakfast. (Continental.)
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
CTO/CIO & IT Solutions Forum and Networking.
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 Business Matchmaking Meetings.

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

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
GUANXI* Supplier 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.

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Closing/Weekend Kick Off Outdoor Party.

Details TBD.

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

Be a part of the largest and oldest procurement conference for Asian American businesses in the US.

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