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.

Here is our CelebrAsian 2016 Preliminary Schedule

10:00am – 7:00pmTerrace Foyer, LL1
Registration Desk
12:30pm – 2:30pmRegency VI, LL1
Chief Procurement Officers Forum

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

3:15pm – 4:15pmRegency VI, LL1
Asian American Corporate Directors’ Forum

Asian Americans who serve on Board of Directors of Fortune Corporations will share their journey to the top and what it takes to be offered such a prestigious position in a Public company.

3:00pm – 5:00pmRegency VII, LL1
Ideas Marketplace: 1st Round of Elimination

Elimination round for the pitch competition will narrow down the number of entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to the Top3 who will pitch their products/services to a panel of judges on Day 2

6:00pm – 7:00pmCentennial I & II Foyer, LL1
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!

7:00pm - 10:00pmCentennial I & II, LL1
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!

7:00am – 7:00pmTerrace Foyer, LL1 Desk, Lower Level
8:00am – 9:30amRegency Foyer, LL1
Breakfast (Continental)
8:30am – 11:30amRegency V, LL1
Supplier Diversity Managers Caucus
(Supplier Diversity Professionals ONLY)

Discuss the future of corporate supplier diversity. Forum for a
candid discussion on challenges for MBE and small business inclusion, brainstorm potential solutions, and share real world best practices to address these challenges.

9:30am – 11:30amRegency VII, LL1
Breakout Session
9:00am – 11:30amRegency VI, LL1
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.

8:30am – 9:30amCourtland, LL3
Meet the Scholars: Career in Corporate America

For scholarship recipients only.

12pm – 1:30pmCentennial I & II, LL1
USPAACC/Wells Fargo Luncheon: Under 40 Millionaire Entrepreneurs

Two young entrepreneurs will share their unique stories and interesting paths to success.

2:30pm – 4:00pmRegency V, LL1
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.

2:30pm – 4:00pmRegency VI, LL1
Breakout Session
4:00pm – 6:00pmGrand Hall West, LL2
Exhibitor Set-up
5:30pm – 8:00pm Centennial I & II Foyer, LL1
Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards Reception

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.

7:00am – 3:00pmTerrace Foyer, LL1
7:45am – 8:45amGrand Hall West Pre-function Area, LL2
Breakfast (Continental)
6:00am – 8:00amGrand Hall West, LL2
Exhibitor Set-up
8:45am – 9:00amGrand Hall West Pre-Function Area, LL2
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join us at our auspicious CelebrAsian tradition as we officially open the gateway to myriad business connections and opportunities!

9:00am – 11:45amGrand Hall West, LL2
GUANXI Supplier Opportunity Fair & One-on-One Matchmaking Meetings

At this full-day event, 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.

12:00pm – 1:45pmCentennial I & II, LL1
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.

2:00pm – 5:00pmGrand Hall West, LL2
Continued GUANXI Supplier Opportunity Fair & One-on-One Matchmaking Meetings