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USPAACC strives to educate, train, develop and advocate for the utilization of Asian American businesses, professionals and organizations in the federal and corporate procurement market. Some of the former speakers and award recipients at our Annual Business Opportunity Conference have included Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo; Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon; Sabeer Bhatia, co-founder of Hotmail.com; Victor and Janie Tsao, co-founders of Linksys; Yo Yo Ma, the world-renowned cellist; Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist for figure skating; Apolo Ohno, Olympic Gold Medalist for speed skating; and Subrahmanian Chandresakhar, Nobel Prize Laureate for Physics.

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CelebrAsian 2014 Brochure (PDF)
Abridged Conference Schedule & Agenda (PDF)
Full Conference Schedule & Agenda (PDF)

Day 1 - June 2, 2014 (Monday)

Registration & Cyber Café (Lobby)
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

IT Industry Focus Group (Tysons Ballroom)
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Young Entrepreneurs: Agents of Change (Tysons Ballroom)
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Corporation Procurement Officers Forum: What Are They Buying? (Tysons Ballroom)
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Excellence Awards Reception (Fairfax Ballroom Foyer)
6:00 PM – 7:00pm
* Black tie or national dress

Excellence Awards Dinner (Fairfax Ballroom)
7:00 PM – 10:00 pm
* Black tie or national dress

Day 2 - June 3, 2014 (Tuesday)

Registration & Cyber Café (Lobby)
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Continental Breakfast (Tysons Ballroom Foyer and McLean Room Foyer)
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Supplier Diversity Managers Caucus (McLean Room)
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
* Supplier Diversity Professionals ONLY

Meeting to Federal Contracts Town Hall Meeting (Tysons Ballroom)
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

USPAACC/Wells Fargo Business Express Program Luncheon (Fairfax Ballroom)
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM

The Secrets of GUANXI – Do’s & Dont’s - PART II (Ash Grove Ballroom)
1:45 AM – 3:00 PM

USPAACC Supplier Success Stories (Ash Grove Ballroom)
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Exhibitor Set-up
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Your Company Culture: Does it Make or Break Your Business? (Fairfax Ballroom Foyer)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
* Business casual

Day 3 - June 4, 2014 (Wednesday)

Registration & Cyber Café (Lobby)
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Continental Breakfast (Fairfax Ballroom Foyer)
8:15 AM – 8:45 AM

Exhibitors Set-up (Tysons Ballroom, Foyer & Hallway)
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Fairfax Ballroom Foyer/Lobby)
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

GUANXI Supplier Opportunity Fair and GUANXI One-on-One Business Meetings (Trade Fair: Tysons Ballroom, Foyer & Hallway; One-on-One Meetings: McLean & Vienna Rooms)
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Business Leaders & Scholarship Awards Luncheon (Fairfax Ballroom)
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

GUANXI Supplier Opportunity Fair and GUANXI One-on-One Business Meetings (Trade Fair: Tysons Ballroom, Foyer & Hallway; One-on-One Meetings: McLean & Vienna Rooms)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

* Guanxi is a commonly used business term meaning “connections” or “relationships”

Full Conference Schedule & Agenda (PDF)